What is a Lightroom Preset?
To put it simply, Lightroom Preset is a (pre-set) configuration of settings, designed to achieve a certain look or style of your photo. You install your photo into your Mobile Lightroom app and then when you click on a particular preset, the pre-determined settings will apply to that photo. With just one click on a preset, your photo can be altered in hundreds of different pre-set alterations to colors, hues, shadows, contrast, grain and more. Just take a look at our easy video tutorials.
The beauty of using presets is the consistency of style, time-management, and simplicity they bring to your editing sessions. Now let's go into detail why you should consider using Lightroom Presets:
1. Save Time Editing Photos
Presets allow you to apply a whole set of settings and edits to your photos in one quick click. This is much simpler than going through each photo individually and applying each individual edit. Also, when applying the presets, you can even apply them in batches or apply them as you are importing your photos so they are applied automatically to each photo. You don’t have to worry about clicking through hundreds of photos and applying the preset to each one. This will save you so many hours of editing.
2. Easy to Use
The tools in the Develop module in Lightroom can be intimidating. There are so many different ways you can adjust them that it can be difficult to know where to start or which ones to play with in order to get the effect you are looking for. Lightroom presets take all the stress out of creating your photos. This is a huge perk for anyone who does not have a lot of experience with Lightroom, as it gives them a great place to start with editing their photos. All you have to do is import the preset to Lightroom and then apply it to your photo and all the adjustments have been made.
3. Create a Consistent Style
If you use a preset to edit your photos, they will become much more consistent than if you were editing them all manually. Using same preset on each photo will create consistency amongst your photos. Using the same or similar presets on your photos will make them all fit together and can therefore help you develop your own recognizable style and brand. Your Instagram feed will look consistent and professional.
4. Lightroom Presets are Completely Customizable
Presets are great tools to use to get you started, but just because they have preset settings, doesn’t mean that is how you have to leave them. Not every preset will look perfect on every photo, meaning there will be adjustments you need to make, and presets provide you the freedom to do so.
If there are a few settings that just aren’t quite right, you will be able to change the settings on the preset once you import it and apply it to your photo. You can also use these customization options to make the preset match your personal style and vision, save it and use it for future photos.
5. Simplify Your Photo Editing Workflow
Presets simplify your workflow as you edit your photos as they allow you to edit batches of photos and apply the exact same settings to each one, all at the same time. With the ease of editing in batches, your workflow will become much simpler while your results are also improved.
6. Lightroom Presets are Affordable
When you consider the time presets will save and how much they will improve your images it is quite amazing of what great value and little cost they really are. Get yours here.
Lightroom presets have become incredibly popular editing tools, and for a good reason. The advantages of using Lightroom Presets are endless. By allowing you to simply import settings to your photos rather than having to apply all the settings on your own, presets are a great way to get great looking photos in one click.