Much like Instagram or VSCO filters, presets are a great way to quickly edit photos with a specific style. As we were working on the new Peace Corps guinea social media (side note, check out our Facebook and Instagram), we had a brainstorm about how to develop a style or look for Guinea on our social media accounts. The solution we came up with are presets.
All are specifically designed for colors and scenes found in Guinea, and are named after the four regions (plus the islands). If you’re not in Guinea dont’ worry, they’ll work on any other photos of course!
How to Install
First, you’re going to need to download an app called “Lightroom CC,” shown in the photo below. This is actually Adobe’s professional photo editing app that is free for mobile! You will need to create an account when you first open the app, but it’s 100% free unless you want to unlock specific features, such as syncing to the desktop program.
Next, import the downloaded presets into the app as photos. You’ll probably want to create an album to hold them.
From there, click on one of the photos, then click the settings at the top right. In the middle, you’ll see an option that says “Create a preset.” Make a preset group for your presets, then type the name of the preset where it asks. Click save, and repeat for the other four.
To apply to any other photo first import it into Lightroom then click it and scroll to the right. When you click presets, you’ll be able to select any of the five presets we just imported and apply them to your photos.
That’s it! There’s a lot of other tools within the app that you can learn for more control, but with these presets you can edit your photos with a specific style and little effort.
I’d love to hear what you think of these photos, let me know in the comments here or tag me in photos edited with them on Instagram!