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Portra 160, 400 and 800 – Presets from the most versatile films ever created.

I wanted a more perfect Portra film preset for Lightroom and Capture One. So I made it!

Portra is a classic film, the 160 leans a touch green and is very versatile. The 400 is warmer and probably the top portrait film ever and the 800 is less famous but has a bit more color pop and a rich look.

Portra gen.2 took the Portra presets that have always been part of my Filmist presets and made them so much better. I tinkered and calibrated for days to get the feel of Portra just right. It took a lot of film research and formulation but the result was worth the wait.

You can Get Filmist here –  The free pack has my new Portra 160 preset. Here’s my new video on the new Portra looks.

In making gen2 Portra I had to make all 3 presets from the ground up for Lightroom and then do it again for the Capture One Styles. But the result is a film emulation of Portra better than any I have ever used. It captures the aesthetic of Portra and just looks stunning. Watch the video and I’ll show you how it works.

Porta looks amazing on Portraits but also on a lot of other things.

Filmist is a lot of film emulsion presets, but the gen.2 Portra looks along with new gen.2 Natura 1600 which I recently finished developing brings in two of the most versatile films ever as digital presets for Lightroom and Capture 1 and LUT. I’m using these constantly in my workflow. Even if you only grab the free one I included in my Filmist free sampler pack, I hope you enjoy it.

Gavin Seim

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Free Lightroom Presets and Capture 1 styles pack from Muse


What’s the difference between Muse and Filmist?
PLUS free presets!

A lot, so to show you I’m going to make another free Lightroom and Capture 1 free presets mini pack for 2020.

When I made presets it’s always a battle to find formulas that balance to make looks that work on every one of your files. After that, I try and find a way to convey that in the promo and training videos I actually use to sell them.

Muse mini is a great free portrait preset pack. A Free Lightroom Presets and Capture One styles pack

Filmist (free sampler of that here) was a passion project and I spent soooo much time trying to get real film looks. But when I made Muse is was more like “Screw the rules!” I’ll take the color inspiration and deep tactics I gained making Filmist; but then make a pack that does not have to be like any film. It’s not a copy, it’s almost like an expansion pack that takes the ideas of Film and just has fun with them.

Download free Muse Mini Presets Pack for LR and C1

Getting the right look matters.

In the promo video for Muse I talk about getting inspired. I like these because they have nothing to be compared to or that they have to be. Intense, but not lame ugly edits. We should not be afraid to tinker with mixing colors, add golden glows or faded green to deep luscious meadows. This Muse mini pack includes presets for Lightroom classic and Lightroom mobile as well as Capture 1 styles.

I’ll put 7 Muse presets in here so you can play around yourself. If you like what you see check out the full pack. Either way, enjoy and don’t be afraid to edit all the way,



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I Re-created Fuji’s Classic Negative as a preset for any Camera

Classic negative preset and LUT for Lightroom and Capture one

Free Lightroom Preset and Capture One style of Classic Negative.

So the Fuji Xpro 3 brought a new Fuji Film Simulation called Classic Negative. All the new Fuji cameras have it but older cameras and other brands of course do not. So I went to work on creating Fuji presets for Lightroom and for Capture One. I even made them into Luts so I can use them to edit videos on apps like Resolve or Premiere Pro.

Getting film presets to work on any camera takes time, but once you work out the formulas it’s easy. I don’t like to be limited across cameras and I like my tools to work everywhere which is why I don’t use camera-specific color profiles.

I also designed presets like Classic Negative, Fuji 400 presets, Fujifilm black and white profiles, and more. Then I created a mini-free pack from my complete Film presets collection!

DOWNLOAD my Classic Negative preset inside the free sampler pack on the Filmist page.

This free pack includes my updated Classic Negative, Portra 160 and other Lightroom presets and Capture One styles – OR: If you only want my original non-updated version of the Classic Negative from the video, download it directly here without the other free film presets.

This Classic Negative look is actually based on Fujifilm Superia, a negative film of the ’90s. There are zero technical reasons to make color profiles work only on the latest cameras, it’s just a marketing trick. That’s why I set to work and made presets/styles and Luts for this process. I want color grades I can use anywhere.

