Adobe Lightroom is an amazing program for developing your photos you can use it to tweak RAW and JPG files but it can be a time consuming process when developing a batch of photos. This is where presets come on, they are settings you can apply to each photo for different looks so you can get the right tone and feel for your photos. You can create your own as you go, saving up your own collection and you can also supplement this by adding presets that other people have created.

In this collection we have put together a list of completely Free Lightroom Presets you can download and use for your own photography. There are many different styles listed here, including: Film-Inspired, Vintage Film, Black & White, Duotones, Pastel, HDR, Vibrant, Color Pop, Landscapes, Portraits, Lightleaks and many more styles. You are sure to find an effect you are looking for here.

Before you start downloading the presets, make sure you know how to add them to your Lightroom software, it’s pretty easy so just follow these steps :

How to Install Lightroom Presets

Overview

  1. Open up Lightroom
  2. In the menu Go To: “Edit” > “Preferences” > “Presets”
  3. Click On The little box which says: “Show Lightroom Presets Folder”#
  4. This will open a Windows explorer box
  5. Double Click on” Lightroom”
  6. Double Click on “Develop Presets”
  7. Copy your Lightroom Presets Into “Develop Presets” folder
  8. Then you can Restart Lightroom
  9. Your presets will now appear under the “Develop” area on the left hand side

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Free Portrait Photography Preset

This amazing preset is dedicated for portrait photography. It is designed to sharpen your photo and add immense gravity to the photograph. It has been designed by professional photographers and lightroom experts to make the preset look good on different camera brands and photos.

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Free Wedding Preset

This preset is designed specially for wedding photos to give them a classy and refined look with one click of the mouse. Use it to improve the look of your photos of that special day.

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Free Matte Preset

Great looking free preset to give your images the popular matte look.

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Free Pastel Preset

A Free Pastel preset for Lightroom designed to give your photos a beautiful and soft look with pastel tones – perfect for images which need a soft or dreamy look.

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Free Landscape Preset

This preset will make your landscape photos pop by deepening the colors, sharpening and really picking out the fine details in the photograph.

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Free Vintage Look Preset

This preset will wash out the color in your photo and add some grain and other effects so it gives an authentic aged feel.

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Free Monochrome

Beautiful monochrome preset for changing your color images to stunning black and white.

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Summer Preset

Lovely summer time preset – You can use this on a range of different types of photo, best results will be on suitable photos taken outside in natural light.

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Free Professional Portrait

Give your portrait photos the professional studio look with this excellent free preset.

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Free VSCO Preset

Emulate old Kodak film with this VSCO lightroom preset

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Newborn Preset

The perfect preset for taking photos of newborn babies.

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Classic Car

A lightroom preset for car photography which gives them a stylish and slightly vintage feel.

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Fashion Preset

A stunning preset for fashion photography to give a modern and stylish look to your photos.

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Autumn Photography Preset

A perfect preset for photos taken in autumn time, works well with reds, browns and golden tones of the leaves at this time of year.

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Free Lomo Effect Preset

This great preset recreates the old photography vibes with great affect. The images get soft vignette effect with a little over saturation and beautiful light leaks providing a very distinctive feel to the image.

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Free Food Photography Preset

This Lightroom preset offers a matte finish to the images, making it perfect for food photography. The preset enriches the bright colours with great textures which makes the subject stand out from the background.

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Free Film-Inspired Lightroom Preset

This free preset for Lightroom provides great film textures to images. With this you will be able to translate your photographs to the classic film look. Additionally it works beautifully on a wide variety of photos, from landscapes to portraits.

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Free Film Lightroom Preset

This is another free preset for Lightroom with film effect. It has great saturation and very delicate white balance to ensure amazing photographs that look like they are part of a film. It is very evident that a great amount of work has been put on it, to make it outstanding.

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Favorite Film: Free Lightroom Preset

This is one more film inspired preset for Lightroom. Each of them has something unique to offer. This preset cuts down on the brightness levels to bring a more sober and dignified persona to the images. It is a great preset and best of all it is completely free.

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Free Bold Film Lightroom Preset

This amazing preset is dedicated for film quality image manipulation. With great filters for matte film and haze effect, it can instantly turn your images into professional quality snaps. Image saturation is finely tuned for that modern film look.

