This is a bit of a photographers-only geek post, so bear with me. 😉
The latest update to Lightroom includes a set of “Premium” develop presets that were reportedly developed by photographers for use in streamlining the develop process. I’ve generally not been a fan of “canned” presets because I kinda have my own preferences and like to maintain control over my processing. But there is value to considering other approaches, and sometimes these presets are worth looking at, if only to get an idea for what is possible.
This morning I decided to take one of my photos from our recent road trip and try out the 10 presets contained in the “Travel” section. The results were pretty interesting so I thought I would share. The nice thing is that – as opposed to some of the previous presets – packaged as “Profiles” these appear to affect color balance and saturation and leave the other settings – noise reduction, sharpening, exposure, etc. – alone. I’ll learn more as I mess with the other ones, but I like the idea of coming up with variations just to see what they look like.
No conclusions here – just for evaluation and discussion. If anyone has comments – on the processing, not the photo 🙂 – I look forward to reading them.