Frequently Asked Questions
What are Presets?
Presets are incredibly useful editing tools for Adobe Lightroom. When you edit an image, you can save the adjustments made to that image and then use it over and over again on other images. You can just apply a preset to completely change the look and feel of your photography, or use it as an starting point for a more detailed editing.
What is Adobe Lightroom?
Adobe Lightroom is a photo processor and image organizer made by Adobe. Not only you can edit your images, but you can also catalog them. One of the most powerful features of Lightroom is that all of the edits are non-destructive, meaning you can edit the image without altering the original file. You can download a trial of Adobe Lightroom right here.
Will these presets work in all versions of Lightroom?
These presets will work on Lightroom 4, Lightroom 5, Lightroom 6 and the Creative Cloud. Get editing!
Will these presets work if I have Creative Cloud?
Yes, they will!
Will these presets work only on RAW images?
Presets work both on RAW and Jpeg files, However, to truly get the most of Lightroom and these presets, I recommend shooting RAW.
How long do I have to wait to receive my presets once I purchase them?
The download is instant! Once payment is completed, you will receive an email with a link to download your presets, instructions on how to install them and use (in case you’re not familiar) and you can start editing right away!
How do I install these presets?
It’s very easy!
After downloading your presets, locate the file and uncompress the file (meaning unzip it).
Open Lightroom and go to Edit>Preferences (On Mac it's Lightroom>Preferences).
Once the Preferences box appears, select Presets.
Click on the Select Lightroom Presets Folder.
Once the window opens, select the Lightroom folder and then the Develop Presets folder.
Copy and paste the presets on this folder.
Restart Lightroom and you will find your presets ready to be used on the Develop Module under the Presets Section.
Another useful tip is to organize your presets in folders.
Right click anywhere inside the Preset panel and click New Folder.
Name your folder.
You can drag presets to this folder and keep them neatly organized!
How do I use these presets?
That’s easy, too! Once you’re on the Develop Module, you can see your presets on the left sidebar. You click on your desired preset to apply those settings to the selected image. From there, you can further edit the image, adjusting sliders to your liking, cropping the image, etc. Remember that all of the edits are non-destructive. If you need to go back, you can view the History also on the left sidebar and go back if you need to. You can also enter CTRL + Z to undo changes.
Is it final sale?
Due to the digital nature of the purchase, all sales are final. However, if for any reason you’re not happy with your purchase, please reach out to me and I’ll do my best to help you out.
What happens if I lose my presets?
My advice is to backup your presets, either by using a cloud service, hard drive or storing them on a usb drive. I apologize but I am unable to resend files.
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