Free Aperture Presets Directory by Gavin Seim (Updated 03/17/2013)
So with the release of Aperture 3, Apple finally added support for presets similar to what us Lightroom users have been enjoying. Now that they’re here we decided to start a list of FREE aperture presets similar to the free Lightroom presets list I maintain here on PPS. I’ll be continuously updating this one in the same manner.
If you’re an Aperture user jump right in, because presets are king when it comes to fast effective workflow. You can get a more creative toolkit easier than saying burn and dodge. Post your own favorite presets in the comments. But remember, only comments pointing to free presets are accepted.
Aperture Preset Favorites…
- Seim Effects LightFlow Freebie Presets Pack.
I spent nearly a year planning a complete set of preset for Aperture called LightFlow. This is a sampler of that collection that includes six fresh effects.
- ColorFlow Sampler Pack.
This is a selection of effects from ColorFlow, a presets collection also from Seim Effects dedicated to the nuances of color.
- OnOne’s Perfect Presets for Aperture.
A set of over 20 Aperture presets that look really good.
- The Light Study Pack:
I’ve been making LR presets for years and wanted to test the waters with Aperture so I jumped in and made a pack of six presets. Their are pretty universal, with some color tones, POP and other creative effects.
- Preset Pond Aperture Presets.
PP has a growing list of user submitted Aperture presets. Worth a peek.
- Aperture Assistant’s Preset Gallery:
The Aperture assistant site has started a good list of Aperture presets and allows people to submit effects. Looks to be a growing list with lots of choices.
This archive has a bunch of preset that Simon has posted. Some good looking stuff here.
- Nathan Smith’s Presets:
Nathans blog has an assortment of FREE presets. Most look to be color twists and tones.
- Aperture-Presets blog:
There various effects here to download. Many of them are not my personal favorites, but we all have out own tastes. Browse thru and see what works looks good.
- Terry Chay’s Presets:
Terry has a presets category on The Woodwork blog with a few downloads. Some color enhancements as well as B&W effects.
More Aperture Presets…
- Simon Vitale’s Aperture presets blog: Seems to be a large and growing list of freebies.
- Pavel Sigarteu’s Sin City: Just one preset, but an interesting looking effect. Kinda of a grunge meets vintage.
- Gabriel Ponzanelli Presets: 3 free black and white presets.
- Aperture Land Presets: A list of various preset download worth a look.