Night Leaks is a free Lightroom preset that transforms any nightscape into a breathtaking light spectacle. It has special radial filters that create colorful light leaks that are perfect for night photography.
Collection: Night Presets, Modern Presets, Vibrant Presets
Best for: Bright, Night Photography, Scenes with Street Lights
Style: Vibrant, Colorful Light Effects, Clear Tonal Contrasts
Creates Colorful Light Leaks
The transformation is stunning: the subject is now illuminated by a spectrum of colors — from a simple nighttime snapshot to a rich dramatic photo. The warm white lights that plainly dominate the original photo are now a captivating splash of color.
Brightens Night Photos
Notice how this preset works well for photos taken with minimal light. The illumination from the sides of the road is tinted with cool hues in the After photo. Other light sources are now more defined, too: see the building windows and the car headlights down the street.
But what if you already have a natural and colorful light source? If you are taking photos of the Aurora Borealis and Australis, you should consider our Northern Lights preset for Lightroom.
Produces Dramatic Nighttime Scenes
Harsh lights in photos can instead become accents that blend well with other photographic elements. In the After photo, you can notice how the glaring headlights of the bus now complement the wet, reflective, pavement. The resulting photo is also sharper, more detailed, as you can observe by comparing the subject’s shoes above.
Enhances Night Portraits
This free Night Leaks preset has cool hues that coat the image and add to the cold night feel. The dull grays in the background are now colorful and eye-catching. The subject, too, is more emphasized. Contrasts are increased along with shadows and sharpening.
All illuminated elements in the photo above are suffused with colors. Look at how significantly more appealing the image has become: the cityscape, even as a background, is now a point of interest. The effect isn’t harsh; PresetLove’s versatile Night Leaks preset can serve as a unifying effect for any shot. With it, any night scene, whether a vast night sky or a glimpse of city nightlife, can become attractive. This is easily one of our essential free night photography presets.
Night Leaks is for Lightroom Mobile, Desktop and…
Like all our Lightroom Presets, you can absolutely use Night Leaks 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.