Like most things, presets have pros and cons. Applying a preset is an easy way to try a variety of different settings, to decide what style you like or what suits the photo. On the other hand, badly written presets can create more trouble than they’re worth.
A cottage industry has grown up around Lightroom, with creative users making a range of Develop presets available for download. There’s no secret sauce in commercial Develop presets. They simply move the Develop sliders to new positions, just like the presets you can create yourself. The key is knowing which combination of sliders to move… Click to continue
The default location of the Lightroom catalog is… Windows XP – [systemdrive]\Documents and Settings\[your username]\My Documents\My Pictures\Lightroom\Lightroom Catalog.lrcat Windows Vista – [systemdrive]\Users\[your username]\Pictures\Lightroom\Lightroom Catalog.lrcat Mac – [systemdrive]/Users/[your username]/Photos/Lightroom/Lightroom Catalog.lrcat The catalogs are now fully cross platform, and the catalog ?le extensions are: *.lrcat is version 1.1 onwards. *.lrdb was version 1.0. *.aglib was the early… Click to continue