Complete List of the Best Looking Lightroom Film Presets in 2020

Listing Updated: 21/06/2020

Lightroom is a very powerful feature because of its extensive features of automating the tasks. One of its features is the presets, which speeds up the workflow as you can apply many changes within just a click! Presets allow you to easily save the configuration of the adjustment sliders in the develop module. Once your preset is saved, then you can apply it to many photos at a time, thus saving a huge amount of time.

The best thing about Lightroom is that it allows the photographers to share their presets with fellow photographers so that they can learn from each other remotely. It isn’t easy to search for cool presets for your photos, so we have bundled together 50 best Lightroom film presets from which you can easily pick the right one for you.

 

Visual Noir Film Lightroom Presets

Our Visual Noir Collection is a set of film emulation Lightroom presets which are meant to simulate the look of those popular movies and films using both colors, tones, and other visual effects. This collection of film presets includes a total of 142 Adobe Lightroom presets and 19 Brushes that give you endless possibilities of the number of effects you can apply to your photos. Using these high-quality, VSCO filter Lightroom presets you can turn any photo into a beautiful, cinematic image.

The poplar looks you can find using this collection range from the vintage style of the early 1940s all the way to modern color adjustment found in films today along with popular black and white adjustments that concentrate on tonal ranges to give you a unique image you would be proud to showcase. The brushes also include many different exposure and color adjustments such as clarity and detail, sharpening and softening, and even teeth whitening so you can selectively apply to your photos to make sure you have the perfect film and cinematic style photo.

Our Visual Noir Lightroom Workflow is one of our largest single collections and includes some of the best VSCO-style presets and we can’t wait to see the types of images you produce with this fantastic workflow.

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1. 200+ Lightroom Film Look Presets

One of the majestic things about film presets for Adobe Lightroom is the fact we can emulate the feeling of old film from analogue cameras. This collection of presets does a superb job of reminding us of the differences between film brands, recreating the best of Kodak, Fujifilm and Agfa. 

Over 200 presets with realistic film feeling, ideal for portraits, travel photography, landscapes or any photography experience that you aim to embed with a vintage touch.

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2. Pinhole Pro Lightroom Presets

This bundle provides 20 professional presets that can be used for any photo that you have. These preset give you amazing effect and high quality for your photo. It’s very easy to install the presets, just follow the steps provided in the link. It is compatible with Lightroom 4.5 and supports RAW and JPEGs, PNG.

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3. Vintrochrome™

A lightroom presets that brings you Lightroom film era, Inspired by the classic color from the old years of photography, Vintrochrome embrace the nostalgic color tone of classic photography. The Vintrochrome not especially emulate and imitate to a specific film like Fuji, Kodiak, Agfa color but we surely brings the atmosphere, the ambient, the color, the noise, the grain, the saturated colors, the fade, the shadow, the feel and the look of the classic and classy of film color tone from analog photography era. The package contains 120 Lightroom presets which is accompanied with 8-grain control presets within.

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4. Light Leaks Lightroom Presets

This bundle includes 70 different presets for applying light leaks to your photos. The link to the site will give you presets for light leaks in several different colors, combinations of colors, and from different angles and both sides of the photo. These Presets use Lightroom’s graduated filter and they can be combined with our other presets for awesome effects.

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5. LR Presets Vintage Food Photos

This includes 6 Lightroom presets. This presets collection is a modern take on old film cameras. Mixing a little bit vintage with a little modern bringing a unique style to each food photo. These Lightroom presets are compatible with Lightroom 5. All of the Lightroom presets in this bundle are compatible with RAW and JPEGs. Each Lightroom preset has been crafted with care to look great with a wide variety of images, with a single click. It is fully adjustable.

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6. Modern Vintage Lightroom Presets

These 10 Lightroom presets will create soft vintage fade color and the monochrome effect looks for your photos. This presets look great with a wide variety of images. You will get a great result with a single click. It’s fully adjustable.

