Enlighten™ Lightroom Presets


5.00 out of 5 based on 23 customer ratings
(23 customer reviews)

MCP Enlighten™ includes 200 photographer-tested Lightroom presets divided into four easy-to-use steps and a set of 30 brush presets to take care of all the little tweaks you never knew you could do in Lightroom.

Define your style. Simplify your workflow. Take control of your images with MCP Enlighten™ Presets

MCP Enlighten™ Presets will help you process your photos with a flexibility you’ve never experienced in Lightroom before. Our unique system allows you to stack our presets, so you can combine and layer them to create the look you want. No more bouncing between software programs — now you can fix, tone, and polish your photos without ever leaving Lightroom.
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Compatible with:
Lightroom 4,5 and 6
Lightroom CC (Creative Cloud)

Product Description

MCP Enlighten™ uses the newest technology to give you professional, polished results. With a click of the mouse, you can adjust exposure, add lighting effects, and apply your signature style by adding haze, matte, or fun overlays. You’ll also find a wide range of black and white looks, from dreamy matte B&Ws to clean, high-contrast conversions. Simply scroll to find the one that suits your image best, and get perfect images every time.

MCP Enlighten presets are organized in an intuitive folder system, to make it easy to find the right preset — you can even save your favorite combinations for one-click access in the future. Each step of your workflow contains a custom “reset” preset, which allows you to undo that specific step without starting over. And you can use the presets in just about any order. Did we mention flexibility like you’ve never experienced before?

MCP Enlighten™ also includes 30 brush presets. Learn how to use your adjustment brush to take care of all the little tweaks you never knew you could do in Lightroom. Soften skin. Remove redness. Sharpen eyes. Add some sun flare. Dodge and burn. Make colors pop.

It’s all in there. MCP Enlighten™ includes 200 photographer-tested Lightroom presets divided into four easy-to-use steps and a set of brush presets:

Step 1: Prep your photo. This folder contains 30 presets to let you quickly fix white balance, correct color casts, and adjust exposure by up to two stops in either direction.

Step 2: Style your photo. This folder contains 32 color and B&W presets to define the feel of your image. Whatever your personal style is — calm, hazy, matte, grunge, clean, vibrant, deep – we’ve got you covered, along with a one-click lens correction option.

Step 3: Enhance your photo. Here’s where the fun really begins — these presets will punch up your photos in an instant. You’ll find 25 color overlays to add a unique tone to your images. And our 36 Color Tweaks allow you to pop, deepen, shift, or decrease any of six colors.

Step 4: Complete your photo. Fix blown highlights, adjust the shadows, boost midtones, add contrast, reduce noise, darken the edges, and sharpen. These 42 presets add the finishing touches that make your photos stand out.

Save a Fave: These hidden gems are stored in the Step 4 folder. Once you find a series of steps you love, save the combination here to use again and again with just one click.

Enlighten Brushes: Paint these 30 presets on any part of the image, and adjust their intensity in a snap. You’ll be able to brighten shadows, whiten teeth, pop colors, enhance a blue sky, add depth, sharpen details and so much more!


  • 16 White Balance presets/resets, 13 Exposure Correction presets/resets
  • 15 Color presets/resets, 17 B&W B&W presets/resets
  • 25 Color Overlays/Shadow Tone presets/resets, 36 Color Tweak presets/resets
  • 42 Complete the Look presets and resets, including: highlight protection, midtone brightening and darkening, shadow brightening and darkening, contrast, clearness, noise reduction, sharpening and edge darkening – all with varying intensities. Plus get 5 Save a Favs to save your favorite recipes.
  • Enlighten Brushes: Paint these 30 presets on any part of the image, and adjust their intensity in a snap. You’ll be able to brighten shadows, whiten teeth, pop colors, enhance a blue sky, add depth, add sunlight, sharpen details and so much more!

MCP Enlighten Presets will change the way you use Lightroom.

Use the steps in any order you want. Stack them. Experiment. Have fun. Find your style. And with all the time you save, you might even find some extra hours in your day.

One More thing…

We recommend pairing Enlighten with the Illuminate Presets – to Infuse light into your images. Check these out to get an even more polished look!

These presets will work in any of the Lightroom versions listed above. Please make sure that you have the required software before purchasing. We make every attempt to ensure that our products work in future versions of Lightroom, but due to possible changes Adobe may implement, we cannot guarantee future compatibility.

