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For those of you using lightroom to edit your RAW files, what are your export settings when you export to jpeg? Lightroom lets you control dpi, size of the long axis of the image, and also has a jpeg "quality" slider. Somebody once told me to export with dpi set to 300 so I have done that because I didn't really know what to set it at. I have just found that when I export my images as jpegs they are still very large (sometimes over 12mbs for a jpeg). I shoot with a 5DIII and I know there are a lot of megapixels so I expect the files sizes to be large but I was wondering if this was normal. I used to shoot on RAW and then edit and export to jpeg, but I have started shooting with mRAW mainly so the file sizes when I export are more reasonable. I have blown up some 20x30 pics and they seem pretty good. I didn't know if it was better to shoot on RAW and adjust the quailty jpeg slider to say 90% or to shoot on mRAW and export with the quality slider set to 100% as both methods would give me roughly the same file size. Thanks in advane.