The Best 40+ Free VSCO Lightroom Presets That You Need to Use

A favorite go-to for photographers who are looking to speed up their editing process while maintaining high-quality work and a beautiful film aesthetic is free VSCO Lightroom presets and packs.

We’ve hand-picked a collection of our favorite free VSCO Lightroom presets for you to use for any of your upcoming shootings. All of these filters will give you that VSCO vibe that everyone wants via adjusting detail, tone curve, coloring, and presence in the editing process. All you need to do is apply these filters to your images, then slightly adjust the exposure, contrast, and colors of individual photos to get the filter that you wanted, without all the time, money and effort.

Check out our selection of x free VSCO Lightroom presets and packs below and get to editing.

What is VSCO?

VSCO is a photo editing app for both iOS and Android where you can apply film-looking filters to images with ease. The app is friendly for the experienced and inexperienced editors alike. Its easy-to-use platform welcomes all editors, as their slogan is, “VSCO, created for editors, by editors”.

To achieve a visually-pleasing aesthetic on a portfolio or Instagram feed, you can apply your favorite VSCO filter, or a filter from its family, to all of your photos to achieve a matching feed. A large portion of their filters are free, making it one of the most desired photo-editing apps out there. It also has tons of paid filters that you can use. The choice is yours to buy the filters, or just work with the ones they offer you.

What are VSCO Lightroom Filters?

VSCO Lightroom Filters are inspired by VSCO’s effortlessly beautiful film presets. Although they are not exactly the same as VSCO presets, they are inspired by the aesthetic that VSCO has to offer.

Because every image is different and unique, a filter, when applied, will not always look perfect. This is why when you apply the filter to your image, you may have to adjust the detailing, curve, tone, and exposure to get the perfect shot. None the less, editing with a filter is less time-consuming when you have to edit hundreds of photos in a short time frame.

The Best 40+ Free VSCO Lightroom Presets that You Need to Use

Now, let’s jump into the part we’ve all been waiting for. Here are the best 40+ VSCO Filters we’ve chosen for you to use to transform your images to emulate a film aesthetic.

Surely you’ll find something to match your style in one of the many amazing VSCO Lightroom filters below!

1. SP-01 from Nate Photographic

Nate Photographic handcrafted these beautiful VSCO-inspired film presets for us to use. The first 10 presets in this article are his and can be found and downloaded on his website. SP-01 has a very warm, desaturated palette with very toned down greens and blues.

Download free VSCO Lightroom Preset here: http://natephotographic.com/vsco-cam-lightroom-presets-starter-pack/

2. SP-02 from Nate Photographic

SP-02 has blue tints that are especially visible in the shadows and contrast of the photo. This filter will give your image that natural “pop” you were looking for. The red tones are muted in this filter, making the blues really stand out.

Download free VSCO Lightroom Preset here: http://natephotographic.com/vsco-cam-lightroom-presets-starter-pack/

3. SP-03 from Nate Photographic

The rich green tones in this filter are captivating and especially great for outdoor photos. The contrast is high and shadows are deep.

Download free VSCO Lightroom Preset here: http://natephotographic.com/vsco-cam-lightroom-presets-starter-pack/

4. SP-04 from Nate Photographic

Nate’s personal favorite filter of his presets is SP-04 because he says that it captures the aesthetic of the Fuji Professional negative films, but with a color palette that is cooler and has a clean, crisp look to it.

Download free VSCO Lightroom Preset here: http://natephotographic.com/vsco-cam-lightroom-presets-starter-pack/

5. SP-05 from Nate Photographic

This particular filter is similar to the one above, only it has a hint of warmer tones and bit deeper shadows.

Download free VSCO Lightroom Preset here: http://natephotographic.com/vsco-cam-lightroom-presets-starter-pack/

6. SP-06 from Nate Photographic

SP-06 is an extra moody filter, as it deeply fades all highlights, and has an extremely warm tone to it. It’s my personal favorite of the preset pack.

Download free VSCO Lightroom Preset here: http://natephotographic.com/vsco-cam-lightroom-presets-starter-pack/

7. SP-07 from Nate Photographic

Is also incredibly moody because it has extremely faded highlights and shadows. It has very muted colors in general, but the reds are especially muted.

