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Best Free Lightroom Presets to Edit Instagram Photos

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Presets are the perfect solution to getting a consistent look quickly!

Having a consistent look to your editing is important. Especially for your Instagram feed. But it can get tedious to edit each photo. Or to remember what you did on the last photo to get your signature look.

There are plenty of free Lightroom presets available for download. Here’s a roundup of the best free presets for Lightroom to help you edit your Instagram photos.

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The “Insta Look Preset” is just one of the options available from Presetpro’s free preset library.

1. Presetpro

Looking for a one-stop-shop for a variety of presets to sample? You may want to check out the free Lightroom presets collection from Presetpro.

They have a large collection of preset bundles. They’re broken down into categories, and each allows one free preset download. It’s the best opportunity to sample before you buy!

Presetpro sample presets - best free Lightroom presets
Presetpro offers a variety of sample presets from different bundles.

2. Greater Than Gatsby

Greater Than Gatsby is a well-known creator of presets and actions for portraits and weddings. They offer a free 10-preset sample pack for download.

Greater Than Gatsby free sample presets - best free Lightroom presets
Greater Than Gatsby offers presets geared towards soft and dreamy portraits of all kinds.

3. FreeLightroomPresets.co

FreeLightroomPresets.co is the sister site of Lookfilter.com. The latter sells Lightroom tool bundles.

Their shop has very few items, but the free Lightroom presets site has a large collection to choose from. Their free presets are divided into categories.

You can join their mailing list to get updates on new downloads available.

FreeLightroomPresets.co free sample presets - best free Lightroom presets
FreeLightroomPresets.co regularly adds free presets to their library.

4. Cole’s Classroom

Cole’s Classroom offers a free Lightroom presets bundle. It’s packed with a mix of looks that can fit a variety of photo subjects.

With the stylized looks of these presets, though, they’re a good fit for portraits.

Cole's Classroom free sample presets - best free Lightroom presets
Cole’s Classroom offers a set of stylized presets best suited for casual portraits with a vintage flair.

5. Fix the Photo

Fix the Photo, a site focused on photo retouching services, also offers a large collection of free presets for Lightroom for a variety of categories!

They do also sell presets that they refer to as “Pro”. The free presets available will serve you well for finding that Instagram-worthy look.

Fix the Photo free sample presets - best free Lightroom presets
Fix the Photo offers a wide variety of free bundles, each with crisp, classic looks.

6. Photonify

Photonify, a site with photo-editing tools for sale, has a section of freebies. Essentially, they offer one free presets from each of their bundles for sale.

It’s a great way to get started with presets and sample their offerings before investing.

Photonify free sample presets - best free Lightroom presets
Photonify offers one free preset from each of their bundles for sale, allowing for sampling before investing.

7. Lightgram

Lightgram’s freebie bundle has looks that are great for Instagram-worthy photos. It includes 15 Lightroom presets, and is also a great introduction to their bundles for sale.

Lightgram free sample presets - best free Lightroom presets
Lightgram’s looks are moody and modern, making them a great fit for Instagram feeds.

8. No Man Before

If travel photos are your main Instagram topic, then you’ll want to take a look at the free presets bundle created by No Man Before. This is a travel site for the modern explorer.

These presets give a warm look full of sunshine to any photo. Taking a look at their site’s images will give you a great idea of the overall feel that these presets will create for you.

For travel photos full of golden light, No Man Before offers the ideal free presets.

9. Trey Ratcliffe

This one is actually a 2-in-1 because there are two free preset bundles from Trey Ratcliffe, the world-renowned travel photographer.

On his site, Stuck In Customs, Trey offers a sample pack of his Lightroom presets for download. Trey also works with ON1 to offer a free Lightroom preset bundle on their site.

If you like vibrant images with strong contrast and vignetting that adds punch, then you’ll enjoy Trey’s presets for your own photos.

A screenshot of using trey Ratcliffs free Lightroom presets
Trey’s presets offer a lot of colorful punch, making them perfect for very bold imagery full of color and contrast.

10. Helene in Between

If you aspire to reach influencer status or be a full-time travel blogger then it makes sense to use presets from a travel blogger or influencer! This is where the free presets bundle from Helene in Between comes in.

Helene sells Lightroom presets in her online shop. But the free bundle is a fantastic introduction to looks that are tailored to Instagram.

Diptych coastal landscape showing off Helene in Between's free Lightroom presets
Helene in Between’s free presets offer soft colors, dark shadows, and a great start to editing travel photos.

Conclusion

While it’s not very difficult to create your own presets, having some at your disposal to begin to play with is helpful. These days, most online shops that sell presets will also offer some for free download.

With so many options out there, what’s stopping you from creating your perfect Instagram look?

Looking for more awesome ideas on Lightroom presets? Check out our new post on the best Lightroom presets for portraits!

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