230+ Free Lightroom Presets You Will Love

Speeding up your post-processing workflow will allow you to spend more of your time taking photographs and less time editing them in Lightroom and/or Photoshop. For Lightroom users, making use of develop presets can be an excellent way to reduce the amount of time you spend in Lightroom. When it comes to presets, you can either create your own or use those created by others. There are plenty of high-quality presets available for purchase, and there are also some excellent ones that can be downloaded for free.

One of the great things about Lightroom Presets is that you can easily tweak the settings to suit a particular photo. No preset will work well with every photo, so it is really handy that you can adjust them to meet the specific needs of one of your own photos.

Presets can also serve as a great learning tool. If you’re new to Lightroom you can check the settings used by a preset to understand how a certain effect is accomplished.

If you’re just starting with Lightroom or even if you’re a seasoned expert, we highly recommend Scott Kelby’s new book called The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC Book for Digital Photographers. It’s the bestselling Lightroom book that you can get on paperback or Kindle, and it will make you a better Lightroom user.

Other popular books for Lightroom 5 include:
The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 For Digital Photographers – a chunky guide that’s chock-full of information, tutorials, and practical advice for beginners and experts alike.
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5: Classroom in a Book – a great introduction to Lightroom, perfect for anyone diving into Photoshop for the first time.
The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Book: A Complete Guide For Photographers – a comprehensive (700+ pages) textbook to keep you learning for a long time, even if you’ve already been using Lightroom for years.

Free Lightroom Presets

Below are more than 230 Free Lightroom Presets that we hope will speed up and streamline your workflow. We’ve organized the presets into 9 general categories:

Jump down to the category that interests you, or download and enjoy them all!

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Preset Bundles

If you prefer getting a batch of presets in one click, look no further than these free bundles. Most are sample packs, letting you try out some presets from a larger bundle that’s for sale. Besides saving time, a bundle gives you a unified style, since the presets are all from the same designer or studio. However, you might also be tempted to spend more if you end up loving the sample presets. They’re free, but you might get hooked!

Contrastly Presets

Contrastly has an online store loaded with presets, but if you subscribe to their emails, you can get a free starter pack with 25 classic presets. These presets were selected from their best packs in the store, so you’ll have a good idea of what to expect if you decide to buy more.

contrastly lightroom presets

Shutter Pulse Lightroom Presets

Shutter Pulse has a massive pack of over 300 presets for $59, but before you wade into that bundle, you can try 20 of their presets for free. The presets in this sample bundle are varied and interesting. Autumn, Winter, Blue Day and Evening Black & White are just a few of their presets you can try out.

Autumn Lightroom Preset

MCP Mini Enlighten Lightroom Presets

This bundle is a sample pack of 15 presets and custom resets, selected from MCP’s full Enlighted collection. It includes color, black & white, and toning presets that allow you to create 8 distinct looks. Then, if you really like the sample, you can get the full package of 200 easy-to-use presets for $100.

Mini Enlighten Lightroom Presets

onOne Signature Collection Presets

On1 has a whole page of presets to download for free. Some are from ON1, while others are from ON1 partners, like Contrastly and Sleeklens. If you want a single big bundle, you can start off with the ON1 Signature Collection, Volume 1, which gives you 60 presets. Or, for Instagram-style photos, download Volume 2 with 29 presets.

onOne

Altphotos Lightroom Presets

Altphotos has put together a bundle of 10 great presets that cover all the basics. From cool and elegant to bright and warm, this pack gives you variety without overwhelming you with endless options.

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Pro Lightroom Sample Bundle

This sample bundle gives you 5 presets, selected from the full Pro Lightroom Bundle. You mainly get three black & white presets, plus a color-boosting “Touch of Drama” preset and a “Deeply Matte Color Cream Wash” preset. If you like these, you can buy the complete bundle of 595 presets for $20.

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Matte/Film-Inspired

Love the aesthetic of film photography? Luckily, there are plenty of free presets out there to give you that classic look with a digital camera.

Vintage Film Lightroom Preset
Vintage Film Lightroom Preset

Elegant Fade Lightroom Preset
Elegant Fade Lightroom Preset

Vintage Fade Lightroom Preset
Vintage Fade Lightroom Preser

Film-Inspired Lightroom Preset
Film-Inspired Lightroom Preset

Vintage Vixen Lightroom Preset
Vintage Vixen

Grainy Matte Lightroom Preset
Grainy Matte Lightroom Preset

Deep Matte Lightroom Preset
Deep Matte Lightroom Preset

Favorite Film Lightroom Preset
Favorite Film Lightroom Preset

Vintage Lightroom Presets
Vintage Lightroom Presets

Bold Film Lightroom Preset
Bold Film Lightroom Preset

Vibrant Film Lightroom Preset
Vibrant Film Lightroom Preset

Cross Processed Lightroom Preset
Cross Processed Lightroom Presets

Valenseeah Lightroom Preset
Valenseeah

Light & Color

Getting the color and lighting of a photo right is one of the toughest challenges in photography. These presets can’t fix every problem, but they sure can help.

