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Lightroom Tip: If You Perform Any Step Twice, Build a Preset

By August 3, 2009May 25th, 2016Strictly Business Blog

I know you are too busy to keep repeating tasks in your photography workflow when your programs can do it for you. That’s one of the myriad things I like about Adobe Lightroom. One of Lightroom’s great advantages is it gives you the ability to quickly create and apply presets to streamline your image processing workflow. One rule of thumb I give clients is if they perform any step within their workflow process more than twice, they should build a preset. Though simple, these presets can significantly speed up your workflow, giving you more time to spend with friends and family, market to clients, or get out and shoot.

To get you started, here are a few points in the workflow perfect for Presets.

  • File Naming
  • Metadata & Copyright addition
  • Printing
  • Web gallery creation and publishing
  • Exporting
  • Baseline image corrections