There’s an abundance of Photoshop actions available that allow you to quickly transform your photos with a retro or vintage effect, the problem is choosing the best actions from this vast collection. Over 40 Photoshop actions were downloaded and tested to create this showcase of the best freely downloadable retro and vintage actions.
The original photograph
It’s sometimes difficult to compare actions when they are all applied to different images, so I downloaded and tested each retro and vintage themed action on this generic photograph. Compare this original with the effects below to find your preferred Photoshop action. Don’t forget, if any of the previews look too vibrant or intense, you can always tone down the effect by applying it on a duplicate layer then reducing the opacity.