Universal EM-5 preset for LR4.1 RC2

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Re: Universal EM-5 preset for LR4.1 RC2
In reply to JoeSchmoe, Jun 21, 2012

I somehow missed these when they were posted, so thank you to JoeSchmoe for reviving this thread today.

And a huge thank you to Erik for your efforts, and especially for sharing.

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Re: Universal EM-5 preset for LR4.1 RC2- thanks!
In reply to archeogeolab, Jun 21, 2012

I'll have to give this a try. Thanks for doing this.
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Re: Universal EM-5 preset for LR4.1 RC2- thanks!
In reply to Russ Houston, Jul 11, 2012

Another big thank you for posting these. This sort of thing really helps those of us learning this stuff. It is very helpful to be able to see the subtle differences some of your changes make. I am not sure how close I am to a starting point that I like as I seem to gravitate towards a more muted or pastel range, but the learning curve on this stuff is huge and any insight into what others have done helps immensely!

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Re: Universal EM-5 preset for LR4.1 RC2
In reply to archeogeolab, Jul 30, 2012

Thanks ever so much for sharing your hard work.

I decided to move from Aperture to LR4.1 for 2 reasons: User Presets ilk yours and Auto CA correction

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Re: Universal EM-5 preset for LR4.1 RC2
In reply to archeogeolab, Aug 7, 2012

I know I'm late here but just came across this post. Thanks very much for you hard work on these. I've set up these as presets and think they will be really useful starting points. Great stuff, thanks again for sharing!

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Re: Universal EM-5 preset for LR4.1 RC2
In reply to SkiHound, Aug 9, 2012

Update Aug 2012: two universal EM-5 presets (version 09-08-2012):

PRESET 1:
WB: as shot
Exposure: -1,15
Contrast: -20
Highlights: -65
Shadows: 25
Whites: 0
Blacks: 45
Clarity: 7
Vibrance: 15
Saturation: 8
Sliders in tone curve:
border between shadows and darks: 10
border between darks and lights: 35
border between lights and highlights: 90
Hightlights: -40
Lights: 52
Darks: 54
Shadows: -15
Point curve: Linear
Color:
Red hue: -7
Red saturation: -20
Red luminance: 7
Orange hue: 14
Orange saturation: 13
Orange luminance: 18
Yellow hue: 0
Yellow saturation: -22
Yellow luminance -9
Green hue: -13
Green saturation: 0
Green luminance: 7
Aqua hue: -16
Aqua saturation: 25
Aqua luminance: 36
Blue hue: -2
Blue saturation: -10
Blue luminance: 7
Purple hue: 7
Purple saturation: 2
Purple luminance: 0
Magenta hue: -7
Magenta saturation: -16
Magenta luminance: 9
Sharpening:
amount: 80
radius: 1.0
detail: 15
Camera Calibration:
process: 2012 (Current)
profile: Adobe Standard
Red primary:
hue: 0
saturation: 8
Green primary:
hue: 0
saturation: -10
Blue primary:
hue: -1
saturation: 2

PRESET 2:
WB: as shot
Exposure: -1,10
Contrast: -40
Highlights: -55
Shadows: 15
Whites: 15
Blacks: 20
Clarity: 5
Vibrance: 10
Saturation: 25
Sliders in tone curve:
border between shadows and darks: 10
border between darks and lights: 35
border between lights and highlights: 90
Hightlights: -40
Lights: 52
Darks: 54
Shadows: -15
Point curve: Linear
Color:
Red hue: 4
Red saturation: -13
Red luminance: -9
Orange hue: 20
Orange saturation: 7
Orange luminance: 11
Yellow hue: 0
Yellow saturation: 38
Yellow luminance 4
Green hue: -15
Green saturation: 12
Green luminance: 4
Aqua hue: -11
Aqua saturation: 22
Aqua luminance: 7
Blue hue: -2
Blue saturation: 2
Blue luminance: 22
Purple hue: -7
Purple saturation: 0
Purple luminance: 9
Magenta hue: -10
Magenta saturation: -11
Magenta luminance: 9
Sharpening:
amount: 80
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

Regards, Erik

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Re: Universal EM-5 preset for LR4.1 RC2
In reply to archeogeolab, Aug 9, 2012

Do you have a link to download them directly?

Many thanks!

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In reply to archeogeolab, Aug 9, 2012

Thanks for the new update Erik. I will check it out

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In reply to archeogeolab, Aug 9, 2012

I just finished setting up the first one and the results are very good. I won't have time in input the second one until later today and am looking forward to comparing the results of both.

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Re: Universal EM-5 preset for LR4.1 RC2
In reply to archeogeolab, Aug 18, 2012

I just ran across this thread - really nice results with your presets, I prefer the second one, slightly lighter results. They are working well with portrait and candid shots. I've used it as a basis for ISO related default import profiles with good success so far. Thanks for what I know had to be a lot of time invested on your part.

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Re: Universal EM-5 preset for LR4.1 RC2
In reply to archeogeolab, Aug 19, 2012

Erik,

Thanks for sharing these presets. I am using PRESET 2 currently and it looks great. However, I have a question: do you typically shoot with exposure compensation to the right? The reason I ask is because your setting of exposure -1.10 seems to make most of my shots underexposed. I typically don't set exposure compensation on my camera and my monitor is calibrated with a Spyder4Express. I found that exposure about -0.70 seems to work better for me. Thanks.

