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Film Candy 2 for Lightroom – Lightroom Presets

12.20 6.10 ( 6.10 Excl. VAT)

Film Candy 2 is a set of creative presets for Lightroom designed to give your digital images a look as if they had been shot on old or creatively processed film. Rather than try to emulate specific stocks or processes, Film Candy 2 is an artistic impression of various looks, painstakingly crafted by hand. The effects cover a range of traditional styles normally associated with shooting film as well as original interpretations of vintage film looks. The presets cover styles from faded tinted effects, to presets with a more film like contrast, and even some creative desaturated looks. There are 40 main styles included in Film Candy 2

Film candy 2 for Lightroom is a Digital Download product. You can download a zip file containing the presets after you’ve completed the purchase. We do not ship physical products.

System Requirements

Film Candy 2 requires a Mac or PC running Lightroom 5.2 or later. You must have a computer capable of running this version of Lightroom.

You should also have a working knowledge of Lightroom and basic computer operations such as copying files and folders.

Film Candy 2 includes extensive documentation in PDF format. If you have a PC you will need Adobe Reader installed to read the documentation.


What’s Included

The Film Candy 2 Presets come in three main parts. 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 Film Candy 2 presets themselves. This consists of 40 presets for creating the various effects and styles of film candy.

Finally the third part is another folder of presets called “Grad Grain and Vignette”. This contains a number of presets designed to add various grain effects, graduated filters and vignettes.

Examples of Film Candy 2 in Use

Panorama of the Liffey and Dublin City, with the Custom House in the foreground


Complete List of Included Presets

Main Looks–RESET FILM CANDYBlueberry Bon BonBlueberry MuffinBubblegumChoclate Malt

Chocolate Biscuit

Chocolate Cookie with Sprinkles

Chocolate Cookie

Clear Mint

Crisps – Ready Salted

Crisps – Salt and Vinegar

Dark Chocolate Biscuit


Gelato Vanilla


Gellato Mocha

Gumball Blue

Gumball Green

Hard Toffee

Jam Doughnut

Lemon Sugar Syrup

Lime Drops

Low Fat Biscuit


Mint Bon Bon

Mint Cookie

Nougat Neutral


Pear Drops

Peppermint Rock

Plain Biscuit

Plumb Pudding

Strawberry Bon Bon

Strawberry Milkshake

Toffee Bon Bon

Toffee Pudding


Tropical Fruit Cocktail

Whipped Cream Fluffy

Whipped Cream


Setup Presets–Setup–Panasonic-Alt–Setup–Sony-Alt–Setup-Canon–Setup-Fuji–Setup-Generic

–Setup-Nikon D700

–Setup-Nikon Standard

–Setup-Nikon Vivid D700



–Sony-A6000 *

Grad, Grain and Vignettes

–Zero Grads

Grad – Simple Sky Grad Warm Light

Grad – Simple Sky Grad Warm

Grad – Sky Cool

Grad – Sky Darken Neutral Light Lower Thirds

Grad – Sky Darken Neutral Light

Grad – Sky Darken Neutral Strong Lower Thirds

Grad – Sky Darken Neutral Strong

Grad – Sky Gold

Grain – Zero Grain

Grain 1 – Heavy Soft Old Picture

Grain 2 – Strong Small Regular – Instant Film

Grain 3 – Smooth – Colour Print Film

Grain 4 – Medium Smooth – Trans Film

Grain 5 – Heavy Light – High Speed Film

Vignette – Soft Light

Vignette – Soft Medium

Vignette – Soft Strong

Vignette – Zero Vignette

Vignette Strong


Film Candy 2 is designed to work with RAW files, however it will work with JPEG files too, but may produce different results. Film Candy 2 does not use any special profiles, or camera specific versions, other than the included setup presets. As such it is compatible with all camera manufacturers. Film candy 2 has been specifically tested with cameras from Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fuji, Olympus and Panasonic.


Film Candy 2 is supplied with comprehensive “read-me” documentation to help you use and get the best from it. Some of the instructions assume a reasonable level of Lightroom knowledge, and may not be suited to absolute beginners. You can download the manual to see if it is suitable for you.

Special Notes about Applying Film Candy 2 Presets

The Film Candy 2 presets make full use of almost all of the adjustments available in Lightroom’s adjustments panel to achieve the looks, but some presets use more than others, for example some have white balance adjustments applied, while others don’t. Some also have gradients built in while others don’t. Where possible only the effects used in a particular preset are saved. This is so as not to overwrite any adjustments that you may have made, however it means that as different presets use different adjustments, some effects may not be overwritten should you choose another preset. This is a deliberate choice because the alternative is to have every adjustment overwritten every time a preset is applied, which can also lead to undesirable effects. If you’re experimenting with the looks then a quick way to reset each time, is to undo by choosing command (control) + z after applying a look. There is also an included “reset film candy” preset which resets the settings used by film candy

Some General Note about Presets

Not all images are suitable for all presets. Some images just won’t produce pleasing results and won’t be appropriate for the type of presets you may be trying to use, depending on the subject matter.

It is also important to note that any preset won’t be a magic bullet. Presets should be considered as a starting point. More often than not images may require additional adjustments after applying presets. Sometimes you will need to adjust exposure or brightness and contrast depending on your image. When trying presets, consider making a duplicate the version that you’re working on so you don’t loose any adjustments you’ve already made, or make use of Lightroom’s snapshot feature.


If you are having difficulties installing the Lightroom presets or have any questions please visit the support page for details.

For details of lightroom 7.3 compatibility see this tech support note.


Film Candy 2 Presets are copyright ©2015 Thomas Fitzgerald Photography. They may not be re-sold, shared or otherwise distributed without prior written permission.