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VSCO Film 06 Review

Updated November 15th, 2017.

I’ve replaced this preset pack in my workflow with presets from Presets.co, you can get 2 free presets at their site.

VSCO released their latest film emulation plugins for Lightroom and ACR today, The Alternative Process Collection. These are very interesting for us as many of our favorite film images are from Portra 160 pushed a stop. These plugins should be very versatile for photographers shooting weddings, editorial, or personal work. This is definitely a popular aesthetic and VSCO seems to have more refined presets with each release.

What is the best VSCO film pack?

VSCO Film 06

Included Films:

  • Fuji 400H+1
  • Kodak E100VS XP
  • Ilford HP5-1
  • Ilford HP5+1
  • Ilford HP5+2
  • Ilford HP5+3
  • Kodak Portra 160+1
  • Kodak Portra 400+1
  • Kodak Portra 400+2
  • Kodak Portra 400+3
  • Kodak Portra 800+1
  • Agfa Precisa XP
  • Fuji Provia 400X XP
  • Fuji Provia 400X+1
  • Fuji Sensia XP
  • Kodak TRI-X-1
  • Kodak TRI-X+1
  • Kodak TRI-X+2
  • Kodak TRI-X+3

*Update* After using these presets for over a year, this has become my favorite VSCO pack. The Portra 160 pushed one stop preset is the base for my import preset that I apply to all of my wedding photography. The Tri-X Pushed Two Stops preset is the base for my black and white. The other films are very fun to play with when looking for different tones. I’d suggest this to anyone looking to buy their first set of VSCO presets.

Read My Other Lightroom Preset Reviews: Here.

Roll-over the images to see the before & after.

Precisa 100xp

Portra 160 +1 over

Precisa 100xp

Provia 400x +1 ++

Portra 800 +1

Portra 400 +1 –

400h +1 +

Tri-x +2

E100VS XP –

Portra 160 +1

Portra 400 +1 night

Portra 800 +1 over

Portra 400 +3 –

Portra 400 +1 vibrant

Provia 400x xp over


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Comments

What presets did you replace this pack with? Referring to your latest update* Only see BW presets

Unreleased color presets built on custom profiles, they’ll be out in 3-4 weeks.

This is so interesting to see, how different people have different tastes. There was few Before pictures I liked a lot better than after – assuming before are on right side.

Thanks for your review!
I´m still using VSCO till 5, but after your reward i`m interested to get 6, too 😉

Thanks so much for a great review

Haaaa the rollover doesn’t work here! But thanks for the review, it helps!!

Thank you Dylan. This is a truly amazing and very useful resource for me. I’ve now started using this pack as a result 😉

My favourite vsco preset pack! Makes my photos less digital

I just recently discovered VSCO. Trying to decide between Film 05 and film 06. I love these images very much. I saw in your review of 05 you showed the before image before it was edited. Was wondering way you didn’t for this review? Would love to see the unedited version of 06.

Hi! Love the look of these 🙂 And thanks for the review! I love your before and after comparisons for the VSCO presets – thanks for doing them again and again! For this set, I can’t get the before and afters to work (the roll-over) to work.

ahhh.. the code broke, we’ll get it fixed shortly 🙂

Great review! Do you guys use Nikon or Canon? My results are so different from yours (I use Canon), and another review I just saw from a Canon user looks more like what I’m getting results wise. I’m wondering if it might have something to do with the profiles for NIkon just looking a little different, or if you shoot Canon, maybe you use the Standard profiles or something?

Thanks for taking the time to post this!

We shoot Canon! There are quite a few variables.. body/lens/light/etc

Wonderful pictures, the new pack looks really beautiful

Beautiful, makes me want to purchase this as well.

Just purchased 06! LOVE IT!

Looks good. Curious though, not a big VSCO user but didn’t they already do Portra in VSCO 1&2?

These are pushed and pulled 🙂

Oh right, I see. Hence the alt process theme. 😛

Love it – its great that you put the before shots up as well, the new pack looks really usable!

Love it! These colors and contrast are amazing.This is alsolutely what I need for my engagement shoots and weddings.

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