Are presets in Lightroom cheating? They sort of feel like cheating to me, but likely I am thinking about it the wrong way. Case in point, here are two images:

Can you tell which one was edited using a preset suggested by Lightroom and which one I modified myself? I bet you can, but which one do you like more? I guess when I look at people’s edits and remixes in Discover I can see that folks will start with a preset and modify from there … so maybe only cheating a little bit?

(My edits are the image on the top.)

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