Top Free Lightroom Presets

One of the great things about Lightroom 2 is the ability to create presets and share them with the world.

If you’re not familiar with presets, it’s basically a saved series of photo adjustments that you can then apply to any image. Kind of like actions in Photoshop.

In this post, I thought I would share with you the many places where you can get a ton of  free Lightroom presets to play with. But before I list them all, you’ll need to know how the install them. It’s actually pretty easy.

1- Put your downloaded presets in a folder somewhere on your computer (a place you’ll remember).
2- In Lightroom, right click on “user presets” in the Presets tab located on top left

3-You’ll be given 2 options: New Folder and Import. Feel free to create a new folder if you want. Once you’ve done that right click again on your folder and choose Import.
4- Select the presets from where you saved them in step 1.
5- You’re done! 🙂

Top Free Lightroom Presets

Lightroom Killer Tips has lots of great presets. Don’t forget to click on “previous entries” for more.

Check out the preset list (top right) on Inside Lightroom.

Over 140 presets from OnOne software. The 1st set I ever downloaded! has a growing list of presets. Some of them are quite nice.

I found some very interesting presets over at Seim Effects.

Did you like the picture effects in the movie 300? Then you’ll love this 300 preset!

Watch CSI Miami? Love the look? Get it HERE! has one of my favorite sepia presets called Sepia Chic. Love it! More presets here.

A nice collection of presets from Nelkas Art.

The Warming Vignette preset from is a must! Check out the other presets as well.

More presets from CameraDojo.

Some nice presets directly from the Adobe Website.

Some pretty cool presets from Laconic!

There you have it! Those should keep you busy for a while! Experiment, have fun, and feel free to post photo link of your tests in the comments! 🙂

13 responses on "Top Free Lightroom Presets"

  1. These guys have offer some great free presets, actions and overlays from time to time: and

    Usually announced in their Facebook groups or in an email.

  2. Hi Yanik,

    Wanted to share a new resource that includes 1,000+ free Lightroom presets. You and your readers can find them here;



  3. Good article. Thanks for sharing the info.
    Ezz Holidays

  4. Found some more presets on Sleeklens .Work for both Macs and Windows PC.

  5. Hi there, I would like to share this site, there a lot of great free and premium presets:


  6. thanks a lot awesome collections of lr presets 🙂

  7. Question
    Trying to download first preset as just started working with lightroom
    I have downloaded a preset.. But the expalation above doesn’t make sense to me. I am on lightroom 3.0. Trying to find this preset tab location you show above abut can not locate it. Can you possilby direct me. Have the preset saved in a certain folder on HD but can’t figure out how to get it into lightroom.

    Thank you for your tim

  8. Thank you very much for share.

  9. I am attempting to install LR presets but when I right-click on the User Presets, I am not getting the choices needed to install the presets. I am right clicking, but not getting anything to show (eg., Folder, Import)

    Any help?

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