Lightroom: Use default settings 5 Tips 2/2

Step 3 – Set up own default settings

You are always changing images with the same default settings? Than you could save these options as own default settings.

First of all you have to adjust the control of the desired value. Go to the defaults and click on the plus sign right up in the control panel. The following dialog looks complex but as a general rule you just give a name and click on create. This setting you will find in the section “user settings” as a new one-click-setting.

Tip: You want to optimize an existing? Just change the control after you adjust the control you click with the right on the default setting and then on >>update with topical settings<<.


Step 4 – Exporting

Save a default setting as file. You can use this file on other iMacs, Computer etc. or you can share the file with friends. You click on some default setting with the right and select >>export<<. This step will create a new file with the file extension >>.lrtemplate<<

Tip: With the option >>import<< you also can add free default settings from the internet in your Lightroom.


Step 5 – Default settings for keynotes and co

Drafts you also can find in the program areas >>slide show<<, >>print<< and >>web<<. There you can set up default settings like how big and how many images should be show up – additional border, shadow, cutline and more.

The same tips hold good for this area like in the developing tool (Step 1 to 4): Hold the cursor on a default setting in the bar on the left and you see the preview in the control panel. You can click on the default and change the draft – and save it as a new, own draft.

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