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.