"Lightroom presets basically do the whole editing for you by providing professional photo adjustments in just one click."
What are Presets anyway?
Are you wondering why Lightroom presets have become increasingly popular and talked about on social media? Almost every photographer, Instagramer or visual content creator has been talking about their editing process with the Adobe application.
But don’t despair if you feel like you’re not part of the club just because you’re not a professional photographer or editor! Lightroom works for everybody no matter how much you know about editing in photography. Especially mobile presets for Lightroom continue to raise significant awareness amongst avid social media users, as they basically do the work for you by providing professional editing in just one click.
We’ll walk you through the editing process with Lightroom presets and bring you up to speed in terms of professional editing standards for social media. So you never have to worry about losing track of your Instagram or blog theme again!
Top 11 Influencer Presets
When it comes to styles, everyone has a different taste. However, there are a couple of photo editing styles that are particularly popular on Instagram. Here’s some inspiration for your next photo tour and editing session!
You will love the Minimal Blogger Set if you prefer a clean and consistent look for your Instagram profile. This IG preset will help you achieve tanned skin tones along with an intense, desaturated look.
It works well with blue, white, and brown colors and the pack includes four presets. You can use it for portraits or photos of travel, food, street, everyday life, and fashion. The filters are quite versatile and can be used with most pictures.
This fantastic Bali Breeze preset will spice up your nightlife and surfing pictures at Kuta or your lovely coffee sessions at Canggu!
This preset is great for use with your summertime beach photos. It offers a moody and desaturated look that serves best for white, brown, and green colors. If your profile features a lot of water, sand, plants, wildlife, and swimming sessions, this preset will help you balance out the contrasting colors and lend a consistent look to your profile.
Make your photos stand out and achieve a unique appearance for your profile with the Cookies and Cream preset pack.
This collection will apply a high contrast element to your photos and make the skin tones appear beautifully tanned. It will enable you to have an Instagram feed minimal and crisp with the meticulously-designed desaturated color palette in this collection.
These Lightroom presets are perfect for all kinds of profiles - be it food, fashion, exercise, street, portraits, travel, and everyday lifestyle. They bring together diverse photography in your feed and give it a distinct structure. You are given five presets in this collection.
This Beauty blogger preset pack provides a light rose color tint to your pictures complemented by a friendly and smooth glow.
The present is great for those looking to add a soft, feminine touch to their images. You can use the filters to beautify your selfies, lifestyle, fashion, and body shots. The filter works well with all color tones, but you should use it with white for the best results. You can choose between the five presets available in this collection.
The Boho Sundaze preset collection helps you achieve a light and soft look for your pictures.
An additional grain effect makes the photos appear vintage. The filter feels like a combination of classic and modern effects that lend a positive and uplifting quality to your photos.
The best thing about this filter is that you can use it with literally everything - fashion, lifestyle, family, blogging, food, and so on. It works well with both exterior and interior shots. Using any of the five presets present in this collection, you can transform your feed to give off perpetual Sunday vibes.
If you are looking for a clean and minimalist design for your profile, you will find this collection pack useful. The Minimal White pack of presets lightens up your pictures and helps them obtain a clean and glossy effect.
You can use this filter for fashion, interior, and product photos. The five presets available in the pack help you achieve five different looks for your feed.
The Wild Berries Lightroom preset pack produces an atmospheric film tone for your photos. It helps in making the pictures appear warm and soft by reducing the highlights and boosting the shadows.
This is coupled with moody forest greens to deliver a mellow yet striking feel. The red accents on this filter create pictures with a rich and unique aesthetic.
The preset can be used with pictures all year-round, but they work best with Autumn colors. A subtle grain has been added to give your pictures a vintage feel. The presets are great for use with everyday lifestyle and fashion photography. This collection consists of 8 presets.
You will love these IG Lightroom presets if you want your profile to have a modern, vibrant look. They offer a great tool for experimenting with your photos and enable you to come up with a quirky theme for your page.
These presets will quickly turn your photos into vibrant works of art. Good for pictures that have a lot of lights and bright elements in them.
As a bonus you get 5 Night Presets: These filters will lend a shiny neon vibe to your nighttime photographs.
The city of California has inspired this beautiful preset pack. The pictures get a warm and sunny feel with lots of teal and orange.
The preset will make you look like you are on endless vacation! It works great with everything - family, nature, beach, sunsets, portraits, and so on. The pack comes with five presets.
If the beach is your favorite holiday spot, you will love using the filter from this pack.
If your picture has many blues, these presets will add tropical teal and turquoise tones to your colors.
You can recreate a vibrant summer look that makes your profile feel calm and relaxing. Choose one of the five presents and instantly transform your photos.
Inspired by New York City streets, this preset pack will lend your pictures a crisp and desaturated style that is perfect for documenting your day-to-day activities.
You get an earthy vintage tone by accentuating the brownish hues in your pictures.
The color tone of this filter works best with the colors of the Autumn season. Besides the six colored presets, the pack also includes two black and white presets as a bonus.
Okay, so what's in for me?
"Using Lightroom Presets can be a quick and effective way to transform your Instagram feed's mood and vibe. They can also be used by beginners to add a professional touch to their photos with just a tap."
