Lightroom has some powerful image enhancement tools, as fans will know, and the ability to apply and store editing presets. But as well as creating your own, you can get presets from all sorts of different places and they're really easy to install – and here's how you do it. Lightroom/Photography plan trial version and offers 01 Free presets from ON1.com You can … [Read more...] about How to install Lightroom presets
DxO Optics Pro 10 comes with a whole bunch of interesting-looking presets, but it's really easy to create your own. Once you've perfected a 'look' that you like, you can then apply it to your photos in the same way as the built-in presets. Here's how it's done. DxO Optics Pro 11 review 01: Start from scratch or from a preset you like If you know exactly the look … [Read more...] about How to create and save your own DxO Optics Pro presets
Aperture comes with a small selection of ready-made effects which you can apply to your photos simply by selecting them from a menu. But did you know you can import new effects created by others? It's really easy to do, and here's how. 01 How to edit your Aperture effects With the Adjustment Inspector open, look for the drop-down Effects menu just beneath the … [Read more...] about How to import Aperture effects
Capture One lets you save adjustments for re-use in the future, but it can be confusing because it offers user 'presets' and user 'styles' without being terribly clear about the difference. In other programs, 'presets' usually refer to sets of adjustments applied all at once, but Capture One presets are subtly different. So to make the difference clear, and to … [Read more...] about Capture One presets vs styles: what’s the difference?
Google's brand new Analog Efex Pro plug-in is the latest component in Google's Nik Collection. It comes with a selection of preset camera and film effects to reproduce the look of traditional analog photography, but I've been spending some time trying them out and using the Analog Efex Pro Camera Kit (see part 2 of this Analog Efex Pro mini-series) to make my own, and I think … [Read more...] about Top tips for creating and saving Analog Efex Pro custom presets
Analog Efex Pro is a brand new addition to the Google Nik Collection, the set of plug-ins for Photoshop, Elements, Lightroom and Aperture that Google took over when it bought out Nik Software. You can find out more at the Google Nik Collection website. I rate this as the best set of plug-ins ever made, and practically a must-have for digital image-editing fans. It's a tool … [Read more...] about How to use the Google Nik Collection Analog Efex Pro Camera Kit
Anyone who used to shoot with black and white film will have a favourite, and I always had a soft spot for Kodak Tri-X. I didn't mind the grain because I liked that gritty, 'documentary' feel, and sometimes I push-processed during development to get a little more contrast, especially in the depths of the Northern European winter. But that all came to an end with the swap to … [Read more...] about How to save a preset for Kodak Tri-X black and white in Silver Efex Pro
Like Aperture and Lightroom, Capture One Pro is one of the new wave of all-in-one image cataloguing, editing and RAW conversion programs that use completely non-destructive editing tools to enhance your images. This means they all have a very special ability – they can create any number of 'virtual' versions of the same photo without actually having to create new files and … [Read more...] about How to compare different styles with Capture One Variants