A woman in the middle of a desert

Mostly Clear

Mostly Clear free Lightroom preset is versatile to use on any photo. It makes images crisp, clear, and vividly colorful. If you are looking for a preset to use across various types of photography, this is the one to go for. It will work great both indoors and outdoors, from portraits to landscapes.

Collection: Vibrant Presets
Best for: All Types of Photography
Style: Clear, Deep Tones, Vibrant Colors

This is a beautiful and convenient preset for travel photography. It adapts to all kinds of scenes, so you can make every vacation photo look stunning. It is an adaptable aesthetic that you can also use as a cohesive Instagram filter.

Amplifies Contrast and Moderates Exposure

A man wearing a denim shirt and kicking dirt

Vivid Colors. Mostly Clear preset balances exposure and contrast to produce deep yet nuanced hues. It intensifies them by increasing contrast and slightly lowering exposure.

As you can observe in the example above, the preset makes the colors pop more and brings out their intricate shades. Notice how the hues appear more vivid on the man’s outfit and the ground. The resulting image is much more compelling and captivating because of these fundamental tweaks.

Brightens and Preserves Detail

A girl in an orange shirt lounging by the seaside

Brightened Tones. The preset brightens tones yet also moderates highlights to preserve as much detail as possible. Because of these adjustments, the After photo looks more illuminated, without highlights being overblown.

To create this brilliant look, Mostly Clear lightens blacks and shadows, and softens whites and highlights. These are finely adjusted to produce balanced tones.

You can observe the result in the above After image. The woman’s black pants look less black but show more texture. The expression on her face is now more visible, too. Lastly, look at her orange shirt and see how the brightening complements the intensified colors.

Applies Fine Adjustments in Saturation

Two men in bicycles

Saturated. One of the notable characteristics of this preset is how it produces bold colors. It creates a custom saturation tone curve that helps heighten blues and oranges — a nice balance of warm and cool hues. You can notice this the most when looking at the clothing of the subjects in the above image. With all these color adjustments, you will get crisp and strong colors each time.

See how this is even further refined in the last example below.

Sets a Custom Camera Calibration

A lush green landscape

Punchy Colors. Mostly Clear preset finely enhances colors in the camera calibration panel. It specifically boosts the saturation of red, green, and blue primary channels. To make sure that it isn’t overdone, it also, oppositely, lowers the saturation of all colors in Lightroom’s HSL panel.

It is good to note that these improvements look stunning on landscapes with lush greens and clear blue skies. You can examine the above After photo and see how the preset can make an entire scene look lively.


Mostly Clear is for Lightroom Mobile, Desktop and…

Like all our Lightroom Presets, you can absolutely use Mostly Clear 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.


Free Lightroom Preset by Forrest Lane

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