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Lightroom Presets

Lightroom presets

All of my Lightroom presets are available to download for free at first. Totally free for the first week. It’s my way of thanking people for their repeat visits to Matt, Simplified. After the first week of the preset for Lightroom being free, it is only $3.

Get your hands on some of the most-downloaded Lightroom presets.

It’s hard enough starting out with photography, learning cameras, the science behind photography, and all the client juggling. Save time and use these Adobe Lightroom presets. Spend less time at the computer, more time out shooting.

So these are free Lightroom Presets?

All of the Lightroom presets released have a limited period of time where they are absolutely free. No strings attached – just a free Lightroom preset as a thank you for checking out the site. Lightroom presets including the popular Winter Shore and Tokyo Warm presets, started out free.

If you missed one of the free preset periods, don’t worry! Many presets are available as a single download, or in a pack of Lightroom presets that will save you a bunch. Come to this site often? Then you’re going to have a develop module full of presets without paying a cent.

Check out some of the newest presets

About the presets

All of these presets were created for my own use and can be yours, too. The presets are designed to speed up your workflow, not be a single-click-solution to your photo workflow. Although, they can work great for that too.

The presets are perfect for almost all genres of photography. Whether you’re wanting a black and white image, a gentle film effect, differing color effects like split toning, there’s something available for everyone.

The goal is to release 1,000 presets. It’s ambitious, but photography is diverse and I can imagine that’s entirely possible. Have a shoot coming up that you need presets that are perfect for wedding photos? Got a food photography job lined up that you need the colours to pop in the food for? Or just need some professional Lightroom presets to simplify your post processing workflow? It can add up.

How to install the presets in Adobe Lightroom

It’s super simple to install the presets. So easy that I even did a tutorial, and I love quick processes. So that means the tutorial is short and you can get to enjoying the effects to your photos without messing about with installation techniques and loose files.

What type of preset are you looking for?

Lightroom presets are so common nowadays that people just download them in most instances, but in some cases, you might want to create your own free Lightroom presets to use in your photography. If you wish to manage a library of presets designed by other passionate photographers or create and manage your own, this page is the right place for you. Even more so, there’s free Lightroom presets right here to download!

Lightroom Presets
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What are Lightroom presets?

Presets are reference files that automatically set certain variables in the Develop module with just one click. Think of presets in Lightroom like a shortcut for certain settings when you’re editing a photo. If you use Photoshop for photo editing, presets are similar to Photoshop Actions. All of your presets appear in the left-hand panel in the Develop Module in whatever folder structure you set. I generally group them by the preset pack.

Lightroom comes with some presets already loaded into the program, but they’re pretty basic. You’ll probably want to create your own or download free Lightroom presets to get them just right. Whether you want to make color pop more, accentuate your black and white image, or make the photo have a perfect vintage film look, there are so many starter packs out there to download. But they’re often expensive, which is why I create Lightroom presets for photographers to download absolutely free.

With the newer versions of Lightroom CC, you can hover over presets and see how your image looks like the preset applied before it’s even applied. You’re not making changes to the image file itself when you apply a preset. The same with how Lightroom doesn’t save the changes to the original file, the presets just apply those settings the same way, meaning your original image file is untouched.

Why are they called My Best Lightroom Presets?

Fair question. And there’s an easy answer. I call the presets my Best Lightroom Presets because they are created by me, and therefore, perfect for me. Just because they’re perfected for my use doesn’t mean they’re not useful to you when you’re editing in Adobe Lightroom.

By no means do I feel that my Lightroom presets are the best Lightroom presets available. There are some amazing photographers offering fantastic resources, including presets just like mine. But I hope that my collection of created presets that are used in my regular editing flow are helpful to you.

About my free Lightroom presets

I spent a lot of time collecting Lightroom presets from other photographers who had carefully designed popular looks and created presets from their experience. Then I started creating my own presets, and it’s now my turn to make them available to you.

My Lightroom presets are compatible with all versions of Lightroom, but I’ve specifically created them for Lightroom CC, Lightroom 5 and Lightroom 4. The presets work with earlier versions of Lightroom, but Adobe changed the way the Develop module processes photos, so the effects might not be the exact same as what the demo images suggest. But if you’re using anything earlier than Lightroom 4, I would really encourage you to update your software rather than worrying about how Lightroom presets work! The change in Lightroom’s processing engine is totally worth it.

So get downloading with any of the free Lightroom presets and let me know what you make with them!

Download the free Lightroom presets

Every preset from the My Best Lightroom Presets starts out free for 7 days, then goes to the super small price of $3. If you’ve missed some of the presets that made My Best Lightroom Presets so popular, here’s some you might want to pick up for your photography editing workflow.

They are literally just a quick search away. But you ended up here, so why not download my free Lightroom presets first?

As for what types of presets are the most popular amongst photographers, I find that HDR Lightroom presets are some of the most common free presets available but there are many out there for any genre of photography, including weddings, real estate and food photography.

How do I install Lightroom presets?

First, you need to install Lightroom. Adobe Lightroom is an image editing tool that is non-destructive, meaning when you make a change to the image, the original file on your computer remains untouched. It’s super easy to install Lightroom presets, I even made a Lightroom tutorial exclusively showing you how to install them.

How do I get the free or Best Lightroom Presets?

To download the Lightroom presets I’ve made, just hit one of the links above and scroll to the bottom. It’s just one click away!

How can I view the settings applied by a preset?

After the preset is applied, you can see what settings were changed using the Develop module. On the right-hand panels, you can see the different adjustments that have been made. This might seem overwhelming if you are a beginner photographer, but don’t be afraid to play with the settings and using the preset as a starting point.

By making some adjustments, you can really make the Lightroom preset speed up your photo editing. You can also create new Lightroom presets from the original preset you used. You might even end up creating your own presets that better suit your needs.

Frequently asked questions

When will my download arrive?

Instantly once payment is completed.

When will my download expire?

Downloads don’t expire on most products, however on some of the more popular products they do to combat piracy. The download limit on most products is three downloads.

How do you send downloads?

Download links are sent to the email you enter at checkout. Contact us if you’re having trouble placing an order.

Check your junk or spam folder. The download is far from junk, but some email providers can get us confused with spam!

Why aren’t my presets showing where they should be?

If you have followed the steps in the how to install your Lightroom presets guide, you may need to follow these steps to display all the presets.

Do you make custom presets?

At present, I don’t make custom presets. I’m focused on making the best premium and free Lightroom presets possible for a variety of needs, although I’m considering this service for the future.

Where can I purchase the Lightroom Presets?

You can see all the products in the store page of the website.

Can I become an affiliate?

Unfortunately the presets are not offered to affiliate marketers on a demo basis.