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File size of share web album from Classic

Tom75

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Hi,

I am now quite often sharing collections directly from Classic with the automatically created link you can copy as soon as you make an collection a shared collection.

I am very happy with the fast way of sharing stuff with people who should only have access to a specific collection, without giving them access to my portfolio page etc.

However I just wanted to ask what the file size or resolution is as default on such a shared collection album? Is it possible to specify somehow the file size for downloading of pictures? I mean if someone downloads the shared collection, which resolution will he get?

Regards,
Tom
 

Jim Wilde

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He should get the full cropped resolution if the file in the cloud is an original, but if it's synced from Classic (and thus only a smart preview) it'll be max 2560 on the long edge.
 

Tom75

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Oh, thanks for the info but what do you mean by "if the file in the cloud is an original"? Will it not be an original if I make the collection shared? Doesnt that men its synced from Classicand if so how can I share a collection with originals?

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Tom
 

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If you import directly into any of the Lightroom cloud apps (desktop, mobile or web), they upload the original to the cloud. However, if you import into Classic and sync from there to the cloud, Classic only creates smart previews which are uploaded to the cloud.

So, what the viewer will see depends on what/how you imported. If you synced from Classic but want the viewer to have access to the originals, then you have to replace the smart previews in the cloud with the originals, which you can only do by importing the original files into one of the Lightroom cloud apps.
 

Tom75

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Ok then I got it. I am importing my pictures in classic since that is my main working environment and I dont want to change that.

Anyway you mentioned that the smart previous that are synced from Classic have a resolution of 2560, which is actually not bad, I think I can live with that in general. In case someone needs a picture bigger than than in rare cases then I just export him an original file size.

Regards,
Tom
 
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