Presets Galore

We are happy to announce that Presets Galore is now a part of Imaginated.com and the Imaginated Shop.

We are very excited about this acquisition. Here are Imaginated.com, our goal is to be one of the best resources for creators looking up to level their personal and professional skillset.

One of our biggest categories right now is photography, so being able to provide high-quality free presets, actions, overlays, and graphics to our readers means a lot to us.

We will also be releasing our own service towards the end of the year that will tie in beautifully with this acquisition (more details coming soon).

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What is Presets Galore?

Presets Galore was launched in 2012 by Rachael Towne and quickly grew to become a popular destination to get free and premium Lightroom Presets, Photoshop Actions, Overlays, Graphics, etc.

Rachael grew the site while she was writing for a popular photography blog. She was commissioned to make a few sets of Lightroom presets for one of their projects. The process was very enjoyable and inspired her to create Presets Galore. Over 30,000 people have purchased the Lightroom presets since 2012.

The presets she made reflected her love of dramatic imagery and film. Each preset is tested on many photos and finely adjusted to give gorgeous results with a wide variety of images.

Why Use Presets from Presets Galore?

Lightroom presets are a time-saving tool that can help you streamline your photo editing workflow. By applying pre-determined settings to your images, you can achieve the look you want with just a few clicks.

In addition, Lightroom presets can be a great way to learn about new editing techniques. By trying out different presets, you can experiment with different looks without having to spend hours learning how to use the software.

Moreover, presets can be shared and downloaded online, so you can benefit from the expertise of other photographers. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro, using Lightroom presets from Presets Galore can help you save time and create beautiful photos.

What is a Lightroom Preset?

A Lightroom Preset is a saved configuration of adjustments that can be applied to a photo with just one click. Presets are particularly useful for photographers who want to achieve a consistent look across their entire body of work.

When creating a preset, photographers can choose which adjustments to include and how much effect each adjustment has. For example, a photographer might create a preset that adds contrast and sharpness to an image while reducing highlights and shadows.

Once the preset is created, it can be applied to any number of images with just a few clicks. This can save a significant amount of time, particularly when working with large batches of photos.

You can view our Lightroom Presets here. We offer both Mobile Presets and Desktop Presets.

What is a Photoshop Action?

A Photoshop action is a set of recorded tasks that can be played back to automate repetitive processes. Actions can be created for a wide range of purposes, such as resizing images, applying filters, or even generating complex artwork.

Photoshop ships with a number of built-in actions, and many more are available from third-party developers. To use an action, simply select it from the Actions panel and click the play button.

Actions can also be customized to better suit your needs, and new actions can be recorded using the Action Recorder. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro, Photoshop actions can save you time and help you get the most out of your workflow.

You can view our Photoshop Actions here:

What is a Photo Overlay?

A photo overlay is a layer of transparency that is placed over an image. The overlay can be used to add text, graphics, or other elements to the photo.

Photo overlays are a common element in design projects, and they can be used to create a variety of effects. For example, a overlay can be used to create a faded look, or to highlight certain parts of the photo.

Overlays can also be used to change the color of an image, or to add a border. In addition, overlays can be combined with other effects, such as masks andblending modes, to create even more unique looks.

Whether you’re a designer or a photographer, learning how to use photo overlays is a great way to add some extra creativity to your work.

You can view our Photo Overlays here:

Presets Galore FAQ

What payment methods are accepted?

Most of what we offer in the store is free, however, we do have a few premium products.

Paypal and most credit cards are accepted. You can pay with a credit card via Paypal without a Paypal account.

How to install Lightroom presets in the most recent version of Lightroom Classic CC (mid 2018 update .xmp files)

  1. On a PC, go into Lightroom and click on Edit at the top (next to File), then click on Preferences. On a Mac, click on the Lightroom tab (to the left of File), then click on Preferences.
  2. There will be a new screen that pulls up and there will be several tabs at the top, click on Presets (the second tab).
  3. Click on the box titled, Show Lightroom Develop Presets. 
  4. Double click on Settings. Paste the folder from your download that holds the .xmp files into this folder.
  5. You’re done.  If Lightroom was open when you copied the presets, you will have to close it and restart it.

How to install Lightroom presets in past versions of Lightroom (pre 2018 CC, LR 4,5,6 .lrtemplate files)

Windows

  • Open Lightroom
  • Go to: Edit • Preferences • Presets
  • Click on the box titled: Show Lightroom Presets Folder
  • Double click on Lightroom
  • Double click on Develop Presets
  • Copy the folder(s) into Develop Presets
  • Restart Lightroom

Mac

  • Open Lightroom
  • Go to: Lightroom (upper left of screen)• Preferences • Presets
  • Click on the box titled: Show Lightroom Presets Folder
  • Double click on Lightroom
  • Double click on Develop Presets
  • Copy the folder(s) into Develop Presets
  • Restart Lightroom

How to install mobile Lightroom presets

Download the zip file to a desktop computer and upload to cloud storage, such as Dropbox. Or, unzip on your phone with an app such as WinZip for Android or iZip for iPhone.

Import the DNG files into your Lightroom mobile app as you would any image.

Select the DNG image. Tap on the 3 dots icon in the upper right corner and choose “Create Preset”. Repeat for each DNG file.