Applying a preset takes seconds. You only have to select your preset from the list, and the changes will be instantly made to your picture.
You do not have to manually adjust any settings such as brightness, contrast, clarity, blacks, whites, etc.
You can quickly and easily switch between the presets, and the settings will be changed accordingly.
An Instagram profile should have a consistent theme to it to appear professional.
This becomes easier to achieve if the page belongs to a brand or is based on a particular vocation or hobby.
The best way to make a feed appear consistent is by using a similar color tone and range across your pictures for personal profiles.
This can be easily done by using Lightroom presets for Instagram.
How do Lightroom filters work?
When you use a filter on Instagram, the app automatically applies predetermined color and exposure settings to your pictures to give it a different style and feel. Lightroom presets work in the same way, but with a much more professional result. You can use these filters with the Adobe Lightroom Mobile as well as the advanced PC applications.
You can use the manual settings on the app to create your own presets or use a preset designed by someone else that you like. Readymade presets are designed to keep a mood in mind - for example - fashion, beach, or weddings. If you take pictures that belong to a particular genre, you can use the respective presets to unify your images in terms of their mood.
UPGRADE YOUR INSTAGRAM FEED
For an on-point Instagram feed, organisation and a coherent theme or style is key.
This is exactly where Lightroom presets come into play, since they guarantee a consistent look on all your photos through predefined editing settings, which are applied to every single photograph.
This will seriously up your Instagram game!
Adobe Lightroom is a popular computer software among photographers and other creative professionals. Unlike the mobile application, the desktop version is not free.
You need to have a Creative Cloud subscription if you want to use Lightroom and other Adobe products like Photoshop. Besides a host of photo-retouching capabilities, the desktop version of Lightroom also supports the use of presets.
With the Creative Cloud, you get features such as Preset syncing, which makes your presets available across all your devices.
Adobe Lightroom is available for free on your Android and iOS mobile devices.
You can download and install the app from the Play Store. It offers you professional-quality image manipulation tools that help transform your photos. You can change settings such as contrast, whites, blacks, highlights, shadows, exposure, tint, temperature, saturation, and much more on its mobile-friendly UI.
The app comes with multiple presets by default to simplify your editing work. You can also download and add more presets.
Who should use presets?
Whether you are a beginner or casual blogger, or you have been doing it professionally for quite some time - you will find presets to be of great benefit:
Edit Like a Pro
A preset will help you arrange and simplify your profile by matching it with a single theme. A profile with diverse, contrasting images might appear disorganized and confusing to an audience.
If you are a beginner blogger who has just entered the game, you can instantly use presets to get a professional appearance for your feed. It won't matter to your audience if your photos have been manually or automatically retouched using a preset.
If photography is the focus of your profile, presets can help you cut down on the time-consuming editing process. Based on your photography genre, you can instantly apply the relevant preset, and your work will be ready for posting.
DO I NEED A SOFTWARE TO USE THE PRESETS?
Yes, you need the Smartphone App “Lightroom Mobile CC” which is free or “Adobe Lightroom Classic/CC” to use our presets.
Important note for desktop users: Please make sure you have done the most recent upgrades to Lightroom CC & Lightroom Classic CC for desktop. Our Desktop presets are XMP files.
CAN I USE THE PRESETS ON MY SMARTPHONE?
Yes sure! All presets which you can find in our shop are designed for the smartphone app. You will receive DNG Preset Files which are compatible with Lightroom CC Mobile. You will also receive installation instructions with your digital download. Don’t worry – its easy!
The Lightroom app for smartphones is completely FREE of course.
I’M NEW TO LIGHTROOM, CAN I STILL USE PRESETS?
Yes, you can! That’s the beauty of using presets. We did all the coloring for you, so you can simply apply the presets to your pictures with only one click. You might need to do some additional adjustments to get your individual perfect results on every shot.
DO I NEED A PROFESSIONAL CAMERA?
No, you don’t necessarily need one. Especially when shooting and editing your photos on the go without massive amounts of equipment, a smartphone camera is more than enough given that the quality of smartphone cameras nowadays is incredibly good.
However, most of the time you can see a difference in quality and depth if you shoot with a professional camera like a DSLR. But that’s completely up to you, your habits, and of course your budget.
Edit on the go. Anytime. Everywhere.
As touched upon above, Lightroom CC mobile presets give you the possibility to achieve a consistent and coherent photo style by putting a professional looking, individually adjustable Instagram filter on your photos with just one click.
Moreover, editing with the app is super fast and easily accessible wherever you go. This makes the whole editing incredibly convenient as it can be done on the go right on your smartphone with mobile presets. The perfect travel essential for keeping up with your social media on the go!
Whenever you’re editing a photo with Lightroom app presets now, you can simply select your favorite preset from the editing bar at the bottom and it’ll be added directly onto your uploaded photo.
When you’ve read this far, we can safely welcome you in the Lightroom club.
You now know all the necessary basics around the editing process with Lightroom and Lightroom mobile presets to up your social media game. We’re now curious to see how you use the filters for your editing. Send us your favorite edits and photo styles, we’d love to see them!