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27 Free Lightroom Presets - compatible with LR 1, 2, & 3

By Bryan Wheeler August 10, 2008

Rating = 444 votes

27 Free Lightroom Presets - compatible with LR 1, 2, & 3

These Presets provide you with a range of different photo processing opportunities and possibilities, from dramatic black & whites, creating a frozen appearance in your shots, to giving your images an autumn look. They were all hand-created with the Lightroom user in mind. All of these Presets are usable in both LR 1, and LR 2 programs (they will also work in LR Beta 3 as well, including all Release Candidates). Update (10/7/11) - Email the author for some new, never before released Presets not available in this download file.

Please see the URL to my image gallery for sample shots with Presets applied to them. These Presets work in both Windows, and Mac versions of LR. Instructions for installing these Presets are included in a separate zip file found alongside the Presets download folder. If you need these instructions, you will have to download both the Presets folder, and the Instructions folder. In addition, please do not hesitate to email me directly if you need any help with downloading or installing these Presets. My email address can be found off to the side of this screen by clicking the "Email Author" link. I usually respond immediately, and if not, I'll at least respond within 24 hours. ***LIGHTROOM 4 USERS*** If you have recently purchased, and/or upgraded to Lightroom 4, please make sure that you update your Lightroom catalogues when Lightroom first opens up. This should update your Preset files as well so that they will work properly in the the newer version of Lightroom. This is all I had to do to get the current set of Presets to work within LR4. If you still have problems, email me and let me know.


License: Freeware
Language: English
Cost: Free
Platform: Win | Mac
File format: Not available

Additional extension information

Author: Bryan Wheeler
Author website:
Date published: August 10, 2008
Approval: None
Compatible product(s): Lightroom 3, 2, 1.x


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kasun akalanka 04-Feb-14 Rating = 1

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Bart Lacks 10-Jun-13 Rating = 3

There are a couple that I like, but most won't be very useful to me.'s free, so glad to have them!

Mark Tree 15-Jan-13 Rating = 1

This collection is just two nice BW filters plus tonnes of useless stuff.
The majority of filters does just a really pointless colorization.

Davy Jones 08-Jan-13 Rating = 2

Couple of BW presets are really good. But the rest of collection looks a bit outdated and soulless to me. Just a colourisation of photos without added aesthetic value.

TB@Doo 23-Nov-12 Rating = 5

Beautiful, thank you

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