If you are a photographer then it’s likely you will know all about Adobe’s Lightroom software – its the standard piece of photo editing software that most photographer’s will use on a daily basis. You can use Lightroom to develop your images from raw format and then edit them to get them looking just right, it also acts as a cataloging tool so you can keep track of all the photos you take and split them up into different collections, tag them, sort them and so on.
One of the best features of Lightroom is it’s powerful editing suite, you are able to apply a whole range of different effects, tonal changes, exposure corrections and so on to your images which is so powerful you can often end up with your photos looking completely different. You can add grain, change the colors, convert to monochrome, apply the popular matte look and so on – all by tweaking the different sliders and other tools. The problem comes when you would like to get the same effect across a whole photo-shoot or save the look you created for future photos. That’s where the magic of presets comes in! You are able to save any edits you have made to a photo as a preset ( also known as a lightroom plugin ), this is file which records all the settings you used, you can then apply that preset to any other photos with one click of the mouse.
You don’t have to just use your own presets though, these small but powerful files can be added from any source and there are thousands available online to download and use on your photography, which have been created by other people. There are presets for just about any type of effect you could wish to use – that’s why we have put together this huge post for you which contains free lightroom presets in many different categories and styles – all waiting for you to download and try out on your own images.
- 1 Free Portrait Presets
- 1.1 Free Portrait Photography Lightroom Preset
- 1.2 Portrait Pro
- 1.3 Free Soft & Light
- 1.4 Warm Retro
- 1.5 Faded Portrait
- 1.6 Free Fashion Vintage Presets
- 1.7 Legacy Pro 1600
- 1.8 Free Color Pop
- 1.9 Free Cross Processing
- 1.10 Green Filter for Portraits
- 1.11 Workflow Presets for Portraits
- 1.12 Free Lightroom Polaroid Film Presets
- 1.13 Autumn
- 2 Free Landscape Presets
- 2.1 Free Landscape
- 2.2 Free Cinematic HDR
- 2.3 Black and White HDR
- 2.4 Vibrant Landscape
- 2.5 Autumn Landscape
- 2.6 Vacation Memory
- 2.7 Iceberg
- 2.8 Winter Wonderland
- 2.9 Free Mediterranean Scenes Preset
- 2.10 Vintage Film
- 2.11 August Sunset Preset
- 2.12 Free Old Polaroid Lightroom Preset
- 2.13 Free Sharp Color Pop Preset
- 2.14 Trey’s Lightroom presets
- 3 Free Wedding Presets
- 3.1 Free Wedding Photography Lightroom preset
- 3.2 Free Wedding Day Preset
- 3.3 Weddings Look Preset
- 3.4 Free SoftWash Film Lead
- 3.5 Mad Dash Lightroom Preset
- 3.6 PH The Weddings
- 3.7 Vintage Wedding Lightroom Preset
- 3.8 Color Pop
- 3.9 Sunny Days
- 3.10 Five Free Wedding Presets
- 3.11 Elegant Wedding
- 3.12 Wedding Smiles
- 3.13 Wedding Photo:Lighting
- 3.14 Info & Download
- 3.15 Sharpening & Noise Reduction
- 3.16 Dramatic Look
- 4 Free Vintage Presets
- 5 Free Baby Presets
- 5.1 Ultra Color
- 5.2 Silky Smooth Skin
- 5.3 MCP Mini Enlighten
- 5.4 DeSaturate Me
- 5.5 Matt Kloskowski’s Spotlight
- 5.6 Sun Flare
- 5.7 Silver Lining
- 5.8 Rockwell Warm
- 5.9 Coffee Shop Sweet Baby
- 5.10 Sweet Baby Dreams B&W preset
- 5.11 Soft newborn
- 5.12 Coffee Shop Beauty Preset
- 5.13 10 Born Baby Lightroom Preset
- 5.14 Free Lightroom presets for Children
- 5.15 Free Preset pack 2017
- 6 Free Food Presets
- 6.1 Free Food Preset
- 6.2 Sweet Tea
- 6.3 Food And Still Life
- 6.4 Free Preset for Food Photography
- 6.5 Foodie
- 6.6 Orange Splash
- 6.7 Lomo Preset
- 6.8 Old Film in Latin America
- 6.9 Deeper Than Deep
- 6.10 Green Aperture
- 6.11 Archived Grain
- 6.12 Grain & Film
- 6.13 Fuji Velvia
- 6.14 Bold Colors
- 6.15 The look of Beijing
- 6.16 ON1 Signature Collection Vol. 1
- 6.17 Analogue Love 1
- 6.18 Christian Wolf’s Action
- 6.19 Another world
- 6.20 Nocturnus
- 6.21 Sharp Black & White
- 6.22 Black and White OX
- 6.23 HDR Exterior Real Estate Lightroom Presets
- 6.24 Real Estate Color Correct Presets
