Built to consistently handle light and color as it changes throughout the day, GXR Presets are a light-based preset pack that features one main preset along with five additional variations of that preset, each adjusting to handle different lighting situations while remaining consistent with the pack's color, skin tones, and contrast tendencies. No more fiddling with sliders to accommodate for tricky lighting or color situations; GXR Presets has you covered.


+ 6 color and 3 black & white presets

+ a Toolkit with 21 one-click color and crunch adjustments

+ an End Kit for overall grain, sharpening, and noise reduction adjustments

+ a Brush Kit including our favorite brushes

+ the GXR Finish Preset (for Alien Skin Exposure Software)*

+ a BONUS Quick Mobile Preset Pack (for LR Mobile)

+ a Preset Manual detailing our editing process, workflow tips, preset descriptions, faqs, and installation instructions

For Lightroom & Alien Skin Exposure Software*

*the GXR Finish Preset for Alien Skin Exposure is intended to complement images that were previously edited in Lightroom using GXR Presets. GXR Presets can be used on their own and still look great, however, all photos shown have the GXR Finish Preset for ASE applied (see end for samples).

GXR 01 // Main: This is the go-to base preset. We bulk apply GXR 01 at the beginning of the editing process because it handles most lighting situations really, really well. Most of the time, all you’ll need is this preset with some exposure and white balance adjustments.

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best Lightroom presets for wedding photographers

GXR 02 // Variation Soft: This preset is a softer version of the main (GXR 01) preset. We tend to use it on images with a bit too much contrast. GXR 02 can also work as a base preset (as it’s similar to GXR 01, just less crunchy).

GXR 03 // Variation Harsh Light: This preset is useful in high contrast situations where shadows are too dark and highlights are too bright – especially when this light crosses over the subject. This preset crushes highlights, boosts shadows, all while maintaining contrast.

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GXR 04 // Variation Direct Sunlight: This preset is useful in full sun situations where the subject/landscape are sun-facing (when you’re shooting with your back to the sun). It’s especially great for use on sun-drenched natural landscapes as it helps to retain midtones and highlights while muting down colors that become exaggerated by sunlight.

GXR 05 // Variation Blue Hour: For those post-sunset situations where cool blues dominate the frame, this preset tames the blues, increases warmth, and boosts shadows.

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GXR 06 // Variation Underexposed: Useful on photos that are really dark or underexposed to begin with, this preset helps to pull the image up to a manageable exposure with fewer clicks in the exposure panel.

GXR Black & White Presets are crunch based presets, starting from least contrasty to most contrasty (3 total).

GXR Toolkit: The toolkit contains 19 quick fix tools that we couldn’t live without. These tools notably manage color and crunch, and can be applied to any GXR Preset. The toolkit includes subtle HSL adjustments for reducing harsh sun colors, reducing tungsten tones, boosting skin tones, and boosting colors, in addition to our most utilized tools, the crunch series, which easily combats flare.

GXR Finish Preset for Alien Skin Exposure (ASE): This one-click preset takes advantage of Exposure’s superior grain while overlaying an extra kick of goodness that can be applied over both color and black & white images. The GXR Finish Preset for ASE is intended to complement and complete images edited with GXR Presets. However, images can be finished in Lightroom (without ASE) and still look great (sharpen and grain adjustments for Lightroom are included in the GXR Presets End Kit just in case).



What software do I need to use these presets?

GXR Presets are fully supported by Adobe Lightroom 6 and Lightroom Classic CC, as well as Lightroom CC Mobile (minus the adjustment brush kit). The GXR Finish Preset is supported by Alien Skin Exposure Software. GXR Presets are designed to be used with the GXR Finish Preset, but can be used without and still look great. If you don't have Alien Skin Exposure, we've got you covered. After purchasing we'll provide you with a coupon code to help you get started. :)

Tell me about the Mobile Presets?

GXR Presets // Pack One can be used in Lightroom CC (Mobile) as long as you have the Lightroom CC Desktop App available to use as the middle man for installation. Keep in mind that LR CC does not support the use of the adjustment brush presets. These presets are great for editing those Raw's on the go. 

Aslo included in the download are the Bonus GXR Quick Mobile Presets. For those phone-shot photos that live on lifeless in your device, these presets are jpeg optimized to help get those photos lookin' pretty - quickly - and ready for the gram. 

What files and cameras work with these presets?

GXR Presets are designed for raw sourced files from any camera (pro cameras will result in better color response). The presets can also be used on jpg files, but will likely not produce the same results as when applied to raws. The GXR Finish Preset is designed for jpg files.

How do you guys work it?

We tend to shoot slightly underexposed (we expose for highlights, so we usually have to bring up exposure a bit in post). We pay close attention to in-camera white balance, but LR's white balances work as a good starting point if not. When editing, we make sure we have even light hitting our screens to ensure consistencies for printing (we use a light meter to measure room light too). Please understand that presets aren't the secret to a good photo (and they probably won't fix a poorly shot image either).

How do you describe the look of these presets?

GXR Presets // Pack One features warm subtle colors with rich skin tones, clean muted whites, earthy deep blacks, with retained contrast and crunch.

Are these presets a one-click fix?

GXR Presets are not designed to be one-click fix presets, although in many situations they can be! As a pack of presets and tools, they’re designed to make it easy to find a cohesive look regardless of challenging lighting situations or the changing colors of the day. Of course, white balance and exposure adjustments are common with any type of preset or editing process.

How do I download the presets?

You can download directly from the Purchase Confirmation page or from the Order Confirmation email. The download limit is 1 per order, and the download link expires in 72 hours; installation instructions are included with download.

Where can I see more examples?

Two places. We have a GXR Preset Support Group on Facebook, and/or you can follow the @gxrpresets account on Instagram for before and after samples, editing tips, and more info. Also, we’d love to see and share your incredible work! Please tag us in your photos and use #gxrpresets to get our attention. :)

Can I get a refund?

Unfortunately not as we can’t prove that this preset pack didn’t get installed or used with your download. If for some reason you were unable to download with purchase, please send an email to gina@ginaandryan.com with the order details and we'll help figure it out.

I updated to Lightroom 7.3 (or current) and the Black & White Presets disappeared, help!

If you recently updated to LR 7.3 or current, you'll likely need to reinstall the presets (the black and white presets use Adobe's new color profiles, so they can't be automatically converted with the update). Find your GXR Preset Download Pack, open the Preset Manual and follow the installation instructions for the updated version of Lightrooom. If you happen to be editing jpegs (not raws), LR won't be able to use the new BW profile on jpegs and the presets will dissapear in the develop module when selected on a jpeg photo.


Shoot an email over to gina@ginaandryan.com and join our Facebook Support Group.