FREE TRAVEL LIGHTROOM PRESETS TO BRIGHTEN YOUR PHOTOS

FREE TRAVEL LIGHTROOM PRESETS TO BRIGHTEN YOUR PHOTOS

Editing photos in Lightroom can be a time consuming process. But, it doesn’t have to be! With my free travel Lightroom presets, you can get beautiful bright photos in a matter of seconds on your phone or computer. 

I am super excited to share these free Lightroom presets I created to edit my photos quickly with a touch of a button. 

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FREE TRAVEL LIGHTROOM PRESETS

WHAT IS A LIGHTROOM PRESET?

Lightroom presets consists of saved edits with all the photo settings in Adobe Lightroom. They allow you to edit your photos quickly with the selected preset and maybe a few minor adjustments! Consider them like filters you have on your phone. 

So say you want to edit a photo you can alter the brightness, shadows, contrast, temperature, and colors to your preference.

For these free Lightroom travel presets you must have the application on your mobile phone or computer. 

WHY ARE YOUR TRAVEL PRESETS FREE?

Editing your photos can be a little tricky and very time consuming. I want others to quickly capture a moment with a few tweaks and beautiful edit with these free presets for Lightroom. 

A FEW DEETS ON ADOBE LIGHTROOM INFORMATION

Lightroom On Mobile

Guess what? The Adobe Lightroom mobile application is 100% free. However, it is limited and not as advanced like the computer version for more detailed tweaks for editing. Boo, right?

If you are not using one of those fancy cameras, I suggest taking your pictures from the Lightroom Mobile application. Through the application you are able to take RAW images that you would get from a digital camera. 

RAW images produce a higher quality photo with higher color range and depth compared to JPEG. However, RAW files are not compressed and take up more space. 

You can do this by opening up your Lightroom mobile application and selecting the camera icon located in the lower right corner of the screen. 

Now next to the button you would use to take a picture should be a drop down menu. Select ‘High Dynamic Range’ and DNG would appear at the top of the application Tada now you can take pictures in RAW format. 

Lightroom On Computer

For the Adobe Lightroom on your computer there is a monthly subscription you have to pay, which is around $10 per month. In my opinion it is worth every penny. The computer version also comes in a bundle with other applications included such as Photoshop and more if you want to expand your editing skills. I have to say this is an awesome bargain!

Get more details on pricing, plans, and signing up right here.

HOW CAN I GET MY FREE TRAVEL LIGHTROOM PRESETS?

You can get my travel presets for free, yes free! I am including 3 presets ready to use in one click. 

All you need to do is subscribe to my blog in the subscription box below. Make sure to check your spam folder if you notice my confirmation email is taking awhile to pop into your inbox. 

Once you received your email, download your free travel Lightroom presets. Below I got the details to download your free travel presets so you can began having some editing fun!

HOW TO SAVE LIGHTROOM PRESETS

Yay, so you  have downloaded your freebies now and need to import your Lightroom presets so you can get to editing your photos. 

HOW TO IMPORT LIGHTROOM PRESETS FOR COMPUTER

Lightroom Classic Version

Picture of the develop tab in Lightroom Classic

1|After you download and save your zip files on your computer, open your Lightroom Classic application on your computer. When the application is open select the “Develop Module.”

Arrows pointing to the presets tab in Lightroom Classic to show how to download Free Travel Lightroom Presets

2| Scroll down the panel on the left side of the screen until you see “Preset

Arrow pointing to import presets

3|Click on the plus sign and a menu will appear and select the “Import Presets.”

4|From there find where you downloaded my .xmp files and click import. 

5|Once imported scroll back down to “Presets.” Your presets will be under the “User Presets”  tab if you did not select another location for them.

If they don’t appear right away, exit and relaunch the Lightroom application. When is reopens  go back to the “Develop Module” and they will be waiting under “User Presets.”

Lightroom CC Version

1| Download and save your files on your phone or computer. Began by opening your Lightroom CC application on your computer. Lightroom CC will look more like the mobile application. 

