Free Lightroom Presets Bundle

Free Lightroom Presets by Shotkit x Contrastly
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This is a bundle of premium free Lightroom presets that have been made solely for Shotkit subscribers.

Normally they are part of a much larger bundle which retails for $99 (but are currently on sale here for just $49).

I’ve teamed up with my friend Jon from Contrastly, who’s an expert at creating premium Adobe Lightroom presets.

Jon has kindly put together an exclusive pack of 25 of his most popular presets, and the good news is that you can download them all right here…. 100% free!

What’s the Free Lightroom Presets Bundle?

Free presets for Lightroom

Included in the Shotkit x Contrastly free preset bundle are 25 of the most popular film, HDR, black and white and portrait presets for Lightroom.

You can download and use the presets straight away to apply different looks to your photo in just one click of the mouse.

Used properly, presets can take lifeless and dull photos from *yawn* to WOW in seconds!

Here’s a list of the premium Lightroom presets that are included for free in the downloadable bundle at the end of this post:

1. Film – Agfa Color Portrait 160
2. Film – Agfa Vista Plus 200
3. Film – Agfachrome RSX II 200
4. Film – Fujicolor Pro 800Z
5. Film – Kodak Ektacolor Pro 160
6. Film – Konica Minolta Centuria Super 200
7. HDR – Exposure High
8. HDR – Exposure Low
9. HDR – General
10. Rose Fade – Dehaze High
11. Rose Fade – Dehaze Low
12. Rose Fade – Dehaze Medium
13. Rose Fade – High
14. Rose Fade – Low
15. Rose Fade – Medium
16. Sierras – 1
17. Sierras – 2
18. Sierras – 3
19. Sierras – 4
20. Sierras – 5
21. Sweetheart – 1
22. Sweetheart – 2
23. Sweetheart – 3
24. Sweetheart – 4
25. Sweetheart – 5

Before/After Image Examples

Here are a few before/after examples for you to get an idea of what you can achieve.

All the photos were edited in seconds with just one click using the Shotkit x Contrastly Lightroom presets bundle, which you can download for free below.

#1 | Free Film Presets for Lightroom

similar to vsco presets for lightroom free download

The selection of film presets in the bundle are arguably similar to VSCO presets for Lightroom in that they  emulate popular vintage film stock, taking the digital look away from your image, leaving you with something with more character.

There are 5 free film look presets for you to experiment with, each with different qualities to suit various lighting situations.

#2 | Free Landscape Presets for Lightroom

free lightroom presets HDR

If you’re looking for free landscape Lightroom presets that will give your photos punch, clarity and vibrance, the HDR ones included in this bundle are perfect. Just choose the strength of the effect (Low vs High), then tweak the sliders from there.

The look of HDR photography isn’t for everyone, but for those who want a one click solution to maximise the dynamic range of a photo, give these presets a whirl. (If you want to produce amazing landscape images without an HDR effect, check out these landscape photography tips).

#3 | Free Wedding Presets for Lightroom

free lightroom presets wedding

For all the wedding photographers out there, or those who want a soft, romantic mood to their images, these free Lightroom wedding presets will be right up your alley.

The Rose Fade series of 6 presets allows you to quickly control the strength of the effect (Low, Medium, High) without having to resort to adjusting each individual slider. By experimenting a little, you can find a custom look to suit your style of wedding photography.

#4 | Free Black and White Presets for Lightroom

free lightroom presets black and white

Most people know that you can change an image from colour to black and white in Lightroom just by clicking the ‘V’ key in the Develop module (see here for more Lightroom Tips). However, there’s so much more to a B&W conversion than just this.

Sierras 1-5 will open your eyes up to what is possible in black and white. Each of the 5 free presets modify the shadows, highlights, contrast, blacks, whites… there’s a lot going on under the hood! Have a play around yourself and pick the black and white preset that suits your mood.

#5 | Free Portrait Presets for Lightroom

free lightroom presets for portraits

Sweetheart 1-4 are a range of free Lightroom presets for portraits that will give you a one click solution to getting a unique look to your people shots.