Download free VSCO Lightroom Preset here: http://natephotographic.com/vsco-cam-lightroom-presets-starter-pack/

8. SP-08 from Nate Photographic

This B&W preset has boosted mid-tones and has a similar vibe to the Kodak Tri-X aesthetic.

Download free VSCO Lightroom Preset here: http://natephotographic.com/vsco-cam-lightroom-presets-starter-pack/

9. SP-09 from Nate Photographic

Another beautiful B&W preset from Nate Photographic is SP-09. It has a very high contrast and has a very dark appearance over-all, giving the image Fuji Neopan 1600 vibes.

Download free VSCO Lightroom Preset here: http://natephotographic.com/vsco-cam-lightroom-presets-starter-pack/

10. SP-10 from Nate Photographic

The third and final B&W preset from Nate is SP-10. With its high ISO black and white film, it gives us Ilford Delta 3200 vibes. This preset ends Nate’s Lightroom pack. Be sure to check it out on his website!

Download free VSCO Lightroom Preset here: http://natephotographic.com/vsco-cam-lightroom-presets-starter-pack/

11. The Wall

The wall is a beautiful filter with muted warm tones and a strong accent on cool tones. The highlights are faded and gives off major film vibes.

Download free VSCO Lightroom Preset here: http://www.lookfilter.com/free-presets/the-wall/

12. Mensch Machine

This amazing preset is from Look Filter and brings out the greens and cool tones of the photos, it mutes the warm photos, has a great vignette, and very deep shadows.

Download free VSCO Lightroom Preset here: http://www.lookfilter.com/free-presets/mensch-maschine/

13. Sky Fall

With warm and pink undertones, this picture will warm you up in a second. The highlights are faded and the shadows are deep. This filter is perfect to add to your collection of presets.

Download free VSCO Lightroom Preset here: https://freelightroompresets.co/download/skyfall/

14. Morrison Hotel

The Morrison Hotel filter will be the perfect addition to your presets. It mutes all cool tones, especially blue, and has faded highlights and gorgeous red tones that stand out.

Download free VSCO Lightroom Preset here: http://www.lookfilter.com/free-presets/morrison-hotel/

15. Voodoo Lounge

Maybe I’m biased because I love my beagle, but this filter is gorgeous. I love the faded shadows and the increased exposure in this filter. The whites are very bright andthe contrast is high, creating a perfectly balanced and beautiful filter.

Download free VSCO Lightroom Preset here: http://www.lookfilter.com/free-presets/lightroom-voodoo-lounge/

16. Cold Fact

Just as its name suggests, this filter brings out all the cool tones in any photo. It mutes all things warm and really focuses in on fading the entire photo while honing in on the blues.

Download free VSCO Lightroom Preset here: http://www.lookfilter.com/free-presets/cold-fact/

17. Old and Dirty

We found the perfect vintagefilm  filter for you. Old and dirty is just what it sounds like. The filter gives you that warm feeling you get when you find a childhood photo of someone you love. Give it a go.

Download free VSCO Lightroom Preset here: https://exposureempire.com/old-and-dirty/

18. Street Inspiration 1

The next five filters you will see are part of a 12 filter Lightroom pack. All prepared for street and urban photography. Check em out!

Download free VSCO Lightroom Preset here: https://www.graphicsfuel.com/2016/03/12-free-lightroom-presets-discount-coupon/

19. Street Inpiration 2

Street insiration 2 is perfect for an urban B&W shot Download free VSCO

Lightroom Preset here: https://www.graphicsfuel.com/2016/03/12-free-lightroom-presets-discount-coupon/

20. Street Inpiration 3

The detailing of this photo is perfect. The contrast is high, the highlights are faded and the shadows are darkened.

Download free VSCO Lightroom Preset here: https://www.graphicsfuel.com/2016/03/12-free-lightroom-presets-discount-coupon/

21. Street Inpiration 4

The cool grey tones in this filter are phenomenal and luxurious. The desaturation is perfect and you can see that the blue tones were reduced immensely.

