September 10, 2023 | 2884 Views

11 Best Free Lightroom Presets

If you’ve ever searched for Lightroom presets on the web, you’ve certainly seen hundreds of different options in all price ranges. Presets can range anywhere from free all the way to a couple hundred dollars. And if you’ve purchased those presets, you probably know that some work well and others don’t. Unfortunately, it can be hard to tell which presets will work well for you and which ones won’t, and spending your hard-earned cash on Lightroom presets is less than ideal, considering you’re rolling the dice and hoping that they’ll work well for your photography.

In this guide, we’ve rounded up the best FREE Lightroom presets, and since they’re free, it’s a no-brainer to give them a try. All of these free Lightroom presets were created by ON1 and our partners and work perfectly on all different kinds of photos. Let’s take a look at the best free Lightroom presets.

Our Best Free Presets

ON1 All Seasons Adaptive Presets

This pack of 40 free Lightroom presets utilizes the AI-based masking offered by Lightroom to enhance specific elements in your photos. Whether you’re capturing portraits in the middle of the summer or landscapes in the dead of winter, this preset pack has everything you need to create amazing edits in just a few clicks.

Allrounder Presets by Shotkit

This free preset pack is based on popular looks in photo editing. The pack was created by Shotkit and gives you a few fun-looking presets to make photo editing easy and fun!

Film Landscape Starter Pack Presets by Contrastly

If you’ve wanted to make your landscape images look like they were shot on film, these 20 free Lightroom presets by Contrastly are the perfect choice. Whether you want unique light leaks, film roll effects, or a “sky enhancer”, the Film Landscape Start Pack Presets have what you need.

Film Landscape Starter Pack Presets by Contrastly
Film Landscape Starter Pack Presets by Contrastly

Landscape Vibrations Presets and Brushes by Sleeklens

Landscape photographers will love this preset pack made by Sleeklens. The pack includes 30 presets that work on all different kinds of landscape photos. Additionally, you’ll get 16 different brushes that are exclusive to ON1 to give you the ability to make local adjustments to further enhance your photos.

Landscape Vibrations Presets and Brushes by Sleeklens
Landscape Vibrations Presets and Brushes by Sleeklens

Winter Wonderland Presets by Contrastly

For the best free presets for winter, look no further than this preset pack by Contrastly. Specially formulated to account for the cool tones of winter and bright highlights of the snow, this preset pack will make your winter photos look amazing in just one simple click.

Winter Wonderland Presets by Contrastly
Winter Wonderland Presets by Contrastly

Grain and Film Preset by Contrastly

This preset pack is perfect for photographers who want to add a retro film look to their images. This pack is exclusive to ON1!

ON1 Kids Matte B&W Presets

Baby and kid portrait photographers will love this preset pack. Each preset offers a matte black and white look that perfectly complements your baby and kid photography.

Nicolesy’s Matte Presets

If you’ve ever wanted to give your photos a vintage, low-contrast look, Nicolesy’s preset pack is perfect for you. These presets soften the blacks and add a very minor split-toning effect to give your photos a look like they were “faded with time”.

Matt Kloskowski’s Spotlight Presets

Matt’s preset pack utilizes the radial filter in Lightroom in order to help bring attention to the subject of your frame. These presets work for all kinds of photos and work especially well on any photo with a clear subject.

Matt Kloskowski’s Spotlight Presets
Matt Kloskowski’s Spotlight Presets

ON1 Signature Collection Presets, Vol. 2

This preset pack has 29 total presets, giving you a wide range of different capabilities. With these presets, you can replicate popular Instagram filters, use cross-processing techniques, create high-key photos, and more!

ON1 Signature Collection Presets, Vol. 1

These 60 free Lightroom presets have just about everything you need to make your images stand out. No matter what kinds of photos you take, the ON1 Signature Collection Presets in Volume 1 have something you’ll love to use in your photography.

ON1 Signature Collection Presets, Vol. 1
ON1 Signature Collection Presets, Vol. 1

Why Use Free Lightroom Presets?

They eliminate the need for manual adjustments, saving you valuable time. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced photographer, presets provide consistent and stylish looks that suit different moods, themes, and aesthetics. They’re a versatile tool that can dramatically improve your images, making your photography stand out with minimal effort.

Do Professional Photographers Use Lightroom Presets?

In short, yes, professional photographers use Lightroom presets. As we mentioned above, presets save time and energy, which makes your photo editing much more efficient so you can optimize your turnaround for clients and get you back in the field shooting sooner!

Explore All the Best Free Lightroom Presets from ON1

Crafted to elevate your photography, our presets are a testament to ON1’s commitment to quality and innovation. Whether you’re aiming for striking landscapes, captivating portraits, or artistic edits, ON1’s presets offer a diverse range of styles to suit your vision. With a seamless integration into your editing workflow, these presets empower photographers of all levels to effortlessly transform their images, achieving professional results in an instant. Explore ON1’s free Lightroom presets and unlock a new dimension of editing excellence.