Archive for the ‘Presets’ Category

LRB Preset Pack Vol 1 Released

Sunday, September 4th, 2011

Sean McCormack has released LRB Preset Pack Vol 1 containing some of his most used effects. It ranges from Black and White to heavily processed colour looks for people photography. The Presets borrow from current fashion trends, but equally apply to bands, portraits and fashion.

They come with a full-colour user guide and are available for the introductory price of €10 (+ VAT in the EU).

For more info visit the LRB Plugins site.

X-Rite ColorChecker Passport

Sunday, December 13th, 2009

The X-Rite ColorChecker Passport offers a stand-alone camera DNG profiling and RAW workflow solution for use within a RAW file editor. It consists of a pack of Creative Enhancement Targets, Classic Targets and White Balance Targets.

It comes with a Lightroom plug-in. The process allows you to shoot a color target, convert/save as a DNG, drop it on to the ColorChecker Passport software and create a DNG profile. This can then be applied to an image, a preset created and then applied to many images within Lightroom. (That is the quickest and simplest description of it!)

This seriously useful piece of kit has already been reviewed by Michael Reichmann on both his Luminous Landscape site and in the latest Luminous Landscape Video Journal and a video is available on the X-Rite site describing how to use it.

What is really nice is that you can register for, download the software and use it with existing Gretag Macbeth charts all for free. You will, of course, benefit from far more by buying the whole package, but as a try before you buy it is well worth it.

Timelapse from Lightroom 3 Beta

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

As a novice devotee of timelapse photography, I was intrigued when I first saw the ability to Slideshow > Export to Video in the Lightroom 3 builds, and recent work by Sean McCormack, Andy Rahn, Lee Jay Fingersh and Matt Dawson has shown how versatile it is.

Sean has written Direct Timelapse Video Export from Lightroom for Lightroom News and it is well worth a read.

Lightroom Presets

Saturday, September 12th, 2009

A quick reminder for all those who may have forgotten, with the huge number of Preset sites out there, that Inside Lightroom was the original home for Presets back when Lightroom 1.0 was a mere Public Beta!

The Presets that were released then are still available – check out the menu on the right hand side. You will find some originals that aren’t available elsewhere.

Presets and Videos

Friday, April 24th, 2009

John Beardsworth has posted some ‘punch graduated filter’ presets. Not normally a fan of Presets, he has suddenly gone preset-tastic! 4 Punch Graduated Filter presets and an Ultra Clarity preset are valuable contributions to the community.

Sean McCormack on Lightroom News has produced some new videos, Shortcuts to Speed Develop and Toolstrip: Redeye Tool.

Sean notes that X=Equals have bundled their presets and posted them on Adobe Exchange.

Smoke Presets from Lightroom Blog

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

Sean McCormack has released some Smoke Presets for Lightroom. Donationware from LRB!

Version 2 of LRB Graduated Filters released

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

Sean McCormack has released version 2 of his LRB Graduated Filters.

Version 2 contains Sunset filters and a middle filter for each grad and strength.

Film Emulation Presets

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

Lightroom users always love film emulation presets and here is a set from Michael W. Gray.


Monday, October 27th, 2008

When the original Inside Lightroom site was setup it was to act as a repository for user-created Presets. While some of the allure has gone out of that meme and the site is now focused more on Lightroom generally and the book Inside Lightroom 2 specifically, we are always interested in people who create Presets. So here are 3 collections for you to explore.

X-Equals have collected their presets up in a single page.

Presets Heaven is a reasonably new presets blog; check them out!

Giovanni Antico looks at Black and White IR Presets

Remember there is also A Better IR Preset available.

A better IR Preset

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

The new Negative Clarity feature in Lightroom 2 has been trumpeted for its ability to soften skin in portrait retouching, but it can also be used to create a better Infra Red look than version 1.x.

So here are a couple of Dreamy IR Presets, one greyscale and one split-toned.

As usual, with all presets, treat it as a starting point for experimentation