If you’re looking to supercharge your design workflow this year, updating your Lightroom presets with a new, powerful collection is a good idea! Lightroom presets let you instantly fix, improve, and enhance your photos with a single click. And we’ve found the perfect set of presets just for you.
Having the right set of Lightroom presets can be a huge time-saver for designers. Everything from retouching portrait photos, to adding stunning visual effects, enhancing interior photos, optimizing HDR photos, adding retro effects, and much more is possible with the Lightroom presets we’ve included in this list.
We’re also answering the most common Lightroom preset FAQs, to help you learn more about presets, use them on desktop or mobile, and more.
What Is A Lightroom Preset?
For beginners, photo editors without a lot of time, or designers that want to create a consistent visual style for imagery, a Lightroom Preset can be a great alternative to manual editing.
A preset is a free (or paid) add-on that comes with pre-determined settings for some of the different features in Lightroom. A preset has all the settings ready to create a certain type of visual with just one click. They can save photographers, editors, and designers a lot of time while helping maintain a consistent visual style.
Need a hand getting started? Our guide on how to install and apply a Lightroom preset is a great place to begin.
Sometimes the best way to make your photos look better is to add a subtle effect that creates a beautiful and natural look. This bundle of Lightroom presets are made for doing just that. It includes 20 different presets for adding a faded look to your outdoor and landscape photos to balance colors and contrast. The presets are easily adjustable as well.
This is a massive bundle of Lightroom presets and LUTs that lets you make your photos look like a screengrab from a Hollywood film. It includes 50 different presets, each featuring a different style of a cinematic look. The presets are available in 5 different categories and they work with both Lightroom desktop and mobile apps.
Just as the name suggests, this Lightroom preset comes with a few different versions of the popular orange and teal effect that adds a colorful filter to your photos. The bundle includes 8 different styles of the effect to match both outdoor and portrait photos. They work with Lightroom mobile version as well.
Want to make your baby photos look more adorable? Then grab this bundle of newborn Lightroom presets. It includes 50 different presets featuring various styles of tones and filters to make baby photos even cuter than they ever were. All the presets are customizable and works with mobile and desktop versions of Lightroom.
This is a free Lightroom presets that optimizes and improves your selfies and portrait photos, especially for social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook. The preset does wonders for correcting lighting and colors of your everyday life photos.
This bundle of Lightroom presets include lots of desert-themed filters and effects as well as lots of other filters for various types of photos. The pack comes with 50 different effects divided into 5 categories with light and airy, orange and teal, vintage, and many other styles of effects.
You can use the presets in this pack to create a moody and a gritty look and feel for your photos. It includes 15 different presets featuring various effects and tones. The filters are easily customizable and work with mobile and desktop versions of Lightroom app.
Add a sweet pink color filter to your selfies and portrait photos to add an attractive tone. This bundle includes 50 different presets you can choose from to quickly adjust and optimize your photos with just a few clicks. The presets are compatible with Lightroom CC 2019 and higher.
This is a must-have bundle of Lightroom presets featuring 50 different effects and filters for lifestyle bloggers and Instagram users. With these filters, you can optimize and add more style to your lifestyle photos and selfies. You can easily customize the effects to adjust their settings as well.
Another beautiful free Lightroom filter that adds a nostalgic look and feel to your photos. This Lightroom preset is perfect for optimizing landscape and outdoor photography by adding a realistic retro-vintage look. The effect is fully customizable as well.
This bundle of Lightroom presets comes with 50 different effects featuring pastel color filters. These are ideal for enhancing your photos for social media. Each preset is compatible with Lightroom desktop and mobile apps.
If you do a lot of lifestyles and outdoor photography, this Lightroom presets pack will come in handy. It includes 11 different presets made just for optimizing lifestyle photos to give them a moody effect and feeling.
These clean and minimal Lightroom presets are made just for professional photographers and designers. They are fully optimized for enhancing the depth and the lighting of your photos. All 20 presets are easily customizable as well.
