Lightroom Presets for Real Estate Photography

August 11, 2016

To help automate the post processing of real estate photos, I have a few Lightroom Presets I've made to quickly get a "base" processed photo, which is usually very close to the finished product. If you're not familiar with how to use Lightroom Presets, you might want to watch this video first.

 

Bear in mind that these presets are only starting points; apply these presets, then tweak as needed. These also assume that you are shooting in RAW.

 

Exterior Preset, under exposed.

This works well on a slightly underexposed exterior shot (sky is exposed ok, but house is underexposed). Below are before and after shots, and then the presets used:

Exterior Preset, under exposed

Basic:

  • Exposure: +0.78
  • Highlights: -25
  • Shadows: +50
  • Whites: +10
  • Blacks: -19
  • Clarity: +17
  • Vibrance: +4
  • Saturation: +5

Tone & Curve:

  • Lights: +5

HSL Luminance:

  • Green: +12
  • Aqua: -4
  • Blue: -26

HSL Saturation:

  • Green: +8
  • Aqua: +5
  • Blue: +51

Detail:

  • Sharpening: 40
  • Radius: 1.0
  • Detail: 25
  • Mask: 30

Lens Correction:

  • Enable Profile Corrections
  • Remove Chromatic Aberration
  • Vertical

 

 

Exterior Preset, over exposed.

This works well on a slightly overexposed exterior shot. Below are before and after shots, and then the presets used:

Exterior Preset, over exposed

Basic:

  • Exposure: 0
  • Contrast: +6
  • Highlights: -35
  • Shadows: +45
  • Whites: +10
  • Blacks: -19
  • Clarity: +17
  • Vibrance: +4
  • Saturation: +5

Tone & Curve:

  • Lights: +5

HSL Luminance:

  • Green: +12
  • Aqua: -4
  • Blue: -42

HSL Saturation:

  • Green: +8
  • Aqua: +5
  • Blue: +35

Detail:

  • Sharpening: 40
  • Radius: 1.0
  • Detail: 25
  • Mask: 30

Lens Correction:

  • Enable Profile Corrections
  • Remove Chromatic Aberration
  • Vertical

 

 

Interior Preset, after PS blending.

This preset is applied after all of the layer blending in Photoshop (blending ambient and flash shots along with window pulls). btw, I have to give a shout out to Rich Baum, who shared the preset I started with to make this one. Below are before and after shots, and then the presets used:

Interior Preset, applied after layer blending in PS

Basic:

  • Exposure: +0.10
  • Contrast: +15
  • Highlights: -90
  • Shadows: +80
  • Whites: +25
  • Blacks: -45
  • Clarity: +20
  • Vibrance: 0
  • Saturation: 0

Tone & Curve:

  • Lights: +5
  • Blacks: -3

Lens Correction:

  • Enable Profile Corrections
  • Remove Chromatic Aberration
  • Vertical

 

 

 


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