Santorini White is a free Lightroom preset that infuses your photos with the unmistakable charm of Santorini, Greece. The resulting images will appear brighter and cooler without becoming overly saturated. The white tones will look great with blue hues, too. You will see in the below photos how beautiful the white structures appear against bodies of water, sky, and some urban elements.
Try using this preset for predominantly white scenes, and for high key shots in general. This preset will look great for outdoor travel photography, where there is sufficient natural light. This will produce brighter and lighter images that capture the soothing Santorini feel.
Creates Bright and Cool White Tones
Bright and Cool Whites. The white walls in the above image are brighter and cooler in tone. The Santorini White preset creates this effect by increasing the contrast and adjusting the color temperature. You can observe how the white walls now complement the blue hues of the sea. They blend well with the slightly lighter and desaturated water hues.
To bring out the texture of these adjusted colors, the preset also increases sharpening. This works in conjunction with the contrast boost, to reveal detail and textures in the facade.
Produces a Relaxing Atmosphere with Calm Blue Hues
Laid-back Blues. The sea in the After photo above noticeably appears lighter and softer. It gives off a soothing impression of a calm and breezy place. To create this effect, Santorini White decreases overall saturation, and more specifically, the luminance of blue and aqua tones. This works well with the boost in contrast mentioned earlier. As a result, the cool hues are attractively vivid without being too stark for a calm vibe.
Sharpens Textures to Reveal More Details
Crisp Details. The After photo above is less saturated yet the Santorini blue waters remain emphasized enough to draw the eye. You can more clearly make out the textures of the structures lining the shore and the details of the background landscape.
For these crisp details, the preset boost sharpening; after all, Santorini does have a lot to show, and it would be great to showcase these varied textures. Santorini White is therefore the perfect filter for showcasing your urban and landscape travel shots. This helps emphasize your travel experience and even portray the mood of the place. Try it if you want to give an accurate impression when sharing in social media like Instagram.
Gives a Light and Airy Summer Feel
Cool yet Warm. See how this Santorini White preset powerfully accentuates the whites in any photo. They are subtly cooler and more enticing to look at. The overall result produces a unique summer aesthetic comprising cool tones, rather than the usual saturated warm colors. This is therefore ideal to use when you want to preserve the whites and blue tones of your shots, all the while giving the viewer a sensation of warmth.
Santorini White is for Lightroom Mobile, Desktop and…
Like all our presets, you can absolutely use Santorini White 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.
If you want more presets like this, be sure to check out our Lightroom presets for Instagram.
- 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