The Lightroom presets in this pack are most suitable for improving photos taken indoors. It’s especially great for interior design photography. The bundle includes 40 different presets that are compatible with both mobile and desktop versions of Lightroom.
This is a free Lightroom preset you can use to add a stylish and moody effect to your portrait photos and selfies. The filter comes in desktop and mobile versions as well.
This is a must-have pack of Lightroom presets for processing wedding photos. The bundle comes with multiple presets designed to add a moody effect to wedding photography. The presets are compatible with Lightroom 4 and higher as well as Lightroom mobile app.
A collection of high-quality Lightroom presets made for optimizing outdoor landscape photos. If you’re a photographer or a designer who works with nature photos this bundle of presets will come in handy.
Neon Tokyo is a pack of Lightroom presets designed for adding more color and highlights to nighttime photography. The pack includes 32 different effects that are compatible with both Lightroom Classic and CC.
Featuring a wide variety of effects, filters, and adjustments, this massive bundle of Lightroom presets will help you optimize and enhance all kinds of portrait and landscape photos with ease. They are compatible with Lightroom mobile as well.
Add the popular tilt-shift effect to your own photos with just a single click using this pack of Lightroom presets. It includes 12 different presets featuring tilt-shift and color enhancing effects.
This bundle of Lightroom presets includes 11 unique presets designed to help improve photos taken under indoor lighting. These presets are perfect for easily enhancing your everyday smartphone and digital camera photos.
Film effect is a popular filter used in modern photography that add cinematic looks to ordinary photos. This collection of Lightroom presets is designed to recreate that same filter effect with just one-click. It comes with 11 presets that work with Lightroom 4 and higher.
Adding a pastel color effect can greatly improve newborn, fashion, and wedding photography. Use the presets in this pack to add stylish pastel color filters to your own photos and make them look more attractive. The prests in this pack create non-destructive effects and can be easily customized to your preference.
This Lightroom preset is a professional filter that not only improves your photos by applying a subtle HDR effect but also enhances photos with toning and adjustments. The preset is easily customizable and can be applied with one-click as well.
A free high-quality Lightroom preset designed for enhancing outdoor photos. You can easily edit the effect to change the strength and it works well with lifestyle and fashion photos.
Wonderland is another professional Lightroom preset that’s ideal for improving portrait photos. This preset is free to use and it’s most suitable for natural light and outdoor portraits.
This is a collection of professional Lightroom presets that allows you to give your photos an authentic HDR look and feel without much effort. The presets in this bundle are also compatible with both the mobile and desktop versions of Lightroom app.
This bundle comes with 10 different Lightroom presets featuring cool blue toning effects. These effects will help give your natural light and portrait photos an attractive look and feel.
Moscow Travel is a collection of Lightroom presets designed specifically for improving your travel photos. The pack includes 9 different presets featuring various styles of Instagram-like filters.
Another bundle of Lightroom presets you can use to optimize and improve wedding photos and outdoor photos. The bundle includes 11 Lightroom presets and Photoshop action versions of the presets as well.
Designed for enhancing fashion, wedding, and couple photos, this free preset works with both desktop and mobile versions of Lightroom. You can apply the effect with just one-click as well.
If you want to make your photos look more vibrant and make the colors pop, this free Lightroom preset will come in handy. It lets you apply a dramatic and moody effect to your photos without an effort.
Create an authentic monochrome effect to enhance your portrait photos using this bundle of Lightroom presets. It comes with 11 presets compatible with Lightroom 4 and higher.
Warm and Airy is a collection of Lightroom presets you can use to instantly enhance your portrait and outdoor photos. The pack includes 11 presets that are compatible with both mobile and desktop versions of the app.
The Lightroom presets in this pack are designed to improve your workflow by helping you automate the basic retouching process. With these presets you’ll be able to retouch portraits with just a few clicks.
