A review of Mastin Labs Kodak Portra 160 preset for Lightroom. These presets were designed originally for hybrid film/digital shooters that are trying to match their digital images to their film scans. I’m going to look at them a bit differently, because I’m not going to have a film comparison image. I’m going to see if these are a worthwhile preset for a digital photographer trying to to some extent to emulate film.
Below are example photos. The first photo is the raw with Adobe’s zeroed out sliders. The second photo has the noted preset applied, no other sliders were touched so you can see its actual effect to the image. The third image is then ran through Alien Skin Exposure after the Lightroom edit, mostly because I think it looks better and is what I would do if I was posting or delivering these images.
Let me know your thoughts in the comments.