LR/ACR Preset: Ilford HP5+

LR Preset Ilford HP5+, originally uploaded by GrayImaging.

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Well the weekend is over, got to get up and work 3 days before vacation starts. Yay! So I finally found time for another post, and tonights menu consists of Ilford HP5+.

HP5+ is Ilford's answer to Kodak Tri-X. A very versatile film with plenty of exposure latitude.

Get it HERE.

Wish I had more to say, but I have only shot it once, and it was for developing this preset. I think I will be sticking to Tri-X, but there is nothing wrong with this film, and I would probably prefer it for formal portraiture.

If you like Ilford film, check back in. I have quite a few ready to release in the coming days.

Until next time,


LR/ACR Preset: Fuji Neopan 400

LR Preset: Fuji Neopan 400, originally uploaded by GrayImaging.

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Wow, this is what, 3 nights in a row that I get a release out. I must be sick....oh wait...I am. Plus I am still sick and it is my birthday. Too nasty to go out and shoot here in mid-Missouri, and all the rest of my photo editing work is too important (i.e. customer's work) to do while hopped up on Nyquil. Sometimes things look really good 45 minutes after taking a dose, not so much the next day. But, I digress.

Tonight's menu features another fine Fuji film. Another of my B&W presets, this is the sister preset to my Fuji Neopan 1600 from two nights ago. Both were processed at the same time, but I split up the release to bring a little color to a rather dreary day yesterday.

So tonight I give the world my version of Fuji Neopan 400.

Get it HERE.

Until Next Time,


LR/ACR Preset: Fuji Velvia

LR Preset: Fuji Velvia, originally uploaded by GrayImaging.

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Tonight is a night for vibrant colors. In a departure from my usual black and white far, I am presenting the next in my line of color film presets. Tonight I present to the world my Fuji Velvia Preset.

Velvia really pushes color saturation, and is great for anything, except skin tones. You can tell the difference in the sample above, with my original raw image on the left, converted to jpeg. On the right is the same file, with no other processing than my Velvia Preset.

There is more information on the film in the zipfile readme, but I figure if you know what Velvia is, you most likely don't need me to retype it here.

Anyways, I'm fighting a pretty bad cold, and tomorrow is my birthday, so I am feeling petty miserable. I figured letting this out would make me feel a little better.

Grab it HERE.

Until next time,

And to those who found this release hidden in yesterday's post; nothing has changed except the readme and the name of the zipfile.


LR/ACR Preset: Agfa APX

LR Preset: Agfa APX, originally uploaded by GrayImaging.

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Well, time for another preset. This time it is Agfa APX, another "dead" film that I could not get a real roll for my preset development. So this is a best guess emulation, based off the published response curves and physical prints.

I don't have much to say about the film, as I have never used it, and there is not much information on it to accumulate a short report on it. I hope you enjoy it anyways.

Get it HERE.

As recurrent visitors can tell, I have been tweaking the blog itself quite a bit recently. Trying to find a good, black background theme to use, that is easy to read. Also will soon be adding a downloads section, where you can go to see samples, descriptions and download for all the presets.

Hopefully I will have this project done around new years, until then please forgive the random changes.

Until next time,

Thinking about it, and should I just use webpages for the film preset download pages, or should I use a wiki for the pages, so others can contribute samples of the origianl film and presetted photos, and help complete better profiles on the film stocks themselves. Email me or drop a comment and let me know which method seems better.


LR/ACR Preset: Fuji Neopan 1600

LR Preset: Fuji Neopan 1600, originally uploaded by GrayImaging.

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Finally I have a NEW preset available. Took me long enough. If you just discovered this blog, welcome. I hope you have enjoyed the presets release so far. Well on to tonight's ordeal.

A while back I asked for some suggestions for film preset releases. Stu requested some Fuji Neopan, so tonight I am releasing the first of that stock, Fuji Neopan 1600.

I am breaking my rules a bit here, but I am posting the 1600 and 400 speeds as separate preset collections. In the development process I found there to be a slight tonal difference between the two. So ISO 400 Neopan will be referred to as Fuji Neopan, and the 1600 variety is the one here, called Fuji Neopan 1600.

I like the actual film very much for its versatility and grain. This particular preset is good for high ISO images from DSLRs, as the noise in the image can be lightly cleaned up in Lightroom using the NR tools, and the remaining visible noise will show up as grain fairly true to the film.

Oh, get the preset HERE.

Now for bed,

PS: If you hadn't seen, I now have the domain www.lifeindigitalfilm.com. I think its sounds a lot better.


