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When it comes to landscape photography, your work can really benefit from using Lightroom landscape presets. It just takes a click of a button to adjust your photographs.

The best thing is that you can edit multiple images by selecting and then pasting the settings across all images. If you need some help with Lightroom, read our complete guide here. For help on installing your Lightroom presets, read our step-by-step guide here.

Don’t forget, even when using these presets, you can still tweak them to give you a more personalised and scene-specific edit. Enjoy!

30. HDR for Dark (fixthephoto)

This preset focuses on vibrancy, adding more colour while simultaneously pushing the light to create a lighter mood.

  • Exposure increased – 0.27
  • Contrast increased – 75
  • Highlights decreased – 53
  • Shadows increased – 100
  • Whites decreased – 60
  • Blacks decreased – 60
  • Clarity increased – 15
  • Vibrance increased – 15
  • Saturation decreased – 14

A screenshot image of lightroom landscape presets - HDR for Dark (fixthephoto)

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29. Soft Cold (fixthephoto)

A slight addition to the vibrancy changes the sky to a warmer tone. Decreasing the blacks gives more attention to the darker areas of the image.

  • Highlights decreased – 10
  • Shadows increased – 100
  • Whites decreased – 10
  • Blacks decreased – 29
  • Clarity decreased – 10
  • Vibrance increased – 5
  • Saturation decreased – 18
  • Lights increased – 20

A screenshot image of Soft Cold (fixthephoto) lightroom landscape presets

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28. Dark Cold Green (fixthephoto)

Here, the green colours are made darker through decreased whites and added vibrancy. The sky also benefits from a warmer tone.

  • Exposure increased – 0.05
  • Contrast increased – 38
  • Highlights decreased – 78
  • Shadows increased – 85
  • Whites decreased – 55
  • Blacks increased – 1
  • Clarity decreased – 3
  • Vibrance increased – 5
  • Saturation decreased – 18
  • Lights increased – 6

A screenshot image of Dark Cold Green (fixthephoto) lightroom landscape presets

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27. Skyfall (freelightroompresets)

Skyfall is one of my favourite Lightroom presets as it warms up the image like a sunset. The increased shadows take attention from the mid-lit areas, while the whites ensure there are no high-key areas distracting the viewer.

  • Exposure increased – 0.05
  • Contrast increased – 5
  • Highlights decreased – 5
  • Shadows increased – 29
  • Whites decreased – 16
  • Blacks increased – 1
  • Clarity increased – 5
  • Saturation decreased – 10

A screenshot image of lightroom landscape presets - Skyfall (freelightroompresets)

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26. Cinematic Film (freepresets)

The cinematic film preset adds blue to your image, making it look and feel colder. The lack of highlights sucks out any overbearing contrast, giving the scene an overcast and well exposed touch.

  • Contrast increased – 9
  • Highlights decreased – 100
  • Shadows decreased – 11
  • Whites decreased – 100
  • Blacks increased – 27
  • Clarity decreased – 10
  • Vibrance increased – 15

A screenshot image of Cinematic Film (freepresets) lightroom landscape presets

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25. Autumn Village (presetlove)

This Lightroom landscape preset is for all the vintage feel admirers. The decreased saturation pulls colour from the image, and the tiny adjustments in shadows, blacks and clarity ensures the entire scene has a matching exposure.

  • Exposure increased – 0.44
  • Highlights decreased – 2
  • Shadows decreased – 2
  • Whites increased – 2
  • Blacks decreased – 2
  • Clarity decreased – 5
  • Vibrance increased – 14
  • Saturation decreased – 36

A screenshot image of Autumn Village (presetlove) lightroom landscape presets

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24. Luc Besson (freelightroompresets)

The Luc Besson preset is a clean, crisp layer over any landscape image. A tiny touch of contrast and increased shadows darken areas of the image that would otherwise distract the viewer. This Lightroom preset feels very cinematographic, empowering any landscape scene.

  • Exposure increased – 0.15
  • Contrast increased – 5
  • Highlights decreased – 36
  • Shadows increased – 36
  • Whites decreased – 15
  • Blacks increased – 12
  • Clarity increased – 7
  • Vibrance decreased – 7
  • Saturation decreased – 3

A screenshot image of lightroom landscape presets

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23. Peaceful Breeze (freepresets)

The peaceful breeze preset darkens the sky while adding a touch of cool, calm colour. The increase of contrast makes the lines stand out, and the increase in shadows darkens the distracting areas.

  • Exposure decreased – 0.10
  • Contrast increased – 34
  • Highlights decreased – 64
  • Shadows increased – 58
  • Whites increased – 22
  • Blacks increased – 4
  • Vibrance increased – 13

A screenshot image of lightroom landscape presets - Peaceful Breeze (freepresets)

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22. Warm Light (freepresets)

The warm light landscape preset does exactly what you image. It warms up your image like hot wine warms your insides. This preset takes your image out of the winter blues and straight into a fresh, summer feeling.

