The 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.
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.