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Important Note: Discontinuing Some Older Lightroom Presets

At the end of the year, I will be discontinuing some of my older Lightroom Presets. As some of my older presets were designed for much older versions of Lightroom, and as they no longer really sell, I will be discontinuing these at the end of the year. It is part of an effort to clean up some of the older items on my store, and I am planning to have new sets of Lightroom Presets in the new year, which are updated with all the current features of Lightroom.

The Preset Packs being discontinued are:

  • Film Candy 1 & 2
  • Vivid Extreme
  • Steely Blue
  • Landscape Gold
  • Quick LUX 1 & 2
  • Bleached Bronze
  • Coffee Tones

In the meantime, if you have any of these Lightroom Presets, please make sure to either re-download and back up the presets, or make a backup copy from your Lightroom Presets folder.

Why are you doing this?

As Lightroom has evolved considerably since these came out, I’m no longer fully happy with how these work in the current versions of Lightroom, and I believe they are starting o look dated. I also want to unify all of the different versions of presets that I have and these were created using the older format.

Beginning in January, I will be releasing some new and updated presets, with newer looks and designed for the current versions of Lightroom.

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Important Note: Bug Discovered in One of my Free Capture One Styles. Free Style Pack no longer available.

If anyone has my Free Capture One Style Pack bundle, someone just let me know of a potential problem with one of the styles. When I was making them, I may have left some of my metadata stored in one of the individual styles. If you have these, please delete the file QTransCap1-02.costyle and don’t use it, as it may overwrite some of your metadata. I have taken the files offline and removed them from the store.


I’m really embarrassed by this, and I removed the download and posted this notice the second I was made aware of the issue. This was an innocent mistake caused during the creation of the presets and was the result of a checkbox ticked that shouldn’t have been. While these styles were given away for free, this is still not acceptable on my part. This was also kind of a bug in Capture One that previously stored metadata with styles by default, and required you to uncheck the option every time you created a new one. That has since been fixed but it’s kind of crazy that Capture One lets this information be stored in style files, to begin with.


I sincerely apologise for this mistake. If you had downloaded these, please delete this file as soon as possible. If you have used this individual style in the past, please check your metadata on any image that it may have been applied to.

If you have any questions you can contact me directly through the support page.

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T-Pan and T-Neg Sample Packs now Available

T-Pan and T-Neg For Capture One Film Like Style Packs

Just a quick note. I have updated my T-Pan and T-Neg product pages on my store to include a downloadable sample pack of the styles. Because it can be hard for people to judge whether the styles are for you or not, I wanted people to be able to try them out in a little way for each pack, and so the samples each contain one “film” for each of the styles (and the associated variations). You will find the sample packs in the description sections of the product pages.

If you haven’t seen these before, T-Pan is my black and white film-like style pack for Capture One, and T-Neg is my Colour Film-like style pack. Both T-Neg and T-Pan are also currently on sale, so if you are looking for some film like Style packs for Capture One, check them out now.

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About my Ebooks and Future Upgrades

Fuji X-Trans Processing Guides

I have a number of eBooks on this store, and every now and then, I do try and provide free updates where appropriate. I have also in the past released paid new or different editions of these books, much like one would for a printed book. In this post, I want to clarify which versions are due an upgrade, which will be getting a new edition, and which books will no longer be upgraded.

Before I get to the individual guides, I just want to quickly outline how I go about the decisions for these. If the software that these guides refer to have been updated with minor changes that require a change to some advice in the guide, then I will release an update. If there are significant changes, then I will release a new edition. If a guide is getting old and I feel that some of the information is out of date, I will also release a new edition. Some of my older guides are no longer being updated as I no longer feel the audience is there for them, or the subject matter hasn’t changed significantly and is no longer something I feel is relevant.

Processing Fuji X-Trans Files with Iridient X-Transformer and Lightroom

Current Version: Guide Version 1.6

This is currently up to date with all relevant information. Future updates to this guide will depend on new versions of the software being released with new or changed features. I don’t force a major change to this that would require a second edition, so for the foreseeable future, this will continue to receive free updates.

Processing Sony A6000 Raw files in Lightroom: Workflow and Settings Guide

This guide has been discontinued and will no longer be updated, but I’m keeping it on sale as a few people still occasionally request it. The price has been reduced to reflect this.

Processing X-Trans Images in Iridient Developer – eBook

This guide has been discontinued and will no longer be updated, but I’m keeping it on sale as a few people still occasionally request it. The price has been reduced to reflect this.

Workflow and Settings For Processing Fuji X-Trans images in Lightroom – eBook Guide

Current Version: Guide Version 1.8

This will receive one more minor update (estimated time frame is May to June 2020) to reflect a recent change in the way Lightroom handles setting defaults. After that, I will be working on the second edition of this guide, which will be a paid update.

