What are Lightroom Presets?
A Lightroom preset (otherwise known as a filter), is a pre-determined position of Lightroom settings. When editing a photo in Lightroom, you can essentially save that combination of edits (or slider positions) and either copy and paste it to another photo, or save it as a ‘Preset’ for future use.
Are Presets Right For Me?
A preset will help to create a cohesive feed on your Instagram, evoke a certain emotion from a photo, and overall make the photo a lot more interesting. You don’t need to be a professional photographer to use presets. As a professional photographer myself, I use them on nearly every shoot as it saves me SO much time. I also love to snap on my phone while I'm out and about and I can easily edit on the go by using the mobile versions.
You will need an Adobe Lightroom Subscription to use these presets on desktop which I highly recommend. However, you can also use them on the free version of Lightroom Mobile.
Please note, these presets will not work in Photoshop.
Will I Need To Change Anything After Applying A Preset?
There are many variables that affect a photo which means you more than likely will need to make little tweaks here and there to ensure you get the image looking perfect. The following factors can affect your photo and how the preset will turn out:
- Your lighting: whether it’s indoors or outdoors, low-light, night-time, if it’s an overcast day, rainy etc
- Skin tone: everyone has a skin tone that is unique to them and presets can affect the way skin tones are portrayed in an image
- Camera settings and lenses: different cameras and lenses will render photos differently however, this shouldn’t greatly affect the preset on your image too much
- ISO, aperture, and shutter speed: how your image is actually shot can affect how the preset looks on your image. This can determine how much light is let into your camera, whether your photos are in focus, and if there is any noise or grain in the photo
Having to make some tweaks to your photos is totally normal and will help you produce the best looking photo!
Shooting in RAW and JPEG
It’s always best to shoot in RAW as your camera will uphold more detail of the photo than a JPEG file. RAW files comes with a lot more information allowing you to edit better whereas, JPEGs are more compressed.
Can I Use These Presets On Lightroom For Mobile?
Yes! However, I also highly recommend to use the presets on Lightroom for desktop for more editing options and best results. Please also note, that RAW files will hold a truer impression of the preset when applied on Lightroom Mobile as opposed to applying the preset on a JPEG image.
Preset Refund Policy
Due to the nature of the presets being a digital product, no refunds will be issued. If you do have any troubles applying the presets or further editing, please ensure you have followed all instructions in the Preset Installation Guide, or give your issue a Google or search on Youtube. If you still have troubles, please send me an email to email@example.com and I'd be more than happy to help :)
What File Types Will I Receive When I Purchase The Presets?
You will receive an xmp. file which will be used to import into Lightroom Classic for desktop.
You will also receive a DNG file where you will be able to transfer this over to your phone for Lightroom CC for Mobile.
Installing Your Presets:
If you're installing a preset to Lightroom Desktop, head to this blog post on a step-by-step tutorial.
If you're installing a preset to Lightroom Mobile, head to this blog post with full instructions.