Santorini White is a free Lightroom preset that infuses your photos with the unmistakable charm of Santorini, Greece. Images come out brighter and cooler without becoming overly saturated. This preset is ideal for predominantly white scenes, and for high key shots in general.
The white walls in the above image are brighter and cooler in tone, blending well with the slightly lighter and desaturated ocean hues. Notice how the increase in sharpening and cool colors makes the doors and windows more evident in the After photo, particularly their colors and textures.
Some grain is added to add to the signature Santorini aesthetic and feel. See the enhanced textures in the ocean of the above image, and the increased contrast between warm and cool colors.
Lights and shadows are specially tweaked in the tone curve to give a shallower yet balanced depth. The light tones are more vibrant here, and the shadows are more defined.
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. The vignetting also helps frame the subject of such a high key shot.
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.
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.
- 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 April 30, 2019