Universal EM-5 preset for LR4.1 RC2

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archeogeolab
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Universal EM-5 preset for LR4.1 RC2
Apr 30, 2012

Here it is: the first universal EM-5 preset for use with Lightroom 4.1 RC2.
The ORF's have a lot of headroom!
As always the Olympus jpegs show in shadow areas reddish to orangish casts.
This preset does't show that.
It is ment as a universal PP-starting point.
The coming weeks I shall post tweaks in this thread:

EM-5
Exposure: -1,05
Contrast: -20
Highlights: -75
Shadows: 25
Whites: 45
Blacks: 10
Clarity: 5
Vibrance: 10
Saturation: 10
Sliders in tone curve:
border between shadows and darks: 10
border between darks and lights: 30
border between lights and highlights: 90
Hightlights: -40
Lights: 50
Darks: 54
Shadows: -15
Point curve: Linear
Color:
Red hue: 8
Red saturation: -18
Red luminance: -2
Orange hue: 18
Orange saturation: 7
Orange luminance: 0
Yellow hue: 0
Yellow saturation: -13
Yellow luminance -4
Green hue: -18
Green saturation: 18
Green luminance: 7
Aqua hue: 0
Aqua saturation: 9
Aqua luminance: 7
Blue hue: 0
Blue saturation: -2
Blue luminance: 4
Purple hue: 0
Purple saturation: 4
Purple luminance: 10
Magenta hue: -10
Magenta saturation: -7
Magenta luminance: 5
Sharpening:
amount: 100
radius: 1.0
detail: 15
Camera Calibration:
process: 2012 (Current)
profile: Adobe Standard
Red primary:
hue: 0
saturation: 0
Green primary:
hue: 20
saturation: -40
Blue primary:
hue: -1
saturation: 1

Wishes, Erik

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In reply to archeogeolab, Apr 30, 2012

Your presets for the E5 DSLR were awful good, so I'd expect these to be equally desireable for any Lightroom or Photoshop CS6 ACR user.

Those sharpening settings are interesting. Do you use the luminence noise filter slider at all? I didn't see it in the list under sharpening where I'd expect it.

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In reply to Gregm61, Apr 30, 2012

These sharpening values are only ment for monitor view of full images (no cropping).
Printing needs another sharpening approach.
For high ISO's and cropped images I indeed also use the luminence noise filter.
Wishes, Erik

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Your presets for the E5 DSLR were awful good, so I'd expect these to be equally desireable for any Lightroom or Photoshop CS6 ACR user.

Those sharpening settings are interesting. Do you use the luminence noise filter slider at all? I didn't see it in the list under sharpening where I'd expect it.

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In reply to archeogeolab, Apr 30, 2012

As a GX1 owner, I was wondering if you might share your technique for creating these universal profiles so that I might make my own for Lightroom use.

At present I have a basic preset that works lightly on contrast, NR, highlight reduction, clarity and vibrance - which I am continuing to evolve, having realised that those are the settings 99% of the time, and in a particular way to establish a basic better image which can then be fine tuned. So I'd be interested to here your method for these other settings, which I generally only edit on an image-by-image basis.

Thanks

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In reply to archeogeolab, Apr 30, 2012

I entered all those settings and liked the results very much. Is there a way to save those settings as a pre-set so I don't have to enter all those settings separately each time?

I did use the copy settings and paste settings under the settings tab and was able to apply them for other images in the same import but what happens if I do a new import?
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Thank you very much, I've bookmarked this and will try it out in the next couple of days. Does this require a custom white balance in the camera to work properly?

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The preset is made by a near unendlesly adjusting of all parameters with different all color-containing RAW's (low-high ISO's; flash; dull and bright sunny conditons; contrasty and even images; shadow images; skies, beaches, snow, nature, portraits, landscapes, over- and underexposures; skin colors; tele- and wide).
I have no special method, only experience.
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londonsnapper wrote:

As a GX1 owner, I was wondering if you might share your technique for creating these universal profiles so that I might make my own for Lightroom use.

At present I have a basic preset that works lightly on contrast, NR, highlight reduction, clarity and vibrance - which I am continuing to evolve, having realised that those are the settings 99% of the time, and in a particular way to establish a basic better image which can then be fine tuned. So I'd be interested to here your method for these other settings, which I generally only edit on an image-by-image basis.

Thanks

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Leopr wrote:

I entered all those settings and liked the results very much. Is there a way to save those settings as a pre-set so I don't have to enter all those settings separately each time?

I did use the copy settings and paste settings under the settings tab and was able to apply them for other images in the same import but what happens if I do a new import?

In the Library module, look over to the top-left for Presets. Click the Plus sign of the Presets heading to save the current settings in effect.

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Hi Leo,

In the "develop" mode of Lightroom, you first fill in all the settings (from this post) in the vertical right toolbar. Then you go to the vertical left toolbar.
Right to the presets part you see a "plus" sign.

Click on it and you give these settings a name at your own choice (in folder: "user presets";......don't enable auto tone).
Click on "create" and you made the preset given in this post as your own preset.
Succes, Erik

Leopr wrote:

I entered all those settings and liked the results very much. Is there a way to save those settings as a pre-set so I don't have to enter all those settings separately each time?

I did use the copy settings and paste settings under the settings tab and was able to apply them for other images in the same import but what happens if I do a new import?
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No I just used auto-WB in-camera and in the preset WB is "as shot".
Cheers

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Thank you very much, I've bookmarked this and will try it out in the next couple of days. Does this require a custom white balance in the camera to work properly?

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I appreciate your good work and your willing to share this.!

I'm ready, now is your turn Adoraaaaamaaa!!!
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Thanks Erik and Bob
In reply to archeogeolab, Apr 30, 2012

I suppose I could alter any of these settings ( such as noise reduction changes ) and save as another preset?
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Ahh, I had suspected as much. Thanks though, sounds like an impressive effort that's paid off well

archeogeolab wrote:

The preset is made by a near unendlesly adjusting of all parameters with different all color-containing RAW's (low-high ISO's; flash; dull and bright sunny conditons; contrasty and even images; shadow images; skies, beaches, snow, nature, portraits, landscapes, over- and underexposures; skin colors; tele- and wide).
I have no special method, only experience.
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i just added a preset. boy setting all those sliders really kicked my ass, but it seems pretty cool. thanks!

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I'm new to lightroom, so this is very interesting and useful.

Thanks for the time this must have taken, I appreciate you sharing it with us.

Kind regards

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Of course,......that's the principle.

I have a lot of different presets (indeed f.i. for several grades of noise reduction).
This universal preset is ment as a starting point for PP-work.
Erik

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I suppose I could alter any of these settings ( such as noise reduction changes ) and save as another preset?
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+1. My thanks also. Will give it (the preset) a good workout.

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BTW, nice work. I never ever used a preset - enjoyed starting from 0 adjustments. This was simple enough to tackle in a few moments, and I like it.

Thank you.

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I dont understand the section about the tone curve. Am i supposed to create points and drag them and where do i put in the numbers for whites, lights, darks, etc?

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reggieandtfe wrote:

I dont understand the section about the tone curve. Am i supposed to create points and drag them and where do i put in the numbers for whites, lights, darks, etc?

Nevermind, I figured it out. Great starting preset although certain scenes will require some serious massaging after the fact. Overall though, it vastly improves the flat raw shots.

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