LR Preset Collection: Kodak B&W Vol. 1

So once again I have had a lapse in new posts. Unfortunately it always gets that way this time of year. Upside, I get almost 2 weeks vacation after Christmas, so I will have more time for my fledgling photography business and more time to give to my blog. I refuse to promise a regular release schedule until I can get past Christmas.

However, although I have no new preset to release tonight, I am officially releasing my Kodak preset you all have been using. I have grouped up 9 of the Kodak presets from here, and 3 Presets from my 1st B&W set. I added my "curve" preset to the 3 re-released presets.

Other than the re-releases, If you have gotten all my downloads here so far then you have all this. But if you are just finding the site now, all my Kodak B&W films I have release to date are in this set.

As I go along, Ilford will get a set like this, along with Fuji, Rollei/Maco, and then a set of other film stocks. But for now Kodak is the set I have most complete so here it is:

Included Film Emulations (3 presets per film stock)

MikeyG!s Kodak BW CN Preset
MikeyG!s Kodak Copy Film Preset
MikeyG!s Kodak HIE Preset
MikeyG!s Kodak Panatomic X Preset
MikeyG!s Kodak Plus-X Preset
MikeyG!s Kodak Portra BW Preset
MikeyG!s Kodak T-Max Preset
MikeyG!s Kodak Technical Pan Preset
MikeyG!s Kodak Tri-X Preset
MikeyG!s Kodak T-Max 100 Preset *
MikeyG!s Kodak T-Max 400 Preset *
MikeyG!s Kodak Tri-X 400 Preset *

*- these are the re-released preset. All others are here on this blog and have sample pictures posted.

Get the file HERE

The collection has also been released by Pierre at PresetsHeaven. I ask you all to check out his site daily, as he produces some great presets and also distributes presets created by other talented individuals.

PS: (12/13/2008; 0703 CDT) I just discovered that I had goofed in my Panatomic X release, I accidentally placed my Plus-X Auto and Curve presets in with the PanX standard preset. This effects both the original PanX release and the Kodak Collection. I will fix the issue later today when I get back home. Sorry for the screw-up.

(12/13/2008; 1103 CDT) The corrected collection zip file is HERE. This link is hosted by LIDF, however please get it from PresetsHeaven and support Pierre.

Until Next Time,



LR/ACR Preset: Konica IR

LR Preset: Konica IR, originally uploaded by GrayImaging.

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Well I promised a preset earlier today so now it is time to deliver. Tonight's develop preset for Lightroom is Konica IR film.

Another dead film, discontinued in 2004, Konica IR was not a true IR film, only reaching barely in to the IR spectrum. However the film was excellent for portraits and landscapes due to it's shimmery highlights.

Get it Here.

Also I have gotten a few film preset requests so far from Flickr and Twitter. Once again if there is anything you want me to try and make for you, feel free to leave the request in the comment field of any of my posts, twittering me @mwgray, or e-mailing me @ [grayimaging]@[gmail].[com] (remove brackets).

Until Next Time,

Requests for film Stock Emulation

Hey everybody, just figured I would ask for a little help. As it stands I have quite a queue of film to emulate ahead of me, but I have reached the point where just slogging through the list of film is getting a bit old. So I was wondering if any of you are looking for a particular film to be emulated. If so just let me know what you are looking for in the comments below this post. I have a few requests so far that I am working on, but it would be nice to know when I am working on a preset that there is someone waiting for it.
Should have a new release later tonight, just wanted to get this request to everyone out.
Until later,


LR/ACR Preset: Ilford Delta

LR Preset: Ilford Delta, originally uploaded by GrayImaging.

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Wow, another week passes and I am just now releasing a new preset. It has been a hectic week, but I have a weeks worth of presets ready to roll now, so hopefully it will get better.

Tonight I present to you my interpretation of Ilford's Delta film. It is very similar to T-max and Fuji Neopan Acros. It is an excellent film in my opinion, better than T-max, but not quite as beautiful as Fuji's. But that is my opinion. Very good for images with high contrast.

I hope you all enjoy this preset and that you are all doing well.

Oh, get it HERE.

Until next time,

Another Side Project

Sorry for the lack of updates, but Thanksgiving here in the US has been messing me up as far as my scheduling goes. But today I had a little time so I put together a wiki for an idea I had pop up a while back.

