I have started using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 in addition to Aperture. One of the big advantages in Lightroom is the ability to use Presets. Presets are one-button corrections to images that offer you time-saving, powerful post-processing applications without requiring you to know much about the mechanics in the background.
One of the things I personally like in my images is POP! Back in the film days I used to shoot Fuji Velvia to get that extra punch of color.
So I created a Lightroom Preset that brings some POP to my photos with one click. If you look at the wolf photo above, you can see it is a bit drab. The photo below is the AFTER picture with my Lightroom Preset – AutoTonePop applied.
If you like this effect, (I realize not everyone will) feel free to download the free Preset. Consider it my holiday gift. I make no warranty on this Preset. Use it as is, at your own risk. I also can’t take time to provide any tech support.
Depending on everyone’s reaction, I might continue to build and distribute these free Lightroom Presets here on Photofocus.
Here’s a basic primer on how to install the Preset.