FREE Astrophotography and Night Sky Lightroom Presets
Download 10 Lightroom presets specifically designed for astro and long exposure photography.
Start your editing workflow with this FREE preset collection
The majority of the presets apply subtle adjustments without over-editing the images and to maintain a natural look. All presets are meant as a starting point for further fine-tuning your images.
The focus of the presets is to carefully work out the beautiful details of the Milky Way and emphasizing the stars and galaxies on the night sky. All presets have been tested with 100+ images from different camera models to ensure the most universal use possible. They are also a great addition to my Signature Lightroom presets.
The presets are also ideal for editing images of Northern Lights, as the colors are largely preserved and the contrast is noticeably improved.
Please keep in mind that you still need to adjust the basic settings of each image. In particular, you’ll need to adjust the white balance (→ Adjusting White balance for Astrophotography) and exposure in the Basic panel of Lightroom.
Developed for Lightroom Desktop & Mobile (DNG presets)
Get an idea of how my Lightroom presets for landscape and travel photography work and download this FREE preset pack for Adobe Lightroom 4-6, CC and Classic (.lrtemplate & XMP presets) as well as the free Lightroom Mobile app for iOS & Android.
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'Pay-What-You-Want' means that you can download the presets (and others) by paying the amount you think is fair.
Features & Compatibility
- 10 Lightroom presets (XMP, lrtemplate and DNG format included to ensure maximum compatibility across platforms and devices)
- compatible with Adobe Lightroom 4, 5, 6, CC and Classic CC (Win & Mac) as well as the free Lightroom Mobile app for iOS and Android
- *also works with Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) in version 10.3 or newer - that means you can use the presets in Photoshop, too!
- optimized for JPG and RAW images (RAW is the best choice for astrophotography)
Developed for Lightroom Desktop & Mobile
All presets are compatible with Adobe Lightroom 4, 5, 6, CC, and Classic CC (.lrtemplate & XMP-files included) as well as the latest Lightroom Mobile app on iOS and Android. For Lightroom Mobile, you can choose either the synchronization method via Lightroom on your desktop computer or the installation method via DNG presets.
Before & After Examples
The examples give a realistic impression of the presets. Only the basic settings like exposure, highlights or shadows were adjusted manually; everything else is based on the presets.
Optimized for the following photography subjects: Astro photography / night sky / night photography / stars / astronomy / Northern Lights / Aurora Borealis / Aurora Australis / dark sky / meteor / moon / cosmos / planets / constellation / nebula / universe / space / galaxy / Milky Way
One image. Numerous looks.
Often a variety of looks/presets can be applied to the same image as a starting point, so that you can take different directions with your editing process:
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Discover the Lightroom Shop Bundle with 6 preset packs:
This product is also included in the Complete Shop Bundle, along with five additional preset packs for moody landscape, travel and aerial photography. Get a total of 327 Lightroom presets with a shop value of $224 for only $75! And the best part: All future product releases are also included!
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FREE Lightroom presets for Adobe Create
Adobe commissioned me to create seven Lightroom presets for landscape and travel photography that you can download for free on Adobe Create Magazine. This is a great way to test my presets and get familiar with the various editing possibilities.
More about the creator of the presets
My name is Jan, and I'm a visual artist and fine art photographer based in Hamburg. My work focuses on atmospheric and abstract landscape photography of the distant North: Norway, Iceland, Greenland and beyond. Read more about me, discover my fine art and landscape series or learn about my coaching services for photographers.