|||Free Lightroom Presets: Unlock the Powerful Dehaze Edit

Free Lightroom Presets: Unlock the Powerful Dehaze Edit

The Lightroom Dehaze slider is a Lightroom CC introduction that didn’t make it into Lightroom 6. Dehaze, as the name implies, reduces atmospheric haze that appears in our photos. This handy slider can also add haze, for those that want a softer photo or a foggy-looking scene.

Free Lightroom Dehaze Presets

The editing features of Lightroom 6 appear to be identical to Lightroom CC except for this one slider. For that reason, I expect to see it in the standalone version of Lightroom eventually.

In the meantime, I’ve made this set of 21 free Lightroom presets that will give Lightroom 6 users the same edit.

Please note that these presets will not work in Lightroom 5 or prior. They will only work in Lightroom 6. You don’t need them if you have Lightroom CC.

This preset collection contains:

  • 10 presets to reduce haze
  • 10 presets to add fog
  • 1 preset to reset the Dehaze edits

Download here. Look for the presets on the right side of the page.


Once you download the presets, you’ll need to unzip the file. Inside it, you’ll find installation instructions as well as the Lightroom Dehaze folder that you need to install.

You can also click here for installation instructions.

How to use the Lightroom Dehaze Presets

Once you’ve installed the presets and clicked on the folder name in your preset panel to open them, they will look like this:


Dehaze presets 10-100 reduce the haze in your photo. 10 is the lightest edit, and 100 is the strongest.

Fog presets 10-100 add haze to your images. 10 is the lightest and 100 the strongest.

Use the Reset Haze or Fog preset to undo the edits you’ve made using these presets.

Any questions about using them? Post them in the comments below!

By |2016-10-17T17:30:41+00:00September 25th, 2015|Actions & Presets, Presets|14 Comments


  1. Robin July 5, 2017 at 4:10 pm - Reply

    I just downloaded your free lightroom dehaze presets (thank you!) and installed them in my lightroom 6. They show up with my other presets in the column on the left hand side of the develop module, but when I click on any of them, nothing happens. My photo looks unchanged. I tried clicking on each one in turn. Nothing.
    Any advice?

    • Erin Peloquin July 6, 2017 at 6:49 am - Reply

      Hi Robin! I *think* that Adobe has changed LR 6 so that they don’t work anymore. They must have figured out this backdoor way to use them. I’m sorry.

  2. Mary September 9, 2016 at 7:15 pm - Reply

    Thanks. I tried several more times, even different browsers. I was finally able to get it after I decided to clear the cache, etc. and it seemed to work..

  3. Mary September 9, 2016 at 3:29 pm - Reply

    I have clicked on the for the page and look on the right side. I click on the down arrow and it brings me back to this page. I don’t know how to start the download or where to start the download.


    • Erin Peloquin September 9, 2016 at 4:00 pm - Reply

      That crazy link is giving me more trouble. Would you please try one more time? I just updated it. Click the link above and the presets should download immediately.

  4. Debbie Borato September 9, 2016 at 1:30 pm - Reply

    Hi Erin, I click the link, however, they didnt download. Presets I mean.

    • Erin Peloquin September 9, 2016 at 2:30 pm - Reply

      Hi Debbie! Good to hear from you! What happened when you clicked on the link? Did you look on the right side of the page as I mentioned above?

  5. kristenrikli September 9, 2016 at 12:33 pm - Reply

    Never mind. As soon as I entered my comment, The, “”Free Lightroom 6 Dehaze presets”, came up.
    I have Lightroom 5 right now. Will they work with my version of LR?

    • Erin Peloquin September 9, 2016 at 2:28 pm - Reply

      Hi Kristin. As stated above: Please note that these presets will not work in Lightroom 5 or prior. They will only work in Lightroom 6. You don’t need them if you have Lightroom CC.

  6. Kristen September 9, 2016 at 7:09 am - Reply

    Hi Erin,

    I also don’t see a link, and I’ve been getting your emails for quite some time.
    I logged in, When I clicked on the page for the Free Dehaze Presets the Link didn’t show.

    • Erin Peloquin September 9, 2016 at 8:51 am - Reply

      Hi Kristen. The Dehaze presets are on this page. Look on the right side of the page about half way down.

  7. Gene September 4, 2016 at 4:20 pm - Reply

    I have registered, but cannot see any link to the free dehaze presets.


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