Golden Hour is a collection of 11 unique Lightroom presets features various styles of filters for enhancing your photos. The presets are most suitable for outdoor and landscape photos.
This collection comes with mobile and desktop Lightroom presets for enhancing your portrait and landscape photos by adding a beautiful Lomography effect. It includes 11 non-destructive effects.
Indie Wedding is a collection of Lightroom presets created for optimizing wedding themed photography. The pack comes with 32 unique presets that allows you to optimized both outdoor and indoor photos. It also comes with Photoshop Camera Raw versions of the presets as well.
A massive bundle of 100 unique black and white Lightroom presets. The bundle is free to download and include presets with various adjustments that work with many different types of photos.
This is a free and professional Lightroom preset that features a creative film effect that transforms your photos into works of art. The filter is most suitable for portrait photos.
This pack includes 20 unique Lightroom presets made specifically for enhancing and optimizing outdoor photography in urban areas. These presets will allow you to add creative color effects to your urban photography.
The Lightroom presets in this bundle are designed inspired by the popular Bohemian Film effect. It includes 30 high-quality effects that not only optimize the photos but also enhances skin color and tone.
With this collection of Lightroom presets, you’ll be able to create a unique effect to give an authentic vintage feel to your photos. The bundle comes with 20 unique presets that works with RAW, JPEG, TIFF, DNG, and PSD.
This is truly one of a kind collection of Lightroom presets that comes with 20 unique effects. These will come in handy when creating suspense feel for your photos, especially for different themes of photoshoots.
If you’re an Instagram user and travel a lot, this bundle of Lightroom profiles is a must have. It includes 40 unique Lightroom profiles that allow you to instantly enhance your photos taken in different lighting conditions and environments.
Artisan is a collection of beautiful Lightroom presets you can use to enhance your food photography. It comes with 50 different presets in both Lightroom template and Photoshop Camera Raw versions.
You can easily change the mood of your photos using this bundle of Lightroom presets, which includes 30 high-quality faded effects. The effects work with PSD, DNG, RAW, and most other file formats.
Just as the name describes, Moody is a collection of Lightroom presets that allows you to change and enhance the tone and mood of your photos. It includes 10 unique presets that works with Lightroom 4 and higher.
This is a bundle of 20 high-quality Lightroom presets designed for adding color effects and improving your travel and portrait photos. The presets are also available in ACR format for Photoshop and they work with Lightroom 5 or better.
This pack comes with 42 professional Lightroom presets to help improve your post-processing workflow. The pack includes various presets that are perfect for enhancing food photography, wedding photos, and for food bloggers as well.
As the title suggests, this is a set of 15 Lightroom presets that are made for enhancing the brightness and contrast of your photos to achieve high-quality blacks. Except these presets enhance the photo exposure automatically. The presets works with Lightroom 4 and above.
The Lightroom presets in this bundle are all highly creative effects that give your photos an artistic look. It will come in handy for both photographers and graphic designers. The pack includes 50 Lightroom presets which are compatible with Lightroom 4 or better.
If you’re a photographer or a designer who works with fashion, beauty, or lifestyle photography, this bundle of Lightroom presets are for you. It includes 23 presets for quickly enhancing your photos with professional calibration adjustments. The effects are also completely non-destructive.
This bundle features over 20 amazing presets with effects inspired by popular movies for giving your photos a cinematic look. If you like adding unique visual effects to your photos, these presets are perfect for you.
The Lightroom presets in this pack are made specifically for enhancing and improving couple photos by giving them a summer vibe. It includes 30 different presets, including BW effects, retro, matte, selfie, and more.
This bundle includes 15 Lightroom presets, including 5 toning presets and 11 variations. Each preset is designed to improve the natural lighting of portrait and fashion photography to give them a fantasy look and feel.
Send your photos back in time using these retro Lightroom effects. This pack comes with 17 presets compatible with Lightroom 4 or better for adding retro and vintage effects to your photos.
