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Archive 2012 · Do you make or use custom film presets?
  
 
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p.3 #1 · Do you make or use custom film presets?


I'm using DxO FilmPack (via both Photoshop plugin/standalone and in DxO Optics). I quite like the results, it usually works great, especially in hard lightning conditions, here's an example (Provia 100F emulation on the right applied to the image on the left):


It usually gives an image more punch. A couple of examples:




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Dec 05, 2012 at 06:31 PM
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p.3 #2 · Do you make or use custom film presets?


I liked some of these (free) Kodachrome presets for LR: http://x-equals.com/blog/in-memoriam-kodachrome-1935-%E2%80%93-2010/


Dec 05, 2012 at 06:45 PM
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p.3 #3 · Do you make or use custom film presets?


Here is a comparison of a standard LR4 version (with the strong contrast curve) vs. my film-ish variation. The film-ish version is based off of VSCO's Portra 160 NC preset in their 2nd film pack, although I tweaked color and other things to make my own preset. There are obviously some tone/curve differences, but the biggest difference to me is the color (especially in the grass,) which I don't necessarily prefer to be technically accurate. I prefer blues to have a little more cyan, like some films. Both pics have the same white balance, shot with M9 and 50 Summicron:

regular LR4:






film-ish preset in LR:






I think both look pretty good, just a little different. I can't say that the second image looks like film, per se, but I do prefer it to the standard LR4 rendering.

p.s. neither of these images has any "clarity" slider added.



Dec 05, 2012 at 07:05 PM
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p.3 #4 · Do you make or use custom film presets?


douglasf13 wrote:
I think both look pretty good, just a little different. I can't say that the second image looks like film, per se, but I do prefer it to the standard LR4 rendering.



agreed. i'm not really looking to make my pictures look completely like film, in fact i tend to process my film shots after scanning in a way that often takes them further from what many people consider classic film looks. what interests me most is matching the tone curves of film and to a lessor degree the colors. i do have a hard time getting purples and reds to look like they can on some films - deep yet not overly saturated.

AhamB wrote:
I liked some of these (free) Kodachrome presets for LR: http://x-equals.com/blog/in-memoriam-kodachrome-1935-%E2%80%93-2010/


thanks, i'll take a look at those.



Dec 05, 2012 at 07:19 PM
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