A long time ago I started a thread on Develop Preset Sharing on the Lightroom Beta General Discussion forum. I had found a method for sharing Develop Presets across forum threads. Richard Earney jumped in and devoted a page on his site to keeping these presets. His site has all grown up now and has its own domain now. Inside Lightroom features a wealth of Develop Presets contributed by members of the forums and by luminaries such as Martin Evening, Ian Lyons and John Beardsworth. The most recent addition was even inspired by Lightroom boss Mark Hamburg: ‘Hamburg’s Funky Twist”.
The site is not snobbish and everyone is free to submit their own presets. In order to help you understand the nature of presets, Richard has written ‘The Anatomy of a Preset’. How much is it? Well it’s free actually and can be downloaded from the site.
As well as being a fellow prerelease tester, Richard runs Method Photo. He is a Licenciate of the Royal Photographic Society and is a Series Editor for the forthcoming Digital Workflow series from Focal Press.