The presets once installed, will sync with the desktop version of Lightroom CC if you also use it.

Which versions of Lightroom are compatible.

All of the mobile presets on Presets Galore are compatible with the mobile version of Adobe Lightroom. Compatible with phones and tablets running Android or IOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch).

Desktop presets are compatible with Lightroom 4, 5, 6, 7, Lightroom Classic and Lightroom CC. Also compatible with Adobe Camera Raw.

What file types are compatible with the presets?

Compatible with both JPEG and RAW images.

Can I use Presets Galore products for commercial work?

Yes, you can use anything downloaded on this site (both free and premium) for personal and commercial work, with no attribution required, although it is always appreciated!

Contact Presets Galore

If you want to contact us for any preset related issues, you can contact us as nate [at] imaginated.com.

Presets Galore Testimonials

Gorgeous! Need I say more? Such an amazing price for the product you get. – M. Bennet

Pro photog recently moved over from Aperture to LR. These presets are not only elegant and subtle but have been created by someone with a proper understanding of post production finesse. Real food. – Wayne Matthews-Stroud

These are SO good! I would highly recommend. Thank you so much!! – Britney

I just bought the Soft Pastels collection and I love it! It really creates a romantic look that is timeless and fashionable. It gives a social color to my photos and takes them to another level. Also, I am so in love with the Retro Color collection. My photos are so vintage and fashionable with these presets. I love the color effects and soft lighting. Each preset has a perfect name. Love it! – Erica Rodgrigues

This is a great set of Lightroom presets. I would highly recommend them as they are very versatile with a wide variety of image types. There are some very lovely tones and colors. All are well thought out sets. – Sharon

I love it! Thanks for such a great product! – Heidi

Love what these do for my photos! – Elizabeth

Wonderful presets, thank you so much! – Kim

I am amazed due to the vintage film styles which were caught by you in the Lightroom settings. Your develop presets transformed ordinary pictures to 19th century styles. Regularly, when one creates a “vintage style”, only the tinting effect is taken into account. As a result, we see a modern picture with a changed color scheme. This is how the tinting engine of Topaz BW and Nik Silver Efex work. In contrast, the tonal and contrast scheme used in your “vintage film presets” (such as Daguerreotype, Opalotype and the others) provides a complete look which moves the photograph to a century ago. Something similar can be said about the other sets of Presets Galore. They are all truly develop presets composed of many settings which transform the source digital negative into the desired look. I have never seen such quality develop presets before among all that can be found on the internet (except Seim Effects which have the same level of high quality). I therefore strictly recommend Presets Galore to everyone, both beginners and professional photographers, who like to get an exact reproduction of the effects claimed in the titles of the presets. Presets Galore will give you satisfaction in both regular (everyday) photography, and in the special cases where substantial changes to the digital negative are needed. – Dmitri Rabounski

Truly gorgeous! There are so many amazing looks for my pictures that I’ll need months to try them all. I truly love Kodachrome, Autochrome and Expired Films, but all the sets are great! The presets for old photographs with the light leaks are simply perfect. Many thanks for all your work! – Luisa

I love all the black and white presets. My absolute favorite is the wet plate set. I used it on one of my indoor portrait sessions and one of my friends asked me “who did it”? It looks absolutely vintage and real. I love it. Anyway, I love your work and you opened for me a rabbit hole from digital photography to the “old real film photography”. Thank you again. – Marina Бриджер

I’m finding several nice presets for any pictures I select. Sometimes I get surprised by a color of effect, like I’m really enjoying the Teal presets! Several of the B&W presets do wonderful things to an average picture! I would say the Chocolate Shadows always blows me away. I was very pleasantly surprised at the subtle color tones the tints gave to so many B&Ws. The gauze is such a beautiful glamour glow! no matter what kid of picture I threw at them, I always found several presets that I liked. Some are more clear, some dreamy, some more intense. Great variety!! – Peter A

I’m particularly fond of the Opalotype so far. I love each preset in the group just as they stand with no tweaks from me. They look lovely on portraits. Off to play some more! – Linda

I’ve used Presets Galore for some time now and was keen to start using the new Vintage Bundle. Rachael hasn’t disappointed. the bundle provides a huge number of high-quality, well thought out presets. With each preset aptly named, it’s easy to zero in on an appropriate treatment for a given image – which is a boon when faced with a busy workflow and tight timeline to finish products. The effects applied are creative and each preset is sufficiently unique to prevent them all seeming similar. From the charm of the Kodachrome presets to the richness of the Opalotype settings through to the fun quirkiness of the Expired Film series, I’ve found the whole bundle offers enough diversity to be useful when processing portraits, landscape or even fine art images. All in all, thoroughly recommended. – Rik O’Hare

You just made my life so much easier! More time tasing pictures, less time editing. – Stephanie

Super easy way to make your photos look great! – Sarah

These are AMAZING! I can’t imagine ever needing any more presets! What else can there possibly be?!? But, I’ll keep checking back just in case! Thanks a million! These are EXACTLY what I’ve been looking for! 🙂 – Shannon

Great service and products!! Will definitely buy from PresetsGalore again. Thanks Rachael for your great help. – Diane

Easy and love them all. Saving me so much time. Thank you. – Heatherley

Great quality and customer service! – Lea