My favourite of the 4 portrait presets is #2 (shown above), which does a fine job at lightening shadows to clean out minor imperfections in the skin, as well as bringing some light into the eyes. Remember that presets can’t take a badly lit portrait photo and make it look great – you have to concentrate on getting the picture right in camera before you apply the preset.

[Related: Lightroom CC Classic Review | Lightroom CC Mobile Guide]

How to Install your Presets

How to install Lightroom presets

There are a few ways you can install Lightroom presets, but here’s by far the easiest method:

  1. Open Lightroom, and press the letter ‘G’ to make sure you are in the ‘Library’ module.
  2. Select all the presets in the bundle and drag and drop them into the Lightroom Library where all your photo thumbnails are. Your cursor will change to a ‘+’ symbol.
  3. Press your enter button repeatedly to confirm that you wish to install the free presets. Lightroom calls these ‘templates’, but they’re the same thing.

Then navigate to your Develop module by pressing ‘D’ and look for your new presets on the left hand side, under ‘Presets’ and ‘User Presets’.

Hovering over each preset name will allow you to preview the effect before applying it to your photo. Clicking the effect applies the preset.

(I’ve written a book on more advanced Lightroom techniques to speed up your workflow if you’re interested.)

How to Use your Presets

Presets for Lightroom* can save us hours of time editing our photos. They’re also a great way to learn about post processing, by seeing how the various features in Lightroom affect the way our final image looks.

If you’re lucky, a Lightroom preset can take your photo from looking flat and boring to lively and powerful with one click.

More often than not though, using a preset will take your photo 90% of the way there. To get it looking exactly how you want it, you can have some fun experimenting a little further with the editing.

You can tweak the sliders of any of the 25 presets included in the bundle available for download below. I recommend you do this to achieve a truly custom look to your image.

In some cases, you are able to alter the strength of the preset simply by selecting a low, medium or high variant. This allows you to fine tune the result to your personal taste. Just remember this:

Lightroom presets aren’t the magic bullet for your images. Think of them as a head start to getting to where you want with your post processing.

Above all, have fun with the presets. In Lightroom, it’s so easy to apply a preset, tweak some of the settings, then hit ‘Reset’ to get back to your original image if you don’t like the end result.

You can learn a lot from examining how and why a preset is altering your image, and I encourage you to have a play around.

*I should have mentioned much earlier on that you’ll need a desktop copy of Lightroom! Here’s the best place to buy Lightroom, or some alternatives to Lightroom if you fancy trying something else.

Download your Free Lightroom Presets Zip

Contrastly premium Lightroom presets take a long time to create. Testing they work with all types of camera in a broad range of situations is a time consuming and complicated process.

These free Lightroom presets are no different, and I’m very grateful for Jon and the team at Contrastly for putting them together exclusively for Shotkit fans.

The only thing that I ask in return for downloading the bundle is for you to share this post.

I’d like to help Jon out by getting the word out about his amazing presets, and also I’d like to spread the word and help out as many photographers as possible.

The goal with photography is to spend as much time behind your camera, and the least time behind your computer! (Using  Lightroom and Photoshop shortcuts can help you achieve this, and presets are the first step of the way).

So here you go: 25 premium Lightroom presets bundled up ready for you to download for free ,right after you share this post using the buttons below, then enter your email address so I can send you the bundle’s download link:

 

Let me know how you get on with your new presets – I’d love to see your photos, so head on over to the private Shotkit Facebook Group to share them with us.

Also if you’re in the mood for freebies, don’t miss these free Instagram Story Templates.

Disclaimer: All recommendations are impartial and based on user experience, with no bias to the products or the brand. The products in this post contain affiliate links which help support Shotkit.

Mark Condon is a British wedding photographer based in Australia and the founder of Shotkit.

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83 Comments

  1. MOONJUNG NOH on May 18, 2019 at 3:19 pm

    Mark Thanks you.
    I think your presets will help me a lot.

  2. Archie on May 4, 2019 at 7:30 pm

    Hi Mark,

    Great Page!

    But i did not receive an email with the download either.

    Archie

    • Mark Condon on May 6, 2019 at 5:56 am

      Please email me Archie! You’ll find my email in the comments

  3. Surendra on May 3, 2019 at 2:18 am

    I got the mail and opened your page but whenever i try to click on “tap to download” it just refresh the page. I have also tried different browsers.

