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Frequently Asked Questions

answered by cody & austin

 

 
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What Software do these work with?

 

Since Goodlight Presets are based on the new Adobe Enhanced Profiles that were introduced Spring of 2018, they will only work with Lightroom Classic® (version 7.3 or later ), Photoshop/ACR (10.3 or later), and Lightroom CC for Mobile (iOS and Android). For use in Lightroom Mobile, you must have an Adobe Creative Cloud subscription to get them installed onto your device! They WILL NOT work without first installing them on your full desktop app - Lightroom CC. The quickest way to check if they will work for you is this - In the develop module of Lightroom, “Profile” should be at the top of the basic panel, right above white balance. If camera profiles are at the bottom of the develop panel, you need to update Lightroom to the newest version. These presets DO NOT work with Lightroom 5.

 

What cameras do these work with?

 

All of them! We developed these presets testing on Nikon, Canon, Sony, Panasonic and Fuji cameras. We love the results we get with all of them. Our color science doesn’t care which camera you’re using. It only cares about color. So rest assured the tones you see in our example are what you’ll get when you use our presets.

 

What are the differences
between the presets?

 

Each presets, f1-f6, and b1-b6 have unique looks based on our own personal aesthetic, and also on different looks we have achieved with film. We are huge film lovers, but film can look very different, depending on many factors. So we decided to create a variety of the looks we love about film, combined with the looks we love about digital. The best way to see the difference between each preset is to test them. We find ourselves using each for different scenarios. For weddings, f4 and f6 are our go-to’s. For families and portraits f1 is amazing. For travel, personal work, or photos with grand views or water, we love f3. Just experiment and see what matches your vision!

 

Are these presets or profiles?

 

They are presets that are linked to enhanced profiles. You’ll notice that when you click on a preset that none of the sliders change. That’s because all of the magic is happening in the profile. The power of profiles is the ability to increase or decrease the affect or opacity of the look to your taste. We find ourselves using a lot of the profiles at 100% to begin and then sometimes hitting 120% or so to get a more “overexposed film” look. And when we want something softer, we might go to 80 or 90%. Once you start using our presets and profiles you’ll never want to use a basic preset again.

 

Do these work on JPEGs?

 

Yes! We always suggest using raw files to get the most out of the presets as they were built and designed around raw. But our presets are purely based on color, so you may find excellent results when using them on your jpeg files. We’ve gotten some incredible edits from our phones using the presets in Lightroom CC for mobile. For JPEGs, we recommend starting the profile at around 20-30% since most JPEGs have more more color and contrast already baked into the file. RAW files are far more “flat” so they usually look best with most of the profiles around 100%.

 

Can I see what the presets look
like on my images before I buy?

 

Yes. For a limited time you can send us images using Dropbox. Pick 5 images you’d like to see edited using these presets and share that Dropbox link with us at this link. We recommend choosing a range of images that include portraits, details, and overall are representative of your style.

 
 
 
 

Explore the difference
with before & afters.

Whether you are a seasoned professional, or avid enthusiast - our focus is to bring you a clean, rich look with clean whites, rich blacks, and true hues. Have a peek at our gallery of images to see the transformations for yourself.

 
 
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