Repair your dark photos with a Lightroom preset

I feel happy today and you’re all the reason to it.

Sharing is caring and I love it. Especially when I get so nice feedback from all of you.
When I’m happy I become creative, so today I felt I just had to make a new preset for you. I started without a clue on what effect it would create. After some photo browsing through my library, I found some photos that really needed to be adjusted. They were to dark from my point of view…
This preset basically brightens up your underexposed images, adds a little yellow tone to the white areas and finally reduces some noise. It only works good on photos that are underexposed allover the image. (note: The preset is made in Lightroom 3)

Preset in action

PH Repair my dark ones:

Example 2

Repair my dark ones:

PH Repair my dark ones (60247 downloads )
Forgot how to install a preset? Read my post on how to do it…


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  1. Is anybody else having a hard time opening this download using Safari (Mac users)? It downloads but says Safari cannot open it. :(

  2. Great preset, tks. Just a question: I still have lightroom2. Will it work, have the results, as lightroom3? Tks again.

  3. Hi Luciliam,
    The Preset will work, but the noise reduction might not be as good in LR2 as it is in LR3.
    Thanks, Pierre

  4. Thank you so much for this! I have some precious pictures, too, that need lightening up. This is wonderful, thanks again!

  5. Really appreciate these presets. Being a newbie to all things digital I need all the help I can get.

  6. Ohhh.. you have saved me.. all my pre school pics from the easter hat show were to dark, thank you!!

  7. hi! its my first time to visit your site and i tried downloading your free presets on my mac book pro but its says i have no app to download it… need help… thanks … how can i download your presets and what app do i need to get for it… thanks a bunch guys…

  8. Hi Brian,
    First of all… Do you have Adobe Lightroom installed on your mac?
    Second, what happens when you click on the “download”-button above? Do you get a dialog letting you select where to save the file (You should!)?


  9. I’m an amateur photographer from China,I meet your site by accident.I’ve read all your past articles,and I appreciate your work very much.Thank U!

  10. Hello my pictures that im trying to fix are way darker than your examples. Hope you can still help. Do you have an email so you can see what im talking about. Please and thank you

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