With our latest tone mapping update to the Light L16, your images will better display the range of tones and colors that the L16 can capture, making the final image closer to what your eyes actually see. Though our local tone mapping algorithms will be automatically applied to JPGs, remember that your DNGs won’t be equipped with this improved range—even though they might appear to in the Lumen preview.
We’ve created a couple different presets for you to use in Lightroom or Photoshop to play around with tonal range and instantly get some “pop” for your images.
To install, download the presets compatible with your editor of choice. We have provided two fully adjustable presets compatible with Lightroom 4-6 and CC, or Adobe Camera Raw via Photoshop CS6 & CC.
For Lightroom Classic CC (Mac/Windows):
For Lightroom CC (Mac/Windows):
For ACR/Photoshop (Mac/Windows)
These presets can be applied to the full size DNG file exported from Lumen. They are best used on images with ISO 100-800 and exposure within +⅓ to -⅔ of a stop of EV 0. They will also work with the exported jpg, just with a greater intensity (which may not be suitable for all images).
lightE1: The essential L16 preset
This preset gives your images a clean, pre-edited look by tuning brightness, contrast, color, and sharpening. It’s a great baseline to start with as it takes advantage of the L16’s dynamic range and ability to capture fine, distant detail.
lightA1: A preset made specifically for pop
This preset will make your images pop in every way. Best suited for photos with a strong subject, this preset adds a hint of bokeh, drawing more attention to your focal point. Use it for an instant punch.
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