What is a vintage Lightroom preset?
A preset is a filter that instantly transforms your photos in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. A vintage or retro Lightroom preset makes a contemporary photo look like it’s from an earlier era. Generally, older photos taken with film have less color saturation, less luminance, and more grain than present-day photos.
Vintage effects that mimic the style of analog film add romance and timelessness to modern digital photography. Fortunately, the photo editing tools in Lightroom mean you don’t have to use film equipment or carry out complex Adobe Photoshop actions to take your viewer back to the 1970s. Simply apply a preset for a quick transformation.
The best basic Lightroom vintage presets.
Lightroom includes an extensive preset collection preloaded in the app. Access these free vintage Lightroom presets in the Edit panel in Lightroom Classic, Lightroom CC, or even with a free Lightroom mobile account. The presets below live under the tab labeled Yours: