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Favorite Free Lightroom Presets

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Blue Sky Dream

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Blue Sky Dream is a free Lightroom preset that gives life and warmth to your landscape photos. This helps you capture nature’s majestic beauty in every outdoor scene that you photograph. It gives enchantingly vivid colors, especially for green and blue hues. The varied textures in the landscape are also sharpened so that the details are accentuated. This preset works best on images of vast skies and lush fields.


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Cinematic is a free Lightroom preset that mutes and desaturates tones to give photos a dramatic and cinematic look. This film effect will make images appear visually striking. You may also use it to further give your shots a contemplative mood, depending on the look and feel that you are going for. This works best in images with strong lighting.

Try it in urban shots, portraits, and other captures that deserve a cinematic treatment.

A cinematic image of a woman leaning out the car window with her arm outstretched

Autumn Skies

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Autumn Skies is a free Lightroom preset dedicated to your photos of the autumn season. It enhances fall colors in landscape photos. You will get warm and soft brown hues that will enhance the look and feel of the scenery. This filter does not distort colors, but rather enhances them.

A man standing at the farthest end of the road lined with trees in autumn leaves

Elegant Wedding

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Elegant Wedding is a free Lightroom preset that gives wedding photos a lively and stylish feel. Its color enhancements will make your shots look as festive as the occasion, while its adjustments in brilliance will illuminate those special moments and make them unforgettable. This wedding preset can be used for both indoor and outdoor shots, regardless of lighting types. Its adjustments will be enough to brighten and temper the tones in your photos.

If you are looking for a versatile filter that is quick and easy to use during an event, go for this Elegant Wedding preset.

A bright wedding photo of a couple outdoors

Chocolate Matte

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Chocolate Matte is a free Lightroom preset that adds a timeless feel to your photos without reducing clarity. It uniquely brings out the warmth of the captured moment, making even the simplest shot look like a cinematic scene. A warm subtle haze blends with the images for a crisp vintage look.

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Shadow Crusher

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Shadow Crusher is a free Lightroom preset that saturates images with bold vivid tones. Its dark and dramatic aesthetic is similar to a cross-processed photograph or a modern urban artwork.

Try to make a loud statement with this preset’s intense look. With its complex audacious style, Shadow Crusher will leave an impression as unforgettable as it looks.

A vignetted shot of a woman on top of a mountain

Hipster I

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Hipster I is a free Lightroom preset that takes your photos and gives them that extra edge and ambiance. This Hipster preset was inspired by rimmed glasses, beards, fixed-gear bikes, bow-ties, and avoiding the mainstream. You know a hipster when you see one and this filter helps you see one in the photos you take.

A bright and high-contrast portrait of a bearded man

Orange and Teal

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This Orange and Teal free Lightroom preset does a great job at bringing out the orange and teal colors in photos. This is our unique and powerful take on the popular orange-teal cinematic motif. You will see in our examples below how it extracts the signature hues and fine-tunes every photographic element. 

If you want to get that Hollywood blockbuster look onto your images, this is the perfect preset to use.

Orange and Teal Free Lightroom Presets

Vintage BW

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Vintage BW Preset is a free Lightroom preset that makes new photo look old again by dramatically removing bright colors. It is less saturated and often have a flat feel that turns all other hues to black and white. It sometimes adds brown tones in shadows, increasing whites and clarity while decreasing highlights. Vintage preset produces a good outcome in taking your new pictures back in time. It gives that nostalgic effect.

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Lens Flare

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Lens Flare is a free Lightroom preset that simulates lens flares in any photo. It adds an air of spontaneity, and an in-the-moment sense of drama. Because of this inescapable phenomenon when taking photos outdoors, people now associate it raw, unedited, images.

A photo of a landscape with added lens flare

  Favorite Black & White Presets

Mono Fade

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Mono Fade is a free vintage black and white Lightroom preset that converts colored images to soft monochrome. The effect makes photos look as though they were published in newsprint. Not only that, its muted yet accentuated tones give add a retro film charm.

A black and white photo of a woman outdoor in a forest, with a vintage black and white preset applied


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The Prohibition free Lightroom preset evokes a simpler time of speakeasies, long pearl necklaces, tiaras and The Great Gatsby. This preset dabbles on the more artistic side of spectrum while still respecting the image. It drops the color of a photo without resorting to a complete black and white, adds grain and provides a subtle vignette, drawing the eye to the center of the photo.

A classic photo of women in gatsby dresses

Fujifilm Neopan

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Fujifilm Neopan is a free Lightroom preset that transforms colored images to highly defined monochrome photos, based on the popular Fujifilm Neopan film. This preset also tints its distinct black and white tones to produce deep, chocolate brown, tones. It is darker and more dramatic than a regular sepia. Because of these rich tones, the preset gets to reinvent a classic look for an elegant and artistic appeal.

A monochrome film image of a woman walking down the stairs

Black and Blue

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Black and Blue free Lightroom preset converts images to monochrome and gives it a distinct cool polish. Its tones are rich and vivid. It is not an ordinary black and white filter: the preset adds a layer of complexity to every shot.

Even in the absence of color, the preset makes visual elements pop out. You can therefore use this understated look to enhance the mood or emotion that you are portraying.

Black and white photo of sightseeing binoculars