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2023 Author: Malcolm Clapton | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-22 06:26
Free presets help you effortlessly put the mood you want in your photos.
Presets save a lot of time when processing photos. One click of the mouse - and all the necessary settings for exposure, saturation and so on are applied to the picture or even the whole album.
Adobe Lightroom has a standard set of presets, but photographers occasionally share their own. Among them, you can find those that will make an excellent black and white photograph from any color image.
To add presets to the program, open the Develop module, find the Presets section on the left, click on the plus a little to the right and select Import Presets. After that, all that remains is to find the downloaded files on your computer and select them. The presets will appear in the User Presets section.
Samuel Zeller Presets
Swiss photographer Samuel Zeller has created a set of 12 presets specifically for Fujifilm cameras, but they will work with any other camera as well. Among them are two black and white presets.
The first, BW Soft, makes portraits soft and hazy. The second - BW Noir - creates a hard, high-contrast image.
The set is free, but if you wish, you can leave a monetary reward to the author.
This preset makes the colors cool, monochrome and slightly washed out. To achieve a similar effect, you would have to manually tint in separate tints, where the light is recolored in one color and the shadows in another.
To download a preset, you need to subscribe to the author's mailing list. After that, a download link will be available to you.
Deep B&W HDR
HDR landscape photography can be great, but if the light is low it is extremely difficult to get a decent shot. In this case, you can turn a color photo into a black and white, more contrasting one using this preset.