Lightroom Killer Tips: Upgrading Lightroom 3 Presets to Lightroom 4


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I've heard a lot of talk about what happens to presets that were created in Lightroom 3 (or LR2) and now used in Lightroom 4. I know a lot of people have presets that they absolutely loved in Lightroom 3 and they simply don't seem to look the same in Lightroom 4. That's because of the differences in sliders in the Basic panel. Sliders that were in Lightroom 3 simply don't exist in Lightroom 4. So Lightroom does it's best to "guess" what the should look like but you'll see it's not always right on the money. So today's video goes over a few options you have if you had a preset in Lightroom 3 that you want to use in Lightroom 4. As always, leave your thoughts below. I'd be interested to hear if you're having any "they don't look the same" issues with your older presets and if you find yourself converting them over to Lightroom 4, or just tweaking the preset each time you apply it. Thanks!

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  1. Maciej says:

    Matt, thank you for info.

  2. Steve says:

    Thanks Matt. After I update a preset, why wouldn’t I just update the existing preset record rather than create a new one? Do you keep versions 3 and 4 of all your old presets? If so, how often do you find yourself using the V3 version?

  3. Harjinder says:

    I really like your tips and tricks for Lightroom….I learned a lot from your episodes. Thanks for putting these up.

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