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Lightroom Presets - Africa Black and White Collection

We've created these 5 black and white Adobe Lightroom develop presets to make our work easier, quicker and more productive. Now we are making them available to you to use. Shortcut the image enhancement process by simply clicking on the preset before making the final tweaks to your photographs.

What will these presets do? Intended mainly for processing RAW images (although they will work with other image formats as well) these presets create a starting point to making wonderful monochromatic photographs from. There are 4 black and white presets and 1 that gives warm toned blacks and white whites. Despite what many think or will tell you, these are not magic bullets, instantly producing fine photographs. What the preset will do is get you most of the way there.

Let's take our "African B&W Everyday" develop preset for example: It will take your full colour photograph and turn it into a fine, strong black and white image. Now you'll need to tweak the Basic Settings in Lightroom's Develop Module to fine tune the images, keeping an eye on the histogram to make sure that you avoid clipping the highlights and shadows. The vast majority of the adjustments have been taken care of by the preset - you just need to hone them to your needs.

Where will these presets work? These develop presets will work with the Adobe Lightroom Classic CC App. If you are using the creative cloud version of Adobe Lightroom Classic and it is up to date these presets will work.

How do I purchase them? We will soon be launching our Africa Imagery online store but in the meantime drop me a mail and we can transact manually.

How much do they cost? Our Africa Black and White collection of Adobe Lightroom develop presets cost R80.00 (about US$5.00)

How do I install them? We will send you a zip file. Double click this file to open a folder containing the presets, remembering where this folder is located on your computer.

In Lightroom, in the Develop Module, go to the Presets panel on the left and click the + on the top right. Select Import Presets, navigate to the preset folder and select all of the presets. Click Import on the bottom right of the dialog box that pops up and you're ready to go.

Be sure to check out our other presets.


African Warm Blacks

Also suited to general photography, the "African Warm Blacks" Lightroom develop preset gives rich warm dark tones, while maintaining clean whites.

Also suited to general photography, the "African Warm Blacks" Lightroom develop preset gives rich warm dark tones, while maintaining clean whites.

African Dark Skies

Nice for scenics the "African Dark Skies" preset is ideal for scenic photographs, particularly if there are large, fluffy clouds about.

Nice for scenics the "African Dark Skies" preset is ideal for scenic photographs, particularly if there are large, fluffy clouds about.

Africa Everyday

"Africa Everyday" is our general purpose black and white Lightroom preset. It can be used with many subjects and results in good, strong blacks and clean, sparkling whites.

"Africa Everyday" is our general purpose black and white Lightroom preset. It can be used with many subjects and results in good, strong blacks and clean, sparkling whites.

African Forest

In the "African Forest" Adobe Lightroom black and white develop preset we lighten the greens a little while darkening the warm tones, making the image pop.

In the "African Forest" Adobe Lightroom black and white develop preset we lighten the greens a little while darkening the warm tones, making the image pop.

African B&W Punch

The "African B&W Punch" Lightroom preset pushes clarity and texture and can be used where lots of drama is needed.

The "African B&W Punch" Lightroom preset pushes clarity and texture and can be used where lots of drama is needed.

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