Download free VSCO Lightroom Preset here: https://www.graphicsfuel.com/2016/03/12-free-lightroom-presets-discount-coupon/

22. Street Inpiration 5

In contrast to the filter above, this filter brings a lot of blue to the table. This filter is eye-catching and gives you a very cool vibe.

Download free VSCO Lightroom Preset here: https://www.graphicsfuel.com/2016/03/12-free-lightroom-presets-discount-coupon/

23. Orange Fade

This orange filter is practically sun-kissed and gives the perfect film and vintage aesthetic you’re looking for.

Download free VSCO Lightroom Preset here: http://www.presetkingdom.com/free-orange-fade-lightroom-preset/

24. Vintage Fade

Just looking at this photo is enough to make me feel nostalgic. The cool tones and vignette are a perfect touch to the film movement. Get it free now!

Download free VSCO Lightroom Preset here: https://exposureempire.com/vintage-fade/

25. Catch a Fire

This vintage black and white filter is perfect for portraits. Although it is a B&W filter, it has hints of warmth in it.

Download free VSCO Lightroom Preset here: http://www.lookfilter.com/free-presets/catch-a-fire/

26. Glowing Summer 1

The next 20 film filters you’re going to see are from Creative Taco and are all fantastic. Each has a vintage and retro vibe to them, and each one has its own personal touch, so pick your favorite or pick them all!

Download free VSCO Lightroom Preset here: https://creativetacos.com/20-free-glowing-lightroom-presets-ver-2/

27. Glowing Summer 2

Download free VSCO Lightroom Preset here: https://creativetacos.com/20-free-glowing-lightroom-presets-ver-2/

28. Glowing Summer 3

Download free VSCO Lightroom Preset here: https://creativetacos.com/20-free-glowing-lightroom-presets-ver-2/

29. Glowing Summer 4

Download free VSCO Lightroom Preset here: https://creativetacos.com/20-free-glowing-lightroom-presets-ver-2/

30. Glowing Summer 5

Download free VSCO Lightroom Preset here: https://creativetacos.com/20-free-glowing-lightroom-presets-ver-2/

31. Glowing Summer 6

Download free VSCO Lightroom Preset here: https://creativetacos.com/20-free-glowing-lightroom-presets-ver-2/

32. Glowing Summer 7

Download free VSCO Lightroom Preset here: https://creativetacos.com/20-free-glowing-lightroom-presets-ver-2/

33. Glowing Summer 8

Download free VSCO Lightroom Preset here: https://creativetacos.com/20-free-glowing-lightroom-presets-ver-2/

34. Glowing Summer 9

Download free VSCO Lightroom Preset here: https://creativetacos.com/20-free-glowing-lightroom-presets-ver-2/

35. Glowing Summer 10

Download free VSCO Lightroom Preset here: https://creativetacos.com/20-free-glowing-lightroom-presets-ver-2/

36. Glowing Summer 11

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37. Glowing Summer 12

Download free VSCO Lightroom Preset here: https://creativetacos.com/20-free-glowing-lightroom-presets-ver-2/

38. Glowing Summer 13

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39. Glowing Summer 14

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40. Glowing Summer 15

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41. Glowing Summer 16

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42. Glowing Summer 17

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43. Glowing Summer 18

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44. Glowing Summer 19

Download free VSCO Lightroom Preset here: https://creativetacos.com/20-free-glowing-lightroom-presets-ver-2/

45. Glowing Summer 20

Download free VSCO Lightroom Preset here: https://creativetacos.com/20-free-glowing-lightroom-presets-ver-2/

How to Apply Presets in Lightroom Mobile

When you download your new presets and upload it into your Lightroom mobile app, all you need to do is open up the preset, click on the options button in the top right corner, select “copy settings”, copy all of the settings, then open up the image you want to edit.

Now that you’ve opened the image you want to apply your VSCO Lightroom Preset to, all you need to do is paste the settings you copied from your preset. Click the options button in the top right corner again and click “paste settings”. Watch your image be transformed in a matter of seconds. Don’t forget to tweak the filter until you’re happy with your masterpiece.

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But it doesn’t have to stop here! Check our some of our other favorite picks on our blog and tons of other great articles.

Let us know in the comments below which filters you liked best and which ones you plan to use in the near future.

Until next time,

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