A crisp photo of a European architecture

Clarity is a free Lightroom preset that you can use to give your images that bright, clean, saturated look. The preset uses custom lighting and color settings to bring out your photo's rich vivid tones. The preset also plays with texture through enhancing sharpness and clarity to attain balance in textures and contrasts.

This versatile preset can be used in both outdoor and indoor photos as it works well on portraits or landscapes. It also performs well in fashion photography. So if you are curating a fresh, modern vibe for your social media accounts, this preset is definitely worth a try!

Brightens and Adds Texture on Images

A sharp and clear outdoor portrait of a woman blowing flower petals to the camera

Bright and Defined. The Clarity preset applies its custom tone and light settings to achieve a defined, clear look. You can see this in the example above, as some elements in the After photo are more evident. The background now has more lush tones, along with the woman's skin tone, turning into a warmer shade.

Texture also arises as the preset reinforces its contrast settings, by increasing it along with the blacks and whites. This means creating more brightness and balance with darker shades as well as enhancing texture in the photo's mid-tones.

Intensifies Warm Tones

A bright and vivid photo of someone holding up a leaf to the camera

Bold colors. The example above shows how the Clarity preset boosts warm tones. This means having deeper pigments on the yellow and red elements as seen in the image above. The preset simply saturates these tones, creating a clear cut focus on the yellow leaf as well as leaving the background elements vivid and steady.

Applies Fine Color Adjustments

A bright and clear outdoor portrait of a woman in front of a shrub with violet flowers

Rich textures. The Clarity preset intensifies certain color pigments to create a clear, solid look on your images. In the example above, you can see how the preset applies adjustments and saturates green tones. The result is having brighter deeper shades to the leaves and the green elements of the woman's top.

The preset also applies its modification on warm tones bringing more warmth to the woman's skin tone, bringing out rich brown highlights on her skin and her hair. For added texture, the preset increases sharpness, and clarity, bringing out more visual texture on her hair, and the lavender flowers.

If you love taking outdoor photos with rich textured elements, this preset is worth a try! It will add to your Instagram feed's uniquely bold and balanced vibe!

A bright and detailed outdoor urban photo of a woman wearing black pants and a denim jacket

Clean Focus. In addition to the preset's adjustments on colors, the Clarity preset also saturates blue and aqua tones, giving it more brilliance and depth. The example above shows how the adjustment takes place: The pastel blue wall becomes brighter and now acts as a contrast to the woman, placing more focus on her and emphasizing the black colors of her outfit.

This creates a clean coherent look and can be easily used for your fashion images to give that focus on your daily OOTDs. This preset can definitely give your Instagram feed and Pinterest boards that chic, modern and fresh look.

Clarity is for Lightroom Mobile, Desktop and...

LikeĀ all our presets, you can absolutely use Clarity as is, right out of the box. With any preset, you might need to make adjustments to accommodate your specific camera, settings, lighting and subject matter.

  • Entirely Adjustable
  • Compatible with Lightroom 4, 5, 6 and CC
  • Performs with both PC, Mac, and Mobile
  • Applicable to both RAW and JPG images
  • 100% Free

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This Free Lightroom Preset was last updated on July 4, 2020


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