Best free film Lightroom presets by PresetLove

28 Best Film Presets for Lightroom (2020)


We get a lot of requests for film Lightroom presets. Many of you seem to like that vintage or retro look. It is not surprising, though! We totally understand the timeless appeal of this aesthetic. Nothing beats its charm and drama. Maybe it’s the added nostalgic feel, too.

Here are the top film presets that we have on our website. These are all in color: think vintage and retro analog cameras. You get the typical soft look but in varied tones. You can experiment on different styles with this preset selection.

You may also notice that many of them can be used for all types of photography, regardless of lighting conditions. The beauty of using these presets is that you can set the style that you want and tweak from there. You can, therefore, adjust it to complement every photo’s characteristics. For example, if your shot needs more brilliant light regions, you can easily set both Whites and Highlights sliders.

If you prefer to try Lightroom black and white presets, we also prepared a dedicated list of the very best ones we have.

Kodak Presets for Lightroom

Portra 160

A retro outdoor portrait of a couple wrapped in denim quilt

Best for: Versatile, Indoor and Outdoor
Style: Kodak Portra 160 Style, Matte Tones

Portra 160 gives digital photos the popular look of the Kodak Portra 160 film. Its versatile effect can be used across all styles of photography. Its cool hues and tempered intensity look great on portraits and various outdoor scenes.

Kodak Funtime

A colorful image of an analog camera and a photo album

Best for: Well-Lit Scenes, Natural Light
Style: Retro, Warm, Light, Instant Film

Kodak Funtime gives photos the charming retro film effect of Kodak’s single-use camera. It helps add a layer of nostalgia and fun to your photos with its warm and light hues.

Ektar 100

A vibrant and cinematic photo of a bridge to a beach

Best for: Outdoors and Travel Photos
Style: Vibrant, Matte

Ektar 100 simulates the stunning vivid colors of the iconic Kodak Ektar 100 film. It has a unique and captivating blend of intense hues and subdued tones. If you want punchy colors along with the unmistakable analog film look, Ektar 100 is the preset to go for.

Ektachrome

A photo of a couple in ektachrome film style

Best for: Versatile, Indoor and Outdoor
Style: Classic Film, Soft Matte, Cool Tones

Ektachrome recreates the iconic look of the Kodak Ektachrome film. You get the soft matte texture that is reminiscent of documentaries and published shots with historical significance.

Fuji Lightroom Presets

FujiColor 400 C

Fujicolor vintage calm

Best for: Outdoor, Natural Light
Style: Cool Tones, Light, Matte, Analog Film

FujiColor 400 C gives your digital photos the desaturated look of images taken with old analog cameras. It also has distinct cool tones that accentuate every element of the shot.

FujiColor 400 W

A man facing a vast mountain landscape

Best for: Versatile, Indoor and Outdoor
Style: Warm Tones, Analog Film, Matte

FujiColor 400 W produces a retro film look with elegant magenta hues. It also applies subtle tints to accurately replicate the accentuating tones of the film.

FujiColor 400 N

Three tourists looking at the Eiffel Tower

Best for: Versatile, Indoor and Outdoor
Style: Neutral Tones, Natural Colors, Analog Film, Matte

FujiColor 400 N recreates the look of the Fujicolor film in neutral color temperature. It ensures that you get the charming analog aesthetic without distorting colors and tones. If you want to have the retro aesthetic while keeping the natural look, this is the best film preset to use.

Lightroom Polaroid Preset

Spectra

A photo of a woman shooting with a Polaroid outdoors

Best for: Indoor and Outdoor
Style: Low Contrast, Soft, Polaroid Aesthetic

Spectra recreates the look of the Polaroid Spectra especially for digital images. In one click, your photos can get the charming aesthetic of Polaroids.

SX-70

A woman in a denim jacket on top of a mountain

Best for: Diffused Lighting
Style: Soft, Vintage, Polaroid Aesthetic

SX-70 preset makes any digital photo look like an old-school Polaroid print. It copies the instant camera aesthetic of the popular Polaroid SX-70.

SX-7000

A retro photo of a man biking on a street

Best for: Portraits, Versatile
Style: Warm, Brown, Film

SX-7000 captures the golden brown aesthetic of a retro Polaroid. Even with its retro tones, the preset retains much of the photo’s clarity. It is great for portraits as well.

Fuji Superia Presets

Superia 100

A bright photo of a woman at a beach

Best for: Natural Light, Outdoors
Style: Warm, Natural Vibrance

Superia 100 is inspired by the Fuji Superia film with ISO 100. This creates a film look with warm and mild tones. You can expect the resulting image to have deep and well-defined colors.

Superia 400

A vibrant photo of a moth on a flower

Best for: Daylight Photography (Versatile)
Style: Balanced, Vivid Tones

This Superia 400 preset is brighter than its lower ISO sibling above. It has the similar Superia film aesthetic, now balanced with more light. You get crisper and more vivid tones as well. To account for the film’s greater light sensitivity, you will notice some film grains, too.

Superia 800

A woman in a white top waiting at the train station platform

Best for: Versatile, Diffused Light
Style: Film-Grain, Matte, Vibrant

This Superia 800 preset replicates the look of the Superia film but with high ISO, the highest among the three. This means the you get milder tones with grainier textures. These effects come together to create an even more convincing film aesthetic.