- 6.25 Enfuse for Real-estate photography
- 7 Free Matte Presets
- 7.1 Free Matte Lightroom Preset
- 7.2 Matte Preset by ShutterPulse
- 7.3 Basic matte
- 7.4 Deep Matte
- 7.5 20 Free Matte Effect Presets
- 7.6 Grainy Matte
- 7.7 Soft Matte
- 7.8 Aged Matte B&W
- 7.9 Chocolate Matte
- 7.10 Detailed Matte
- 7.11 Nicolesy’s Matte
- 7.12 Matte Color Cream
- 7.13 B&W Portraits Detailed Matte
- 7.14 Deeply Matte Color CreamWash
- 7.15 LSL B&W Matte
- 8 Free Monochrome Presets
- 8.1 Free monochrome Lightroom Preset
- 8.2 Monochromatic
- 8.3 Monochrome B/W
- 8.4 Sharp B&W
- 8.5 Monochromatic Vol.2
- 8.6 Mono Fade
- 8.7 Eric Kim Monochrome 1600
- 8.8 Shuttersweets – Monochromatic
- 8.9 Cool B&W
- 8.10 Free High Contrast B&W
- 8.11 Info & Download
- 8.12 Single Color Split Toning Preset
- 8.13 Aperture Preset
- 8.14 Monochrome Log Lady
- 8.15 Old Old Old
- 8.16 Nostalgic
- 8.17 Lightroom Preset – Danville No.2
- 9 Other Free Lightroom Presets
How to Install Lightroom Presets
It’s pretty simple to install your presets, you have to copy the preset file or folder of presets into your lightroom’s installation “Develop Presets” folder. You can find the location of this by doing the following steps:
- Open Your copy of Lightroom
- In the top menu visit : “Edit” > “Preferences” > “Presets”
- Click on the small box which says : “Show Lightroom Presets Folder”
- Double Click the” Lightroom” folder
- Double Click the “Develop Presets” folder
- Now copy you presets in here.
- When you restart lightroom you will see they have been added when you go to “Develop”
This is the complete collection from Photonify, it includes all their Lightroom Presets and Photoshop Actions which are currently available. Purchasing it also gives you a lifetime license for support and updates which means any new sets they release in these categories will be added to the bundle so your items will grow over time. Currently the included items are worth $479 but you can get the bundle for $99.
If you use the coupon code for “alienwp” you get a further 10% off the bundle.
We have split this post up into sections which you can navigate, we have sections for : portraits, landscapes, weddings, vintage, newborn, food, matte, monochrome and other. That’s 250 lightroom presets you can download for free and start using today.
Take a look below and start building your collection!
Free Portrait Presets
These free lightroom presets are perfect for your portrait shots. Whether its enhancing the facial details, adjusting highlights or making your eyes look vibrant, this presets can turn your portrait images into amazing shots.
Free Portrait Photography Lightroom Preset
This is a stunning free preset for Lightroom, designed especially for Portrait photography. It adds a gritty and realistic tone to your photos and sharpens it slightly to give an amazing effect.
Another preset for giving your portrait that professional studio look, by muting your colors, adding grains and other effects. A perfect preset for printing your photos on paper or canvas to a frame.
Free Soft & Light
Take your image enhancement capabilities to another level using this Light and Desaturated preset.
Give your portrait a warm and a retro look using the Warm Retro Lightroom preset by Forrest Lane.
Yet another freely available preset, to give your photos a beautiful faded look.
Free Fashion Vintage Presets
A collection of 10 presets for Portrait photographers. This preset gives your portraits a faded, old film style look of the past with just a single click.
Legacy Pro 1600
Black and White photography can give your photos that striking, timeless B&W look if done perfectly.
Free Color Pop
This preset is perfect to make your dull photos look vibrant and more lifelike. Make colors pop in your photos with this preset.
Free Cross Processing
This preset will give your photos a cross processed look with just a single click.
Green Filter for Portraits
Add a soft, but bright haze effect to your photos using this free preset at just a single click.
Workflow Presets for Portraits
With just a few clicks, this preset is able to fine-tune colors, boost saturation, sharpen portraits, soften skin tone and correct lens distortions.