Today I started a wiki for designing, editing and refining presets as a community. The idea is to have a community online where people can work on presets together, hopefully making much better presets as changes get provided back to the community. It is an experiment, and may not work, but I wanted to try. Usually many people together will make a better product, but not always. Hopefully we will see if it works...if it does it may become a good source for quality presets.

I started the wiki over at wikidot, so if you want to take part you will have to join wikidot and then join the wiki.

Find it Here.

As I said, hopefully this will take off, but if not I am only out a few hours of work.

Until later,

PS: More presets coming soon.


LR/ACR Presets: Kodak Panatomic X, Kodak Gold 100 and 200

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Sorry for the extended drought of my film emulating presets. I am back after a fairly long stretch of "real" work, and I have presets!

Tonight I release my interpretation of Kodak Panatomic X B&W film. It has been discontinued for quite some time, and I was only able to get a hold of a few samples, and no real film for me to shoot. That is to be expected from a film that was discontinued almost 30 years ago. I feel the emulation is as close as I can get with Lightroom as it stands. There is some nuance with the smoothness of the tone that I noticed in the original film that is impossible to even correctly approximate. I tried for the past two weeks to get the tone nailed, but I could not do it. I feel the overall look is right, and a perfectly exposed image will convert wonderfully. If Lightroom has to work to correct exposure expect the tone to not be so smooth. I can't explain why it works like this, but it does.

While the Panatomic preset is not perfect, I am still proud of it and hope you all enjoy it. You can get it HERE.

Also, as a bonus for you patience, I am also releasing my interpretation of Kodak Gold 100 and 200. I am not a big fan of Gold film, but it is one of the most commonly shot films in existence. Surely someone likes the look. There is an individual release for both 100 ISO and 200 ISO, this is due to a slight difference in the tone curve that is evident in brightly lit photographs. Not much else to say on these, which is why they are "bonus" presets.

Kodak Gold 100 is HERE.
Kodak Gold 200 is HERE.

Thank you to all who visit my site, and my apologies for the extended delay in releases.

Until Next Time,



Well, it's been a little while with no updates. I have been overly busy with work the past week and have not had time to do proper work ups on my presets. I don't want to just post one for download with a picture. I like to give a little info and my thoughts on each one. Lately time has been a little tight, but it should ease up as the week progresses.

Also, my stock of preset releases was getting slim. I have a list of presets to do, currently 50+ that I have enough info and samples to work with. However one's ready to release were getting slim. In the next few days I will be releasing more, hopefully one a day again, but I may back off to one every other day, and fill off days with other material I would like to cover here. Either way, I plan on daily updates, ongoing, starting this weekend. I hope to get at least two more update out this week.

Upcoming presets:

Ilford Delta
Ilford FP4+
Ilford HP5+
Ilford Ortho+
Ilford Pan F+
Ilford XPS 2
Ilford SFX
Konica IR
Adox CHS 50
Kodak Panatomic X

Kodak Gold 100
Kodak Gold 200

Lately my releases have been just emulating film stock, since it has been focusing on B&W. Most of the tone and contrast is very similar between different speeds from my observation, ISO primarily effects grain and contrast, both easily altered to get desired look. On my first B&W release I attempted to differentiate by speed, but I was primarily mucking with sharpening and noise reduction to artificially enhance camera noise. I decided that that is a bad idea and that grain is better reproduced in Photoshop, at least until Adobe decides to give me grain control in Lightroom!

However I am going to handle color films differently. I I can decide that I see no discernible difference in color and tone between ISO's, then I will release just the emulsion, just like my current B&W's. However, if there is a difference in color, tone and curve between different speeds, then I will release a version for each ISO. This is what will occur when I release my Kodak Gold Presets.

I hope you all have been enjoying my work so far, I assure you that more is to come. I work my day job for a major package delivery service and my days are getting longer as we head into the holiday season, not to mention more photography jobs coming into Christmas. It caught up with me this week and I plan to change my blogging and preset release habits to work them into this schedule.

Well until later,



LR/ACR Preset: Kodak HIE

LR Preset: Kodak HIE, originally uploaded by GrayImaging.

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Sorry for the missed day all...I had to take it off, it was my first day in a very long time in which I developed my own film. Processed a roll of my favorite, Fuji Neopan 100 Acros. But anyways, that was the cause of the delay...photography.

But today I preset to you my humble interpretation of Kodak HIE infrared film. This particular film stock is no longer produced (production ceased in 2007) and the last rolls of stock are selling at quite high prices on eBay. I'm too cheap to pay $40 usd on a roll of film, no matter how spectacular, so this was as close as I could get with out real negatives in my hand to compare to.

