11 Best Free and Paid Vintage Lightroom Presets You Should Install

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With the help of vintage Lightroom presets, you can give your photos an old-movie look. Use them to add some grain to your photos, make colors elegant and less saturated or add soft tones. These filters are suitable for enhancing photos in different genres, including portrait, landscape, and wedding pictures.

Try using them to optimize your photo editing workflow. They come in .lrtemplate и .hmp and are suitable for enhancing RAW and JPEG photos. These collections are compatible with all the versions of Lightroom, including Lightroom Mobile, Lightroom 4, 5, 6 and CC.

How to Install and Apply Presets in Lightroom

If you want to install these effects, follow these simple steps:

  • Go to the menu and select File > Import Profiles & Presets.
  • When you see the Import dialog, find the filters that you want to install.
  • Click Import.

This way, you may quickly embellish your images and give them a vintage feel, add a dramatic look and create a nostalgic atmosphere. They will significantly facilitate image post-processing. You may apply them to separate images or process dozens of images at once.

If it’s necessary, try further enhancing your pictures by taking into account your camera settings, lighting, and the objects in the frame.

1. Free Lightroom Presets

Free Lightroom Presets

These effects let you adjust the light balance, color tones, brightness, saturation, and intensity. The professional filters will emphasize the objects in your works and give them a visually appealing look.

This set includes 10 effects for giving your portraits a vintage feel. For instance, by applying the Sepia effect, you may fully transform the atmosphere in your travel shots.

2. Free Portrait Lightroom Presets

Free Portrait Lightroom Presets

This is one of the best collections that includes 10 free vintage Lightroom presets for making your indoor and outdoor shots look as if they were taken years ago. This set is suitable for embellishing portraits since it gives the skin a warm look. It includes the free Old Style preset for creating a vintage feel.

Add a retro charm to your shots without making colors look bleaker and blurring the textures. Unlike other old-film filters, it makes colors sharp and more saturated. With it you can soften the white color and lighten the blacks. You will get pictures without sharp highlights and shadows. Your portraits will become bright, sharp, and colorful.

3. Vintage Love Lightroom Presets

Vintage Love

This collection of 60 filters will be a perfect choice for those who want to create a cinematic effect. Use them to add grain to your pictures and give them a classic look. These effects make colors softer and more elegant.

Some filters give your pictures a rich brown tint, others add coral and pink colors. They are perfect for improving studio shots. Use them to edit your lifestyle and portrait images.

4. Sepia Fantasy Lightroom Presets

 Sepia Fantasy

These 60 filters allow you to make contrast lower to make your visuals more unique. The original colors will stay the same. Besides, they enable you to adjust contrast, highlights and shadows.

They will help you edit overly dark and light areas and highlight tones by adding a soft brown tint. This way, you will make your pics look like scenes from an old movie, create retro portraits and landscape shots.

Some effects from the Sepia Fantasy collection allow you to turn your images black and white. They create a monochrome effect and add bright and saturated colors. With the help of this film preset, you will give your images a vintage feel. This collection will be especially useful for enhancing family shots.

5. Orange and Teal Lightroom Presets

 Orange and Teal presets

The Orange and Teal collection will help you tweak turquoise and brown tones. These 30 filters will make colors softer and blur the edges. They were designed to make visuals more magical and expressive.

Add an orange tint to the light areas and make shadows look bluer. As the result, the light areas will get a warmer look. You may also emphasize the blue tint.

These filters were created for enhancing pics of landscapes, including pictures of the seas and mountains. They were meant to be used for making the skin tones smoother, which makes them suitable for embellishing portraits and casual photos.

6. Chocolate Effect Lightroom Presets

Chocolate Effect Lightroom Presets

Thanks to these 25 effects, you may add warm tones without making them blurry. These effects are useful for enhancing pictures taken in poor lighting conditions. They allow you to add saturated rich colors, soft color tints and bright tones.

Apply them to emphasize warm orange and brown tones. Make the blue tones softer to give your pics a classic look. By highlighting green tints, you can improve your landscape and street life pictures.

7. Dark Moody Lightroom Presets

Dark Moody Lightroom Presets

This collection of 40 retro Lightroom presets will help you add warm green tones. Use it to make colors brighter and more saturated to create a mesmerizing vintage effect. Use them to add shadows and highlights as well as optimize the intensity of colors.

By adding rich brown tones, you will emphasize the skin tone to create a warm, nostalgic atmosphere. They are perfect for enhancing photos with the sky, sea, etc. If you take portraits outside, you will make them more impressive using these effects.

8. Matte Effect Lightroom Presets

Matte Effect Lightroom Presets

This collection of 30 effects lets you add warm colors in a few clicks. By making shadows lighter, you can emphasize the details and color tints. Besides, they add a blue tint to the dark areas. These effects will be especially useful for giving your works a retro feel.

Use these matte filters to enhance street pics as well as embellish portraits, wedding, newborn photos and selfies. With them, the skin acquires a warm glow.

9. Dark Film Lightroom Presets

Dark Film Lightroom Presets

This set includes 25 filters that allow you to improve contrast and enhance your images by making the tones darker. It allows adjusting shadows to highlight details and create a retro effect.

The effects from this collection will help you darken overexposed areas so that the textures become less blurry. This collection is perfect for landscape pics.

It allows you to emphasize the small details in images with mountains and water bodies. This way, you will make your pictures brighter and give the main object a softer look.

10. Honey Moon Lightroom Presets

Honey Moon Lightroom Presets

With the help of these 30 filters, you can create a portrait photo with a perfect color scheme. They will help you improve the tone of the skin and give it a sun-kissed look. By adding shadows to the face and neck, you can emphasize the facial features.

These effects allow you to adjust contact and add an old film effect. You can apply it to various shots taken in the studio or outside. For instance, these filters will come in handy for enhancing lifestyle pictures.

11. Cinematic Colors Lightroom Presets

Cinematic Colors Lightroom Presets

This bundle will help you give your street pics warm and a dramatic feel by adding a soft purple color. These 40 actions will create a unique cinematic atmosphere and make your images look more professional.

After enhancing tones and colors, you may make your shots look like they were taken with an analog camera. This is a great collection for those who like classic or vintage aesthetics.

With these effects, you can lower saturation to create a vintage effect, add purple tones, and optimize the brightness of your portraits. Besides, they add a soft grain effect to make your shots look like a film.

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F.A.Q’s

  • How can I use presets?

These effects allow you to quickly enhance visuals by applying various settings. When editing an image, you can save the settings for further use. By creating a set of saved edits and applying them, you can develop your signature style.

  • Is it possible to adjust the settings before or after applying presets?

Yes, you can adjust the settings in the corresponding panel before or after applying effects to your images. For instance, you can change exposure or WB, fix exposure issues, use brushes, and delete color casts.

  • Where can I find my Lr presets?

To see them, you need to open Preferences. After purchasing and downloading vintage Lightroom presets, you need to open this folder. Besides, you can right-click on the Preset menu to click on the Show in Finder/Explorer option.

  • What should I do if it’s impossible to see my presets after I imported them?

If you don’t see the added filters, select the Show Partially Compatible Develop Presets option.

This way, you will see the options with some settings that can’t be applied. To find them, you need to go to Edit > Preferences > Presets (Windows) or Lightroom Classic > Preference > Presets (macOS).

  • How long may I use presets after downloading them?

There are no time restrictions, you can use every collection for an unlimited time.

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