Getting Files Ready to Send | Color Edits

For Color Correction and culling orders, we highly recommend using Lightroom Smart Previews. Smart Previews are a feature of Lightroom, and they enable you to upload large orders in a fraction of the time it would take to upload RAW or JPEG files. 

Getting Your Files Ready to Send to ColorEdits.

You are going to need a Lightroom Catalog (Ircat) file and a folder containing Smart Previews to send.

We suggest having a separate catalog for each job you process. (Some photographers maintain a single catalog with all their images). Select the images you want to sent and select File -> Export as Catalog. In the export screen check Build/Include Smart Previews. DO NOT check Include Available Previews or Export Negative Files.

Give your export a file name (Job name and date is recomended) and chose where to save (Client job folder is recomended).



Next go to the folder where you saved your export. You will see the Catalog file (Ircat) and Smart Previews folder. (There may be othe files and folders here - but these are the only two you want. Select the the catalog file and Smart Previews folder and export them as a zip file. 

PC - Right click selections and select Send To -> Compressed Zipped Folder

Mac - Right click selections and select Compress Items



Last after you place an order with Coloredits and make payment you will be taken to our Upload Page where you can select or drag and drop your Zipped file to send to us.