A big pack of free Lightroom presets from William

Written by on January 16, 2011 in Presets - 25 Comments

Once again we have a new great contribution of Lightroom presets! This time William, a wedding & portrait photographer from Maryland, has sent us a great set of presets. I let him explain them himself:

“I thought I’d send in some presets that we use here in the studio all the time. There are three sets.”

1. HDR Effect
There’s four of them, delivering various levels of the same effect. By themselves they won’t look so great. They’re designed to be applied after using another preset, dealing with color and tone is used. Try them out and you’ll see what I mean. In some situations, they will produce a ghosting effect around high contrast edges, so you have to know when to use them, but our clients usually love the results, even though they have no idea why. Specific adjustment to blacks, exposure and saturation/vibrance will usually be necessary.

2. Common Basic Adjustments
These are a simple set of presets that apply varying degrees of only one setting. We use these all the time for quick adjustments to lots of similar images. Rather than selecting a lot of images and making adjustments to the sliders, which can sometimes produce unpredictable results, just a few clicks on these presets speeds things up a lot, in our experience.

3. Style Assortment
This is a set of three stylized presets which we don’t use a whole lot anymore, but have gotten a lot of love in the past. They are basic adjustments to split toning, tone curve and post-crop vignette.

In this post we will only show you the preview of what the Style Assortment presets look like.
Presets in action


B&W Brown/Red Antique:

Clear Blue/Orange Split Tone Mild Vintage:

Clear Yellow/Purple Split Tone Mild Vintage:

Petruzzo Photography presets (134646 downloads)

Please make sure you visit William’s website before you go to sleep tonight :-)

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25 Comments on "A big pack of free Lightroom presets from William"

  1. David Fair January 16, 2011 at 4:46 pm ·

    The HDR Effect Presets here are especially nice and did a great job on some recent waterfall pictures I took, bringing out detail in the rocks and making them really pop.

  2. Debbie W January 16, 2011 at 4:54 pm ·

    Thank you for the presets…looking forward to trying them out.

  3. Romy January 16, 2011 at 6:20 pm ·

    beautiful, thank you!!

  4. Sandy_in_MD January 17, 2011 at 1:54 am ·

    These look great – thank you, William!

  5. Gerry Walden January 20, 2011 at 9:41 am ·

    Thanks for the free downloads which look very useful. Having downloaded them, and unzipped them, can somebody please tell me where to put them (no rude answers!) and how to access them. I have tried them everywhere I can think of but can’t find them.



  6. Gerry Walden January 20, 2011 at 10:30 am ·

    OK guys/gals, I got there in the end! Thanks William, they look VERY useful.


  7. Pierre January 20, 2011 at 10:55 am ·

    Great Gerry!
    Thanks, Pierre

  8. Bruno Oliveira January 24, 2011 at 7:23 pm ·

    I wonder who I am sure something is very straightforward, but do not know! After downloading, how do I use in Photoshop CS5 for example, or only works on some specific program?!

    Sorry if it’s too …. Simple:)

  9. Pierre January 24, 2011 at 7:28 pm ·

    Hi Bruno!
    You need to have Adobe Lightroom installed to use these presets. You can download a 30 day trial from adobe.com if you want to try it out before you decide to buy it or not.
    Thanks, Pierre

  10. Dominique January 26, 2011 at 10:09 pm ·

    Hi ,
    After downloading the zip file on my desk, where do I extract the content in the lightroom application?

    Thanks in advance :)

  11. Pierre January 27, 2011 at 1:32 pm ·

    Hi Dominique! Follow this tutorial: http://www.presetsheaven.com/2008/09/24/tutorial-how-to-import-presets-into-adobe-lightroom/

  12. Anita January 27, 2011 at 9:16 pm ·

    Fab! Thank you :)

  13. Sylvia January 29, 2011 at 8:58 am ·

    Wow! I love LR3 and now I have a great resource in your website, Thank you for the Freebies! You are amazing!

  14. Pierre January 30, 2011 at 10:24 pm ·

    Thank you so much Sylvia! :-)

  15. Meredith February 9, 2011 at 2:13 pm ·

    Thank you for the generous gift.

  16. Damian February 28, 2011 at 9:08 am ·

    Excellent set of presets I just downloaded and have found a use for them with a couple of portraits, thanks for sharing.

  17. Winter Scarves April 10, 2011 at 11:12 pm ·

    The mild vintage as shown in pic #3 is my favorite, looks great!

  18. Annemieke May 12, 2011 at 4:37 pm ·


    I have tried to download your actions, but haven t been able to succeed. I think this is because they are for a PC? Or should they be able to import into Lightroon on an apple as well?


  19. Pierre May 12, 2011 at 7:39 pm ·

    Hi Annemieke,
    It doesn’t matter if you’re using a PC or MAC. The reason to why you can’t install the presets is because you first have to extract the file you’ve downloaded.
    Since you’re running Mac, you can simply double click the downloaded file to unzip its contents. When that’s done, you can install/import them into Lightroom.

  20. Katie June 22, 2011 at 10:27 pm ·

    Hi Pierre,

    I am using PC, downloaded and then extracted the files, but they are still in another set of zip files after I extract them. When I extract those files, I get a list of each individual adjustment that made up that preset. Any suggestions on what to do? I followed the instructions but it’s not working. If nothing else I can look at the adjustments and recreate the preset, but if you know how to help it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! These are beautiful.

  21. kelvin July 20, 2011 at 11:48 am ·

    This is great ! , i love what u share pierre , tq so much , i fall more in love with light room :))

  22. Celeste May 8, 2012 at 2:57 am ·

    Thank you very much for these presets. I love them.

  23. Misty November 23, 2013 at 8:04 pm ·

    Thank you for the freebies! I’m fairly new to the photography world and don’t have alot of extra money to pay out just yet. I can’t wait to try out all your presets on my photos. :)

  24. David R. Heald February 21, 2014 at 2:24 am ·

    I haven’t seen where you download it {lightroom presets} I guess I’ll just keep looking I do have bad vision and will be getting an operation on one eye in 12 more days.Praise the Lord…Ronny Heald

  25. Pierre February 21, 2014 at 8:16 am ·

    Look for the blue button David:-)

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