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23 reviews for Enlighten™ Lightroom Presets

  1. 5 out of 5


    I am so excited I want to scream! Great tutorials with purchase I bought “Enlighten Presets.” I have had some experience with presets, but nothing compares to this set. It is a game changer for me. Thankyou from Vancouver Island

  2. 5 out of 5

    Jean Smith Photography:

    Best presets available. So much control.
    SO much control, yet so easy with a click of a button. These blow all other presets out of the water. Love them! (Posted on 3/6/13)

  3. 5 out of 5

    Ann Bennett Photography:

    Most customizable set of presets!
    Before using MCP Enlighten for Lightroom 4, I had not been a big Lightroom user. Now that I have this set, I will be using Lightroom much more often! This is the most customizable set of Lightroom presets that I have ever used. The brushes are particularly useful. MCP Enlighten saves me time on editing! (Posted on 3/6/13)

  4. 5 out of 5

    Sue Zellers:

    Create beautiful photos Review by
    I love these presets. It is easy to stack different presets for a custom look. And the brushes allow you to fine tune details in your photos. With these you’ll be able to simply create beautiful photos. (Posted on 3/6/13)

  5. 5 out of 5

    Casey Cooper Photography:

    Something for everyone.
    This is a great preset collection for a one-stop place to perform the optimum non-destructive enhancements to both your Raw and JPG photos. From basic corrections to creative touches, this collection has something to satisfy every unique style. (Posted on 3/6/13)

  6. 5 out of 5

    Leigh Demshar:

    Gives you control over your images.
    “My favorite part by FAR is section 4, which really gives you control over the brightness and exposure settings of highlights, midtones and dark tones. For someone coming from a traditional photography (darkroom) background, you know that tonality and detail are the most critical parts of an image. This section gives me that control, which can otherwise be overwhelming with all the sliders in LR4.” (Posted on 3/6/13)

  7. 5 out of 5

    Leslie Bowen:

    Perfect for those new to LR too
    I recently received Lightroom 4, (I’m a photoshop gal) so I had no idea how to find my way in LR4. So those who are new to LR4, I highly recommend MCP Enlighten! It is simple to use, and so diverse, you have matte presets, grunge presets and everything in between! (Posted on 3/6/13)

  8. 5 out of 5

    Kristin Thompson:

    User Friendly and Shockingly Good! Review by
    I’m an amateur photographer, still learning how to “get it right in camera,” so I often rely on LR to help me clean up my work. These presets provide consistent results every time I use them and they have revolutionized my workflow and my photography!

    The system is easy to install, easy to use, and downright enjoyable to play with. The brush presets are a dream come true! I usually avoided the brush tool in LR (because I’d always over-do it!), but this system is truly customizable and user-friendly. They allow for very-fine adjustments to so many aspects of the photo. You will want to spend your entire workflow in LR once you start using these presets – and you’ll be surprised and pleased at the amazing images you’re able to turn out.

    And even though the description indicates that you’re getting around 200 presets, you’re actually getting MANY more – once you start mixing and matching and adding brush treatments. Love these presets! Thanks again for taking the time to make them so wonderful and useful!

    (Posted on 3/14/13)

  9. 5 out of 5

    Amanda Brayton Photography:

    Amazing and so easy to use!
    These presets are simply amazing! So easy to use, and you get fast beautiful results! Totally worth the money. You will not be disappointed! You can use these presets on any kind of photos. I can’t wait to use them again! (Posted on 3/15/13)

  10. 5 out of 5

    Imagination Framed Photography:

    If I could only have one MCP product this would be the one.
    I am so pleased at how much time this has saved me already. I love the number of choices and the local brush adjustments are perfect. I work so many hours a week outside of my photography the time savings while still hitting my expectations is perfect. As much as I like my other MCP products if I could only have one this would be the one! (Posted on 3/16/13)

  11. 5 out of 5

    Tablizo Photography ~ mtmphotos:

    Enlighten Lightroom Presets
    Absolutely LOVE the Enlighten Lightroom Presets! Big THANK YOU to the entire MCP staff for developing such easy to use presets. Beautifully designed and I’m an addict for all your Lightroom products! (Posted on 3/20/13)

  12. 5 out of 5


    Best Lightroom Presets Ever!
    Jodi and the MCP Team: you have outdone yourself with Enlighten! I will be your new spokesperson! I LOVE IT! Worth 10x the cost! Unlike most presets, Enlighten gives you more control without really having to make any major adjustments after you “click”. This is HUGE time saver. It is so precise and specific. I have been waiting on a product like this for Lightroom for years. I have a feeling Photoshop is going to be very lonely from this point forward. Thank you! (Posted on 3/21/13)

