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.
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.