Introducing FilmLUX for Lightroom
I’m delighted to announce, that after much delay, my latest set of Lightroom Presets, FilmLUX is now available. I came up with the idea for FilmLUX a little while ago when I was in the midst of scanning lots of old slide and transparency film. I noticed that the results I was getting had a really nice quality to them, and they weren’t quite like what I was getting from other presets. With this in mind I set about trying to create my own, paying close attention to the results I was getting from my own film scans.
The result is an artistic impression of the various film stocks I used to shoot with, rather than exact emulations. This set also contains an extensive collection of Grain presets presets to mimic the grain found in various types of film.
The FilmLUX presets come in three main groups. The first is a set of "set-up" presets, designed to set your images to the correct profile based on your camera, and also to set some common settings such as turning on chromatic aberration reduction and automatic lens correction.
The second is the main FilmLUX presets themselves. There are 8 Presets for designed to look like Slide Film, 8 Black and White “Negative" looks and 8 Colour “Negative” presets.
The third group is a special set of grain presets designed especially for FilmLUX. The set includes an extensive set of grain settings, which are created after various different types of film. There are 6 presets for both slide and negative grains, and each set has two different versions, one for 35mm and one for 120mm (medium format). There is also an additional set of 6 “Expired” grains to mimic the look of shooting with expired film.
Here’s a short video showing the presets in use on an image
Here are a few examples of the Film LUX Lightroom presets in action.
FilmLUX for Lightroom is available now for €10 from my digital download store. It’s available at a reduced price of €8 for the first week (until the end of July) and you can find more details and more samples over on the store’s product pages.