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Free Vintage Film Lightroom Preset

If you are interested in vintage photography this preset is meant for you. An amazing preset that has been tuned for that vintage look translates well into images. Most importantly the preset is completely free and a great deal.

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FREE FADED LIGHTROOM PRESET AND PHOTOSHOP ACTION

Free faded is a very nice looking preset for Lightroom. It has amazing textures which bring an elegant faded effect to photographs. The preset works with Lightroom 4,5,6 and CC as well as on Photoshop.

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Free HDR Lightroom Preset

This free HDR preset for Lightroom processes your images by increasing the dynamic range of your images without the need to blend multiple exposures. It contains 20 one click presets for amazing HDR effects. The preset works for both RAW files and .jpg files.

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Free Cinematic HDR Lightroom Preset

This is another amazing free Lightroom preset which combines the best of both HDR and cinematic filters. It works best for both landscapes and any other types of photos. It brings a lot of depth to your photographs and you will be amazed by the range that it can be applied to.

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Free HDR Lightroom Preset

This beautiful preset will give an amazing makeover to your images. By slightly blurring the background of your images it brings your subject into grand focus. The amazing manipulation of the different colours, it is bound to make your photographs more artistic

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Realistic HDR: Free Lightroom Preset

In a lot of cases, HDR makes your photograph look unrealistic and very manipulated. However, this free preset, offers subtle changes which enhances the dynamic range of the image, while keeping things as natural as possible for a very realistic output.

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Free Vibrant Colors HDR Lightroom Preset

This amazingly versatile preset is perfect for turning even very dull photographs into lively pieces of art. It ushers in a breath of new life by adding a lot of colours, depth and accentuating the dynamic range. It is so powerful, it is surprising to see that it is free.

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Free Strong HDR Lightroom Preset

This Lightroom preset is perfect for portraits. It accentuates all the right elements of the image to provide a very well defined subject highlighting the strongest features to great effect. The preset is absolutely free for you to try it out for yourself.

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Free Autumn Color Boost HDR Lightroom Preset

If you want to play with colours in your images, then you must try out this preset. It elevates the colour and their depth through simple manipulation to ooze life into each and every colour. It is called Autumn because of the amazing detailing of colours.

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Black & White HDR Lightroom Preset

Black and white photographs had always had this immense appeal, and if you are among those who are fascinated by them, then you will love this preset. It has awesome black and white HDR conversion which brings a lot of depth to images.

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Free Color Pop Lightroom Preset

This delightful preset is a burst of happiness. It elevates all the colours in your images and is also called ‘boost’ because of this feature. It can breathe fresh life into old photographs as well by making all the colours pop with rich texture.

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Free Vibrant Landscape Lightroom Preset

This vibrant preset for Lightroom gives much needed boost to photographs clicked in RAW format. Dull colours are fairly common in landscape photographs, specially when clicked in RAW. The preset neutralizes that by elevating the presence of the colours making them pop.

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Free Autumn Landscape Lightroom Preset

This preset too is a colour booster for Lightroom. It works best for photographs in which you want to capture the essence of the fall season with the myriad of colours in display. It works on Lightroom 4, 5, 6 and CC.

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Bold Color: Free Lightroom Preset

This great preset for Lightroom is for images which seem to be lacklustre and dull. The preset highlights the colours beautifully and brings great depth and significant boldness to images. If your images are washed out, then use this preset for amazing results.

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Color Love: Free Lightroom Preset

This is another colour enhancing free preset for Lightroom. It brings its own uniqueness to images with contrasting colours, which make the lighter colours stand out with a lot of vibrancy. It successfully brings a lot of dynamism to the images.

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Free Sharp Color Pop Lightroom Preset

This amazing preset can do wonders to your images. It not only boosts the colours but also enhances the saturation, adds vibrancy and provides great sharpening. You will immediately feel the difference once you use this preset.

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TVK

This great preset is from Tiffany VK photography for amazing professional quality images. It has a little bit of everything, providing great contrast, sharpness and amazingly vibrant colours.

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Cinema Stock 1

This preset for Lightroom provides a warm glow to photographs. The distinct warmth along with cinematic texture looks great on images. It is best used for close up shots or portraits to provide great detailing.

