Adobe: How to Install Presets in Lightroom 5

lightroom 2 2The new upgrade of adobe lightroom version 5.5, known to be compatible with Mac, Windows and other mobile devices, is an excellent and powerful image editing tool that is intended for professional photographers. This program also helps photographers convert a raw image to a more beautiful and elegant photograph. Among the many features and tools of lightroom is a collection of useful presets or editing templates which allows user to make changes in their photos.

In general, there are a lot of presets to choose from since it is available on the internet for free. However in the lightroom software, you can find presets in the presets menu, at the left portion of the interface. In addition, users can create their own personal presets by using the editing tools.

In this article, we will give you some ideas on how to install presets in lightroom version 5. These steps can be done in all types of operating systems.

How to create, edit and save lightroom presets?

Improve and Touch Up an Image

Open a photo that you wish to edit and make all the adjustments you want by using the available editing tools in the lightroom interface which are located on the right portion.

Make a New Preset

When you are done editing the image, and if you are satisfied with your work, save all the changes you have made as a preset in the presets menu located in the left portion on the interface.

Save the New Preset

Once you’re done creating a new preset, save the new template by clicking the create button, and your new preset will be saved in the preset panel. You can use it to other images in the future.

How to install presets from other users?

There are a lot of websites available in the online market where you can find different styles of lightroom templates shared by other photographers. Moreover, you can also find a lot of presets on adobe’s blog site. Downloading and installing these presets in your lightroom is easy, all you need to do is follow these steps below:

  • Download the presets you want to use
  • Unzip the files
  • Then,open the lightroom software by going to menu-preferences-presets tab-show lightroom presets folder.
  • Click on develop presets – user presets
  • Paste the files from the zipped folder and you’re downloaded presets are ready to use.

Conclusion

If you want to try your luck in the photo editing industry, you may want to look for a ready to use presets in lightroom. These pre-installed presets can be used as your starting tool. All you have to do is open a photo to edit, apply your desired style of preset, look for other parameter that needs more editing, modify it to look better, and save it as presets. As easy as that, you will have a high quality image.

If you want to check more information about lightroom presets, check out the page about how to install lightroom 5 presets explained by infoparrot.com.

 

Edit Your Photos With Your Smartphone

Tired of dull and unattractive photos? Are you fond of taking pictures with your mobile phone but the resolution seem to be not good enough? Are you a novice in photography and starting to use your mobile phone cameras instead of buying the more expensive DSLRs? Don’t worry, your camera may be small but it can do great things, especially with the help of different software available for Android and iOS users. There are tons of camera software with tons of filters and effects while there are also lots of photo editing apps that comes with lots of features and styles.

Camera Software
smartphone cameraIt depends on the quality of the camera of your smartphone but basically, your default camera app comes with a variety of styles and filters that can actually improve the quality of the photographs you’ve taken.  Just like your digital cameras, most mobile phone cameras now optimize the use of flash in order to take brighter pictures even during the night. If you want to take a photo of a scenery, you can also maximize the Panorama feature of your smartphones. There is also the bonus HDR which brings a sharper touch to your pictures and gives it a truly high definition resolution.

Just in case these default features of your default camera app isn’t enough, there are always downloadable camera apps from the Apple Store or Google Play Store that can help you bring out the best from your mobile phone Camera. Most, if not all, of these camera software applications are not only used to capture better photos but can also be used to edit already captured photos from the past.

There are numerous camera applications out there, including:
• Camera 360 Ultimate
• Cymera
• Camera +
• Camera Awesome
• 100 Cameras in 1
• Pro Camera
• Camera Genius
• Vintique

You can easily download these camera applications in your App Store, most of them are even free and very lightweight.

Photo Editing
mobile photo editorWhen you’ve captured photos in the past without the aid of different non-default camera software applications, it is likely that you are not contented with the sharpness and resolution of the photos. Good thing there are photo editing applications also available in your App Store for a better quality of photos. You will simply have to open the application, select the existing picture that you’d like to edit, apply a few tweaks here and there. With these simple steps, you can easily make your photos look like they’ve been taken with high-resolution cameras and equipment.

One of the best photo editing applications free for the general public’s use is Google’s Snapseed. This application allows you to easily tune your image, make it brighter, saturate it a little, add a little warmth, and add highlights, with just a few clicks. You can also add vignette to the photos, transform it horizontally or vertically and even crop it.

For those who want to make collages of photos, there are also numerous applications available in the Application Store for your use. With just a few clicks, you will be able to make a collage of all your photos.

The list of photo-editing and collage making applications include:
• Snapseed
• Cymera
• Camera 360
• Retrica
• Adobe Photoshop Express
• PicCollage
• Framatic