Travel photos help you capture unforgettable memories and experiences, and help you log once-in-a-lifetime moments. But sometimes, you may find that your photos need a little extra help to look their best.
That’s where Lightroom’s travel presets come in. They help enhance colors, style landscapes and build stunning works of art from everyday photos. They are easy to use and a perfect addition to your creative toolbox.
To help you get started editing, we’ve rounded up ten of the best free Lightroom presets for travel. Although they are all travel themed, you will find that they work for many different types of photos. Explore the list and choose the effect that works best for your photo.
Note: These free presets are used for Adobe Lightroom Classic. All of them come with XMP files. Check out our simple step-by-step tutorial so you can install them all quickly.
Green Hills is a powerful color enhancing preset. Try it to boost shades of green and increase contrast.
This preset is perfect for travel landscapes and nature scenes. It adds depth and dimension to photos that may initially look a little flat.
Are you aiming for a sun-kissed retro look? Merigold is the perfect preset for you because it focuses on contrast enhancements to style your photos.
A preset like this is perfect for landscapes you see on your world travels. It’s the perfect edit for creating timeless photos.
The Golden Hour: this is what photographers call the perfect time of day just before sunset. With this Lightroom preset, you can give any image the benefits of perfect lighting.
Using this preset, you will see enhanced pink and red colors. The result is soft, with almost pastel colors for a soothing, stylish photo editing.
Here, the name says it all. Bright is a great preset to use if you need to make every shadow in your photos.
Ideal for both travel and landscape portraits, brilliant aids in the editing process. With one click, you can turn dull images into something brilliant.
Lushify is designed to increase the contrast in all of your favorite travel shots. You’ll find that it’s especially great for photos that show the sky.
The same is true of ocean landscapes as well. Shades of blue and gray are enhanced. With added contrast, striking scenes will stand out on screen or in print.
Sometimes photos need a general boost to look their best. Azulean is a flexible Adobe Lightroom preset for that exact purpose.
This one adds saturation, adding colorful splashes throughout the entire image. Try to make any photo more attractive and fun!
Urban scenes from your travels deserve their own special treatment. With the color enhancements found in this preset, the details will stand out.
Use this preset for complex shots with lots of fine detail. The preset treatment is more subtle than other designs, but with a powerful result.
Goldrush is a multi-purpose preset that works well for almost any travel photo. It’s great if you need a style boost without drastic changes.
With one click, every photo you apply this preset to will look better. Colors will be brighter, shadows and highlights will adjust, and more.
Often, your travel photos will include human subjects. Edit shots like these with Sincerely Yours, Lightroom’s elite preset for travel.
You’ll also find that the preset works for landscape shots too. Try it for cityscapes, nature scenes, and more. It’s a travel preset you can use every day.
See the perfect view? Sometimes, the photo result is not so vibrant. Fix this quickly with In Living Color, a sleek preset design for Lightroom.
If you’re not happy with your initial capture, you can do something magical with this preset. Shadows will disappear, and colors will be brightly lit.
How to install Adobe Lightroom Classic Presets
- Download the default file from the links above.
- Find the .XMP file in each download package. Sometimes, the packaged file will come in a zip file and need to be extracted.
- Open Lightroom Classic and switch to the
- On the left side, find the panel labeled
- Click on the
+icon and select
- Browse to the XMP file, select it, and choose
- Find your new preset in the sidebar and click it to apply it to an image.