Inspired by old-school film photography such as Fujifilm Velvia and Kodak Gold, this pack of Lightroom presets helps you give an analog look to your photos. It comes with 15 presets with adjustable tones. The presets work with Lightroom 4 and above.
This is a set of color grading Lightroom presets that are perfect for adjusting and improving wedding and baby photography. The presets feature five strengths from subtle to strong for achieving the ideal effect and the tones are adjustable as well.
A massive bundle of over 90 different Lightroom presets for making basic adjustments to your photos without any effort. The pack includes a set of auto-presets for improving color, contrast, tone, and lets you enhance details with ease.
This bundle includes 26 fadeable Lightroom presets that gives your photos a professional-level color grading almost instantly. The presets features effects inspired by movies such as Train to Busan as well.
Color mix is a pack of premium quality Lightroom presets designed for retouching and enhancing photos. It includes 22 presets that are compatible with Lightroom 4 or better. The presets work with both JPEG and RAW files.
A unique pack of Lightroom presets that add a stunning moody effect to give a folklore vibe to your photos. The bundle comes with 7 different presets which are suitable for outdoor photography.
Zine is a set of Lightroom presets designed for fashion and lifestyle photography. It includes 17 unique presets to help you enhance photos instantly and add various styles of effects.
There’s no need to hire designers to enhance your family photos and make them look professional. You can use this bundle of 30 Lightroom presets to automatically improve your kids and family photos and add various effects.
Forests & Sands is a set of Lightroom presets made for enhancing your outdoor photography. It includes 12 unique presets that gives various effects and each preset comes with several pre-made variations for adjusting lighting and camera settings.
This bundle includes 20 high-quality Lightroom presets for adjusting and improving HDR photography. The presets are fully adjustable and are compatible with Lightroom 4 and above.
Looking for a way to achieve the perfect black and white effect? Then look no further. This pack comes with 10 professional presets that allows you to instantly achieve a high-quality B&W effect with just one-click. It’s perfect for fashion and portrait photography.
Retrochrome is a set of Lightroom presets designed for enhancing family and portrait photography. It includes 17 presets: 7 base presets and 10 different variations for achieving different levels of effects and adjustments.
Give your photos an instant hipster effect using these Lightroom presets. This bundle includes 40 different presets that feature various effects with color grading, adjustable tones, and beginner-friendly settings for adjustments.
This pack includes 22 professional Lightroom presets for adjusting and improving wedding photography. Retouching many different types of wedding photos will get much easier with these presets.
This bundle features 20 unique Lightroom presets for improving the lighting, contrast, color, and adding effects to your various types of interior photography.
Enhance and improve your street and urban photography using this pack of Lightroom presets. It comes with 13 unique presets with various effects and adjustments for giving a professional look to your photos.
Make your photos look as if they’re taken from the Blade Runner movie using these cyberpunk Lightroom effects. The bundle comes with 10 unique presets.
Yet another pack of Lightroom presets made specifically for improving wedding photos taken in various situations, including sunny, summer, and bright lighting. It includes 20 unique presets.
This is a bundle of creative Lightroom presets designed to enhance the toning of photos. It’s best for improving outdoor, couple, and family photos. It includes 20 total presets with 7 base presets.
Improve your fashion photography using this bundle of Lightroom presets. This pack comes with 20 presets for enhancing and adding effects to both outdoor and portrait photos.
A bundle of 27 Lightroom presets for adding truly artistic effects to your photos. It’s perfect for fashion and lifestyle photographers for quickly improving photos with just a single click.
This is a set of 10 Lightroom presets designed specifically to help improve your workflow by allowing you to quickly and easily process your HDR photos.
A bundle of 18 stylish color grading presets for adding various effects and enhancing your photos. These presets are also compatible with videos so you can add them to your videos using Lightroom as well.
