Photos convey feeling. Sometimes, it can happen naturally. Other times, the feeling is achieved by talented photo editors.
The right image settings can change everything about a photo. Whatever filter you end up with will give your photo a singular aesthetic — one that, hopefully, you’re going for.
Photo editing is a painstaking process that takes extreme skill to perfect, and many editors rightfully take pride in that process and all its struggles.
That said, it’s always nice to get a little help.
Downloadable presets are available in a number of places, and they can help save an editor time by incorporating the exact image settings needed to achieve the desired aesthetic. Whether you’re looking for something old-timey and nostalgic, something cold, or something that just happens to work really well with sunset photos, chances are, there’s a helpful preset out there for you.
Some sites offer free downloads; others you have to pay for. We did some checking around and found a bunch of different places online where you can download image presets for your Adobe Lightroom software. Give them a look below.
Hootsuite offers a free pack of 10 presets you can use, from “sepia” to “neon,” among many others. You can also try out the service, which can help you schedule and publish your photos to social media, for free.
There are many purchasable presets available on The Luxe Lens (and they’re currently on sale, by the way). If you’re looking for more than that, the site also has actions and overlays for Photoshop and more.
Both free and purchasable presets as well as other tools are readily accessible via SpeckyBoy.
On1 also has you covered with free downloadable presets by them and their partners. Find landscape presets, winter presets, film presets, and more.
Another cost-friendly site for image presets is Photonify, where you can download plenty of free, professional-looking filters to perfect your photos. We love free stuff.
Did we mention we like free stuff? Well, there’s free stuff on PhotoTraces. Image presets, to be more specific.
You can download image presets on PhotoBlog for weddings, dreamy mornings, and yes, even for pets. They deserve good lighting, too.
Love presets? Well, evidently, so does PresetLove. Imagine that. Use the search bar on the site to find presets specific to the style you’re going for. Like…sunsets.
BeArt Presets offers a collection of 20 Lightroom Presets for free. We can’t remember if we mentioned this already, but we love free stuff.