Anyways, many people were up in arms of the cancellation of this film, so I guess it was special to many people out there. So have at it and hopefully it may get near-IR results.

Get it HERE.

I will recommend that you adjust the red and magenta channels give or take 20 clicks on the slider to find the best look for the image. I kept the reds conservative to get better overall appearance, but many photos need those channels kicked to the right a notch to get better IR effect.

Well until next time,



LR/ACR Preset: Kodak T-Max

LR Preset: Kodak T-Max, originally uploaded by GrayImaging.

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So, my internet connection is back up. It was down all day and I thought I wasn't going to get tonight's release done. Trying to release 5-6 per week, and I have plenty of emulsions to emulate, so they should keep coming for a while. But anyways...

Tonight I bring to the world my rendition of Kodak T-Max. In the interest of honesty, I am not a fan of T-Max. At least not with my experience with the film. I always found it to be lacking in tone and character. But there is a whole world full of people who know more about photography than I who love this film. So even though not a film I love I emulated it anyways, I have shot enough to know somewhat what I was looking for, and hopefully this preset is sufficient.

Get it HERE.

This almost draws my Kodak B&W collection to a close, only have HIE infrared to go (which obviously cannot be emulated without a real IR converted camera, which I don't have access to.) I hope you have found these presets useful.

Also, when you post pictures processed with my presets onto Flickr, if you remember, please tag the photo "lifeindigitalfilm" and with the preset name. I would love to see your work using my presets. By no means do you have to, but I would appreciate it. And to those of you who already have, thank you.

Once again, leave feedback on the presets after you use them. Tell me what you think, what I should improve or do differently. I truly want these presets to be a viable choice for photographer who want the film look without having to get Exposure 2 or DxO Film Pack. The more feedback I get, the more I have to work from when I am ready to revise the presets.

I plan on also re-releasing all my previous presets as ACR settings. So far I am getting good results with the emulations processed with ACR. It's pretty straight-forward, just copy all the LR setting over to ACR, but it is alot of work. So, I will only release ACR presets after I complete each LR pack, not after each preset.

Until Next Time,
Michael W. Gray


LR/ACR Preset: Kodak Plus-X

Sample - Kodak Plus-X, originally uploaded by GrayImaging.

Sorry for the time away, but I have been feeling a little under the weather. Good news is that I have some more presets ready, which I will be releasing over the next couple days.

Today I present my interpretation of Kodak Plus-X black and white film. Plus-X is another classic film, it received a revamp back in the 2002, merging the Plus-X family into one emulsion, PX125 (which is still available today). The grain is finer than that of Tri-X and tones are smoother and more subdued than T-max.

You can get it HERE.

When using the preset, any preset by me (or anyone else for that matter) remember to play around with those sliders some. As long as you don't touch the color mixer on my presets you should retain the general tone and/or color of the film. Throw in vignettes, sharpen the hell out of the images, drop the contrast, whatever makes it look right to you.

Try the different versions of each preset. Take the standard preset and tweak it to your needs, when you find a look you like, right click on the preset and update it with your new settings. Work the picture up in color and toss the curve preset on it, it will leave all you basic tone adjustments alone. Or let Lightroom do the work and hit the Auto preset. Experiment. If you have any question regarding the use of my presets just ask in the comments under the applicable preset. I will give you an answer as soon as I get a chance.

Well until next time, my friends

Michael W. Gray

PS make sure you check out the sites to the right, such as PresetsHeaven & TWIP.


LR/ACR Preset: Kodak Tri-X

LR Preset: Kodak Tri-X, originally uploaded by GrayImaging.

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So I have already released this film emulation once in MikeyG!s B&W Film Presets Vol 1. However after getting out my old negs and prints I decided that I had to have been a bit off. After studying the actual film, simulation programs and the tech papers I feel that this is a more accurate representation of the film. This version alters all colors on the grayscale mixer, not just primaries. To me it seems that by working the entire spectrum I am getting much smoother tones, more reminiscent of real Tri-X.

Grab it HERE.

This is a tricky preset to release, especially since this is the de facto king of B&W to many photographers out there. I pray that the world can accept this preset in all its flaws. I may get close, maybe even closer in the future, but I can never emulate any film 100%. The only way to nail the Tri-X look or any other film look is to shoot the film.

