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FAQ: What is a Preset, or How do I get that same effect?

Aug 13, 2012 9:46 AM

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What are presets?

Lightroom presets can be your most powerful ally in making your workflow travel at the speed of light. While most of the time "presets" means Develop Presets, these saved settings fall under the following categories:

Auto Layout Presets

Develop Presets

Export Presets

External Editor Presets

FTP Presets

Import Presets

Local Adjustment/Graduated Filter Presets

Metadata Presets

Filename and Text Template Presets

 

Where are my presets stored?

From Preference and other file locations:

  • Mac OS X: Installed and custom presets and templates have filenames ending in .lrtemplate and are located in the [user name]/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Lightroom folder.
  • Windows XP: Installed and custom presets and templates have filenames ending in .lrtemplate and are located in folders in the Documents and Settings\[user name]\Application Data\Adobe\Lightroom
  • Win Vista/7: Installed and custom presets and templates have filenames ending in .lrtemplate and are located in folders in the Users/[user name]/AppData/Roaming/Adobe/Lightroom folder.

 

Where can I learn more about presets?

Here are some additional resouces to get you flying:

 

Use and Create Presets

Adobe TV - Adobe Lightroom 3: Presets and Templates

Adobe TV - QuickTip: Presets

 

Manage Presets

Adobe TV - How to Migrate LR to Another Computer

Blog - LR3 - Storing Presets and Templates with a Catalog

Help - How to import presets from Lightroom 3 to Lightroom 4

Blog - Updating Develop Presets for Lightroom 4

 

Download Presets

External - Pretty Presets

Blog - Free Lightroom Presets for Download

Community Exchange - Lightroom Develop Presets

 

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