  13. 5 out of 5

    Alyssa Maisano Photography:

    So so happy. Cuts my editing time in half! I am so so pleased with these presets. I could use them all day. I’ll be using only these for a long time. So many great features! I love the “clean” preset under Style Your Photo. So easy to use!! Thanks! (Posted on 3/26/13)

  14. 5 out of 5

    Barefoot Photography by Jess Roberts:

    Amazing set – speeds up workflow at ton!
    I use Lightroom for all my editing and am beyond thrilled with the Enlighten set. I am able to transform my images into works of art with every customizable click. LOVE this set and will definitely recommend it to others! (Posted on 3/27/13)

  15. 5 out of 5


    Have to share, this is a system that WORKS!
    I bought the enlighten MCP presets a few months ago as a final attempt on finding presets that could work for me. Let me tell you, I am one happy photographer. These presets and the workflow are perfect for me and I now save sooo much time by just being able to work in Lightroom!

    I am a wedding and portrait photographer and I was looking for a system in Lightroom that would give me the results I wanted and help me speed things up. All the presets I have bought in the past didn’t work, I’d buy a a pack and maybe get use out of a couple of presets, and not dependably. The effects were too strong for my taste and didn’t lend themselves to different kinds of lighting. Before MCP I would run through my images in Lightroom to make minor corrections and then load in Photoshop to do all creative editing and skin touch ups. Weddings literally took forever to finish.

    Now with MCP enlighten and the brush set I no longer need to spend extra time in photoshop… It is amazing!!! The process contains several steps to get the look you want to achieve without over doing it. The presets in this bundle are very customizable and that is just what I needed! My images look great and I have lost nothing but wasted time by not using photoshop!! Thanks MCP (Posted on 8/19/13)

  16. 5 out of 5


    Perfect for everything!
    I recently purchased Enlighten Presets for LR4 and I’m so glad that I did. I absolutely LOVE these presets and brushes. They are easy to use, and you can stack to get several different looks… I have my favorites already, I often use the Lemon Water Overlay, give my images that extra pop…Now to save up and purchase the Quick Clicks Collection…Thanks Jodi and the rest of the MCP crew. =) (Posted on 3/28/13)

  17. 5 out of 5


    Speeds up my workflow
    I love the Enlighten presets! With Enlighten you have a complete workflow that is simple and fast to use from start to finish. The brushes are amazing and user friendly. Enlighten has 4 simple steps. First prep your photos white balance and lighting. Next, style your photo with options such as haze, matte blend, or b/w. Then have fun with enhancing your image with an awesome overlay (l love chamomile) and in this step you can tweak your individual colors by increasing or decreasing the intensity. Last, complete your photo by adjusting shadows, tones, and contrast. Here you can also adjust noise or sharpen. Plus so much more.

    I don’t have a lot of time to spend editing for hours and hours. Enlighten has cut my post processing time in half. I rarely use PSE now. I can’t say enough about Enlighten…it’s awesome! If I were only allowed one set of actions or presets this would be my choice! It is worth every penny! (Posted on 5/2/13)

  18. 5 out of 5


    BEST PRESETS EVER!! Enlighten presets have shortened my editing time to HALF! I am not sure I would be so efficient since that was where I was struggling! Time management is my weakness and now it is a strength thanks to MCP Enlighten presets! (Posted on 6/6/13)

  19. 5 out of 5

    EDGE Photography:

    A Must Have For ALL LR Users
    I don’t think I ever told you but thank you for creating the “Enlighten” set for LR! I literally use it everyday and now I’m not sure what I would do without it. My workflow is super streamlined now that I have almost mastered all the presets and the brushes! I am not a Photoshop user and use LR5 with “Enlighten” for literally every shoot! It works with LR4 as well so if your concerned about having to upgrade to access this set of tools, there is no need, just buy it and get to it! (Posted on 11/13/13)

  20. 5 out of 5

    Tara Fletcher:

    In LOVE!
    I am completely in love with these presets. They are worth every penny! I love ‘Pop’ and ‘Earl Grey’. I didn’t feel that the white balance and exposure presets were necessary, because I have always done them by hand, but these make editing SO much faster. You can just click a button instead of adjusting the sliders! The individual color adjustments are amazing. Adjusting the color sliders can be so time consuming and these presets put them all at your fingertips with one click! I have been looking at these presets for a long time and my only regret is that I didn’t purchase them sooner. I can’t wait until the new Lightroom presets are released! (Posted on 1/28/14)

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