What are presets?
Presets are editing formulas that make your photo look a certain way. When editing images we adjust many different things in Lightroom to achieve the ‘Jilly’ look (brightness, muted greens, desaturated yellows, soft pinks & blues). These settings can be saved as a preset, so that I can save time on other edits using the preset I saved. I use these presets for photos that I take on my iPhone, and are also used by our photographer on Adobe Lightroom for desktop.
What do I need in order to use the presets?
For your MOBILE device, you will need a mobile device, and you will need to download the FREE version of the Lightroom CC Mobile app, no subscription required. You can find it in the app store here.
For your DESKTOP computer, you will need any version of Adobe Lightroom installed on your laptop or desktop computer, available here.
What will I receive with my purchase?
The JH Love collection includes 8 preset files for both mobile & desktop Lightroom programs. Additionally, there is the Food Love individual preset available for purchase for both mobile & desktop Lightroom programs. All of your preset purchases will include a PDF instruction guide for installing your presets, and two video tutorials for downloading onto both mobile and desktop devices.
How are these presets different from other apps or photo filters? Isn't a preset the same thing as a filter?
For an image taken on your mobile phone, they are similar. Both are layers of adjustments that are applied onto an image, but you cannot make specific adjustments to a ‘filter’. A preset has more flexibility and ability to tweak once applied. I have been taking and editing photos for years, and we use a very specific editing style on my Instagram feed and blog! I’m always asked how I create such crisp, bright and airy images, and I’ve developed these so that you too can emulate this ‘formula’ on your own photos!
How do I retrieve the presets once purchased?
You will receive an email immediately after payment is completed containing the files ready to download to your mobile device or desktop computer.
Do I need the desktop version of Lightroom if I am only planning on using them for mobile?
No, you don’t! If you’re planning on using the presets for your mobile device, you don’t need the desktop version of Lightroom to use them. Please note that Lightroom desktop requires a monthly subscription.
What is the difference between the mobile presets and the desktop presets?
The desktop presets are designed to be used with RAW or JPEG images on DSLR cameras. You cannot use them on mobile phones. The mobile presets are designed for photos taken on your phone or on JPEGS! The mobile presets are somewhat of a custom ‘filter' for anyone looking to do quick edits on their mobile phone. You will receive files for BOTH your desktop and mobile devices! Please note that Lightroom Desktop requires a monthly subscription and Lightroom Mobile is a free app.
What is a mobile preset?
Mobile presets are the same as a desktop preset, but for your mobile device. These are a quick and easy solution to edit your photos on a mobile phone.
How do I install the mobile presets?
When the payment is cleared you will receive an automatic confirmation email. This email will contain your link to download the presets. You will also receive links to video tutorials as well as a PDF file giving you step by step instructions for download. This will guide you on which steps to take next. No worries, it’s simple!
Will these presets work for every photo? And will I be able to apply the preset with one click and not have to make any other changes?
This is a very important question. There are SO many variables and factors in determining the colouring, tones and light of each individual photo. The location, time of day or season, camera, settings, lens, lighting, file type, and the subject.. so presets almost ALWAYS require tweaking to fit each unique situation. Even after applying a preset, we always have to tweak and make adjustments based on the factors listed above. If you apply your preset and it doesn’t look perfect right away, don’t panic! You may want to adjust things like the exposure and white balance after applying the preset to get your desired look. Make sure to watch the video included in your download and read the PDF guide thoroughly to learn more about editing with presets.
Can the presets only be downloaded onto one device?
You will have a set limit as to how many downloads you can do. You can download the mobile presets only to your device but we highly recommend downloading them onto your desktop computer and saving them to a hard drive or backing them up. That way if you get a new phone or computer you can easily access them!
Are these refundable?
Due to the nature of these files, are sales are final.
How are these presets different from other influencers?
My editing style is very specific to our brand and my feed and has been refined throughout many years (and a lot of trial and error!) I lean towards a brighter, crisp editing style that still includes a lot of colour, but desaturates and softens bright hues. If you like the style of photos you see on my feed and blog, I think you’ll love these! If you prefer darker, moodier images these may not be for you.
What size should I be saving the photo once I’ve applied the preset?
Always choose the ‘Maximum Available’ Image Size when saving your mobile image once edited in the Lightroom app. This will maintain a higher quality image. If using the desktop presets on RAW images or JPEG's, I recommend saving your images as high resolution JPEG’s.
Can I transfer the presets if I get a new phone? Or a new computer?
After receiving your email with the files, you will receive directions to download the presets on both your mobile devices and desktop computer. While you have the option to download only to your mobile device, we HIGHLY recommend also downloading them onto your desktop computer and then saving them to an external hard drive or somewhere that you can access them at a later date. The URL in your email is valid for two years from the purchase date.
Can I use the presets on my iPad?
Yes, the presets will work on an iPad! Make sure you start the process from the beginning on your tablet by opening the link provided in your email on your tablet. The Lightroom app on iPad looks a little different — the preset tab will have the two linked circles, third down on the right. Just keep following the same instructions for adding the presets in!
Do they work for both Android and iPhone devices?
You will only need a mobile device to download the mobile presets. If you choose to use the desktop preset, you will of course need a desktop computer!
Can I download the presets if I don’t have a desktop computer?
The JH Love Collection consists of a bundle of 8 presets (sold together as a package). Additionally we just launched the JH Summer Love Collection which consists of 5 brand new presets available for individual purchase only.
Will we be able to buy the presets individually or only in a bundle?
Yes, the presets absolutely work with Lightroom CC! If you’re using CC, you may find this tutorial helpful. Please note that the desktop Lightroom app has a monthly subscription.
Will the presets work with Lightroom CC?