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7. Color Fantasy Lightroom Presets

This bundle includes 20 presets. These Lightroom presets will create soft, atmospheric looks for your photos. Each preset has been crafted to look great with a wide variety of images. It’s fully adjustable.

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8. Matte Lightroom Presets

Matte Premium Lightroom Presets Collection will give your photos a beautiful, faded and stylish finish. It will help you create the perfect faded film effect for your images!

This bundle includes 30 professional, clean, color-enhancing Lightroom presets. These Lightroom presets enhances and adds more beautiful colors to pictures and make the photo look stunning. These presets are perfect for photographers and graphic designers. They help you to perfect your photographs and backgrounds and to make them unique and look gorgeous. With this Collection, you will be able to add a professional finish to your images quickly!

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9. Outback Lightroom Presets

Outback is composed of 3 premium quality Lightroom presets (OUTBACK 1, OUTBACK 2, OUTBACK 3) inspired by the vibrant and warm tones of 90’s film photography. It is compatible with Lightroom 4 and 6. It supports RAW & JPEG.

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10. Faded Film Lightroom Presets

The Film Faded Collection is a modern take on old film cameras. Mixing a little vintage with a little modern, old effect and Black & White this collection brings a unique style to each your photo. Few of its features include:

  • Compatible with Lightroom 4 and Lightroom 5.
  • Documentation is included to show how to install and use the product.
  • The presets work with RAW and JPG photos, but we recommend using with RAW files for the best results.
  • Presets are stackable and easy to customize.

 

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11. Fashion & Portrait Lightroom Presets

Designed specifically for Fashion and Portrait photos, it provides several effects within a reach of a single click. It has been created in a way that will save your time. All kind of effects are there, that you might need or will need.

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12. Portochrome Lightroom Preset Bundle

Portochrome simulates some features of old-school chromatic and slide portrait films. This LR preset is great for bringing a rich and deep film-like tone to your photographs and give them a professional editorial look. Specially designed for natural light portraits, it should also go well with studio portraiture, wedding, landscape, and travel photography.

The effect of the preset may vary, depending on the individual characteristics of the original photograph. However, Portochrome preset now goes with a large bundle of pre-made variations to match different lighting conditions. Some of its features include:

  • Compatible with Lightroom 4 and 5
  • Original Portochrome preset.
  • 30 preset variations including browny, cross-processed, dark, lite, faded, flat (best for landscapes), overexposed, saturated, desaturated and studio versions.

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13. Vintage Lightroom Presets

With this set, you will get 30 Lightroom presets for applying vintage and retro effects to your photos easily. The set includes a variety of different types of vintage effects, giving you a large collection of effects at your disposal. Few of its features include:

  • Compatible with Lightroom 4, 5, 6, and CC.
  • Works with RAW and JPG files.

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14. Over 40 Different Lightroom Presets

This is a package of over 40 different Actions Schmactions presets for Adobe Lightroom. Separately, they’d cost over $30, but here, you can purchase all of them together for $10. The package includes a black and white set of presets, film presets names after streets and set of subtle presets named after subjects shot in the past year. You’ll get enough Lightroom Presets here to last you for a long time. All were developed in Lightroom 5.

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15. Huckleberry Bright Clean Lightroom Presets

Not all film presets have to showcase “moody” or “ombre” effects, some of them, in fact, can be very bright and vivid, almost reminding us of vintage photos taken by professional artists. We recommend this bundle by Victoria Bee Photography not only because it has the capability of lighting dark scenes with outstanding performance, but also due to its versatility; being able to be used in both Mobile and Desktop versions of Adobe Lightroom (DNG and XMP formats respectively). 
Get to know this bundle of 30 Desktop presets and 30 Mobile presets for Film Photography right now!

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16. Kodak Portra Lightroom Presets

Emulating the very best of KODAK PORTRA 160/400/800 Films, this preset bundle is as close as you can get to film photography in digital format for wedding and portrait photography. 