Which, although soapboxing here, brings me to a thought I need to bring up. Since I have started my film emulation presets I have gotten alot of good feedback, but I need to address 2 questions/comments that I have gotten in some volume:

1) Why bother? (film is dead)

I bother because film is the heart and soul of photography. There can be a certain sterility to digital images that was rarely seen on good old analog film. That warmth that film provided in tone, contrast and density made photography. If we can put some of that feeling back into our digital work, especially when its needed, it can only improve an image.

2) Why bother? (if you want it to look like film, shoot film)

I do shoot film. Quite a bit. But I find myself with a digital in hand more often than not. I grew up on film, and will shoot film as long as I can (just got some Ilford 400 hp5+ for the weekend). But for clients photos I almost always use digital, unless they request film. Film is my look, and I want it in my work. It may not be 100% accurate, but 90% approximation of the film I want is better than 100% of what I don't want. Quite frankly film is expensive, and I couldn't afford to shoot a wedding on film and make money. I can't get 10 pictures each of 30 poses in an hour with film, and turn a profit on it. Digital + Simulation gives me what I need with little extra overhead, aside from the work developing my presets or money spent on Exposure 2.

From the response in general I have received, from the download numbers I have seen, people like the film presets. I will keep on making and revising these to get ever closer to the impossible 100%. People are using my presets and enjoying my presets. Most importantly I am using my presets, they are making my workflow easier, and others can benefit from my efforts.

Sorry for the rant,


LR/ACR Preset: Kodak Copy Film

Kodak Copy Film Sample, originally uploaded by GrayImaging.

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So after a bit of a battle with a cold, I'm back with my newest release. Today I bring an emulation of Kodak Copy Film. This was a film design primarily to reproduce continuous tone images, however was often used to make original images themselves.

I never got to personally play with this film, however the samples I studied in the emulation process impressed me. So I preset it to you HERE.

In the sample above, look closely in the image for the changes, they are very subtle. Maybe not the best image for a sample, but its already made, so I will leave it as it is. It is much more clear if you click on it and jump over to Flickr.

I hope you enjoy the preset. As always a readme text file is in the archive with more information on the film and my hints on how to tweak the preset for best results.

Also, unlike most of my other presets, this one does not adjust clarity. I felt being as it was a reproduction film that it would not be appropriate to induce clarity, so if the image looks soft, crank clarity up.

Until next time,
Michael W. Gray

PS: If you are on twitter and into photography please register yourself at the Twitterectory, a good resource for finding other in the same hobby/profession. If you already have, thanks...and follow me @mwgray!


19 Black & White and 9 Color Print Film Emulating Presets

[NOTE: The presets contained in the following archives are no longer supported. I have developed a new analysis and emulation process, which has supassed the methodology by which I developed these releases. Many of these film stocks have been re-emulated via my new technique and released on LIDF. Use these presets if you choose, just warning you that the newer ones are more accurate and usually better. -Michael]

Pierre over at PresetsHeaven just helped me out quite a bit. I got alot of video work to get done tonight for one of my clients, so I don't think I will have a new release ready today. Just a few moments ago I got a tweet from Pierre informing me he had posted one of my older preset packages today.

This is good for me, because then I am still coming through with more presets (just ones that were released on flickr groups previously), and I can get this other work done with out my daily update. Also its good for me because his site gets so much more exposure than my pittance of a blog, meaning my presets move out further into the wild.

Today Pierre released MikeyG!s Color Print Film Presets Vol 1. To get it click the link to the left and head over to his page. It offers you 9 different film styles (7 different films, with 3 different interpretations of Fuji Reala), each with a standard preset and an autotoning preset.

Also featured on his page a while back is MikeyG!s Black and White Film Presets Vol 1. It has 18 different B&W film stocks, each with a standard and autotone version.

I feel that I did a pretty good job on these, however I have learned so much about how to coax Lightroom in the two weeks since I got these packages done. Case in point the Reala presets that push the film...they don't look right. But I admit that, and I feel that I am better able to produce the desired effects now and will re-release every preset in these packs as I get time.

As always, let me know what you think of my work. If you are on twitter get me @mwgray or find me on flickr as grayimaging. You can also reach me at grayimaging
* -at- * gmail * -dot- * com.

Hosted by LIDF:
B&W Film Preset Vol 1
Print Film Preset Vol 1


LR/ACR Preset: Kodak Portra BW

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Presenting my next film. Nothing fancy this time, just another discontinued Kodak film. Portra BW was part of Kodaks original Portra line, and was discontinued with the recent revamp of the Portra line. Portra BW was replace with Kodak BW CN.

