presets

5 December 2016

Free Presets for Capture One 10

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Free Presets for Capture One 10

Every once in a while I share some free presets on my blog.

And today, to celebrate recent release of Capture One 10, I decided to share a free collection of presets for Capture One. There are 22 different presets in this collection which should be good for landscape, architecture and some street portrait photography.

Download link

You can download the presets for free below:

 

BTW you can find more free presets here.

Installation instructions

To install the presets in Capture One 10, follow below instructions

  1. Download and unzip archive.
  2. Launch Capture One software.
  3. Go to Adjustments tab.
  4. In the “Styles & Presets” section click on the combo box and select “Import…” item.
  5. Navigate to the directory where you unzipped the presets, select all the presets you want and click on the Open button.

Example of using the preset

Below you can see example of the preset in action. Please note that apart from applying the preset (Architecture_Colonial) no additional post processing was used on this image. So with my presets you can create similar images very easily:

12 May 2016

ON1 Effects Presets

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Photo of Senso-ji temple edited using my ON1 Effects Presets
I haven’t uploaded any new presets to the blog in a while but today I would like to share with you collection of ON1 Effects presets. As always the presets are completely free to download!

This collection contains 15 presets which I have been using for my own photos for the last couple of weeks and they should be good for landscape and architecture type of photography, especially for images taken during golden and blue hours as well as in the evening.

Download ON1 Effects Presets

To get the presets simply click the download link below.

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25 September 2015

Autumn Presets for Lightroom

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Autumn Presets for Lightroom

As autumn is just around the corner I thought that it is a good idea to remind you that there is nice collection of autumn presets for Lightroom available on my blog. Of course these presets are completely free and they will make your autumn photos warmer and more vibrant to portray this period of the year in the most beautiful way.

Here’s the post in which I originally shared them:

http://hdr-photographer.com/2013/10/autumn-lightroom-presets-collections/

But if you just want to grab them without reading lengthy descriptions, here’s direct download link:

Featured photo – Autumn in Tatra Mountains

I’m still waiting for my first autumn shots this year but I should have some great images in a few weeks – right now there aren’t that many yellows and reds in the trees yet but this is supposed to change very soon. So today I would like to share image I took 2 years ago in Tatra mountains, Poland. The image is simple but this yellow tree, together with a path and quite warm light looked quite inviting for me so I decided to take a photo of it.

If you would like to create such photos yourself, make sure to read my HDR tutorial.

Autumn in Tatra Mountains (more…)

5 February 2015

Photomatix Pro Presets – 111 Free HDR Presets

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New Photomatix Pro Presets

It’s been a while since I shared any Photomatix Pro presets. For that reason today I decided to update my Mega Pack collection to add new presets I created in the last few months. This time collection features 111 free presets!

You can download the presets below:

 

What’s in the bundle?
  • 15 completely new and never released presets, most of which use my new favourite processing method, i.e. Contrast Optimizer,
  • All presets that I shared up to now (96 presets).

Summing up, the collection contains 111 free presets good for landscape, architecture and street HDR photography. There are both very realistic presets and more artistic ones, colourful and black & white – everyone should find something for himself.

Please note that some of the presets will only work in Photomatix Pro 5 or newer as some of them require Fusion/Real-Estate or Contrast Optimizer which were introduced in Photomatix Pro 5.

Note: if you downloaded some of my presets previously you can delete or overwrite them as all of the previous presets are included in this pack.

Here are the instructions, on how to install the presets*:

  1. Download the presets and extract them on your disk.
  2. Start Photomatix Pro 4.2 or newer. If you haven’t updated to 4.2 visit HDRsoft homepage and download your upgrade (in case you’re eligible to it).
  3. Open any image and tonemap it to go to the tonemapping preview mode.
  4. In the Presets window change tab from “Built-In” to “My Presets”.
  5. In the combo-box in the upper part of the Presets window select “Import Presets…” item.
  6. Navigate to the directory where you extracted presets and select all the files you want to import. You might also want to specify category for the imported presets (eg. “Downloaded”). To do this just fill in the text field at the bottom of the Import window.
  7. Accept the selection and wait for the thumbnails to appear. Voila!

* In case of older versions than 4.2 you can follow instructions I posted here.

Daily photo – Golden Sunset

And it’s time for a daily HDR photo – it was taken during beautiful golden sunset in Warsaw, Poland. I took as many as 7 exposures here (because by including the sun in the frame dynamic range of that scene became really high).
Golden sunset in Warsaw
5 December 2013

Free Photomatix Pro Presets Mega Pack!

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Free Photomatix Pro presets
Click on the photo to view it in large size on black background.

Several times in the past I have shared my free Photomatix Pro presets.

Today I would like to share the biggest pack of Photomatix Pro presets yet. Dowload it here. For free – as always:

What’s in the bundle?

  • About 15 completely new and never released presets,
  • All presets that I shared up to now (81 presets).

Summing up, the collection contains 96 free presets good for landscape, architecture and street HDR photography. There are both very realistic presets and more artistic ones, colourful and black & white – everyone will find some presets fitting his needs and style.

