10 Best Free Film Presets for Lightroom (2020)

Best free film Lightroom presets by PresetLove

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 10 free 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.

If you prefer black and white or monochrome presets, we prepared a list of the very best ones that we have. Also for free, of course. View the best black and white Lightroom presets here.

A retro outdoor portrait of a couple wrapped in denim quilt

Portra 160

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

Portra 160 gives digital photos the unmistakable look of the classic Kodak Portra 160 film. It is versatile because of its soft cool hues and tempered intensity.

A vibrant and cinematic photo of a bridge to a beach

Ektar 100

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

Ektar 100 simulates the colors of the Kodak Ektar 100 film. It produces vivid colors, moderate highlights, and detailed shadows. You can now bring that crisp and silky Ektar film look to your digital photos with this preset.

A vintage car on a road paved with cobble stones

1985

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

1985 free Lightroom preset gives photos the accentuating magentas and washed out blues from the best 1980’s films. It makes them look timeless and cinematic in one go.

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

1970s

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

1970s brings the nostalgic 1970s home video effect to your photos. The preset adds undersaturated yellowish hues and adjusts the tone curve to simulate that aged film look.

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

Warm Retro

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

Warm Retro simulates the warmth of vintage photos for a soft and timeless appeal. Images appear brighter but slightly muted. It is a simple and versatile look that can be useful in various types of photography.

A photo of a couple in ektachrome film style

Ektachrome

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

Ektachrome gives photos the distinct look of the Kodak Ektachrome film. You get the soft matte texture with increased highlights and softened shadows.

Fujicolor vintage calm

FujiColor 400 C

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

FujiColor 400 C simulates the unique desaturated aesthetic of images taken with old analog cameras. It brings back the days of film and the unmistakable charm of vintage photos.

A colorful image of an analog camera and a photo album

Kodak Funtime

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

Kodak Funtime gives your photos the charming film effect of Kodak’s single-use camera. It produces warm and light colors.

A vintage shot of a man strolling in a garden

Vintage Garden

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

Vintage Garden brings the photographic style of old gardening books to your photos. It brightens, warms, and mutes some tones by tweaking the image’s color channels.

A photo of a woman shooting with a Polaroid outdoors

Spectra

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

Spectra recreates the look of the Polaroid Spectra. It produces the bright and soft tones that we expect from analog cameras.

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