VSCO Film 06 Review – Before and After Images

VSCO Film 06 Review

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.

*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 we 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.

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Precisa 100xp

precisa 100 xp photo

Portra 160 +1 over


Precisa 100xp

precisa 100 xp photo

Provia 400x +1 ++

 provia 400x pushed photo

Portra 800 +1

 VSCO Portra 800 pushed photo

Portra 400 +1 –

 vsco porta 400

400h +1 +

 vsco 400h pushed photo

Tri-x +2

 vsco trix pushed 2 stops photo

E100VS XP –

 vsco e100vsxp photo

Portra 160 +1


Portra 400 +1 night

 vsco portra 400 plus 1 night photo

Portra 800 +1 over

 portra 800 pushed 1 stop photo

Portra 400 +3 –

 portra 400 pushed 3 stops photo

Portra 400 +1 vibrant

vsco portra 400 vibrant

Provia 400x xp over

 provia 400x xp over photo

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

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

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. 😛

Just purchased 06! LOVE IT!

Beautiful, makes me want to purchase this as well.

Wonderful pictures, the new pack looks really beautiful

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

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 🙂

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.

My favourite vsco preset pack! Makes my photos less digital

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

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

Thanks so much for a great review



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