Kodak Portra 160 is a classic when it comes to portrait, fashion and commercial shots. You can feel the benefits of natural skin tones with perfect saturation.

Kodak Portra 400, with its revised 2010 edition, can create outstandingly balanced shots when we talk about saturation. Ideal for street, travel and portrait photography, boosting the dynamic range to get the most out of poor lighting situations. Sharpness and contrast are also enhanced.

Finally, Kodak Portra 800 is the ideal option for portrait photography thanks to its perfect rendering of skin tones. With a wide dynamic range and a subtle amount of film grain to bring in that “retro-feeling”, you won’t regret adding this tool to your workflow.

So, have you decided which one of these presets you want to try first?

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17. Instagram Filters for Lightroom

An exclusive collection of 19 Adobe Lightroom Presets capable of emulating the Instagram look and colors. With these presets, you can get the “insta” look on any photo you want, not just phone photos. These presets are fully customizable and can be used on any file type inside of Lightroom.

All the presets provided are 100% nondestructive, meaning you can reset with just one click to the images original state, keeping your original Raw image always safe.

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18. Filmy Love Lightroom Set

Another fine set of presets that combines options for desktop and mobile environments – ideal for the photographer on the go. It’s an easy-to-use bundle, with just 5 presets for desktop and another 5 ones as their mobile counterparts, in XMP and DNG formats respectively. Thanks to being XMP presets you can also use them in Adobe Photoshop CC versions, so you cannot get a better deal for this price range. 

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19. Urban Soot Lightroom Presets

A collection of film presets tailored for urban photography as you haven’t seen before. 10 Lightroom presets in XMP, DNG and LRTEMPLATE formats, capable to be used with both Desktop and Mobile versions of Lightroom, from LR 4 onwards.

Despite featuring XMP format, the author does advertise that these presets won’t work on Adobe Photoshop.

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20. Vintage Film Bundle

What if we tell you that not only presets make this bundle? Yes, as the cover photo advertises, this bundle does feature 41 presets and 10 texture files (in JPG and editable PSD format). The presets are offered in DNG (for mobile), LRTEMPLATE and XMP formats, meaning they can be used in both desktop and mobile.

The aim of this bundle is to be used as a workflow, creating an editing process that starts with Lightroom and ends with Photoshop. 

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21. Film Look Lightroom & ACR Presets

One of the biggest toolsets you can find on film photography in the market! This outstanding bundle contains:

LIGHTROOM PRESETS (LRTEMPLATE format):

  • 40 Film Look Color Presets
  • 15 Film Look Black & White Presets.
  • 255 Stackable Workflow (Toolkit Presets)

CAMERA RAW (ACR) PRESETS (XMP format):

  • 40 Film Look Color Presets
  • 160 Stackable Workflow (Toolkit Presets)

Professionally designed, this collection of presets can bring the film photography experience closer to you in just a couple of clicks. One of its best assets is the possibility to work with stackable presets to further enhance the original image conditions.

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22. Film Lightroom Presets

This set includes 32 different Lightroom presets for easily giving your digital photos a film-like look. You’ll get presets that will add a variety of different, subtle effects. It’s compatible with Lightroom 4, 5, 6, and CC.

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23. Matte Effects Set by Woden Presets

Presented by Wodenpresets, with this free Lightroom preset you can add a beautiful matte effect to your photos easily. The Preset is a sample from the set of 10 Matte Lightroom Presets. Use these freebies to take your photos to another level. It has the following features:

  • Best results with one click
  • Non-destructive Actions, retaining the original image.
  • You can also combine multiple actions and discover new effects

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24. Black & White Lightroom Presets

It has 30 presets for giving the “Black & White” effect to your photos. Following are some of its features:

  • 30 Professionally designed Lightroom Presets
  • Compatible with Lightroom 4, Lightroom 5 and Creative Cloud
  • Compatible with both a Mac and PC
  • Work on RAW and JPEG images
  • Can be easily adjusted to fit your image
  • Installation Instructions are included

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25. Pretty Flower Preset Bundle

It includes 14 Lightroom presets. The Pretty Flower Collection is a modern take on old film cameras. Mixing a little vintage with a little modern, this collection brings a unique style to each food photo. These Lightroom presets are compatible with Lightroom 5. All of the Lightroom presets in this bundle are compatible with RAW and JPEGs. Each Lightroom preset has been crafted with care to look great with a wide variety of images, with a single click. It’s fully adjustable.

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26. Moody Wedding Lightroom Presets by BeArt Presets

Film effects are a classic for wedding photography, hence no surprise why a professional brand like BeArt Presets created a specifical bundle intended to get authentic film effects out of wedding photography. 

The collection includes a set of 10 presets in LRTEMPLATE format, being all-in-one presets for instant effects. You can use these presets with any Lightroom version from LR 4 onwards. The bundle won’t work for mobile versions.

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27. Deepy Moody Teal Lightroom preset

We cannot call this product a collection as it offers just one preset; however, its quality is more than enough to rank for this list. It is the perfect preset with film-spirit to create a vintage cohesive aesthetic for an Instagram Profile, something much valued by travel photographers worldwide (and influencers as well). Ideal for landscape and architectural shots, maybe this presets is just what your business requires to make a hit in social media platforms. 

 

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28. Film Wedding Lightroom Presets by BeArt Presets

BeArt does not cease to surprise us with their quality products. In this case, it’s another wedding photography bundle with a film-style applied to it, but with less dramatic effects than the previous bundle we reviewed from them.

These Film Wedding Lightroom Presets are meant to be used on daylight conditions, to further enhance the lighting atmosphere and create timeless shots, which doesn’t mean you cannot use them for studio wedding sessions. 40 Presets on lrtemplate format, meant to be used with Lightroom 4 onwards.

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29. Vintage Film Lightroom Presets

Unlike some other bundles, this preset set is made of one main presets and multiple variations, altering its intensity, contrast, hues, etc. Instead of getting just one presets, you’ll get 5 presets for a budget-minded price, fully compatible with Lightroom 4 onwards on LRTEMPLATE format.

Keep in mind this preset set may alter the lighting in a very subtle way, polishing the current image conditions for a more professional feeling out of it.

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30. Insta-X™ ~ Lightroom Presets

If you’re looking to give a color boost to your photos, this set of Lightroom presets is ideal for the task. The set includes 20 different presets that add a punch of color to give your photos some added life. These presets are fully customizable and can be used on any file type inside of Lightroom or Adobe Camera Raw.

All the presets are 100% nondestructive, meaning you can reset with just one click to the images original state, keeping your original Raw image always safe.

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31. Instafilm™ ~ Lightroom Presets

This set of 19 unique presets will add a faded, timeless look to your images, with lovely grain and amazing color shifts this film presets are the essence of analog photography and time. Each preset may affect the one Curve, HSL, Split Toning, Post-Crop Vignetting and the Process Version of your images. These presets are fully customizable and can be used on any file type inside of Lightroom or Adobe Camera Raw.

All the presets are 100% nondestructive, meaning you can reset with just one click to the images original state, keeping your original Raw image always safe.

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32. The Lightroom Preset Collection

It includes 78 presets including the X-Ray effect! It comes with the Top Selling action bundles Magazine Looks and the first and original set of Matte actions on Creative Market, The Matte Collection. But that’s not it, all these presets were built from scratch to include all the power of Lightroom presets, not only they are built specially to work in both RAW and JPG but have variations for a different level of intensity of the effects (Similar to VSCO presets). They are specially built so you can start your retouch right after applying them, everything is editable!

All presets are compatible with Lightroom 4 and 5.

