Over the weekend I was photographing a friend of mine and his family. As I was going through the photographs, I noticed that sometimes the camera did not quite get the white balance right. As I was looking at the photos through Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, I began by using the build in white balance drop-down and it was quite a pain.

I thought how nice it is if I could use a preset in Lightroom for that.

The Lightroom Preset is simple. Simply hover over a preset in the Develop module and you get a preview in the Navigator panel. Enjoy.

To install,

>1) Navigate to your Lightroom presets folder. The easiest way to do this is to go to Lightroom’s preferences by clicking the Lightroom menu and choosing Preferences (PC: Edit > Preferences). Then choose the Presets tab and click the “Show Lightroom Presets Folder” button to open the Lightroom Folder.

>2) Now go into the Lightroom Folder. Then go into the *Develop Preset* folder.

>3) UNZIP the file you downloaded from the bottom of this post.

>4) Copy and paste the “.lrtemplate” files into the Local Adjustment Presets folder.

>5) Restart Lightroom


Melvin’s White Balance Preset.