How to Create Your Own Presets in Lightroom

Presets are a powerful way to make your work in Lightroom much more efficient and to ensure more consistency in your style. This helpful video will show you how to create your own presets.

Coming to you from Serge Ramelli, this video will show you how to create your own Lightroom presets. If you have a certain style or you tend to photograph a lot of the same place, subject, or type of event, you probably find yourself making a lot of similar adjustments to your images. Rather than manually making those changes over and over, you can save yourself a lot of time by saving the settings as a preset that you can then apply with one click in the Develop module. Just be sure to carefully read which settings you're saving to the preset; for example, you may not want specific local adjustments applied to every photo. You can even set them to be applied to a set of photos on import, so when you sit down to edit, they already look like you want them to. Of course, every photo deserves individual attention and you might have to make small adjustments, but if you shoot a lot of the same thing, presets are a great way to save time and get much closer to a finished product in more quickly.

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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