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Cinema Stock 2

This free preset is another adaptation of a cinematic texture. Instead of warmth, this preset plays with brightness and contrast. The preset provides a modern cinematic glow, which is amazing to say the least.

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Porcelain

This is a must have preset for portrait photographers. It highlights the image in such a way that the subject glows beautifully. It does not over do the effects and keeps the manipulation at minimal levels for a more natural look.

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Pop Portrait

This is another preset dedicated for enhancing portrait photographs. It pops up the colours and has great dynamic range, making the images livelier and peppier. The preset is great for clicking those stunningly beautiful portrait photographs.

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Portra 160

This preset brings the essence of film cameras to the digital world. With a great faded effect and bright illustration of colours, it will make your images have that nostalgic effect. The preset is also completely free and you must check it out.

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Smart Warmer

This preset for Lightroom brings a lot of warmth to your photographs. The warmth is not over saturated and keeps the natural essence alive. It is great for portrait photography as it gently warms up the image while keeping the skin tone natural.

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Free Light Leak Lightroom Preset

This is an amazing preset for people who like to play around with light and exposure. It offers a very controlled light leakage effect which translates wonderfully to the final image. It is compatible for Lightroom 4 and above.

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Free Cinema Lightroom Preset

This great free preset will make your snapshots look like they have been taken off the reel of a movie. With amazing white balance and subtle saturation of colours, the preset works flawlessly. It is a great preset for landscape photography.

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FREE INTENSE WARM LIGHTROOM PRESET AND PHOTOSHOP ACTION

If you are sceptical about free presets then this one will surely change your mind. The preset adds loads of intensity to images, while also adding a bit of warmth to keep it natural. This is an amazing preset which works exceptionally well for portraits.

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FREE POPPER LIGHTROOM PRESET AND PHOTOSHOP ACTION

This preset has very subtle effects but contributes greatly in making your images look sharper and livelier. The preset enhances the colours of your image without overtly saturating it, providing the right balance for an amazing snap.

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Free Soft & Light Lightroom Preset

This free preset for Lightroom has a beautiful soft colour effect. It also enhances the contrast and has a desaturated effect on the colours making them soft and pleasing on the eyes. It is a great preset to be kept in your library.

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FREE SOFT PASTEL LIGHTROOM PRESET AND PHOTOSHOP ACTION

This is a free preset for Lightroom that plays with the exposure variable of an image. It slightly overexposes the image and dulls the colour for a beautiful pastel touch. It works on Lightroom versions 4 and above.

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Free Elegant Fade Lightroom Preset

This is a free preset that elegantly fades images to give them a distinct persona. The colours are toned down and a sublime balance is maintained for that photographic elegance. The preset works for Lightroom versions 4 and above.

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August Sunset Lightroom Preset

This is a grand preset for sepia tone lovers. Your images will get a sepia wash and you can control the degree to which it is saturated. The slightly vignette feel brings a delightful chemistry with the sepia tone and works amazingly good.

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Free Faded Lightroom Preset

This free preset for Lightroom has a faded effect to offer. The fade has been very beautifully textured for a nice effect that does not push the image to the point of being very old. It has a modern feel, with a slight fade effect which translates very well to the final image.

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Free Orange Fade Lightroom Preset

This orange fade preset is a great way to bring a nostalgic vibe to your images. The fade is subtle but works in a great combination with the orange tint. The preset is completely free and works with Lightroom 4 and above.

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Beach Life Lightroom Preset

This amazing preset as the name suggests brings a great sandy beach vibe to your images. The colours are a bit saturated, but by the perfect amount to go with the beach vibe. It accentuates yellow and orange hues for maximum effect.

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Summer Breeze LR Pack

This preset simulates the different colours of sunlight with a soft vintage touch. You will get four shades in the preset vis a vis Beach Vintage, Light of Dawn, Pop Sunshine, Sun Glare. Each of them has a distinct aura, and you must check it out.

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Free Black and White Lightroom Preset

This is a great black and white preset for Lightroom. The quality is unparalleled with great texture and stunning balance of brightness and contrast. It brings about immense depth in your photographs and the best part is that, it is completely free.

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