Free Lightroom Polaroid Film Presets
This free presets for Lightroom 4,5 are able to replicate the faded color and contrast effect seen in instant photos with a single click. It offers 4 basic presets – Classic Polaroid, Fluorescent, Fluorescent Washed and Incandescent.
Want to give your photos that touch of Autumn? Use the Autumn Lightroom preset and give your photos a sepia tone effect inspired by Autumn.
Free Landscape Presets
Unleash the full potential from your landscape images by using Lightroom landscape presets. These presets are able to accentuate the mood and tonal qualities of each season, lighting and weather condition with a single click.
This is an amazing preset especially created for Landscape photographers which will add a nice realistic tone to your images while enhancing the colors and really making it pop.
Free Cinematic HDR
This preset can give your landscape photos an awesome cinema-inspired HDR effect.
Black and White HDR
Give your colored landscape photos an awesome black and white HDR conversion, while maintaining its deep, beautiful blacks.
Landscape photos may tend to appear dull or lacking a bit of life. In such a case, this preset can be used to give your photos a pop of vibrant colors.
This Lightroom preset can make your fall photos pop, by giving it a boost of autumn colors. Works with Lightroom 4,5,6, and CC.
This preset can enhance the color, mood of your landscape photos. A great, warm preset for all your scenic photographs.
If you love taking shots of cold, icy landscapes this preset is a must for you. This preset has a low clarity setting making bright objects glow a bit while enhancing the blues.
This pack offers presets for black & white, desaturated, sky enhancers, vintage retro and various others to give your photos the perfect winter appearance.
Free Mediterranean Scenes Preset
A free Lightroom preset that works best for Mediterranean scenes near beaches or oceans in sunlight.
Inspired by vintage films this preset can give your photos an elegant vintage look. It adds a beautiful sepia tone effect to your photos.
August Sunset Preset
This preset gives your images a mid-fall August season effect.
Free Old Polaroid Lightroom Preset
Give your photos that old Polaroid look using this free Light room preset.
Free Sharp Color Pop Preset
A great preset for enhancing the colors of your nature photographs. This preset can be used to add some vibrance as well as sharpening to your dull, desaturated photos.
Trey’s Lightroom presets
It is a set of Lightroom presets well suited for landscape photography. Give your photos a stunning effect with this preset.
Free Wedding Presets
Make your wedding photographs look professional and give them a classy and refined look using Wedding Lightroom presets. Below we have provided a list of freely available wedding Lightroom presets
Free Wedding Photography Lightroom preset
Specially designed for wedding photos, this preset will improve the look of your photos at a single click.
Free Wedding Day Preset
Automatically adjust the vibrance and saturation of your wedding photos and make them look amazing.
Weddings Look Preset
This preset increases the exposure, adds warmth, contrast, vibrance and sharpening, all at a single click. Make underexposed photos, standout using this preset.
Free SoftWash Film Lead
This preset softens the background to make the image pop out as well as gives your photos a beautiful film-inspired effect.
Mad Dash Lightroom Preset
This preset provides a contrast-rich and desaturated look to your image.
PH The Weddings
It is a collection of 8 presets, each one capable of providing stunning effects to your wedding photos at a few mouse clicks.
Vintage Wedding Lightroom Preset
This preset increases the contrast, brightness and vibrance, giving your wedding clicks that vintage look.
Give your dull photos that vibrant and alive look with this preset and Make colors pop out of your images.
A great preset for adding a warm glow to your wedding photos as well as a softer blue in the shadows.
Five Free Wedding Presets
A collection of 5 presets that wedding photographers can use to give their photos that extra edge and make them standout.
This preset will brighten, enhance and apply a cool down effect to your photos making them a perfect wedding day capture.
Use this preset to significantly increase the quality and look of your wedding photos with a single click.
Make your wedding photos clear and vivid by applying this preset. Highlight the hidden part of your photo by removing the black or too much shadow area.
Sharpening & Noise Reduction
Make your wedding images clear, sharp, elegant and remove any unwanted noise by a single click of this preset.
This preset can be used to provide a gorgeous, dramatic effect on your wedding images, increasing their beauty to a large extent.
Free Vintage Presets
This presets are highly useful for giving your photos an old Vintage look, making them appear as if they were shot on film and has aged. Here we have provided a list of free Vintage Presets. Give them a try
Free Vintage Film Preset
This preset can be applied to give your images that authentic, aged vintage feel that you are gonna always love.