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33. Wet Plate Lightroom Presets

Through this, you will receive 10 Lightroom presets, modeled after real wet plate prints. Wet Plate Lightroom presets included: Chocolate Shadows, Dark Dirty Sepia, Dark Fade, Dark Matte, Dark Soft Edges, Dark Warm, Dirty Matte, Gritty Dark Green, Old Sepia, and Sepia Soft Edges.

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34. 300+ Professional Lightroom Presets

This collection includes 14 different sets of Lightroom presets. In total, you’ll get more than 330 presets that would cost $164 if each of the 14 sets was purchased individually.

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35. Fashion Lightroom Presets Collection

Fashion Premium Lightroom Presets are perfect for photographers, graphic designers, and fashion bloggers. There presets are professionally designed to give your images a magic and remarkable tone, enabling you to streamline your editing process and enhance your images. It features include:

  • Compatible with Adobe Lightroom CC, 4 & 5
  • Fashion Collection includes 30 High-Quality Lightroom presets

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36. Matte Premium Lightroom Presets

Matte Premium Lightroom Presets Collection will give your photos a beautiful, faded and stylish finish. It will help you create the perfect faded film effect for your images! Following are some of its features:

  • 30 Professionally designed Lightroom Presets
  • Compatible with Lightroom CC, 4 & Lightroom 5
  • Compatible with both a Mac and PC
  • Work on RAW and JPEG images
  • Can be easily adjusted to fit your image
  • Installation Instructions are included

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37. Calotype Lightroom Presets

You will receive 10 Lightroom presets, modeled after real old Calotype prints. Calotype presets included: Butter and Grit, Dark Blacks, Dirty Magenta, Gritty Dark Shadows, Light butter and Grit, Soft Warm Grain, Warm and Gritty, Warm Dark Gritty, Warm Discolored Wash and Warm Wash.

It is compatible with Lightroom 4-6 and supports RAW and JPEGs.

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38. Scarlet Lightroom Preset Bundle

Scarlet Lightroom Preset Bundle is a collection of advanced fantasy toning presets for natural light portraits, fashion, and fine-art. It will add a rich atmospheric/fantasy tone to your photographs and give them a professional editorial look.

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39. Expired Film Lightroom Presets

You will receive 10 Lightroom presets designed to give your color photos a retro expired film look. Expired film presets included: Bright Matte, Cool Matte Shadows, Deeply Matte, Delicate Orange Cyan, Delicate Pink Fade, Delicate Warmth, Orange Fade, Rainbow 1, Rainbow 2 and Uneven Fade.

These work best in Adobe Lightroom 4-6 and won’t work in Photoshop. It’s compatible with RAW and JPEGs.

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40. Soft Pastels Lightroom Presets

10 Lightroom presets designed to create beautiful soft pastel tones for your photos. Soft Pastels Lightroom presets included: Blue, Lavender, Natural, Pastel Film Grain, Pink Yellow, Subtle Watercolor Gradient, Subtle Watercolor Rainbow, Teal, Warm Pink, and Yellow Green.

These Lightroom presets are compatible with Lightroom 4-6 and supports RAW and JPEGs.

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41. 50 Workflow Presets

All the basic workflow presets you need are in this collection. Most of the presets are stackable, in a few clicks you achieve beautiful results. The presets works in Lightroom 4 and 5. (RAW and JPEG)

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42. Color Portraits Lightroom Presets

You will receive 20 Lightroom presets designed to enhance portraits. These Lightroom presets are compatible with Lightroom 4-5. Compatible with RAW and JPEGs.

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43. 100 Landscape Lightroom Preset

100 Premium Landscape Lightroom Presets for your landscape photographs. These Lightroom presets will help the professional and amateur photographer. You can use these presets in (portrait, forest, travel, etc.). These presets will give you the amazing and unique result for your photo.

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44. 19 Retro Effects Lightroom

Our popular Instant Hipster product is now available for Lightroom! Give your photos a retro look similar to those found in Instagram with these 19 retro presets. These are the most realistic Instagram presets for Lightroom!

