Macro Presets for Lightroom

Enhance your Macro shots with a few clicks.

Hello there, macro photographer!

This article features a few of our personal favorite free Macro Presets for Lightroom.

We hope you like them.

How to Install Lightroom Presets.

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  1. Install Adobe Lightroom.
  2. Create a folder on your Pc or Mac.
  3. Place photos in the Folder.
  4. Open Library tab in Lightroom.
  5. Import photos from the Folder.
  6. Open Develop tab in Lightroom.
  7. Expand Preset Panel.
  8. Create a folder for the new preset.
  9. Import the preset.

Tips & Notes.

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  1. Use Raw Files.
  2. Presets require tunning depending on each photo.
  3. Consider Gradient and Radial filters for localized editing.
  4. Selective editing tools are located below the histogram.
  5. Click “Close” after using selective editing tools to go back to the general editing.
  6. If you need a video, consider this one: Here.

Solar Cast

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Effect Density
Strong

This macro preset includes a directional warm filter. Use it to paint light from above while directing it to your subject. 

The intensity of natural yellows is decreased. Shadows are clipped.

Viridescent

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Effect Density
Medium

This macro preset aims to increase details in live organisms while underexposing the scene. While doing so, the darkest blacks are clipped out to accommodate a slight green haze.

Moderate lens vignette effect.

Pastel Petals

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Effect Density

Low

This macro preset aims to convert strong tones to a lighter, softer variation.

 If you like pastel colors try it out unless going for a realistic look.

Clarity is slightly adjusted.

Flat & Creamy

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Effect Density
Strong

This macro preset includes two Gradient filters and one Radial filter. The Gradient filters aim to lighten up the back and foregrounds depending on individual needs.

The radial filter lightens mid-ground while preserving clarity.

Dreamy High-key

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Effect Density
Medium


This Macro Preset aims to fill shadows and foreground with low clarity texture while raising overall values by about one stop.

Best used in beauty shots or photos with an inherent pastel-like tonality.

Vivid Spot

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Effect Density
Soft

This Macro Preset aims to boost natural tones via vibrance while adding a touch of shadow filling. It includes a single movable radial filter to be placed on the main point of interest.

This is a light and airy preset that is perfect for outdoor photos. 

Mystic Haze

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Effect Density
Medium

This macro preset includes cross-processing coloring. The effect is more pronounced in dark areas.

Optimal results when excessively dark backgrounds dull out delicate subjects. 

Hazzi Double Radial

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Effect Density
Strong

This macro preset includes two radial filters, one standard and one inverted.

Use the inverted filter to lighten or darken the background and the non-inverted filter to intensify or soften your favorite subject.

Demi Infra Tone

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Effect Density
Very Strong

This Macro Preset aims to intensify the contrast between high and low tones only. Mid tones are converted to blacks or whites depending on which extreme is closer (based on the histogram).

Try it on insects with detailed exoskeletons to enhance and individualize their components.

Cross Temperature

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Effect Density
Strong

This Macro preset aims to even temperature across the image. Includes an adjustable gradient filter enabling the shadow cooling effect to be applied selectively. 

Works best on images with a pronounced shadow side. 

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