8 Replies Latest reply on Dec 30, 2016 5:01 AM by quibby84

    Lightroom Slideshows

    quibby84

      Hi! I made a slideshow in Lightroom and I love it, I want to share it but its too big to email, share or do anything with. And I have tried saving it in each of the 4 different sizes and none were small enough. What gives??

        • 1. Re: Lightroom Slideshows
          whsprague Adobe Community Professional

          Assuming you saved it as a MP4 file, it is now a "video".  The common ways to share videos are with YouTube, Vimeo, DropBox, OneDrive, Google Drive, etc. YouTube and Vimeo both have selections to control privacy.

          • 2. Re: Lightroom Slideshows
            trshaner Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            Slideshow video files will be large. Try using 'Export PDF Slideshow' for email purposes. It can be viewed in full-screen mode with transitions in Adobe Reader using CTRL + L keys.

            • 3. Re: Lightroom Slideshows
              quibby84 Level 1

              So you cant put it on facebook or other social media?

              • 4. Re: Lightroom Slideshows
                JimHess Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                You can post the video file on YouTube and then get a link that you can paste into a message on Facebook. I did that recently, and posting the link in the Facebook message actually embedded the video in the Facebook message.

                • 5. Re: Lightroom Slideshows
                  whsprague Adobe Community Professional

                  I'm the last on earth to know much about social media.  But, if it were me, I would put a link to a YouTube video on my social media account.  YouTube is built with options to make that work well. 

                  • 6. Re: Lightroom Slideshows
                    john beardsworth Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                    Are you using Lightroom CC? If so, you can post browser-based slideshows to Facebook etc.

                    • 7. Re: Lightroom Slideshows
                      Jao vdL Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                      quibby84 wrote:

                       

                      Hi! I made a slideshow in Lightroom and I love it, I want to share it but its too big to email, share or do anything with. And I have tried saving it in each of the 4 different sizes and none were small enough. What gives??

                      Lightroom's compression settings on the output video are extremely conservative. If you have a full CC subscription, you should simply run the file through media encoder and get a far more compact file. Media encoder is extremely powerful but not easy to use if you are not at home in video codecs. If you don't have CC, the best thing to do is to download handbrake (http://handbrake.m0k.org/) and run your file through that using one of the standard settings. You will get a file a fraction of the original size with imperceptibly little loss of quality if you do it right.

                       

                      I always do this with Lightroom's output as it generally is too high bitrate for many playing solutions such as smart TVs, Blueray players, etc. and tends to stutter on those. A single run through handbrake or encoder fixes that nicely.

                      • 8. Re: Lightroom Slideshows
                        quibby84 Level 1

                        Thanks! That was very helpful!