When importing photos into Lightroom, you can apply development presets. In the video example above, I’ve chosen to apply my favorite preset, Import Lens Corrections Settings, which is available for free download here.
Here’s what we did to apply presets on import in the video above:
To begin, head to the Import dialogue and select the photos that you’d like to import, and on the right-hand side, there’s a section called “Apply During Import,” circled below in red.
Select this “Apply During Import” option, and then choose the specific preset that you want to apply from the list of presets that appears. In this particular case, I’ve chosen to apply my favorite preset, Import Lens Corrections Settings.
Note that this Apply During Import setting is sticky, meaning that the next time you import new photos, Lightroom will remember this import setting.
Next, we’re going to hit “D” to transition to the Develop module to observe the effect that this preset had on the image. With this particular preset, I have enabled profile corrections and removed the chromatic aberrations from this profile.
I use this preset a great deal when I’m shooting with my 35mm lens, and especially when I’m close to my subject’s face. Please note that when you enable profile corrections in Lr, it has a noticeable effect on the speed of your adjustment brush and spot healing.
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