Le Louvre is a free Lightroom preset that is perfect for glamorous, romantic, and dreamy photos because of the classic look that it gives them. It enhances architectural pictures by adding light, exposure, and some brown tones in the shadows.
This preset is ideal for travel photography, especially if the locale has intricate and historical architecture. It is optimized to bring out the details of grand structures and urban elements. You will also notice that with its lighter look is also a softness that brings out a timeless warmth.
Gives Photos a Timeless Feel
Surreal Afterglow. This image of a quaint Paris street looks lively in the After photo. To achieve this result, the Le Louvre preset applies some basic adjustments first: it increases the brightening and amplifies the contrast. It does so moderately, without altering the hues too much.
The overall result is stunningly timeless, almost with a vintage feel. The preset softens some hues and effectively brings out pastel shades. You can mostly notice this effect on the building facade.
Go on and try this preset on architectural photos. You can use it as a filter to make an attractive and sophisticated addition to your Instagram feed.
Softens Cool Tones for a Light and Dreamy Feel
Lighter Skies. The Le Louvre preset decreases luminance of aqua and blue tones, as you can see in this Arc de Triomphe picture. You can compare the skies in the Before and After examples above. This adjustment is enough to transform the mood of the entire scene. It is lighter, warm, and inviting.
The preset further adjusts the dark tones to create greater depth and texture. Blacks and shadows appear moderated now. Notice, too, how they appear softer because of the brown tints in the shadows. This little tweak is enough to infuse a retro feel. It adds an air of elegance as well.
Brings Out the Majestic Air of Historical Landmarks
Majestic Mood. This preset is both stylish and artistic. In this Louvre Museum image for example, notice how the After photo appears grander. Its slight warm vintage treatment also brings out a sense of history.
To produce these particular tones, Le Louvre preset increases the saturation of yellow and orange hues; this is in contrast to the lighter and slightly muted sky. As a result, the structure stands out more from its background.
Subdues Light Tones
Light and Airy. The Le Louvre preset also adjusts the light tones in an image. It decreases both highlights and whites for a soft and almost-matte polish. Just look at the After photo above and see how this effect contributes to the ethereal atmosphere; as mentioned, this gives a timeless look and feel, which is exactly what the photo calls for.
Le Louvre preset is for Lightroom Mobile, Desktop and...
Like all our presets, you can absolutely use Le Louvre 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
- Compatible with Lightroom 4, 5, 6 and CC
- Performs with both PC, Mac and Mobile
- Applicable to both RAW and JPG images
- 100% Free
This Lightroom Preset was last updated on September 20, 2019