Color Pop Lightroom Preset
Color Pop Lightroom Preset

Color Love Lightroom Preset
Color Love Lightroom Preset

Light & Bright Lightroom Preset
Light and Bright Lightroom Preset

Color Pop Preset
Color Pop Preset

Sharp Color Pop Lightroom Preset
Sharp Color Pop Lightroom Preset

Basic Color Enhance Lightroom Presets
Basic Color Enhancement Lightroom Presets

Bold Color Lightroom Preset
Bold Color Lightroom Preset

Travel & Landscapes

These presets are perfect for any photographer who loves traveling and shooting landscapes. Some can help solve specific issues, like dull landscape colors, while others give a specific vibe to your photos. A few work great with urban shots, too.

Road Trip Preset
Road Trip Preset

Autumn Landscape Lightroom Preset
Autumn Landscape Lightroom Preset

Vibrant Landscape Lightroom Preset
Vibrant Landscape Lightroom Preset

Dreamscape Lightroom Preset
Dreamscape

Dawning Lightroom Preset
Dawning Lightroom Preset

Blue Tint Lightroom Preset
Blue Tint Lightroom Preset

Alleycat Preset
Alleycat Preset

Monochromatic

Despite the lack of color, black and white photography has a wide range of possibilities. Monochromatic photos can have a modern or vintage look, a melancholy or bright atmosphere. Whatever vibe you’re aiming for, these presets can help you get there.

Sharp Black & White Lightroom Preset
Sharp Black & White Lightroom Presets

Best Black & White Lightroom Preset
Best Black & White Lightroom Preset

High Contrast Black & White Lightroom Preset
High Contrast B&W Lightroom Preset

Black & White Lightroom Preset
Black & White Landscape Preset

Old & Dirty Lightroom Preset
Old & Dirty Lightroom Preset

Vintage Mono Lightroom Preset
Vintage Mono Lightroom Preset

Summertime

Every season has its beauty, even winter. But if you’re a wedding photographer or summertime vacationer, it’s worth checking out these summery presets.

August Sunset Lightroom Preset
August Sunset Lightroom Preset

Sun Flare Lightroom Preset
Sunflare Lightroom Preset

Summer Love Lightroom Presets
Summer Love Lightroom Presets

Silver Lining Lightroom Preset
Silver Lining Lightroom Preset

Orange Fade Lightroom Preset
Orange Fade Lightroom Preset

Flowers & Greenery

Whether you’re shooting springtime flowers or frost-covered pine trees, these presets can help turn your everyday shots into eye-catching works of art.

Frosty Kiss Lighroom Presets
Frosty Kiss Lightroom Preset

Bouquet Lightroom Presets
Bouquet Lightroom Presets

Cherry Blossom Lightroom Preset
Cherry Blossom Lightroom Preset

Spring Lightroom Preset
Spring Lightroom Preset

Foliage Lightroom Preset
Foliage Lightroom Preset

HDR

If you love the look of HDR photos, then these presets are for you. They cover a range of photography genres, so you can try a little of everything.

HDR Lightroom Preset
HDR Lightroom Preset

Cinematic HDR Lightroom Preset
Cinematic HDR Lightroom Preset

Realistic HDR Lightroom Preset
Realistic HDR Lightroom Preset

Vibrant Colors HDR Lightroom Preset
Vibrant Colors HDR Lightroom Preset

Autumn Color Boost HDR Lightroom Preset
Autumn Color Boost HDR Lightroom Preset

Black & White HDR Lightroom Preset
Black & White HDR Lightroom Preset

Portraits

A lot of the above presets work well with portrait photography, but the following ones were specifically designed with portraits in mind. Whether you’re a professional portrait photographer or a casual street photographer, these presets might come in handy.

Hollywood Lightroom Presets
Hollywood Lightroom Presets

Free Lightroom Presets for Grungy Urban Portraits
Grungy Urban Lightroom Preset

Blondies and Brunettes Lightroom Presets
Blondies and Brunettes Lightroom Presets

Vintage Lightroom Presets for Portraits and Weddings
Vintage Lightroom Presets

Whitman Cinematic Lightroom Preset
Whitman Cinematic Lightroom Preset

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