there are millions of lightroom presets to download. some comercial, some free.
i must say im not a big fan of these presets and here is why.
for a while i downloaded and installed every preset i could get my hands on.
but my images must be bad .... because when used on my own photos the gorgeous looking presets looked like crap (90% of the time).
you may say... well you need to tweak them.
but when i have to tweak them a lot anyway, why do i need presets?
to get a starting point...? well i noticed i am as fast when i start from scratch.
i even bought a preset that (should) give a beautiful "girl in a cornfield look".
you know that look (blond girl, white cloth, backlight, reflector, some flare... the typical ingredients).
the original image was shown and then a edited image... looked great.
i have a few images that should(!) work great with this preset (blond girl, white cloth, backlight, reflector, some flare etc.) ... well it did not come close to result that was presented.
after i asked the maker of the preset she told me "well yes the final image was further edited in photoshop too".
yeah well so much about the LR preset... after some discussion i got my 3$ back.
i have a lot of matt kloskowski presets.
i never use them as i don´t like the results on my images.
i would like to know what your experience is with LR presets and if you find them usefull.
i think every image needs his own treatment and presets are no big help.