This is a bundle full of professional Lightroom presets made specifically for retouching portraits and other types of photos. The pack includes 15 different Lightroom effects, which are compatible with Lightroom 4 or better.
UltraPop is a pack of creative Lightroom presets that allows you to add an extra bit of color to your boring photos to make them pop. The bundle includes 20 Lightroom effects suitable for different types of photos.
If you’re a photographer or a designer working with portraits, this collection of Lightroom presets will be indispensable for you. It includes 30 professional Lightroom effects for instantly improving portrait photos.
This bundle comes with 14 Lightroom presets that adds a modern retro feel to your photos by adding a warm vintage tone. The effects are most suitable for improving landscape, portrait, and wedding photos.
This collection of Lightroom presets are ideal for photographers and designers who work with fashion photoshoots. It includes 23 Lightroom presets for optimizing your fashion and beauty photos while also preserving the original photo quality.
5 Common Lightroom Preset FAQs
If you’re new to Lightroom, these frequently asked questions will help you understand how to take advantage of the app using Lightroom presets.
1. How to Install & Use Lightroom Presets
Installing a preset in Lightroom CC is quite easy. Simply follow the steps below.
- Open the Lightroom CC app and open an image
- Open the Develop tab by clicking on the button on the top-right corner
- Scroll all the way down to find the Presets button and click to open the presets tab
- On the Presets tab, click on the three dots on the top of the panel and select Import Presets option from the menu
- Browse your computer to find and select your downloaded preset files and click the Import button to import the presets
Once imported, your new presets will appear in the Lightroom Presets library. Simply click on a preset to apply the effect to your photos. Then you can use the adjustment tools to optimize the effect to your preference.
2. Why Use Lightroom Presets?
When working with photos, you’ll often end up applying the same effects to multiple photos. With presets, you can automate the actions to apply the adjustments to other photos with just a single click.
Lightroom Presets help you save a lot of time and improve your workflow. Presets are also a great way to share your unique filters and effects with others.
3. How to Save & Export Lightroom Presets
If you want to save an adjustment, a filter, or an effect you’ve created with Lightroom to use later, you can easily save it as a preset as well. Here’s how to do it.
- First, make all the adjustments you want to save as a preset
- Click on the Plus icon (+) on the top-right corner of the Presets tab then select Create Preset
- On the Create Preset window, select all the settings and adjustments you want to save. Give your preset a name and click on the Create button to save your preset.
To Export a preset or share it with someone else, simply right-click on the preset you’ve created and select Show in Explorer. Find the .XMP file of your preset and copy it.
4. How to Use Lightroom Mobile Presets
Lightroom also has a very powerful mobile app, which you can use on your phone or tablet to edit photos on-the-go. You can use presets with the mobile app as well. Here’s how it works.
The easiest way to import presets in Lightroom mobile is to import the presets using the Desktop app and sync them with your mobile app using Adobe Cloud.
Or you can install Lightroom presets made specifically for the mobile app.
- First, UnZIP or Extract the files in your downloaded ZIP file. You may have to install an additional app to UnZIP files. Lightroom Mobile uses a format called .DNG for presets
- Open Lightroom Mobile app and tap on the Add Folder button and select Add Files option
- Now browse to your extracted folder and open the Lightroom Preset
- Once installed, the preset will appear in your library.
To apply the preset to photos, simply click on the Preset image >> click on the three dots button on the top-right corner >> select Copy Settings. Select all the settings you want to copy and click OK.
Now open the image you want to edit and click on the three dots button and choose Paste Settings.
5. Lightroom Classic vs Lightroom CC: Key Differences
When buying a subscription to the Adobe Lightroom app, you’ll have two options to choose from—Lightroom Classic and Lightroom CC.
Lightroom Classic is the enhanced version of the old Lightroom app. This app is optimized for Desktop users who prefer the classic user interface for faster workflow.
Lightroom CC features a modern user interface and comes with more improved features and Adobe cloud integration and access to the Lightroom Mobile app.
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