Playing with your holiday photos? Don’t stop

Written by on December 21, 2008 in Presets - 11 Comments

Hi all!
Since I started using Lightroom I more often have a look at my old holiday photos. I believe the reason is because I like to play/experiment with them. Earlier I used Photoshop for this, but using “actions” in Photoshop is quite time-consuming since the only way of seeing an effect is to first apply it. If you know exactly what your action does, it works great though. If I’m just going to play with a particular photo, Photoshop would still be a good choice, but when it comes to multiple images…no thank you.

With Lightroom I find it so easy to play with my photos because of the sweet live-preview function. Without it I really don’t think I would spend as much time in Lightroom as I do.
Tonight I found some of my city-shots from a holiday in Firenze.
It ended up with this new preset called “PH In the city“.

Preset in action

SOOC - Straight Out Of Camera

PH In the city:
PH In the city

PH In the city (53123 downloads)

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11 Comments on "Playing with your holiday photos? Don’t stop"

  1. Trevs December 21, 2008 at 2:12 am ·

    FYI — The download link doesn’t work — gives a 404.

  2. Pierre December 21, 2008 at 2:22 am ·

    Thank you Trevs. Please try again.
    Might be many at the same time downloading it.

  3. Sunny December 21, 2008 at 3:04 am ·

    Great..thank you. I love the photo, too. Merry Christmas. S

  4. JulieM December 21, 2008 at 1:34 pm ·

    I like this! Many thanks for these lovely presets.
    Happy holidays to you and yours…

  5. Sunny December 21, 2008 at 5:48 pm ·

    I am so loving this preset. If you’d like to see what it did to a dull, lifeless picture I took in Dubrovnik last April, here’s a link to the before and after shots: I did nothing to it other than apply and preset and clone out one person.

  6. Pierre December 21, 2008 at 6:05 pm ·

    Sunny, I’m so glad you like the preset.
    Unfortunately I’m not able to see your before/after shots. The page tells me to login… :-/

  7. Sunny December 21, 2008 at 7:41 pm ·

    Try this one:

    It should work. If you want to edit link in the other message, please do. S

  8. allan December 22, 2008 at 6:40 am ·


    I get my presets from here… I know this will happen in the future so I’ll say it now.

    I will get tired of saying this: “This preset is freaking awesome!”

    Thanks for the hard work!


  9. Susan E. November 12, 2010 at 8:06 pm ·

    Thank you again, these will look great on my travel photos :)

  10. Cornell Adrian September 28, 2011 at 9:50 am ·

    This preset is awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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