    • Mark Condon on May 4, 2019 at 5:57 am

      Sorry Surendra – drop me an email and I’ll hook you up!

  4. Pepot on March 21, 2019 at 7:42 am

    already shared it on facebook, where do I get the link for free presets? thank you

    • Mark Condon on March 23, 2019 at 8:54 am

      It should have appeared for you on the page – shoot me an email to [email protected] and I’ll hook you up :-)

      • Claire on April 24, 2019 at 12:54 am

        didn’t appear for me either, I tweeted, can you send a link please?

        • Mark Condon on April 25, 2019 at 5:53 am

          Just emailed you, Claire! Love the running girls pic on your homepage!

  5. PC on March 10, 2019 at 3:53 am

    No email yet. Your link was shared on facebook.
    How long it takes to get a download link?

    Please send link to [email protected]

    Thank you!

    • Mark Condon on March 11, 2019 at 1:42 pm

      Let me know if you still didn’t get it – the link should be visible as soon as you share the article.

  6. Olga on January 31, 2019 at 2:31 am

    I also did not get an email with the download. my email is [email protected]. thanks!

  7. Joshua Turner on December 30, 2018 at 12:41 am

    I tried to get the free presets but got an error message. Could you help me please?

  8. Sam on November 28, 2018 at 5:58 pm

    Hi, I signed up but did not get an email with the download after tweet.

  9. Soulseeker on November 3, 2018 at 3:07 am

    Love this! Thank you!

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  12. roop kumar on July 26, 2018 at 5:46 pm

    Mark: I signed up and confirmed via email but was unable to download the presets, it keeps giving me an error. my email id: [email protected]

    • Mark on July 30, 2018 at 11:39 am

      Just emailed you Roop ;-)

  13. Luriniel on July 4, 2018 at 4:37 pm

    Give me preset samples in jpg file.

  14. rachel on June 26, 2018 at 12:27 am

    I also did not get an email with the download after tweeting. my email is [email protected]. thanks!

    • Mark on June 27, 2018 at 11:04 am

      Just emailed you Rachel ;-)

  15. dedy on June 7, 2018 at 3:58 am

    Could you sent me the download link?
    [email protected]

    • Mark on June 7, 2018 at 4:23 am

      You should have been emailed a link to your gift already Dedy. If not, drop me an email.

  16. Olli L. on June 3, 2018 at 7:26 am

    Could you sent me the download link?
    I’ve twittered this today.
    Thanks!

    • Mark on June 4, 2018 at 3:33 pm

      Doneski!

  17. David Va on May 13, 2018 at 9:05 pm

    Mark: I signed up and confirmed via email but was unable to download the presets, it keeps giving me an error. [email protected]

    • Mark on May 14, 2018 at 8:26 pm

      Sorry to hear that David – I’ll email you a link now.

      • Alison on May 16, 2018 at 10:02 am

        I’m having the same issue. I got the email confirmation but the link isn’t working.

        • Mark on May 16, 2018 at 11:38 am

          Just emailed you Alison ;-)

  18. Marsha on April 25, 2018 at 7:12 am

    Hi Mark, I have downloaded the presets but cannot open them. Please advise.

    • Mark on April 25, 2018 at 2:50 pm

      Hi Marsha, I’ll need a bit more info on how you are trying to open them, on what device, etc.

  19. Martin on April 20, 2018 at 1:26 pm

    Hi Mark, didn’t work, could you please send me the presets by email?

    • Mark on April 22, 2018 at 7:20 am

      sure, send me an email and I will

  20. John on April 17, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    I did as you asked I did not see a place to send you my e-mail. E -mail [email protected] – thanks

  21. Thomas on April 17, 2018 at 1:40 pm

    Registered my email, got the “do this to get your presets” email but when i try to go back to confirm my subscription it says it is already done. How do I go about getting the presets?

    • Mark on April 17, 2018 at 10:30 pm

      Send me an email Thomas and I’ll sort it out

  22. Sphiwe on April 4, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    Thanks

  23. Camille on April 1, 2018 at 11:29 am

    Wonderful ?

