Film Candy in Action
What’s included with Film Candy ?
Film candy contains two folders full of Lightroom presets. The first is the main “Film Candy” set. This contains an extensive set of looks that you can apply to give you images a stylised grade. Some are more suitable for special effects and some are more useful for general purpose images. Film candy also includes a second set of presets that act as a set of tools to quickly apply common adjustments to an image. This is the set of tools that Thomas uses himself in his daily photography work and is called ”Thomas’s Toolbox”. It contains everything from commonly used Grads to vignettes, to quick setups for lens correction and sharpening.
Here is a complete list of all the presets included with this pack:
For a complete breakdown and detailed description of each preset see this page.
What’s with the name?
The idea behind the name started when Thomas was developing the original version for Aperture. The idea started as a kind of joke, based on the idea of candy you get when you go to the movies. As development progressed he started using various types of common sweets (candy) as codenamed for the various presets he was working on, and the idea stuck. Thus “Film Candy” was born.
The History of Film Candy
Film Candy was originally developed for Aperture, and there have been three versions altogether. The original Aperture versions were small preset packs containing a few presets each. Film Candy for Lightroom combines ideas from all three of the original Aperture versions, and creates similar looks for Lightroom. Because of the differences in both applications, it’s not possible to get the looks exact, and so they are instead based on the same ideas rather than exact duplicates. The Lightroom version also contains an extensive set of tools that aren’t in the Aperture Version.
Film Candy 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 good working knowledge of Lightroom and basic computer operations such as copying files and folders.