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How to create your own LR presets

Creating presets for Lightroom is so easy! If you have a particular set of changes you like to make on most photos (adjust the curve for contrast, bump up the saturation/vibrance, ets) or you want to create a specialty preset (vintage, dark and moody or the perfect B&W) this is all you have to do to save your own preset:

1. Open an image you want to edit. Remember that any changes that have already been made on that image will be included in the preset so start with a SOOC (straight out of camera) image.

2. After applying all the changes you’d like in your preset, go to the preset box on the left and click the add button:

3. You’ll get a box that looks like this:

4. Now, name your preset, choose what folder you want it to belong to. The checked boxes are what changes from the photo you want included in your preset. For example, if you cropped the photo but don’t want that included in the preset, uncheck that box.

That’s it! Have fun!

  • Thankful : )

    Thanks for the clear and fast instructions!