Hi the cdub,
It is not possible to check the export settings for a particular image already exported from Lightroom however, you can right click/command click on that exported image and choose Get Info/Properties and see if the resolution is mentioned there.
Or, you can open that exported image in any other program that can read resolution.
Accordingly, you can create an export preset in Lightroom which can be applied to all future exports.
I believe track of Print setting would not be required as you are exporting the images and not printing through Lightroom.
If you want to track print settings as well, you can create a print template in Lightroom Print Module though you cannot track for a specific image already edited.
Print settings have nothing to do with Exporting. If you want to find out what the Print Service you are using wants simply call, email, them and ask.
When I took one of my images to a Print service to have a large print made, my printer doesn't print in the size I wanted. I took both a TIFF and JPG file with me. They used the TIFF.
Thanks, but I guess what I am trying to get is the settings when I exported an image out of Lightroom for "Output Sharping"? Can I find out after the fact? what are the Lightroom defaults for "Output Sharping'?
You have been given the answer. Again, No you can't. No need to start a new thread. Once any image is exported all adjustments that were made to the original are baked in.
As to the sharpening setting on export it is right in front of you when the export dialog window opens. Set it to what yo want. If it is so important to have a record of this then start a spread sheet and input the setting you have chosen.
Here's the procedure for preparing files that will be sent to a printing service:
1) Most print services want sRGB color profile JPEG files. In the LR Export module under 'File Settings' enter those values and 'Quality' 85. There is no benefit using a higher quality setting, which will merely inflate the file size.
2) Determine the required Resolution (DPI) by asking the printing service and enter that number into the LR Export module Image Sizing> 'Resolution' box. 300 DPI is very typical.
3) Check 'Resize to Fit' and enter the print size dimensions using the 'Width & Height' setting and in or cm. If you are outputting both landscape and portrait images simply enter the larger dimension into both W and H boxes (or use the Long Edge setting). Make sure the images have been cropped to the same Aspect Ratio as the print paper size (8x12, 11x14, 16x20, etc.)
4) Under 'Output Sharpening' choose 'Glossy Paper' or 'Matte Paper' depending on the target paper type. Set 'Amount' to 'Standard.' There is very little difference between the three settings (Low, Standard, High).
You also need to let the print service know that you do NOT want "automatic corrections" applied. Most print services will apply automatic color, contrast and sharpening corrections. You don't want this if you're adjusting your images in the LR Develop module.