Vibrant orange sunglasses on the sand


Vibrant is a free Lightroom preset that brings out the colors of an image. It applies unique graduated filters that recreate the warmth and brightness of sunlight. Not only do hues look saturated, but they also look rich and complex. The preset’s high contrast settings also make tones pop and crisply defined.

Collection: Vibrant Presets
Best for: Bright Photos, Colorful Images
Style: Punchy Colors, Vivid Tones, Crisp Textures

If you are looking for a vivid and colorful preset, this summer filter is a must. It will make your images look bold and brilliant without washing out the details. Its unique warming adjustments make it ideal as an Instagram filter. Its style is captivating especially for travel and vacation photos. You can examine the results in the images below.

Brightens and Extracts Colors

A vibrant aerial photo of a beach

Vivid Hues. For an image to be vibrant, the present needs to add more light. It does so by increasing exposure. This adjustment will naturally illuminate all photographic elements. After all, this setting is essential to a preset like this that specifically amplifies colors.

Then, to begin extracting colors, it improves vibrance as well. This makes hues look, not only intensified but also deep and more nuanced. Like the one above, this is an essential enhancement as well — after all, as its name suggests, this preset is all about vibrance.

For photos of food, we recommend that you use our vibrant food preset instead. These would have settings that are more optimized for the colors of dishes and desserts. This preset for Lightroom will also give you enhanced by accurate colors.

Applies Custom Graduated Filters

A vibrant photo of a man carrying a surfboard at a beach

Custom Lighting. Vibrant preset has a distinct look because of the custom filters that it applies. Its lighting adjustments are not like most presets; in addition to the usual tone curve and lighting sliders, Vibrant also incorporates custom graduated filters to moderate highlight and exposure.

This adds another dimension to a photo’s default lighting. You can think of it as both a fix and a stylistic enhancement. For lighting alone, the Vibrant preset adds two filters.

A vibrant aerial photo of a woman floating at the sea

Bright and Warm. The preset applies another filter for tone. It is designed to brighten the scene and add a warm tone exposure effect. It is the golden sunlight glow that you see at the bottom half of the After photo above. This artistic style is ideal for beach photos, to reinforce the color of the sand. More simply, you can use it to create a focused sunlight look.

Look at the After photo above. The bottom golden hues give a heightened impression of warmth. This, therefore, makes more sense in a beach scene like this one.

This is a fun effect to experiment with. Try in on your favorite travel photos. You can also use it to enliven a scenery or outdoor event. All these effects consistently come together to produce a professional result. It is really the uniquely blended tones that set this preset apart from all our free vibrant presets for Lightroom.

Moderates Tones

A vibrant urban photo of a street lined with blue structures

Compressed Tones. Vibrant preset’s tones are not as intense as its hues. They are moderately set to firmly add depth. The preset, therefore, lowers the brilliance of highlights and lightens some shadows. The resulting look helps keep the photo looking natural, even with the punchier colors.

In the After photo above, observe how the highlights and shadows add depth to the street. The blue buildings that line it look stunning and deeply defined. Pay closer attention to the shadows of the awnings and the sunlit texture of the walls.

Produces Crisp Midtones

A vibrant aerial photo of a beach

Detailed. To complete and cement the vibrant look and feel, the preset slightly adds clarity and contrast. These two settings help draw out and reinforce some midtones to define elements further. This complements the colors very well.

Examine how all the preset’s adjustments come together to enhance a photo. Compare the colors and tones of the two photos above. The resulting image looks more captivating because of the amplified visual elements. The sunny effect, too, improves the overall atmosphere or mood of the scene. See how the After photo effectively portrays the feel of a sweltering summer season.

Vibrant preset is for Lightroom Mobile, Desktop and…

Like all our Lightroom Presets, you can absolutely use Vibrant preset 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.

Free Lightroom Preset by Amr Tahtawi

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