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Lightroom Presets - Africa Collection

We've created these 10 presets to make our work easier, quicker and more creative, and 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 bring a certain "look" to your photographs. Despite what many think or will tell you, these are not magic wands, instantly producing fine photographs. What the preset will do is get you most of the way there.

Let's take our African Dreams Lightroom develop preset for example:  It will take your full colour photograph and turn it into a warm toned monochrome image, the strong vignette adding drama. Now you'll need to tweak the Basic Settings 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 themWe 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 costOur Africa Collection of Adobe Lightroom develop presets cost R125.00 (about US$8.00)

How do I install themWe 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 Lightroom develop presets.

African Black and White

Our "African B&W" Lightroom develop preset is a lovely general purpose black and white preset that gives lots of strong blacks, bright whites and excellent clarity.

Our "African B&W" Lightroom develop preset is a lovely general purpose black and white preset that gives lots of strong blacks, bright whites and excellent clarity.

African Big 5

The "Big Five"  Lightroom develop preset makes for punchy, warm toned images with a touch of "film grain" giving a wonderful "safari" look.

The "Big Five" Lightroom develop preset makes for punchy, warm toned images with a touch of "film grain" giving a wonderful "safari" look.

African Dreams

The "African Dreams" Lightroom develop preset results in strong brown, monochromatic tones and a substantial vignette.

The "African Dreams" Lightroom develop preset results in strong brown, monochromatic tones and a substantial vignette.

African Forest

A slightly different take on the usual forest photo - the greens are cooled and muted, the browns and oranges pushed, making for an interesting slightly "olde world" feel.

A slightly different take on the usual forest photo - the greens are cooled and muted, the browns and oranges pushed, making for an interesting slightly "olde world" feel.

African Jungle

Boost greens and clarity with this "African Jungle" Lightroom preset - a shortcut to gorgeous jungle photos.

Boost greens and clarity with this "African Jungle" Lightroom preset - a shortcut to gorgeous jungle photos.

African Wildlife

Our "African Wildlife" Lightroom develop preset is our go to preset for adding punch to an image making for bright, contrasty and vibrant images.

Our "African Wildlife" Lightroom develop preset is our go to preset for adding punch to an image making for bright, contrasty and vibrant images.

African Safari

We created this "African Safari" preset to add impact and pop to wildlife images. It also works on some scenic photographs.

We created this "African Safari" preset to add impact and pop to wildlife images. It also works on some scenic photographs.

African Scene

This "African Scene" Adobe Lightroom develop preset adds impact and warmth to a photograph, making skies pop while reducing distant haze.

This "African Scene" Adobe Lightroom develop preset adds impact and warmth to a photograph, making skies pop while reducing distant haze.

African Yesteryear

Our "African Yesteryear" develop preset for Adobe Lightroom gives a retro look to photographs. Monochromatic with a touch of "film grain" and a light vignette make for a romantic ethereal image.

Our "African Yesteryear" develop preset for Adobe Lightroom gives a retro look to photographs. Monochromatic with a touch of "film grain" and a light vignette make for a romantic ethereal image.

African Max Black

The "African Max Black" Lightroom develop preset pushes blacks and contrast while reducing clarity slightly, producing a slightly edgy feel to the image. Nice for dark animals.

The "African Max Black" Lightroom develop preset pushes blacks and contrast while reducing clarity slightly, producing a slightly edgy feel to the image. Nice for dark animals.

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