0 Replies Latest reply on Aug 13, 2012 9:46 AM by Brett N

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

    Brett N Adobe Employee

      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