How to Create Import Presets in Lightroom 3
(The Lightroom video tutorial in this post is just under the introductory text below. The working files for this video can be found just above the video.)
Like every other area in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, we can setup presets for importing photos as well. Import Presets are extremely powerful to not only enhance the speed of your importing workflow, but also to improve the overall consistency of your file importing process.
With Import Presets, you can insure that Lightroom always applies the same import settings, copyright metadata, etc.
Once again, be sure to either have your own set of images ready, or download the exercise files for this tutorial series below.
Note: These images have been provided to the SLR Lounge users curteousy of Lin and Jirsa Photography for educational purposes only. They may not be used in any other manner outside of these SLR Lounge learning videos without the express written consent of Lin and Jirsa Photography. Thank you.
Full RAW Exercise Files (265MB) – For faster connections. The full RAW files will allow you to follow the tutorials while achieving the exact same results as shown.
JPEG Exercise Files (24MB) – For slower connections. The JPEG files will allow you to follow the tutorials, although the results may vary due to not having the image details of the full RAW file.
1) Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 – As of April 25, 2011 – Among the larger reputable dealers, the lowest price we found for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 is $264.77 (Free Shipping) through Amazon. Click any of these links to take you to the offer.
2) Student and Teacher Editions of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 – For teachers and students, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 is available for $89 through the Adobe Educational Purchasing Site.
Post Production Pye
SLR Lounge Senior Editor
Partner ofLin and Jirsa Photography