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45. Fuji Superia Film Lightroom Presets

Filter Collective has caught the essence of Fuji analogue films in a series of Lightroom presets for digital photographers. Fuji films emulated are as follows:
  • Fuji Superia 100
  • Fuji Superia 160C
  • Fuji Superia 400
  • Fuji Superia 400H
  • Fuji Superia 800
  • Fuji Superia 800Z
  • Fuji Superia 1600

Besides that, you’ll also get 6 filters to further develop each preset, and 12 tool presets to add grain, contrast, alter white balance, etc.

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46. 16 Awesome Lightroom Presets

This is the first collection of 16 amazing presets for Adobe Lightroom 4/5.

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47. VSCO M5 blogger lightroom presets

VSCO filters are the all-loved effects by photographers worldwide. Countless photographers seek to recreate those effects in their photos, to apply them via apps for sharing their photos in social media and many other etcéteras you can imagine. So, why not do the process directly inside Lightroom?

This preset bundle contains 1 VSCO CAM inspired C1 preset in three different variations, making it easy to play around with the preset, and even easier to create a cohesive Instagram aesthetic for your social media presence.

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48. +30 Bohemian Film Lightroom Presets

What if you pretend to enhance your outdoor photos with a film-inspired look? Well, this Bohemian Film bundle can take you back to nature, adding vibrancy to your photos as well as deepening blacks, boosting light, toning white balance, and much more. 

30 Lightroom presets in LRTEMPLATE format; they can be used in RAW and JPG photos in any Lightroom version from LR4 onwards.

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49. 20 Cross Processing Lightroom Preset

Presenting a 20 professional presets that can be used for any photo that you have. These presets gave you amazing effect and high quality for your photo.

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50. Black & White Lightroom Presets

BeArt Black and White Lightroom presets Collection by BeArt Presets. Its features include the following:

  • 30 Professionally designed Lightroom Presets
  • Compatible with Lightroom 4, Lightroom 5 and Creative Cloud
  • Compatible with both a Mac and PC
  • Work on RAW and JPEG images
  • Can be easily adjusted to fit your image
  • Installation Instructions are included

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FAQs

In this guide, I have mentioned 50 Lightroom Film Presets from which you can hopefully use the preset of your choice. Let’s now discuss some frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding the use of presets.

1. How to use presets in Lightroom?

Follow the steps below:

  1. Go into Lightroom and click on Edit at the top (next to File) on a PC or Lightroom then Preferences on a Mac.
  2. Go down to Preferences and click on it.
  3. There will be a new screen that pulls up. There will be six tabs at the top, click on Presets (second tab).
  4. Click on the box titled, Show Lightroom Presets Folder.
  5. Double click on Lightroom.
  6. Next double click on Develop Presets Folder.
  7. Copy the contents of the Pretty Presets Folder, found in your download, into the “Develop Presets” folder.
  8. You are done! If Lightroom was open when you copied the Pretty Presets, you will have to close it and restart it.

2. Which Lightroom preset is the best?

There is no such thing as “best” when it comes to presets for Adobe Lightroom as photographers tend to differ in their opinions and taste. Always choose the one which works great for your photos. Each preset provides samples, so you can assess them before purchasing the presets.

3. The Lightroom presets are expensive!

No, they aren’t considering the amount of time they took to bundling the functions in a preset. Also note that each bundle includes tons of presets, so what you get is worthy to be bought.

Conclusion

Hopefully, the presets bundled in this guide will provide you enough insight on Lightroom film presets which will help you in deciding the right preset(s) for your photos. Although it’s not possible to list all the presets within a single guide, we rest assured that the ones provided here would be enough for you; we made sure to not repeat the presets!

Do you have any question regarding the presets which I may have missed in this guide? Tell me in the comments section below! I am very excited to hear your ideas!

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