Picture of what to select in Lightroom CC to add a free travel preset. "

2|When the application is open select three sliders pictured above in the top right hand corner.

Picture of an arrow pointing to the "presets" button in Lightroom CC.

3|Next, click on “Preset” located on the lower right of the screen.

Picture of arrow pointing to the 3 horizontal dots to select in Lightroom CC

4|A menu will pop out to the left. Next to the label presets you will see 3-horizontal dots that you need to select. 

Arrow pointing to the Lightroom CC menu "Import Presets."

5|Click on the “Import Presets” and select the .xmp presets you downloaded and hit that import button. 

Your new presets will be located under the presets menu. 

If you used this version of Lightroom, it is cloud based and your newly imported presets will already appear on your phone. 

See installing Lightroom presets on the computer is easy peasy!

INSTALLING LIGHTROOM PRESETS ON MOBILE

Lightroom presets for mobile come as DNG files which are directly downloaded to your phone. So download your 3 presets in DNG files and save them into your phone  so we can add them to Lightroom. 

1|Open the Lightroom application so we can create an album so you have your presets. Select the plus sign and a menu will appear. Select the “Album” option. 

Picture of the Create New Album in Lightroom mobile.

2|Next you will be prompted to title your new album. Once you gave your new album a cool name select “OK.”

Picture of the 3 dots located in Lightroom mobile.

3|Next to your new album you will see 3-horizontal dots that you need to select. 

4|From there click on “Add Photos” then in the new menu that appears select “From Camera Roll.”

Picture of the camera roll tab when adding pictures to Lightroom mobile.

5|Select all the presets you just downloaded from your email and choose “Add.”

HOW TO USE YOUR LIGHTROOM MOBILE PRESETS

So now I am going to show you how to use Lightroom presets on your phone. 

1|Go back to your new album you just created and imported your new DNG files. 

Picture of the 3 horizontal dots to select to import presets.

2|Select your first file to began creating a preset and tap on the 3-horizontal tops in the top right corner on the screen. 

Picture of page on naming preset.

3|A menu will appear and tap on “Create Preset.” You will be prompted to label your preset, which I highly recommend you do! Add it to a Preset Group you have already or create a new one. 

4|When done in the top right corner of the screen select the checkmark. 

Picture of the  button to add travel presets.

Now you can quickly edit your photos by selecting the “Presets” button on the lower screen. 

WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH YOUR FREE TRAVEL LIGHTROOM PRESETS

Below I have some edits done with the free preset pack you’re getting. Keep scrolling and you can check out my before and after shots. 

PRESET 1 | BRICKELL AVENUE

A preset that has lower exposure and  perfect for pictures taken during the day with harsh light. This happens frequently living here in Miami.

PRESET 2 | SOUTH BEACH

Bright, soft, and airy preset. Perfect for the beach or a European vacation like me below spending a winter vacation in Munich.

PRESET 3 | WYNWOOD

Wynwood is a preset that is great to instantly brighten underexposed pictures, life the before picture I took in Copenhagen.

HOW TO ADD FINISHING TOUCHES TO YOUR TRAVEL LIGHTROOM PRESETS

Temperature: If the photos is too warm or cold, adjust the slider to your preference. I prefer a little cooler pictures, with just a smidge of warmness. 

Colors: If the colors appear to vibrant or muted adjust the saturation and vibrance until the colors appease you!

Too bright or dark: Try adjusting the contrast, highlights, shadows, blacks, and whites by a tad. If it is still not to your liking then play around with the exposure last. To keep all your photos consistent, you just need to adjust the sliders a little bit. 

Skin Tone: If the skin tone seems unbalanced play with the oranges and reds in the HSL tab. 

ENJOY YOUR FREE TRAVEL LIGHTROOM PRESETS

I hope you enjoy your newly download free travel presets and using them with your travel photos. If you have any questions about the presets please leave a comment below or send me an email. 

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    1. I love free presets! These ones look great on your photos, I like when they make the shot brighter.

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