Fuji Jpegs: Shooting and Processing Guide – eBook

Current Version: Guide Version 1.2

This is edition will no longer receive free updates, but a second edition will be released at some point in the future. As Fuji has changed a few important functions in their newest cameras, it will require a significant re-write of some of this guide to support these. With that in mind, until I can source one of these cameras, I have no timeframe for an update to this guide, but I would hope to get it done by the end of this year. With the current global situation though, this may take longer.

Processing Fuji Raw files in Capture One 12 or Capture One 20

Current Version 1.1

This is my newest guide and will continue to receive free updates for the foreseeable future. If there are significant changes in a future version of Capture One I may decide to do a new edition, but it is not planned for any time in the near future.

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Fuji Capture One Guide Updated with Support For Capture One 20

Fuji Capture One guide Hero Image

I’ve updated my Fuji Capture One guide to include preliminary support for Capture One 20. If you are a Fuji shooter using Capture One, the new version of my eBook now contains support for both Capture One 12 and Capture One 20.

There are actually only a few things that you need to know regarding version 20 that are different from the previous edition, and so, I’ve added these as options where appropriate. The biggest change regards the new redesigned HDR tool, as this affects the instructions in the guide about matching the shadow and highlight tone options, and the in camera dynamic range. I wanted to keep compatibility with Capture One 12 as well, so if you haven’t updated the software, the guide is still compatible.

In addition to adding preliminary support for Capture One 20, the update also fixes some typos, and adds language to indicate that the advice in the guide book also applies to the non-X-trans cameras, such as Fuji’s medium format GFX series, or the XA series. This brings the version number of the guide to 1.1. Note: The supplied presets have not been changed, so if you have already installed these from a previous version of the guide, you don’t need to re-install.

If you already own the guide, the update is free and is available now from your account. If you’re unsure how to re-download your previous purchases, you can find out how on this support article.

For new users, there will be a small price increase in January, but for now, I’ve put it on sale at the original price. The book covers how to get the best results when using Capture One with Fuji raw files, and covers things like sharpening, noise reduction, setting Fuji film simulation modes and so on. You can find out more about the Fuji Capture One guide on my digital download store.

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Capture One Style Pack Sale

For the rest of November I’m having a special Autumn sale on all of my Capture One Style Packs. The normal price fo €15 has been dropped to €10 for the rest of November (until the 2nd December 2019) so you can get the styles for a third off the regular price.

All four of my style packs have been reduced for this Autumn sale, and if you’re worried about compatibility, they will all work with Capture One 20 when it is released. The Style packs available are as follows:

  1. T-Pan for Capture One: Black and White Film Like Styles
  2. T-Neg for Capture One: Colour Film Styles
  3. Alpine for Capture One: A Special style pack designed for forest and mountain imagery
  4. SilverLUX for Capture One: Creative Black and White Styles

And don’t forget, I also have a free eBook on managing and working with Styes and Presets in Capture One and it’s available free on my store too. For more details, see the Capture One section on my Digital Download Store.

Please note that prices may vary depending on your location and local VAT rate.

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About my Capture One Fuji Guide and Capture One 20

Fuji Capture One guide Hero Image

With Phase One having already announced Capture One 20, I wanted to just update you on what is happening with my current Capture One Fuji Guide. The guide, which was launched relatively recently, is currently written for Capture One 12.

I intend to release a free update to the guide to support Capture One 20 as soon as possible after the release of the software. It will be a little tricky as not everyone intends to update, and I don’t want to have to have two versions, so I plan to include any potential changes in the book while still covering the instructions for version 12 users also. I think this is the fairest option.

There are a few other updates planned too for the guide, so it makes sense to roll in the changes now. I don’t expect much of the information to needs to change for 20, but as it’s not out yet, it’s not something that I can discuss at this stage. I aim to launch it within a month of Capture One 20 being released.

Anyway, the bottom line is, if you get the guide now, or have already bought it, don’t worry, I will have you covered for Capture One 20. It will be a free update to the guide.

In the mean time, just a reminder to those who may not have bought Capture One already, but are interested, if you buy any version of 12 now, you will get a free upgrade to Capture One 20 also.

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Alpine for Capture One and T-Neg for Capture One Updated with Simplified Installer

I’ve released a minor update to two of my Capture One style packs in order to simplify the installation process. Previously they needed to be manually installed which was a bit of a chore, but now they can be installed simply by double clicking on a file.

Both Alpine for Capture One and T-Neg for Capture One have been updated. SilverLUX has not been updated with this new installer yet, as it is a little more complicated but it should be soon. If you have already bought either of these, and have installed them, you don’t need to re-install, as it only affects the installation process, but if you need to re-download in the future, this should make things a lot easier.

