LUTs (lookup tables) are colour adjustment profiles used widely in cinematography and video editing to give movies their characteristic ‘look’. Their potential for stills photography is just as strong, as it’s like being able to use different films for different subjects and treatments. They are really taking off right now as more and more photo editing applications add direct … [Read more...] about How LUTs work in photo-editing
LUTs and what they are
LUT is short for Look Up Table. It's a kind of conversion profile that 'remaps' the luminance and colour values in an image on to new values. LUTs are widely used in cinematography to create a certain 'look' and they have now captured the attention of software publishers.
The new LUTs feature introduced in Exposure X4.5 supports one of the newest trends in photography. LUTs (lookup tables) started out in cinematography as a way to apply a specific ‘look’ to a movie or scene, but they’re now catching on in stills photography too. They are like a basic conversion profile, or film simulation which you can use alongside the software’s own editing … [Read more...] about How to use LUTs in Alien Skin Exposure X4.5
LUTs are The Next Big Thing in photo editing. They’ve been used in cinematography and video editing for some time, but now they’re hitting mainstream photo editors too, and they are a really exciting innovation. That’s why it’s such great news that there’s now a LUTs filter in ON1 Photo RAW 2018.5. Update: On1 Photo RAW 2019 review ON1 Photo RAW downloads and offers LUT … [Read more...] about The ON1 Photo RAW 2018.5 LUTs filter and why I love it
Luminar’s new LUT Mapping filter might sound complicated, but it’s actually very straightforward to use. It applies a pre-designed film or cinematic look to your photos by converting or translating the colour values using a LUT, or lookup table. That’s really what a LUT file is – a table which the image-editing software uses to look up an existing colour to find the colour it … [Read more...] about How to use Luminar LUTs