Make colors pop out of your photos and make them vibrant at a single click of this preset.
Free Vintage Mono Preset
Give your images an awesome monochromatic conversion with a nice vintage touch and an aged black and white effect using this preset.
Free Vintage Film Preset
Use this preset to apply a nice vintage effect to your photos, that is inspired by vintage films.
This preset will make your photos pop by fading the colors and then applying a slight vintage effect.
Use this preset to give your images a vintage, retro-inspired look.
This free Lightroom preset adds some autumn vintage flair to your photos.
Add a touch of Monochrome vintage look to your images using this preset.
Yet another preset to give that old film look to your photos.
This preset is well suited to give a subtle, vintage look to your city scape photos.
Another free Lightroom preset that adds some custom warm vintage flair to your photos with a single click.
This is another brilliant preset that you need to check out.
A free Lightroom preset that can be used to add some classic, vintage feel to your photographs.
Add a beautiful vintage look to your photos. A perfect preset for outdoor landscape photos.
With this preset, applying stunning vintage effects to your photos takes just a simple click.
Free Baby Presets
Enhance the photos of your babies and family members, make them look clear, light and soft using these free baby Lightroom presets.Ultra
It is a collection of 18 presets that simulates different color print film emulations, creating stunning images.
Silky Smooth Skin
This preset reduces the shadows in the skin, adding a soft touch to your baby’s photo.
MCP Mini Enlighten
It is a pack of 15 Lightroom presets suitable for a wide variety of shooting situations. From toning your image to fixing dark images, this preset has got it all.
Used with the appropriate picture, this preset can give some pretty dramatic effects to it.
Matt Kloskowski’s Spotlight
This preset pack is used to add spotlight to a specific area and uses the Radial filter effect in Lightroom.
This preset adds some sunlight in your photos and gives a dramatic warm look to it.
Yet another preset that is able to add silver linings effect to your photos, making it look amazing.
Give your photos an amazing, edgy urban surreal look at the single click of this preset.
Coffee Shop Sweet Baby
This free preset is useful in removing redness from skin, brightening the image and also softening skin.
Sweet Baby Dreams B&W preset
A perfect preset for baby portraits, giving it a soft, bright, B&W effect. This preset automatically applies a fade effect on the edges.
Enhance the quality and look of your baby with this free, amazing newborn preset.
Coffee Shop Beauty Preset
Make your baby photo look stunning, by a single click of this preset.
10 Born Baby Lightroom Preset
This pack includes 10 lightroom 475 presets, perfect for newborn photography.
Free Lightroom presets for Children
A set of presets for transforming your child’s photo into a clear, vivid and bright image.
Free Preset pack 2017
This pack offers a set of 12 presets, for tweaking your photos in any way desired.
Free Food Presets
This presets are designed to enhance your food images. Perfect for recipe websites, food bloggers that want to share images of food.
Free Food Preset
Make your food items look vivid and pop out their colors using this preset.
Another preset for food photography, that works great with food photos.
Food And Still Life
Make your food look more saturated and delicious with a single click of this preset.
Free Preset for Food Photography
It allows to maximize the clarity, lower the highlights and lighten shadows of your photos.
A set of 3 presets, helping food photographers make their shots more yummy and vibrant.
This preset adds a retro-grunge look to photos, ideal for food photography.
This preset recreates the old Lomo style with vignette effect, over saturation and light leaks.
Old Film in Latin America
This preset can be used to add a bright, clear effect to your food photos and make their colors pop out.
Deeper Than Deep
Quickly turn your flat and dull food photos into deep,eye catching pictures with a simple click.
This preset simulates the Nashville preset of Instagram.
This preset is ideal when your food photos contains greeny vegetables. It will give your photos a strong green with a bit black, and a touch of vignette.
Give your food photos an overexposed lomo feel to it with this Lightroom preset.
FREE REAL ESTATE PRESETS
Here we provide a list of presets that can be applied to real Estate photos.
Grain & Film
This preset pack can be used to add grain and retro film feel to their images.
This preset gives an extensive saturated effect to make your images look sharp and amazing.
Transform your dull photos into life by using bold colors. This preset is used to pop out details from your photos.
The look of Beijing
It is a set of 2 Lightroom presets, designed for monuments and buildings. It adds a movie and happy sunset effect to your photos.
ON1 Signature Collection Vol. 1
Enhance the look of your photos by applying 60 different presets included in this pack.
