With Lightroom presets, you can quickly apply subtle or dramatic edits to your images - with the click of a button. Presets can speed up your editing and help take your images in new and exciting directions.
What are Presets?
Presets are saved adjustments that can provide a quick and easy way to apply enhancements to an image, whether those edits are subtle and change only a single slider or change several and give the image a completely different look and feel. You can use presets that come with Lightroom, have Lightroom recommend additional presets using AI, download presets from the community, and even make your own.
Presets can also include masks and, with Adobe’s AI masking, can be adapted to different images with different environments, subjects and backgrounds. Presets are also a great way to spark inspiration. A quick look through Adobe Photoshop Lightroom’s Preset library can help you experiment and try new features. You can quickly preview how a preset will appear on your image by simply hovering over it in the Lightroom app. When you find a preset that you like, simply click the preset to apply it.
Types of Presets:
There are range of Lightroom presets available for free within Lightroom.
Premium presets are installed by default. They can be located under the Premium tab of the presets panel and have many different uses. Adaptive presets use Ai to mask and alter specific features of a photo such as the subject or a sky. Other presets can give your photos a stylistic edge, like a vintage or a cinematic feel. There are also presets designed to specifically enhance certain types of photography, like Night Photography or Travel Photography.