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Update Aug 2012: two universal EM-5 presets (version 09-08-2012):

PRESET 1:
WB: as shot
Exposure: -1,15
Contrast: -20
Highlights: -65
Shadows: 25
Whites: 0
Blacks: 45
Clarity: 7
Vibrance: 15
Saturation: 8
Sliders in tone curve:
border between shadows and darks: 10
border between darks and lights: 35
border between lights and highlights: 90
Hightlights: -40
Lights: 52
Darks: 54
Shadows: -15
Point curve: Linear
Color:
Red hue: -7
Red saturation: -20
Red luminance: 7
Orange hue: 14
Orange saturation: 13
Orange luminance: 18
Yellow hue: 0
Yellow saturation: -22
Yellow luminance -9
Green hue: -13
Green saturation: 0
Green luminance: 7
Aqua hue: -16
Aqua saturation: 25
Aqua luminance: 36
Blue hue: -2
Blue saturation: -10
Blue luminance: 7
Purple hue: 7
Purple saturation: 2
Purple luminance: 0
Magenta hue: -7
Magenta saturation: -16
Magenta luminance: 9
Sharpening:
amount: 80
radius: 1.0
detail: 15
Camera Calibration:
process: 2012 (Current)
profile: Adobe Standard
Red primary:
hue: 0
saturation: 8
Green primary:
hue: 0
saturation: -10
Blue primary:
hue: -1
saturation: 2

PRESET 2:
WB: as shot
Exposure: -1,10
Contrast: -40
Highlights: -55
Shadows: 15
Whites: 15
Blacks: 20
Clarity: 5
Vibrance: 10
Saturation: 25
Sliders in tone curve:
border between shadows and darks: 10
border between darks and lights: 35
border between lights and highlights: 90
Hightlights: -40
Lights: 52
Darks: 54
Shadows: -15
Point curve: Linear
Color:
Red hue: 4
Red saturation: -13
Red luminance: -9
Orange hue: 20
Orange saturation: 7
Orange luminance: 11
Yellow hue: 0
Yellow saturation: 38
Yellow luminance 4
Green hue: -15
Green saturation: 12
Green luminance: 4
Aqua hue: -11
Aqua saturation: 22
Aqua luminance: 7
Blue hue: -2
Blue saturation: 2
Blue luminance: 22
Purple hue: -7
Purple saturation: 0
Purple luminance: 9
Magenta hue: -10
Magenta saturation: -11
Magenta luminance: 9
Sharpening:
amount: 80
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

Regards, Erik

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Re: Universal EM-5 preset for LR4.1 RC2
In reply to archeogeolab, Aug 19, 2012

Tried both and like some of what these do but on the few pictures I tried them on skin tones went a little greenish. Anyone else seeing that?

Shawn

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Thanks for your post Much appreciated!

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In reply to archeogeolab, Sep 20, 2012

thank you very much. I really do appreciate all your work on this. I wouldn't even know where to begin. I know it's all subjective but this definitely gets me a lot closer to my vision then Adobe's built in set-up. I actually liked how OV2 rendered the ORF file better the LR4, but with these presets, I'm sold on sticking with LR. I prefer it's interface better but was torn about staying since I didn't like its renderings. i'meset 2 and the one posted just before you put those 2 up.i'm a happy camper now. thanks.

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These Presets are really stellar starting points, they make just about any image i throw at them look pretty dang good. Great Work!

My only question here is that the Sharpening seems to be fairly aggressive and as a result it tends to exaggerate the Luminance Noise. Any thought on Noise settings, sharpening alternatives etc...

Otherwise keep up the good work.

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Cris Mitchell wrote:

These Presets are really stellar starting points, they make just about any image i throw at them look pretty dang good. Great Work!

My only question here is that the Sharpening seems to be fairly aggressive and as a result it tends to exaggerate the Luminance Noise. Any thought on Noise settings, sharpening alternatives etc...

Otherwise keep up the good work.

I have used his presets as a basis to create a set of ISO-specific profiles using my own sharpening and luminence noise filter settings, which vary from one ISO setting to the next. I've found 80 to be a little excessive on the sharpening amount too and have it toned down in each profile. All the other settings he lists though make for a great starting point.

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Cris Mitchell wrote:

My only question here is that the Sharpening seems to be fairly aggressive and as a result it tends to exaggerate the Luminance Noise. Any thought on Noise settings, sharpening alternatives etc...

I changed this part of the preset by reducing sharpness to:
Amount 50
Radius 0.8
Detail 20

The 50 however can easily be dropped down to 40-45. Its a starting point

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In reply to djbrom, Sep 22, 2012

Hi,

The sharpening settings for this preset are only ment for on-screen viewing and non-cropped images.
When cropping often too much noise and sharpening is crippling in.

These days I made a new preset with rather extreme values, but in most cases doing very well. Interested in what's your experience:

Extreme universal preset:
WB: as shot
Exposure: -1,07
Contrast: 5
Highlights: -90
Shadows: 90
Whites: 10
Blacks: 30
Clarity: 10
Vibrance: 10
Saturation: 15
Sliders in tone curve:
border between shadows and darks: 10
border between darks and lights: 35
border between lights and highlights: 90
Hightlights: -40
Lights: 52
Darks: 54
Shadows: -15
Point curve: Linear
Color:
Red hue: 4
Red saturation: -13
Red luminance: -9
Orange hue: 20
Orange saturation: 7
Orange luminance: 11
Yellow hue: 0
Yellow saturation: 31
Yellow luminance -18
Green hue: -15
Green saturation: 12
Green luminance: 4
Aqua hue: -11
Aqua saturation: 11
Aqua luminance: 7
Blue hue: -2
Blue saturation: 2
Blue luminance: 22
Purple hue: -7
Purple saturation: 0
Purple luminance: 9
Magenta hue: -10
Magenta saturation: -11
Magenta luminance: 9
Sharpening:
amount: 80
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

Regards, Erik

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In reply to archeogeolab, Sep 22, 2012

Thanks Erik, I will check it out. So far from a few quick tests it looks very impressive. I will keep testing it out and let you know

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