You can download my free presets for Capture One, Lightroom, Lightroom Classic, Lightroom Mobile, and older versions like LR6. Go here if you need help installing them.

You can also use them in any app that can use LUTS like Affinity Photo or Resolve. I put all the versions in one download pack to make this easy.

Hope you enjoy these and if you do please check out the complete Filmist prests and styles pack.

Gavin Seim

Fujifilm presets for Lightroom - Classic Negative

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Filmist Lite Preset Pack for LR and C1

Get started with the stunning look of film!

Filmist beings the look of real film to digital. You be thinking you’re not interested in buying the the complete pack. So we made this Filmist Lite collection so you can get started with the beauty of film in your edits. These 8 presets are just the start of what Filmist can, but they a lot.

  • AgfaFlex RSX
  • ColorPro P400
  • EternaFlex A
  • FUJIPRO 400 H
  • KODAChrome 1964
  • Natura e400
  • PORTRA 160
  • Silvex DELTA 100

Download Filmist Light!


If you like what you see check out Filmist Complete with over 50 emulsions. You can also learn how to use Filmist by watching the training videos for Lightroom here and for Capture 1 here. Aldo if you have any questions just email us, enjoy!

Gav and Nate


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The Best of FREE Lightroom Presets:

best-of-free-presetsWe were making presets here before selling presets was even hip. No one makes them like we do because we don’t just make presets, we’re passionate about quality and that’s why all our effects are GUARANTEED. Knowing Lightroom inside out is a start, but understanding light and photographics is what really makes great tools.

From each of our Pro Collections like Power Workflow 4, we have Light Packs so you can try for yourself. I thought, “With all the free presets we give away, it would be nice to make a one stop list of our light packs”. So here they are. Our most recent preset sampler packs, designed for with LR4 and LR5 and sure to please. This list is not long, but you won’t find any junk here. Every one of these packs is quality from the ground up and will save you time. Please share and enjoy, Gav

Power Workflow 4, Light Pack – Download

PW4 is the most powerful presets you’ll find. It’s our signature set and we’ve made it since Lightroom 1. Every version has been more refined and now it’s so well honed that it just begs to save you time. In this great sampler pack we’ve included great selections from Power Workflow 4 that will get you started. You can also get the complete collection of more than 75 perfectly prepared presets here.




Color Fantasies 2, Light Pack – Download

Color Fantasies is a great color study and V2 took it to the next level. In this collection you’ll see powerful color twists you didn’t even know were in there, but we’ve done it with a subtle hand that is about gentle powerful color. Enjoy this sampler pack and check out the Pro Collection for more than 100 of the best color effects on the market.




Silver Shadows 2, Light Pack – Download

We’re passionate about Black and White. control at your fingertips. Many think you have to use plugins or black and white tools to convert, but Silver Shadows 2 dispels that myth and puts endlessly variable silver conversion ate your fingertips. Not just the looks that we use either. You can mix, match and tweak to quickly get deeply refined silver conversions. Start with this sampler and then check out the Pro Collection for over 100 conversion tools.


Elegance 2, Light Pack – Download

Elegance is a presets collection for takes on the local adjustments like brushes, gradients and radials. Save time by selecting the look your need and applying it locally right from within Lightroom. This sampler pack gives you a selection of starter brushes and you can the loads more in the Pro Pack.



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Free Lightroom Presets – Power Workflow 4


Here s great sampler set from our Power Workflow 4 presets collection. This is a collection of presets that been about 7 years in the making. We’ve been producing Power Workflow every since Lightroom version 1. Now with LR5 and Power Workflow 4 we have more power than ever.

PW4 is a collection of more than 75 presets and it’s guaranteed or your money back, but if you want to get started without spending a dime we’ve compiled this collection of 9 premium presets from power Workflow 4. I think you’ll agree that they are some the the worlds most powerful presets. Let us know if you have questions.

You can watch the demo video and learn more on the product page.

DOWNLOAD PW4 Presets Sampler ZIP

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