If you haven’t already bought either of these, they’re both on sale now for €12.50 (Local prices may vary depending on your local vat rate)

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The Difference between SilverLux and T-Pan – My two black and white Style Packs for Capture One

With the launch of T-Pan for Capture One this week, I now have two style packs available for the software. The other being SilverLUX. I had a couple of questions from customers and readers over the past few days as to the difference between T-Pan and SilverLUX, and so, here is a quick breakdown of the differences between the two Style Packs.

SilverLUX was designed to be more of an effect. It has a wide range of looks, some of which are quite high contrast. The official blur says: “There are a variety of monochrome styles included, with looks ranging from the traditional black and white film look, to a more high contrast rich black ink look”. When I was creating theses, the goal was to try and capture the broad range of monochrome styles that were popular on various online photo sharing sites, from popular photographers.

T-Pan on the other hand is specifically designed to look like film. T-Pan was originally designed for Lightroom, and T-Pan for Capture One was a port of the Lightroom Presets. I had used actual scanned film, specifically Fuji Neopan and Illford XP2 as my inspiration when creating these, although they’re not an exact emulation, but more of an inspiration. They are less contrasty and more of a rich tonality, trying to capture as much as possible of the feel of analogue film.

To give you an idea of the differences, here is the same image in a selection of styles. First, here it is with 2 styles from SilverLUX

Street Scene from Cambridge UK - Processed using Silver LUX style pack for Capture One
Street Scene from Cambridge UK - Processed using Silver LUX style pack for Capture One

And then two styles from T-Pan

Street Scene from Cambridge UK - Processed using T-PAN style pack for Capture One
Street Scene from Cambridge UK - Processed using T-PAN style pack for Capture One

I hope that makes it a bit clearer for those wondering how they compare.

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T-Pan for Capture One: Black and White Style Pack now available

I’m happy to announce that my latest Style Pack for Capture One is now available to buy from my digital download store. T-Pan for Capture One is a set of Black and White styles inspired by black and white film. The look is aiming to re-create the experience of shooting with a professional grade black and white film stock, and creates a rich film like monochrome image.

T-PAN also comes with a set of tools, which consists of a number of different types of grain, and some additional set of styles for creating a “soft” look, to emulate the analog softness and texture of film. There are 10 virtual film stocks, with 3 variations each.

I created a video to show how it works:

You can see more details and sample images on the store page.

T-Pan for Capture One is available now. The regular price will be €15 but for launch it will be €12.50. (Price may vary depending on location and local VAT rate).

T-Pan is also available for Lightroom.

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An Important Note about Secure Customer Authentication

On the 14th of September a new EU wide directive will come into force regulating online transactions inside the EU. Basically, Secure Customer Authentication, or SCA will require that online transactions will require two factor authentication. This means that any online store has to support this in order to continue to take orders. This store is already set up for this, and it may already be in effect.

So what does this mean?

Basically when you go to check out, at the payment stage, your bank will require an additional layer of authentication in order to authorise the payment. This can be anything from a code the bank texts to you, to authentication through a smartphone app. An example of this that has been in place for sometime is 3d secure.

This takes place between you and your bank and is provided by your credit or debit card provider. The authentication is not actually directly part of this store, but rather comes from your payment provider, and is handled by the payment processors that I use on the site, which are Stripe and PayPal. The stated idea of this is to make payments more secure and reduce fraud.

While I appreciate that many people will be frustrated by an additional layer of interaction when making a purchase, it is completely out of my hands. It is a required law, and is done at the payment processor stage, not by the website. However, to add a wrinkle to this, some payments are exempt and some will be automatically allowed, so the user experience may well be different depending on your bank and the cost of the order. Orders below €30 may be exempt, and in this case you shouldn’t see any difference, but this is up to the payment providers to decide. It’s important to note, that this isn’t just for my store, or similar stores, it’s for any online transaction inside the EU.

The upshot of all this is that if you’re purchasing from this store, you may get an additional pop-up from your bank at the payment stage. Your own bank should have details of this too. If you are outside the EU it is unclear how this will affect you. It is supposed to affect users whenever one end of a transaction is in the EU, however, with PayPal, it’s not clear, as they may consider PayPal one end of the transaction. Critics of this new law are concerned that it will affect online sales in Europe, and I can understand the concern. I am curious to see if it has a majorly negative effect on my sales.

I do apologise for the extra hassle, although, as I said its out of my hands. I regularly get people complaining at even having to enter the standard legally required information, so I assume the same people will be extra frustrated at this. While this is currently an EU thing it should be noted that several other countries outside the EU are considering similar legislation.

For more Information, here is a good article from Visa explaining what SCA is and how it will affect you.