Note: if you downloaded some of my presets previously you can delete or overwrite them as all of the previous presets are included in this pack.

Here are the instructions, on how to install the presets*:

  1. Download the presets and extract them on your disk.
  2. Start Photomatix Pro 4.2 or newer. If you haven’t updated to 4.2 visit HDRsoft homepage and download your upgrade (in case you’re eligible to it).
  3. Open any image and tonemap it to go to the tonemapping preview mode.
  4. In the Presets window change tab from “Built-In” to “My Presets”.
  5. In the combo-box in the upper part of the Presets window select “Import Presets…” item.
  6. Navigate to the directory where you extracted presets and select all the files you want to import. You might also want to specify category for the imported presets (eg. “Downloaded”). To do this just fill in the text field at the bottom of the Import window.
  7. Accept the selection and wait for the thumbnails to appear. Voila!

* In case of older versions than 4.2 you can follow instructions I posted here.

24 October 2013

Autumn Lightroom presets collections

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Autumn photo from Tatra Mountains
Above photo, taken in Tatra mountains, was processed using presets from this post.

Today I would like to share with you my new presets collection for Adobe Lightroom – this time presets for post-processing autumn landscape photos. Make the colours of autumn pop!

You can download my autumn presets below:

Also if you like them, I would greatly appreciate your feedback and shares of this post amongst your friends. It will motivate me to create & share even more free presets. Let me know your favourite ones too! And make sure to give links to photos processed with these presets in the comments below – I’d be very happy and interested to see them.

BTW you can find more presets created by me here. They include Adobe Lightroom, Topaz Adjust and Photomatix Pro presets. And they are all free!

To import presets into Adobe Lightroom:

  1. Extract downloaded presets, remembering the location where you did extract the files.
  2. Go to Develop module in Lightroom.
  3. Expand Presets panel (it’s on the left side just below Navigator).
  4. Right-click on the folder of your choice (eg. User Presets) and select Import…
  5. Navigate to the location where you extracted presets, select all of them and click on the Open button.

There are 6 categories of presets that are described below but each of the presets comes in a few variations what gives a total of 17 autumn presets!

Here is base unprocessed photo:

And below you will find presets in action with a short description of best use:

It might be too saturated for other cases though.2

Preset preview Preset name Description & best use case Number of variants
Dramatic contrast Preset which works great for creating very dramatic images. Works very well for dramatic mountain photos and for forest scenes. 1
Vibrant Preset with very vibrant colours. Works very well on foggy or rainy autumn days to add pop to otherwise lifeless and colourless images. 2
Monochrome Monochrome preset with large contrast for creating very moody images. 2
Natural Preset producing very natural colours. Works best for well exposed photos with good light. Good for typical landscape photos.

Might be too flat for foggy or rainy days.

4
Painterly Preset with very warm palette and specific look adding a bit painterly look&feel to autumn images.

This preset works best for photos with relatively low dynamic range.

6
Red orange leaves Preset adding extra pop to red and yellows and decreasing saturation of other tones.

Works best if there are many colourful leaves in the frame.

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23 May 2013

Lightroom Vintage presets

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Today I would like to share a bunch of vintage presets for Lightroom 4 (they are also good for Lightroom 5 beta). You can download them:

You can see example of one of the presets in action in the photo above. I took this photo in Montpellier old town. The After version was developed using Vintage6 preset which you will find in the ZIP. No additional editing work was required apart from sharpening using High Pass filter.

My presets work best for well-exposed (and slightly over-exposed too) outdoor scenes taken in day light. If the scene is too dark (eg. indoors) it might have magenta cast.

18 April 2013

Photomatix Pro presets for night scenes

Posted in: download, hdr, madrid, photomatix, Photomatix Pro, presets|

Royal Palace in Madrid during blue hour

Night scenes are beautiful but at the same time quite challenging for photographers – exposures are long, images have more noise than in daylight, it’s often cold. Although I can’t make taking photos any easier for you I can at least help you in processing them. So today I’m sharing 7 presets for Photomatix Pro to process night scenes! I used these presets in many of my night photos (including above) like this or this so I hope you will be able to get some great results with them as well.

You can download the presets here. They are both for Details Enhancer and Fusion/Natural processing methods.

For more information on processing and taking HDR photos read my HDR tutorial.

To install the presets*:

  1. Download the presets and extract them on your disk.
  2. Start Photomatix Pro 4.2. If you haven’t updated to 4.2 visit HDRsoft homepage and download your upgrade (in case you’re eligible to it).
  3. Open any image and tonemap it to go to the tonemapping preview mode.
  4. In the Presets window change tab from “Built-In” to “My Presets”.
  5. In the combo-box in the upper part of the Presets window select “Import Presets…” item.
  6. Navigate to the directory where you extracted presets and select all the files you want to import. You might also want to specify category for the imported presets (eg. “Downloaded”). To do this just fill in the text field at the bottom of the Import window.
  7. Accept the selection and wait for the thumbnails to appear. Voila!