Free Lightroom Presets – Nostalgic Summer Collection from Pretty Presets

Happy Monday everyone. I hope all the dads out there had a great fathers day weekend. I know I did.

This week, Laura (from Pretty Presets) was kind enough to donate some free presets for me to give away. The images here show the before/after samples of the 3 presets in the download below (from various collections). If you like them, she’s got plenty more available over at at Lightroompresets.com so make sure you stop by and pay her a visit.

Heres the link to download the sample presets. Enjoy ‘em, and don’t forget to stop by Laura’s site and check out some of her other collections. Have a great day!

Author: Matt Kloskowski

Matt is the full-time Director of Education for Kelby Media Group and a Tampa-based photographer. He's the Editor-in-Chief of Lightroom Magazine, the lead instructor on the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom LIVE Seminar Tour and author of several best-selling Photoshop books. Matt also hosts the world's top Lightroom blog, LightroomKillerTips.com, where he's built up a massive library of Lightroom videos, presets and tips. In addition to teaching Photoshop, Lightroom and photography seminars around the world, he's an instructor at Photoshop World and one of the full-time staff writers for Photoshop User Magazine.

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58 Comments

  1. Wow, these are great! Thanks! I just shot a summer wedding and am going to use some of these.

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    • Oh that is wonderful! These will look great on summer wedding pictures. Enjoy!

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      • I am excited to try them on some summer wedding pics i took this past week. Thanks they look they they will be fun to use.

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  2. Really, really nice. Thanks Laura (and Matt).

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  3. WOW-fantastic you for the generosity!

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  4. Thank you Laura,

    I have visited your site in the past and have the other 2 free ones you offer there.

    Is there a way to bundle certain presets from different collections in to a say custom pack? I like several from the different ones and would be very interested in building a collection of the ones I would probably use most for my shooting style.

    Ron

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  5. Thank you very much for these wonderful presets!! Absolutely love them!! I so appreciate you guys making them available to us!!

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  6. Thank you for all the kind words Suzy, Effie and Ron. It’s so much fun to share and we’re honored to have the opportunity! Ron, as of right now we don’t have any custom bundles. We’ve found so many people think they only like a preset or two and end up enjoying the whole collection. I appreciate your question and am so happy you are enjoying the free presets.

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  7. Thanks for the presets!!

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  8. How generous of you! Thank you so much from the mother of an engaged college student…… I’m broke!

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    • Lynn, I’m so happy if these will help! We have a few more on our website and hopefully those will be of some assistance as well. Thanks Lynn and enjoy your day.

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  9. Golden hour is officially my favorite LR preset. Thank you for these!!!!! :)

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  10. Hi Laura and Matt,

    Thanks so much for sharing these presets with us! I love the Golden Hour! Laura, your web site is awesome and I have bookmarked it!

    Thanks again for sharing your hard work with us!

    Dennis

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    • Dennis, thank you so much for your kind words! I’m so happy you enjoyed the website and even bookmarked us too. Please let me know if I can ever help with anything. :)

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  11. Another great preset.. will definitely use this on my photos. Thanks for sharing!

    Loybuckz

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  12. These are fabulicous :) Thanks for sharing!
    IRick

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  13. Can you tell me please, what I`m doing wrong, if I click Import, the program keeps saying Error – The preset file was the wrong type of preset. (for all 3 presets). I have LR 2, version 2.4.

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  14. Hi! I’m new to lightroom, but I have bought, won, and downloaded free presets from you, and when I apply them to a sharp picture, the picture blurs. How can I keep this from happening??? I feel dumb because I’m guessing i’m doing something wrong????
    Thanks!
    KS

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    • Hello! Thank you for your question. You can adjust the clarity and that should help if there is any kind of blur of soft look. I hope I am understanding your question correctly. If this doesn’t help then please don’t hesitate to let me know. My email address is patchlaura@hotmail.com and I would love to help!

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  15. Thank you very much Laura and Matt,
    I am not much of an expert, but I think your presets work really well.

    Thank you for making your material available for free!

    Federico Smanio

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  16. Thanks for the presets. Great work.

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  17. Yay! Loving these free presets! 1st time user — and I’m looking forward to what they can do! Excited!

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  18. Is there a website where you can download to try this feature, before purchasing it, to see if this is what I’d want. I want to make sure I get the right thing :) Thanks!

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  19. I downloaded these, and they look nothing like the sample images when I use them on my images. They look very muddy, low contrast and just strange.

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    • Hello Dennis! I’m so sorry to hear that. I haven’t heard this before and am wondering if maybe a jpeg preset is being applied to a RAW image? That could make them come out different. The “Golden Hour” preset is for jpeg images and the other two presets are for RAW images. I hope this helps! Thank you so much.

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      • Thanks for the reply Laura, That definitely might make a difference. “Golden Hour” was used on RAW, that’s all I shoot. So that makes sense. Having not shot an image in JPEG in about 4 years, I didn’t even consider it could be for JPEGS. I will say the “Marilyn” preset worked a lot better, I tweaked it a little to work better with my images, and the toning on it was perfect. I will try the Golden Hour on a JPEG image. Thanks again for the reply. Hope I didn’t come off as rude.

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  20. Are these for RAW or jpg files?

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    • Hello Joanna! Thank you so much for your question. The “Golden Hour” preset is for jpegs and the other two are for RAW images. I hope this helps! Respectfully, Laura

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  21. Matt
    I have just downloaded the pre sets that you have given us the link to and they are awesome! Thanks so much!
    Much appreciated!
    Kindest regards
    Todor

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  22. These are very nice, and perfect timing too! Thanks for sharing :-)

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  23. Thanks for sharing these! I’ve just recently found your blog and am enjoying learning my new LR3 very much with your tips and suggestions — fav so far has been the flagging and mass deleting rejects! Such a great time-saver!!

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  24. I haven’t tried them yet (downloading now), but thanks in advance for your efforts.

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  25. I can’t wait to go home and get these presets into my new Lightroom! I took some newborn pictures yesterday, and would love to see how I can make them more fun looking. I will come back to report soon! Thanks again!

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