Using Lightroom Presets and What You Can Learn from Them

On this video by Lesa Snider from creativelive, we take a look at Lightroom Presets and what we can learn from them to improve our manual settings for retouching our images.

Lightroom has a a whole range of presets built into the software for you to use. They can be a great time saver if you know exactly what you want, but they can also be a very useful learning tool. If you want to see different B&W presets work just check out the effects panel on Lightroom and see how each preset changes the grain, style, sharpening and other aspects of the image.

This is a good time to remind you that only yesterday Adobe released a new version of Lightroom (5.4) with several bug fixes and support for new cameras as well as a new app called Lightroom Mobile which brings the software to iPhones and iPads.

As always you can check out more useful Lightroom guides and tips on our LensVid Lightroom section.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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