A high-contrast summer portrait of a woman in red bikini against a blue wall

A Summer Affair

A Summer Affair is a free Lightroom preset that brings out the lively summer feel in your photos. They will come out bright and warm, with rich hues that look great on skin tones. It is perfect for emphasizing the carefree feel in your vacation photos.

Collection: Summer Presets, Warm Presets, Beach Presets
Best for: Outdoor, Natural Light
Style: Bright, Sunny Warmth, Clear, Balanced Tones

This preset works best on outdoor scenes with a lot of natural light. It is a versatile filter that will always give you natural-looking results, but visibly better.

Try it on your travel and vacation photos of beaches and summer activities. You will be surprised to see how much effusive warmth this preset can add to you images.

Brightens Images for a Summer Look and Feel

A bright photo of a man in a blue button-up shirt and khaki pants, posing by the beach

Under the Sun. A Summer Affair preset increases the photo’s exposure to boost the look of your captured moments under the sun. It does not overdo it; it retains the natural look of the image and only improves it.

See the above After photo and observe how brighter and more attractive it has become. To balance out this boost in light, the preset also mellows the contrast to retain the image’s original tones. This combination of enhancements look incredible on skin tones, as you can see in the photo above.

Infuses Photos with Warm Summer Hues

A vivid photo of a cococnut served for its juice, with coconut trees in the background

Bright as Sunshine. This preset can improve lighting in shaded areas as well. Instead of plainly increasing the exposure further, the filter increases shadows, whites, and blacks for softer dark tones and brighter whites.

Notice how the A Summer Affair preset heightens the tropical atmosphere. You can use it even to simply make your outdoor photos lively. Apply this filter on any photo that you wish to share in social media like Instagram. Continue to read more about it in the following example.

Makes Details and Colors Pop

A lively photo of a boy cheerfully splashing water onto himself

Joyful Summer. This summer preset enhances multiple elements in an image, from fine textures to its full range of colors. These adjustments are essential to fully express the emotions of the moment. For this, the preset increases clarity and vibrance.

Let us examine this effect on the After photo above. It is amazing to see how much detail is revealed in the water splashes. They somehow feel more tactile. The other highlight is, of course, the boy’s more radiant expression. You can see more of his exuberant reaction. Notice how the preset enhances his skin tone, too.

Fine-tunes Colors for Intricate Warm Hues

A vivid photo of water cascading down a richly colored cliff

Rich Warm Hues. What sets this preset apart is the way it warms a photo. It is not merely a boost in the color temperature slider. It applies layers of color adjustments to give you warm and organic results.

A Summer Affair preset decreases the saturation of red colors in an image. These softer reds will subtly be visible on skin tones and rough terrain. You can easily spot this in the example above.

The preset also increases green, blue, and aqua color saturation. This set of tweaks is highly visible in outdoor photography; these are after all the colors of nature. To enhance this effect further, the preset further sharpens the details.

Look at the overall result now. With this outdoor vacation preset, all photographic elements are enhanced and brought to life.

A Summer Affair preset is for Lightroom Mobile, Desktop and…

Like all our Lightroom Presets, you can absolutely use A Summer Affair 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.

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