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First Impressions: Vintage Film Fade Presets by Chris Martin

Photographer Chris Martin is extremely famous, and now he has released his own Lightroom and Photoshop Presets. We’ve talked about film simulation presets before in addition to reviewing CameraBag 2 and DXO Mark’s package, but Chris’s presets have to really be amongst the smartest I’ve ever played with providing you’ve mastered the dark art of metering and obtained a proper exposure beforehand.

From what i can tell so far, it basically takes your photos, analyzes the histogram, and does what it needs to to make it look like film that was pushed quite a bit. It gives you two different presets: color faded and black and white faded. Here are some samples; but we’ve got a full review in the works.

 

Original

Color Faded

Original

Faded. This preset has proven to me that it is the closest thing to pushed Kodak Ektachrome that there currently is available on the market. And it also reminded me of how much I miss the film and its renderings.

Original

Faded

original

Faded

original

Faded, approximately the same image as before

Original, this image had approximately the same exposure value as the original faded below

Full review to come!

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