Lightroom is a very strong, useful tool for editing images created in RAW format, but it handles JPEG and other files as well. In fact the latter capability can be expanded by the user creating simple presets that do for JPEGs what the RAW editor does for RAW files.
Here is an example:
One can create presets that duplicate the RAW WHITE BALANCE options for JPEGs. Here’s how:
- Load a RAW image in Lightroom.
- In the Develop Module, choose a White Balance setting, say Tungsten or Shade.
- Select ‘New Preset’ under the Develop heading in the Develop Module.
- Name it ‘WB-Tungsten’ for example (no quotes). Check the boxes for ‘WB’ and ‘Process Version’ down below. Only these. Leave others unchecked.
- Save the preset under User Presets.
Now you have a new White Balance option when you are editing JPEG files.
You can make similar presets from all the RAW White Balance options that are now applicable to JPEG files.