  24. Priscilla on February 13, 2018 at 10:40 pm

    Thanks!

  25. Ed Schuler on January 29, 2018 at 7:49 am

    Thanks!

  26. Gerard Lonink on January 17, 2018 at 5:29 am

    Nice kit, thanks !

  27. PippinDecals on December 21, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    Posted on Facebook. Would like the presets.

    • Mark on December 23, 2017 at 5:29 am

      They should have already got to you, Pippin?

  28. Coach on December 20, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    I am sharing the Link to receive free lightroom presets from Shotkit.com

  29. Marshall on December 2, 2017 at 10:14 pm

    Posted to Facebook. Would love the presets. Thank you!

  30. [email protected] on December 2, 2017 at 11:56 am

    Mark, thank you for your contribution to the public.

  31. mark on September 9, 2017 at 4:52 am

    thanks

  32. Nathanael on September 3, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    Here you go! Please send me the presets. Thanks.

  33. Thomas Gerlach on August 25, 2017 at 7:09 pm

    Gracias Mark. Excelente!

  34. Jason E Howes on August 10, 2017 at 5:29 am

    So …

    Those of us (probably not very many!) who do not participate in Facebook or Twitter are SOL!?!

    Nice!

    • Mark on August 10, 2017 at 10:45 am

      Sorry Jason! #FirstWorldProblems :p

  35. kristin on July 17, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    Thanks

  36. David Vandiver on July 14, 2017 at 11:53 pm

    thanks Mark

  37. Noel Deasington on July 12, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    Thanks for these!

  38. Eamonn Walsh on June 27, 2017 at 11:24 pm

    Hi Mark
    Thank you for your e-maols.
    I just purchased a Cannon 760D camera with an 18-135mm lens.
    I am a total novice and I am enrolling for Photography classes in Sept.
    I plan to embark on a career as a freelance in Photojournalism.
    Do you have any advice and links that may be of use for Photojournalism?
    many thanks mark
    Eamonn
    tel: Dublin 00353872775317

  39. Dan on June 11, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    Looking forward to trying these, thanks

  40. Grace on June 2, 2017 at 9:08 pm

    I tweeted and confirmed the email however there is no link on the bonus extras page to download the presets. Is this because I’m on a mobile device?

    • Simon on June 22, 2017 at 5:55 am

      I had the same issue and I’m on a Mac. I couldn’t find the link to the presets on the exclusive content page. Am I missing something?

      • Mark on July 7, 2017 at 1:12 am

        Did you have any luck, Simon? The issues should be fixed now, so please try another browser or refresh your cache.

        • K on July 5, 2018 at 2:05 am

          Hi Mark,

          I did not receive an email with the download either. [email protected]

          • Mark on July 5, 2018 at 5:17 am

            Just emailed you ;-)



  41. Steve on June 1, 2017 at 5:46 am

    Thanks for the great gift Mark!!

  42. Fabian on May 30, 2017 at 9:53 pm

    Thank’s for that cool offer!

  43. Wibe Koopman on May 30, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    Thank you very much Mark!

  44. Martin Krystynek on May 30, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    Thanks

  45. Jose do Polme on May 30, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    I will try this 25 premium Lightroom presets! I m curious about the quality!!

  46. ioannis stamatogiannis on May 30, 2017 at 9:12 pm

    great options

  47. Murray Dean on May 30, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    Thanks for the offer

  48. Jose on May 30, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    Great!! Thank you!!

  49. Scarlett Freund on May 30, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    Great presets!

  50. Jaice Vega on May 30, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    muy bueno :D

  51. Jenelle on May 30, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    Thanks for the presets Mark.

  52. Tracy Jaacks on May 30, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    Thank you

  53. Petros on May 30, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    Thanks

  54. David on May 30, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  55. Gordon Williams on May 30, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    tweeted the contrasty presets

    • Nina on May 17, 2019 at 11:15 pm

      Shared on twitter, but didn’t get the link :(

      • Mark Condon on May 18, 2019 at 4:42 am

        Head over to the newsletter page and sign up there Nina – you’ll get sent them ;-)

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