Best Lightroom presets free download
I have downloaded several free presets.
I have not purchased any.
I use Lightroom almost daily.
With these points in mind, here are my thoughts.
I have seen offers of hundreds of presets for a reasonable price.
I think if I click on a preset I can look and decide if I like it, but gee, my list includes another 200 presets, do I have to click on each one and decide, and If I find one I like I may wish to modify it and after doing that maybe I should check out a few others and maybe modify them.
By the time I get to this point in my thinking Iu2019m ready to forget presets completely.
Here is what I have done.
I have created a u201cbasic presetu201d which drops the highlights, boosts the shadows, boosts whites, drops blacks, boosts clarity, and thatu2019s about it.
All of these adjustments are moderate and can be applied to any image and will usually improve (in my opinion) that image.
If I donu2019t like what it does I u201cCtrl zu201d and do it manually.
I have a modified Nikon D100 that shoots only infrared and Iu2019ve created a preset for a standard processing for those shots which gives me a good starting point.
I have also created a preset for basic noise reduction and lens correction which is automatically applied to all photos on import.
These can also be removed or modified of course, but seldom are.
My basic advice would be to download a few freebies and maybe a not too expensive collection and see if it seems worth it to you.
I use my few custom creations quite a bit but no downloaded presets at all.