Analogue Love 1
This preset has effects like grainy and split toned that adds a warm vintage look to your photos.
Christian Wolf’s Action
It is a set of 28 free presets that enables you to transform your dull, flat photos into something stunning.
This preset enhances your photos with its HDR effects. Make your photos clear and bright with this preset.
This preset is suitable for photos taken in low light conditions, especially at night.
Sharp Black & White
Transform your colored photos into black & white, with a strong sharp look with this free Lightroom preset.
Black and White OX
Yet another preset for converting your photos into black & white and giving it a classy appearance.
HDR Exterior Real Estate Lightroom Presets
This package includes 35 presets that gives your real estate photography a great sharp, bright, eye catching look.
Real Estate Color Correct Presets
This package of 50 presets is designed to give your real estate photography a bright, gradient, focused and color correct look.
Enfuse for Real-estate photography
Another preset for making your real-estate photos appear more bright, saturated and clear, at a single mouse click.
Free Matte Presets
Here we provide a list of presets that can be applied to real Estate photos.
Free Matte Lightroom Preset
This preset slightly washes out the colors of your photos, giving them a matte effect look.
Matte Preset by ShutterPulse
Easily add a beautiful matte effect to your photos using this awesome preset by Shutter Pulse.
This preset adds an amazing subtle, matte effect to your photos at a single click. Try it for free.
This preset is similar to basic matte but it uses a stronger matte effect.
20 Free Matte Effect Presets
This set of 20 matte effect presets is ideal to give your images a printed matte effect.
Give your images that grainy look with a tinge of matte effect.
This versatile preset will work on a variety of images, creating an awesome matte look and feel.
Aged Matte B&W
This preset will add a vintage matte effect at a single click.
Another amazing preset to add to your photos that chocolaty effect.
A wonderful preset to add a touch of softness to your image.
Give your photos a vintage, faded with time, matte effect with softened blacks.
Matte Color Cream
Yet another amazing matte effect preset for Adobe Lightroom.
B&W Portraits Detailed Matte
This preset is able to create a dramatic, detailed, B&W matte film look for your photos.
Deeply Matte Color CreamWash
Give your photos that dramatically matte, warm look with this preset.
LSL B&W Matte
This preset adds a touch a matte effect along with B&W conversion.
Free Monochrome Presets
Give your photos that look of a single color with these freely available Monochrome presets.
Free monochrome Lightroom Preset
This preset transforms your photos into black and white, giving it a monochrome effect.
This free preset will add a nice monochromatic look to your photographs.
Transform your photos into monochromatic B&W using this preset.
This free Lightroom presets for street and urban photography will add a grungy, high contrast look to your images.
This set of 20 presets is perfect to make your photos in dreaming and stunning B&W.
Another amazing monochrome preset By Forrest Lane.
Eric Kim Monochrome 1600
Make your photos look like film photos with this high contrast Black & White preset.
Shuttersweets – Monochromatic
This set of 20 presets has a variety of presets suitable for a wide range of photos.
This free preset can give your photos that black and white look with a touch of blue.
Free High Contrast B&W
With this beautiful preset you can give your photos an amazing high contrast black and white conversion.
Single Color Split Toning Preset
This is an amazing preset to give your images that single color, monochrome effect.
This preset provides various effects like B&W, classic as well as mono color.
Monochrome Log Lady
This preset transforms your photos into a monochromatic version with a slight sepia tone added.
Old Old Old
Give your photos an monochromatic gray, washed, vintage effect with this preset.
This is another fantastic lightroom preset that warms your pictures dramatically, while adding a little sunlight to it, giving it a monochrome look and feel.
Lightroom Preset – Danville No.2
An amazing preset to convert your photos into a polished, dramatic B&W look without losing the highlight details.
Other Free Lightroom Presets
Give your photos that look of a single color with these freely available monochromes presets. Each of these presets comes with brilliant modern and advanced features.
Check out this amazing preset to make your picture stand out.
This is another super amazing preset that will give a stunning look to all your pictures.
LUC Besson is a nice preset to boost your picture quality instantly.
GuavaJelly is a great option for outdoor photography. Make sure you don’t miss it out!
If you are too much into the B&W filter, then this is the perfect one for you.
This preset will help you filter your picture in a matter of seconds. You just need to make some clicks.
Create some of the most amazing pictures of your own with this ultimate preset.
This is a brilliant option for those who are into still photography.
This preset will help you convert your otherwise ordinary picture into an eye catching one.
Another beautiful preset that you can not afford to miss out on.