LR/ACR Preset: Ilford FP4+

LR/ACR Preset Ilford FP4+ , originally uploaded by GrayImaging.

And now for something moderately different:

Today I am presenting my version of Ilford's mid-speed B&W film FP4+. What is different today is that it is not just a Lightroom preset. Inside the zip file is a folder called "ACR Presets" containing .xmp files for Adobe Camera RAW.

To install .xmp presets simply drop them into the following folder in Windows...(no clue with Mac)

[C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\Application Data\Adobe\CameraRaw\Settings]

When you open a file with ACR, look on the right side of screen. Below the histogram and above the slider are icons for different RAW controls. The furthest button to the right shows 3 sliders as its icon. Click it to reveal the list of presets installed. Then simply click the preset of choice to apply it. Then teak the image in ACR before you open it into Photoshop.

From now on I will be including an ACR preset with my Lightroom presets. On slow days where I have no new presets, I will update the old releases with their ACR counterparts.

I hope this adds more value to your download and opens up my film emulations to a wider audience. My preset will now be usable on Lightroom and Photoshop [I believe PS Elements also uses ACR, if so it will work on it too...let me know.]

Anyway, FP4+ is a very good, mid-speed film produced by Ilford. I really like it a lot for portraiture, I feel it gives very good skin tones on a variety of skin. I use it quite a bit, and for a 100 ISO range film (125), it is quite good (not quite Fuji Neopan 100 Arcos).

Get it HERE.

Until next time,

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Michael, thank you so much for your presets. I have been playing around with digital B&W for a while and have found your B&W presets to be a fantastic start point. Thank you again and keep up the great work.