2 Polaroid presets for Lightroom.

Written by on October 20, 2008 in Presets - 14 Comments

Once again I have the pleasure to announce two new presets. I got a preset request from Georg who wanted to have a preset that makes the photos look like if they were taken with a polaroid camera. That neonish, blurry and sometimes old-gritty look is not that easy to accomplish in Lightroom but I gave it a try. This preset comes in two versions; one for photos that are mostly bright and one for the ones who are dark. Try these two on different photos and you’ll see which one is most suitable for you.

Presets in action


PH Polaroid fx – For light photos:


PH Polaroid fx dark– For darker photos:

PH Polaroid fx (44502 downloads)

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14 Comments on "2 Polaroid presets for Lightroom."

  1. nfl-fan October 20, 2008 at 8:05 pm ·


    Thanks a million for providing such a great resource.

    Top man.

  2. Pierre October 20, 2008 at 9:11 pm ·

    Thanks for your kind words Top Man! I’m glad you you enjoy my site.

  3. Inspired Arts October 21, 2008 at 8:53 pm ·

    Very sweet! Thanks for the presets and the ideas

  4. Marie October 21, 2008 at 9:39 pm ·

    Just found your site…..THANKS!!!

  5. Mands October 23, 2008 at 5:24 am ·

    Thank you!

  6. Pierre October 23, 2008 at 3:47 pm ·

    You’re welcome!

  7. Georg October 26, 2008 at 12:38 pm ·

    Hey, thanks. Turned out nicely :)

  8. Pierre October 26, 2008 at 1:41 pm ·


  9. Lenyon November 10, 2008 at 5:19 am ·

    Hey there! These presets are great. As many people may know, they are not meant to be a “one click fix” for all images, but I think they are a good “foundation” to start with. From there, we can make subtle adjustments based on our image and personal tastes

    Kudos to you for taking your time with these! They are great!

  10. Laura April 24, 2009 at 3:02 pm ·

    Yeaaaah!!! Finally found it!!! I’m a Lightroom beginner, and I’ve been trying so hard to get this effect on some of my pics. Thanks a lot and I will surely examinate step by step to see how you did it!!

  11. Pierre April 24, 2009 at 3:09 pm ·

    Sounds great Laura! :-)

  12. Vivian October 20, 2011 at 4:56 pm ·

    These are wonderful, I love these, can’t wait to apply them to my photos, been looking forever for something like this. Thank YOU!!!


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