FilmLUX 2 was designed to create a subtle “film” like look to digital images, without them looking overly processed. With many presets, and even when processing manually, it can be easy to take your images too far and have them look like they’ve been heavily treated. With FilmLUX 2 I wanted to create a set of looks, that could enhance an image without it looking like you’ve done an extensive amount of work to it. while the images will still look treated, the effect won’t be too extreme.
An important note about FilmLUX 2
Film LUX 2 is a fairly subtle effect, and the differences between each set of presets may also be subtle depending on the images used. There are distinct differences, but if you are looking for more of an “effect” then these presets might not be suitable. They are designed to provide an “enhancement” rather than an “Effect”.
What’s in the FilmLUX2 Lightroom Presets Collection
There are twenty five different “looks’ in FilmLUX 2 and they are broken into three categories. There are five “chrome” like looks, which are based on an older type of transparency film, and have a reduced saturation for an aged effect. Secondly, there are ten “Vivid” style looks. With these, I wanted to create a vivid look that wasn’t too oversaturated, and still looked relatively natural. They also have a film like curve, ad tend to brighten the image a little, for that slightly pushed film look. Finally, there are ten “negative” effects. These have reduced saturation, raised blacks and a subtle roll off not he whites for a softer look. Each of the 25 main looks comes in two variations, one with grain (marked with a +G) and one without grain.
Complete List of Included Presets
Some Samples of QuickLUX 2 in Action
Some General Note about Presets
Not all images are suitable for all presets. Some images just wont 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.
If you are having difficulties installing the Lightroom presets or have any questions please visit the support page for details.
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