Downtown is a free Lightroom preset that is designed to enhance urban scenes and dynamic portraits. The combination of its incremental adjustments produces sharp, high-contrast, intensified images that are sure to grab attention.

The decrease in the saturation of green hues transforms the background of the After photo into a darker green. This helps highlight the subject's sharpened features and blend the intensified shadows. Notice how detailed the image has become: her eyes and the hair strands are much more defined.

There is now more depth in the photo as the shadows become darker, even black. There is greater contrast, as is most evident on the subject's clothes and scarf, also on the wall behind her. Textures are enhanced as well because of an increase in clarity.

The above photo demonstrates how this free preset significantly draws out more detail. The man's beard here is visually coarser and you can more clearly see the folds on his denim jacket. The pallets behind him pop more now, too.

The foliage looks lush in darker green, which can work well when bringing out a more compelling shot. This helps draw the attention of the viewer to the subject as well.

A decrease in the saturation of aqua tones gives the sky a gentler hue, making it an ideal backdrop for the more detailed subject. As with the photos above, the plants are deeply colored, and the subject becomes more vivid.


You can absolutely use Downtown 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 May 19, 2020


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