  • Contrast increased – 32
  • Highlights decreased – 25
  • Shadows increased – 43
  • Whites increased – 18
  • Blacks increased – 38
  • Clarity increased – 45
  • Vibrance increased – 35
  • Saturation increased – 15

A screenshot image of lightroom landscape presets

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21. Sunset 3 (exploringexposure)

The sunset 3 landscape preset adds a darker sky, and a touch in the shadows and blacks. It is subtle, but worthy of any landscape, giving it a little punch.

A screenshot image of lightroom landscape presets - Sunset 3 (exploringexposure)

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20. Blue Hour 2 (exploringexposure)

The Blue Hour 2 landscape preset adds a darker blue to the sky and a darker tone over the mid-tone areas. It makes your images feel a little cooler, brilliant for stopping those unwanted warm tones from shining through.

A screenshot image of lightroom landscape presets - Blue Hour 2 (exploringexposure)

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19. Saturation (fixthephoto)

The Saturation preset makes great use of the colour in your image. It emphasises what is already there, by increasing the exposure while darkening the image, creating a mid-level contrast. It makes your image a little stronger, with more emphasis placed on the shadowy areas.

  • Exposure increased – 0.38
  • Contrast increased – 14
  • Highlights decreased – 38
  • Shadows increased – 23
  • Whites decreased – 29
  • Blacks increased – 20
  • Clarity increased – 10
  • Vibrance increased – 40
  • Saturation increased – 20
  • Darks increased – 29

A screenshot image of lightroom landscape presets

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18. Black More (exploringexposure)

A simple preset that adds black to your image, darkening areas that could distract the viewer. It goes to show, not all presets have to be overpowering and complicated.

Blacks Decreased – 70

A screenshot image of lightroom landscape presets

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17. All Gold Everything (presetlove)

This All Gold Everything is another favourite of mine, as it adds that golden, warm tone. The increased light pulls away some of the stronger contrast, while vibrancy and saturation fill the gaps full of glorious warmth.

  • Exposure increased – 0.20
  • Vibrance increased – 71
  • Saturation decreased – 40

A screenshot image of lightroom landscape presets - All Gold Everything (presetlove)

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16. Very Dynamic (freepresets)

Very Dynamic is, as it says, very dynamic. This is one of the stronger presets in our list, as the light areas become darker. The increased blacks and clarity make it a punch scene as the mid-tones are made stronger. It gives the impression of a stronger sun during the blue hour.

  • Contrast increased – 96
  • Highlights decreased – 96
  • Shadows increased – 93
  • Whites decreased – 93
  • Blacks increased – 96
  • Clarity increased – 40
  • Vibrance decreased – 6
  • Saturation decreased – 5

A screenshot image of lightroom landscape presets - Very Dynamic (freepresets)

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15. Dull Slot Canyon (exploringexposure)

The dull slot goes above and beyond saturation, as every colour is enhanced strongly. The blues and oranges pop, like a harsh sun in autumn. Even the shadowy areas like the trees get a green boost, making them more interesting.

A screenshot image of lightroom landscape presets - Dull Slot Canyon (exploringexposure)

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14. Light Contrast for Dark (fixthephoto)

The Light Contrast landscape preset lightens the image while adding some contrast back in, to keep the lines strong. This is a great way to turn an afternoon image into one taken during the morning. Fresh sun, fresh image.

  • Exposure increased – 0.59
  • Highlights decreased – 66
  • Shadows increased – 42
  • Vibrancy increased – 5
  • Lights increased – 38
  • Darks decreased – 36

A screenshot image of lightroom landscape presets

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13. Desaturated (contrastly)

This is a favourite of mine, as it falls between colour and black and white. The Desaturated preset pulls the distracting colour from the image, and leaves a hint of it behind. A cool winter’s day during a meagre sunset. Here, texture and definition are key.

  • Contrast increased – 65
  • Highlights increased – 20
  • Shadows decreased – 50
  • Blacks decreased – 15
  • Clarity increased – 76
  • Vibrance decreased – 35
  • Saturation decreased – 40

A screenshot image of lightroom landscape presets - Desaturated (contrastly)

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12. Cold Fact (freelightroompresets)

The Cold Fact adds that wintery tone to your image, great for eliminating those warmer tones. It is subtle and not too over the top, which is perfect, yet the lack of contrast gives a slight haze. This reaffirms the colder season, giving the viewer a feeling of a colder time.

  • Highlights decreased – 10
  • Shadows increased – 30
  • Whites decreased – 5
  • Blacks increased – 30
  • Clarity increased – 5
  • Saturation decreased – 15

A screenshot image of lightroom landscape presets - Cold Fact (freelightroompresets)

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11. Mensch Machine (freelightroompresets)

The Mensch Machine is a little more playful as a preset, adding vibrancy to bring out some of the hidden colours. It keeps the scene in an overall well lit and realistic tone, while making it more impressive.

  • Highlights decreased – 30
  • Shadows increased – 15
  • Whites decreased – 5
  • Blacks increased – 35
  • Clarity decreased – 5
  • Vibrance decreased – 15
  • Saturation decreased – 5

A screenshot image of lightroom landscape presets

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10. High Contrast (exploringexposure)

The High Contrast exposure adds light throughout the scene, especially over the shadowy areas. This landscape preset is a great way to make your image pop, as it makes the present lines very well defined.

