Lightroom Guide

What is Lightroom?

Lightroom is an editing program created by adobe. It can be used to its full advantage on computer, but can also be used on a phone. In my opinion it is the perfect all around photo editing program.

You can change exposure, contrast, highlights, shadows, any color, temperature, tint, saturation, etc. etc. Like I said it can basically do it all. It is the program that most professional photographers use, and for good reason.

Its capabilities, and quality that it keeps photos far exceeds any other program I have ever come across. I highly recommend it.

If you are new to Lightroom, it can seem daunting at first. Which is why I recommend buying a preset to get you started! You can purchase mine HERE. Or if you have a different style for editing that you like you can search on instagram or Etsy for other presets!

Lightroom CC vs. Classic

Lightroom Classic in short, is capable of more, and helps you to be more organized with your photos. This is the version most professionals use, but it is more difficult to understand.

Lightroom CC is more user friendly. Its easier to navigate especially for beginners, and CC connects to the app on your phone so data will sync automatically (when connected to wifi) to your phone from your computer!

What is a preset?

A preset is a file that contains a pre-set list of settings on Lightroom. (Hence the name!) All of these settings combined can be compared slightly to a filter. Lightroom doesn’t change the quality of the photo, and can actually sometimes make the photo quality appear better. Especially when you get into things like lens correction.

TIPS

I highly recommend getting Lightroom, yes it does cost money, but in my opinion it is worth every penny! The $9.99 photography plan is the one I have, which you can purchase HERE.

I wanted to keep this short and sweet, but if you sign up for email updates on the right side of the page, I will be sending out weekly tips for using Lightroom! You can also email me any questions you may have at the contact section of our site.

If you have any questions, leave a comment down below, or email me HERE.

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21 Comments

  1. Tatiyana
    March 30, 2018 / 4:43 am

    Yay presets!!?? you did an outstanding job here on your blog! Love your simplicity + design!!?❤️

    • March 30, 2018 / 3:39 pm

      Thank you!!!! That really means so much to me!!! I’m grateful for your love + support!

      • April 6, 2018 / 9:46 pm

        Hey Sabrina! I have been loving your blog posts! They are making starting my own blog a bit less daunting. Thank you for all of the useful information! So in love with your presets too! Keep it up!

        • April 7, 2018 / 5:25 pm

          Thank you so much!! You are so so kind and sweet. Your support and kind words really truly 100% mean the world to me. I’m so grateful for people like you!! Sending lots of love!

  2. April 1, 2018 / 10:33 pm

    Hey! I wanted to subscribe to get your hashtags you’re using, but it says I can’t:( Is there somewhere else I should be signing up?

    • April 7, 2018 / 5:27 pm

      No it’s just not working right now for some reason!! I am working to get it fixed ASAP though!

  3. Cheneput
    May 24, 2018 / 10:26 am

    You could definitely see your expertise within the paintings you write. The world hopes for more passionate writers such as you who are not afraid to mention how they believe. Always follow your heart.

    • June 18, 2018 / 10:40 am

      Hi! thank you so much!! I’ll try my best!

  4. ASHLEY
    May 29, 2018 / 5:09 pm

    Hey! Cannot wait to play with these presets I just bought! I did want to see if they were compatible with the mobile app though?

    • June 18, 2018 / 10:26 am

      Yes! Once purchased I always send instructions for how to install on mobile as it is different than desktop!

      • Christina O'Malley
        July 22, 2018 / 4:17 pm

        Hey girl I bought your presets months ago & have been using them on my computer. I was looking for the email to figure out how to download the presets to Lightroom cc on my phone but the email has been deleted. 🙁 what can I do?

        • July 24, 2018 / 5:45 pm

          I will resend those! is the email shown on the comment the one I should email?

  5. Kathryn Gould
    June 27, 2018 / 8:22 am

    Hey! I’m so excited about my presets! Although, I can’t seem to download them on my iMac. I followed your directions but it is saying that it cannot be found. I’ve downloaded the .zip file, just trying to drag and drop them into Lightroom CC is giving me trouble!

    • June 27, 2018 / 8:29 am

      Hi! Thanks for reaching out! Have you tried just double clicking?? If that doesn’t work ether then open up Lightroom cc and hit file once opened. Then go to “import profiles and presets” and then select all of my presets by first selecting one of them then holding command while you select the others, then press import! ❤️ Hope that helps!

      • Kathryn Gould
        June 28, 2018 / 6:00 pm

        Neither of these things are working! 🙁 it gives me the same “No images that can be imported were found in the selected sources” error.

        • July 10, 2018 / 10:15 pm

          Hi! So it shouldn’t be showing up as an image! try something else really fast! When you double click the .zip file it should open up and show you all of the individual presets! Once those are open go to Lightroom classic and hit “import presets” you should then be able to select all of my presets and hit import! Once thats done just restart Lightroom! I hope this is helpful! If not be sure to shoot me an email!

  6. Faith Kirby
    June 27, 2018 / 9:36 pm

    Hello,

    I just purchased your presets and I thought it downloaded, but every time I went to open the file to import it to lightroom, it wasn’t under My Downloads. So I tried downloading again and it said I reached the downloading limit. I can’t find the file anywhere on my computer, and I am not sure what to do!

    • July 10, 2018 / 10:12 pm

      Hi! Sorry Im just now seeing this! Have you been taken care of or do you still need help?

  7. December 18, 2018 / 11:37 am

    Hey, love your Instagram feed. Your pics are amazing.
    I bought your presets but, I’m having the hardest time getting them to look nearly as good as yours.
    What am I doing wrong?
    I got them for my business feed. Hashtag DNA clothing company.
    Do you have any advice?

    • February 4, 2019 / 12:21 pm

      Thank you!! Yes I would love to help in any way possible! Shoot me an email with your concerns and I will send you any tips and tricks I have! I am also coming out with an update for the presets today so that might help! 🙂

    • March 22, 2019 / 1:13 pm

      Yes! please email me!! sometimes presets just need a little bit of tweaking!

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