Lightroom Presets

Monday Presets – Holiday Slideshows

In the spirit of the holidays I’m switching gears this week to a holiday preset for the Slideshow module. I’m sure plenty of you will be taking photos during the holidays. Naturally, your family expects to see these photos right away. OK, they want them in 5 minutes right? Well, once you’ve imported the photo, jump over to the Slideshow module and show ’em off in style. Step 1) Download these two backgrounds and place them on your desktop. Step 2) Position your Lightroom window in a way so you can see both Lightroom and the desktop. Step 3) Turn on the Background Image option in the Slideshow module. Then drag the background over the little thumbnail area on that panel. It’ll pop up as a background image for your slideshow. Try resizing your actual photo as well so you can see more of the background if you want. It’ll add that extra bit of holiday spirit as your family, friends, or clients look at the photos. Enjoy!

Click here to see a sample of the preset.
Click here to download the holiday backgrounds



  1. Axel 21 November, 2010 at 08:14 Reply

    very good Matt. Perfect for my winter photos. This preset is the only preset for Slidshows, i found on the web. Do you (or anyone else) have some other killer presets for slideshows?

    Thanx in advance.

  2. Lynn 1 January, 2008 at 18:34 Reply

    Very Nice abd Appropriate for the Season! Why, when I double clicked on “Double Click here to set text” could I not enter any text? Puzzling! Nice tip. Thanks, Matt

  3. Lieven 24 December, 2007 at 04:17 Reply

    Oh, and you can make your own presets by clicking on ADD (down left) create a template, add the background image, and then right-click on the template and choose ‘update with current settings’.

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