If you use Lightroom to edit your photos then you have probably discovered the “presets” you can create and/or import. Presets make editing so much easier and faster by saving all of the changes you might make to a particular photo such as the exposure, colours, clarity etc – kind of like adding a filter in Instagram. As each photo differs in both light and content it is good to have a selection of different presets so you can look through them and see what works best!
I create my own presets but I also enjoy looking at what free presets are out there and here are my top 10 free Lightroom presets, enjoy! If you want to check out my presets then head to my shop.
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1) Faded Portraits 2
This is quite a versatile preset, it will work with both portraits and landscapes as long as there is not too much bright white space. As you can see it adds a sort of washed out vintage look.
2) Faded Portraits 9
This preset is definitely not versatile but I love the orange hues. Perfect for sunset photos or bright white landscape photos needing a bit of colour.
Add an instant 70s vibe with this preset! It removes vibrancy similar to the Faded Portraits 2 without adding the white overlay look.
This preset adds that brown vintage grain to your photo – the one that is super popular on Instagram! Great for warming up both portraits and landscapes.
A subtle “boost” for your photos to add vibrancy and depth to your portraits.
6) All in 1 – 0 Fresh Lime
There are 3 different “all-in-1” presets each taylored to different light so hopefully you will find one that suits your photo. These are great for landscape shots increasing the vibrancy and clarity of the image.
7) sucker punch
Firstly I love the name of this preset, and it does indeed add a “punch” of colour as well as a kind of cinema vintage film overlay. Works well for both landscape and bright portrait shots.
8) Drama Queen
Probably my favourite free preset, it adds a beautiful vintage matte touch to your photos, perfect for portraits!
This isn’t the most flexible of presets but for bright landscape or macro photos that don’t have too many colours it adds a nice depth.
10) Pop Portrait
As the name suggests this preset is perfect for portraits! Similar to the “Boost” preset it adds a “pop” of colour to your photo but it also increases brightness to add a slight angelic look to your portraits.
Which preset is your favourite? Share in the comments 🙂