Not much to say about this film. Used it once, not overly impressed, but that could have been as much due to my lack of photography skills. But anyways I wanted to rescue it's tones from death.

Get it HERE.


LR/ACR Preset: Kodak Technical Pan

Greggie & Scottie, originally uploaded by GrayImaging.

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Presenting final release for Halloween weekend. This one was hard, as it is a film I truly love, cannot get, and was extremely hard to emulate. I got about 10 hours invested in getting this preset as close to the original film as possible, but it is impossible to fully render this classic film with current digital technology.

Kodak Technical Pan is offically an extinct stock. The film was much more sensitive to the red spectrum than other panchromatic films, and was favored by astrophotographers for its ability to pick up this range of color. The film had a very very fine grain, leading it to be highly utilized by fashion photographers, military, and police due to the enhanced resolution that could be gained from such a fine grain.

The overall effect of the film has not been duplicated in the film world, and honestly, is impossible to properly emulate for digital. Given enough megapixels, such as a RAW file from a 50 megapixel medium-format, this preset MIGHT be able to make an image that looked as if it was shot om 135 format Tech Pan. Yes, it was that good.

This preset attempts only to capture the tonality of Tech Pan. Use it low contrast to simulate standard development, showing fine detail. Crank up contrast to get pictorial processing look. Once again, due to the uniqueness of this film, I know of no way to really nail the look of Tech Pan processed in Technidol, but this preset gets close enough to make my heart smile just a little bit.

RIP Kodak Technical Pan 1977-2004

Get it HERE.

New Slide Film Preset Package

[NOTE: The presets contained in the following archive are no longer supported. I have developed a new analysis and emulation process, which has supassed the methodology by which I developed this release. Many of these film stocks have been re-emulated via my new technique and released on LIDF. Use these presets if you choose, just warning you that the newer ones are more accurate and usually better. -Michael]

Photo with Kodak Kodachrome 64 preset applied.

Having problems with my new preset, so I am going to release a package that I have at a near complete state. I am still a little unhappy with the presets, as I am relying on split toning to get near desired results, but it will do for now.

18 films stocks emulated, with an Autotone and flat preset for each. These were designed with my old process, so they focus on primaries. They will be redone after I finish my current B&W projects, but hopefully some will find these of use.

Samples will soon follow, to tired to put them up tonight.

Get it HERE.

Complete set of samples on Flickr


LR/ACR Preset: Kodak BW CN

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Tonight I am proud to present my first film simulation preset that I am premiering on my blog. Tonight I am giving the world my simulation of Kodak BW CN.

I have attempted to get the tone and scale of the original film as accurate as possible. Obviously we cannot yet simulate grain in Lightroom, and that is the biggest problem I have with the preset (and all my film style presets).

Have fun with it and I will further expand this post in the next day.

Oh yeah, grab it HERE.

Until Next Time,

Minor change of course

Solace (Film), originally uploaded by GrayImaging.

Well, only 2 days in and I have changed my mind a bit. My blog is still about photography in general, but I do love both digital and film. I decided to scratch my planned post about websites due do my work on presets for Lightroom. I mostly work on simulating film via lightroom presets, so starting tomorrow, I will be releasing these at this blog. I will also have other posts, such as news, equipment reviews, photo lab reviews, film reviews and my opinions in general. There will be no set schedule, you get what I give, when I write it.

I will keep every file available for download as long as I can. They will be hosted via a download site ala filefactory, unless PresetsHeaven chooses to publish any of the presets, in which I will remove my download and ask for it to be download form Pierre's aawesome site.

Hopefully I will have a new preset for you all tonight or tomorrow. I will announce it on twitter if you follow me @mwgray.

until then,
Michael W. Gray

photo info:

Solace, ©2008 Michael W. Gray
Fuji Neopan 100 Acros B&W negative film
Minolta Maxxum 7000AF
Minolta AF 70-210 f/4.5-5.6 @ 70mm, f/4.5
exposure 1/1000
JPG scan from local film lab


One more project...

Deer Tounge, originally uploaded by GrayImaging.

So, after being inspired by Pierre over at PresetsHeaven I have decided to start my own blog. Not that this will be anywhere as focused or good as his.

I just want to cover photography in general. And there will most likely not be daily posts here. There might be, but I doubt it. I only plan on making a post if I actually have something to say. If you want to read more random thoughts I am http://www.twitter.com/mwgray.

I will be going for now, so I can work on the pages layout, but tomorrow I will be back to post about the websites I rely on for my photo needs.

Until Then,