Vintage Lightroom Presets

1985

A vintage car on a road paved with cobble stones

Best for: Versatile, Indoor and Outdoor
Style: Magenta Hues, Soft Blues

1985 recreates the subtle magenta tones and pastel blues of 1980’s films. It makes them look timeless and cinematic in one go. Even with its subdued tones, the preset still produces rich colors and balanced tones.

1970s

A retro shot of an old lady taking a photo using a film camera

Best for: Versatile, Indoor and Outdoor
Style: Yellow Tones, Old Film, Cinematic

1970s brings back the 1970s home video effect to your photos by adding rich yellowish hues to undersaturated colors. It also sets the tone curve to recreate that nostalgic aged film look.

Warm Retro

A man and a woman dressed in orange with a hippie vibe

Best for: Diffused Lighting
Style: Soft, Matte, Retro

Warm Retro adds elegantly blended warm tones to create a stunning timeless look. Like most vintage photos, the preset produces brighter but slightly muted images. Its soft aesthetic adds to its unique appeal.

Vintage Garden

A vintage shot of a man strolling in a garden

Best for: Gardens and Landscapes
Style: Undersaturated, Light, Old Film

Vintage Garden brings the muted yet elegant style of old gardening books to your digital photos. It applies a series of adjustments to colors and tones to authentically recreate the iconic style.

Viva 665

A orange-brown photo of an instant camera on a white desk

Best for: Indoor and Outdoor, Natural Light
Style: Warm Brown, Vintage Tones

Viva 665 produces a beautiful retro look and feel by coating images with a delicate brown tone. Even if it’s distinctly vintage in style, it does not wash out tones. It retain the depth and detail of the original shot.

Old Gloomy Film

An old film photo of a motorcycle on a highway

Best for: Outdoor Photography, Natural Light
Style: Cross-Processed, Old Film, Vintage

Old Gloomy Film is the film preset to use if you want to recreate the iconic look of Lomo cameras. The aesthetic is also similar to cross-processed photos. Its tones and colors produce a nostalgic and artistic look.

Yellow Dream

A yellowish photo of a woman sitting on a bench facing the sea

Best For: Diffused Natural Light, Outdoors
Style: Vintage, Warm Motif, Yellow Tones

Yellow Dream produces warm vintage colors and soft but accentuated tones. It can be used to add a nostalgic atmosphere on photos, from outdoor portraits to landscapes.

79th

A matte vintage photo of a man rolling a bicycle beside him

Best for: Versatile, Indoor and Outdoor
Style: Soft, Matte, Magenta Hues, Vintage

79th preset can give any shot a retro feel with its light magenta hues. Its look is close to Polaroid film, but with a light magenta. This is a must-try if you are looking for a unique take on a warm vintage motif.

Portrait Film Presets

Dark Dream

A soft film portrait of a woman wearing a coat

Best for: Urban Portraits
Style: 
Vintage, Cinematic, Dim, Matte, Soft, Natural

Dark Dream gives photos a dark and dreamy feel because of it soft matte tones. This preset actually has a light vintage film look, unlike what its name suggests. It creates this wonderful blend of tones for a mysterious and moody atmosphere.

Cross Processed Film Presets

Cross Processed

A cross-processed photo of a road lined with trees

Best for: Versatile, Indoor and Outdoor
Style: Soft, Warm, Cross Processed Tones

Cross Processed preset makes it possible for your digital photos to look, as the name suggests, like they were cross-processed. With it, you now do not need to have an analog camera and manually develop slide films to get this artistic retro style.

Cross-Processing

A vibrant photo of a woman standing on a road lined with vivid green trees

Best for: Versatile, Portraits
Style: Vibrant, Film, Green Hues

Cross-Processing preset coats photos with warm green tones to make them look cross-processed. Unlike some film emulation presets, this one still produces vibrant colors. It even complements the stylish retro aesthetic.

Black and White Film Presets

B&W Orange Filter

A high-contrast black and white photo of a couple by the shore

Best for: Outdoor, Landscapes, Cityscapes, Urban Spaces, Street Photography
Style: Brilliant, Wide Tonal Range

B&W Orange Filter is the preset you should use if you want to have the orange filter effect without having to invest in any gear. It converts colored images to high-contrast black and white as it recreates the look of photos shot through an orange filter.

B&W Infrared

An infrared photo of a man standing in front of a mountain landscape

Best for: Outdoor Scenes, Detailed Photos, Landscapes
Style: Deeply Toned, Brilliant

B&W Infrared preset is a simulation of black and white infrared photography. It produces monochromatic images that are bright and deeply toned, the exact look that you get when shooting with an infrared filter.

Mono Fade

Best for: Outdoor Photography, Portraits, Landscapes, Cityscapes
Style: Soft Tones, Crisp Details

Mono Fade has a unique film aesthetic that reminds us of newsprint. Even with the fade effect, the preset keeps details crisp and clear. It only softens the tones to produce a convincing analog film look.

Fujifilm Neopan

A film monochrome portrait of an old mean walking supported by a bamboo cane

Best for: Versatile, Indoor and Outdoor
Style: Deep Browns or Sepia, Rich Tones, Analog Film

Fujifilm Neopan copies the iconic tones of the Fujifilm Neopan film. You will notice it for its deep chocolate browns and defined midtones. Its versatile and professional aesthetic looks great on portraits, landscapes, and other types of photography.

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