If you are looking for a versatile travel preset, consider using Perfect View. It can be applied to various scenes but it is best for landscapes and cityscapes. Because of its rich and vibrant matte aesthetic, the resulting photos will appear as stunning as postcard images.
Go on and use this preset as a colorful filter for your Instagram photos. It can make an entire feed look cohesive without altering too much in a photo.
Adds a Dramatic Layer of Warm Magenta
Classic Warmth. The preset creates the base look by blending the color temperature and tint. It first warms the scene and moderately adds a layer of magenta. The blend of these two not only coats the image with a soft and elegant hue but also accentuates both dark and light tones.
To augment the range of colors, Perfect View amplifies the overall contrast as well. In the above After photo, see how all these adjustments come together to create a photo that is rich in color, tone, and detail.
Lightens Tones for a Bright and Detailed Scene
Brightening. This preset applies a classic brightening treatment. What sets it apart is how it handles tones; although it lightens both light and dark areas, it moderates the brightest sections by lowering the highlights. Aside from producing balanced tones, you can notice that it also somehow creates a matte effect.
This finish gives the image a look that is reminiscent of National Geographic photographs, but with vibrant colors. This set of settings, after all, go hand in hand with a thorough adjustment in colors. You can compare the result of these fine tweaks in the above example.
Boosts Colors to Create a Vibrant Scene
Color Boost. The most obvious feature of this preset is its bright and colorful style. Perfect View makes sure that you get the most of a scene's colors; your images will look consistently bold and exciting. As you would expect, the preset does heighten the usual color settings: clarity, vibrance, and saturation. Coupled with the contrast boost, you are guaranteed that your photo will pop to life and steal the show.
Enhances the Colors of Nature
Majestic Landscapes. Of the two images above, the After photo is undeniably more attractive. While the previous adjustments boost colors, this more complexly tweaks each. The preset, therefore, adjusts the hue, saturation, and luminance of every hue, especially those commonly found in nature.
It increases the saturation of green, aqua, and blue — the three most common colors in a landscape photo. It then illuminates the rest of the scene by increasing the luminance of yellow, green, purple, magenta, and orange. On the other hand, to create a deep turquoise water and sky, the preset lowers the luminance of aqua and blue. You can examine how all these complement each other in the above After photo.
Refines Textures and Details
Professional Polish. Perfect View applies some finishing touches to draw out more of the photo's elements. It sharpens and reduces noise throughout the image. You can appreciate more details this way, like the bell tower's texture above. Textures are, after all, important when photographing both cityscapes and landscapes.
Lastly, notice the moderate vignetting that the preset applies. This acts like a simple frame that draws attention to the subject or the entire scenery.
Perfect View is for Lightroom Mobile, Desktop and...
Like all our presets, you can absolutely use Perfect View 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 Free Lightroom Preset was last updated on December 30, 2019