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Food is a free Lightroom preset that makes food photography colorful and exciting. It enhances the photo to look so mouthwatering, tasty, and irresistible that it will leave you hungry and craving. This preset is perfect to use for recipe websites, food blogs, catalogs, restaurant menus, and Instagram too. 

Collection: Food Presets, Vibrant Presets
Best for: Food Photography, Indoor
Style: Bright, Vivid, Warm, Cozy

The examples below will show how this colorful preset for Lightroom adjusts and accentuates colors and textures. Notice how every element in a photo will appear rich in tones and detail.

Makes Food Delectable with Warm and Vivid Colors

A colorful picture of a fruity pancake on a vibrant blue tray

Colorful and Inviting. The Food preset adds warm color temperature and shadows, as you can see in the above image of a fruity pancake. It increases red and green color saturation and luminance as shown in the color of the plate and tray. 

This has tones that make food more appealing. You can notice how the warmer hues in every color help make them appear vivid. In the example above, the fruits look fresh and juicy. See how these adjustments are enough to make the dish mouthwatering.

Brightens to Reveal  Every Tasty Detail

A warm and vivid photo of a blueberry cake

Luscious Colors. The blueberry cake in the image above looks bright and sweet. To make this dessert look as good as it tastes, the preset enhances colors and texture with an increase in vibrance and clarity. Its warm color temperature, too, makes the top color of the cake browner, as though more caramelized. This effect makes the image look like it was shot in a studio, whether by a beginner or a professional photographer.

Adds a Soft Matte Texture for a Cozy and Inviting Feel

A colorful photo of fruits and vegetables in a jar

Cozy Meals. It is important to set the mood of any photo, but more so when presenting food. After all, food presentations represent not only taste but also the desired dining experience.

This Food preset does exactly this by giving culinary photos a warm and cozy atmosphere. Food, therefore, will always look great and inviting.  

In the After photo above, the preset tweaks the photo’s toning for an added magical touch. Fruits and greens look freshly picked and flavorful. Coupled with a custom tone curve, it also produces a charming matte effect. The result remains stunning: colors look rich and even more defined. You may even use this preset for Lightroom to enhance photos of your kitchen!

Moderates Light and Dark Tones

A bright and detailed photo of a salmon breakfast, enhanced by PresetLove Food preset

Balanced Tones. As was mentioned previously, the Food preset is focused on amplifying both color and detail. This means not a simple boost in exposure, but a tempering of various light and dark tones. This adjustment helps you get the textures just right, which is a must for a food photography preset.

As an example, the preset has decreased the highlights and contrasts the salmon breakfast photo above. This makes sure that the mid and upper tones remain crisp and not overblown. To contribute to the overall brightening, blacks and whites are made lighter, softer too. See how these improvements complement the warm motif.

Food preset is for Lightroom Mobile, Desktop and…

Like all our Lightroom Presets, you can absolutely use Food preset 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
  • Designed for Adobe Lightroom for PC, Mac, and Mobile
  • Includes Lrtemplate and XMP preset formats for Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic desktop apps
  • Includes DNG preset format for the free Lightroom mobile app
  • Applicable to both RAW and JPG images
  • 100% Free Preset Download

Need help with the presets? You can visit our guide to learn how to install Lightroom presets.

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