A screenshot image of lightroom landscape presets

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9. Faux Infrared (tonality)

Here is our black and white conversion. The Faux Infrared helps to create a strong and powerful image. The image has a boost in the light areas, and the darker spots aren’t overdone. The contrast makes it hard-hitting and ensures an image people won’t forget easily.

  • Contrast decreased – 100
  • Highlights decreased – 21
  • Shadows increased – 50
  • Whites increased – 45
  • Blacks decreased – 81

A screenshot image of lightroom landscape presets

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8. Valley View (freepresets)

The Valley View Lightroom preset adds light throughout the entire scene. Something to help us break away from the cold, dark seasons and run into the warm weather. The sky doesn’t get much attention, but the colours are richer than an ice salesman on the equator.

  • Exposure increased – 0.85
  • Contrast increased – 45
  • Highlights decreased – 67
  • Shadows increased – 44
  • Whites increased – 9
  • Blacks increased – 64
  • Clarity increased – 35
  • Vibrance decreased – 7

A screenshot image of lightroom landscape presets

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7. Misty Iceland (freepresets)

The Misty Iceland landscape preset is a glorious preset. Just look at how strong the colours are. The vibrancy, clarity and saturation all have their hands here. The added contrast makes it punchy, and helps in creating a very powerful image indeed.

  • Contrast increased – 30
  • Highlights decreased – 63
  • Shadows increased – 26
  • Whites increased – 53
  • Blacks decreased – 42
  • Clarity increased – 13
  • Vibrance increased – 19
  • Saturation decreased – 6

A screenshot image of lightroom landscape presets

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6. Driftwood (freepresets)

The Driftwood Lightroom preset is a subtle one. This is the best kind of Lightroom preset, as the editing isn’t too over the top or noticeable. The blues are stronger and the overall scene has been lightened to bring in the warmer mood. The shadows are lighter, allowing us to see more of the mid-tone areas.

  • Exposure increased – 0.50
  • Highlights decreased – 95
  • Shadows increased – 14
  • Whites increased – 52
  • Blacks increased – 32
  • Vibrance decreased – 6

A screenshot image of lightroom landscape presets

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5. Blue Mountains (freepresets)

The blue mountains Lightroom landscape presets might seem a little too much, but that blue is fantastic. Sometimes, you want an image to feel colder, and this is the way to do it. The contrast, blacks and shadows make the distracting areas darker, allowing the viewer to focus on the more interesting parts.

  • Contrast increased – 6
  • Highlights decreased – 63
  • Shadows increased – 26
  • Whites increased – 50
  • Blacks decreased – 42
  • Saturation increased – 6

A screenshot image of lightroom landscape presets - Blue Mountains (freepresets)

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4. Autumn & Harvest (presetlove)

This preset is subtle in the landscape, yet it darkens the sky, and pulls more of the blue colour out of it. Great for boring skies and for making the scene feel like it belongs in Iceland during the summer, the equivalent of winter everywhere else in the world. The colours pop just enough without going overboard.

A screenshot image of lightroom landscape presets

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3. Sucker Punch (freelightroompresets)

The Sucker Punch landscape preset is a strong one, and not for the faint-hearted. The clarity, black and shadows darken the areas of the image that make it more punchy. There is definite contrast afoot, and it works well. The sky comes out a little darker, but it’s only beneficial.

  • Shadows increased – 50
  • Whites decreased – 15
  • Blacks increased – 30
  • Clarity increased – 25
  • Vibrance increased – 5
  • Saturation decreased – 15

A screenshot image of lightroom landscape presets

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2. La Tuna (freelightroompresets)

La Tuna is a softer approach to a Lightroom landscape preset, as it pulls a little from the contrast while increasing the colours ever so slightly. It feels like a crisp autumn day, just as the sun drops below the horizon. It has a freshness to it, while keeping it very realistic.

  • Shadows increased – 22
  • Whites increased – 5
  • Blacks decreased – 7
  • Vibrance decreased – 7
  • Saturation decreased – 13

A screenshot image of lightroom landscape presets - La Tuna (freelightroompresets)

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1. HDR Med (fixthephoto)

I am a sucker for High-Dynamic Range images, especially when they are done well. And this preset leaves all the previous entries in its wake. It is strong and powerful, like Cassius clay on a good day. The lines are well defined, and the sky pops. The contrast is what makes it what it is, while the vibrancy makes it just a little more colourful.

If you get one preset today, make sure it is this one.

  • Contrast increased – 61
  • Highlights increased – 100
  • Shadows increased – 80
  • Whites increased – 40
  • Blacks decreased – 66
  • Clarity increased – 25
  • Vibrance increased – 5

A screenshot image of lightroom landscape presets

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Now you’ve got the lowdown on the best free Lightroom presets, why not our articles on long exposure landscape photography or composition and create even more stunning scenic shots!

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