I was just like you. I purchased Lightroom at the recommendation of a friend and thought it would be easy to learn. I quickly realized that although this was an incredible program, I wasn’t ready to dive in and learn everything it had to offer.
I didn’t want to spend all day behind the computer trying to edit hundreds of images.
I wanted an easy button.
That is when I found out about presets. After purchasing my first set of presets, I found that my images not only looked 10x better but started to have a more consistent look to them.
Presets are not the end all be all. I did need to dive deeper into Lightroom to really learn how to edit my images, but I still use presets to this day to enhance my images.
Presets are a way to work smarter not harder when it comes to editing. By using a preset, you can click a button and a set of pre-selected editing adjustments will be added to your photo. It’s that simple. It’s like letting a professional photographer edit your images for you.