Lightroom Presets

Presets – My New Auto Fix Preset

It’s time for another preset day and I thought I’d give away a brand new one that I’ve been working on. This preset is the one I apply to my photos as I’m importing them. Now, if you’ve watched any of my earlier Lightroom videos (from earlier in 2007) you may recall that I never applied a preset to my photos as I imported them. That’s changed as of late. I’ve been working on this preset and I’ve had some really good results from it. Here’s how to use it:

When you import your photos there’s a section in the Import dialog that allows you to apply a preset. Once you add this preset to your Develop module presets, it’ll appear there and you can select/apply it on import automatically.

A few things to note:
• This preset works great on just about everything I threw it at. However, realize that the Auto settings that it uses tend to overexpose the photo sometimes. Not all the time, but I found some of the photos a bit bright after it was applied (especially portraits and studio work). If that happens, the first thing you can do is adjust the Exposure setting and bring it down a little.
• Just because you applied an auto adjustment preset when you imported doesn’t mean you’re done. It’s a starting point, so you’ll definitely have to do some adjustments after.

I hope you enjoy it. Make sure you let us know what you think by leaving a comment.

Click here to see a sample of the preset.
Click here to download Matt’s Auto Adjustment Preset
Click here to see a video on how to install presets.