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Introductory offer for DSLR Guru's ProFX presets and plugins for Lightroom

By dpreview staff on Mar 15, 2012 at 18:40 GMT

Software maker DSLR Guru is oftering a 50% discount on its ProFX pack of presets and film emulation plugins for Adobe's Lightroom 3 and 4. The ProFX pack includes the company's ToolkitPro series of develop and adjustment presests, along with the XProcessPro cross-process effects and FlimFXPro film simulation profiles. The pack would usually cost £19.99 but will be available for £9.99 until the end of March 2012.

Update 2 April: DSLR Guru Pro FX is no longer available.

Press Release:

DSLR GURU introduce the PROFX Pack for Adobe Lightroom

ProFX Pack consists of:


Over 125 Professionally produced Develop and Local Adjustment Presets that can be used cumulatively to speed up your workflow and get expert results from directly in Lightroom Fast!


Professionally designed Presets to give you superfast film cross processing looks directly in LR!


Film Emulation made easy - Just 1 Click in Lightroom to simulate the looks of the following films:

  • Fuji 160C, 400H, 800Z, NeoPan 1600, and Velvia
  • Kodak Portra 160, 400, 800, Tri-X 400, and T-Max 3200
  • Ilford HP5 Plus 400, and Delta 3200

The pack offers exceptional value for money at a special introductory price of only £9.99 The Introductory price offer ends 31.03.2012 when the product reverts to its normal SSP of £19.99.

Check out for further Information, example pictures and demo videos.


Total comments: 18
By pembrokepete (Mar 28, 2012)

Does anyone know whats up with the DSLR GURU site and when the special offer will be available again. The 31st March and the end of the special is repidly approaching.
I would not buy at the standard price.

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By theoox (Mar 18, 2012)

Bought it too.
Not happy at all.
Most presets useless, clutter on UI.
Why would anyone need a preset that would increase or decrease (let's say) clarity, contrast, exposure etc, when one can do the same from sliders on the right side of the screen????
for example, if one opens the clarity-- develop process on a notepad or similar editor, it reads:
"... title = "Clarity --",
type = "Develop",
value = {
settings = {
Clarity2012 = -38,
ProcessVersion = "6.7",
WOW! impressive!!! I am blown away! all this "preset" does is to set clarity to -38!!!!!

As for the more complex presets, one can find equivalent for free in many lightroom-related forums/blogs/sites.

This is not a low cost product, this is a CHEAP product that might be useful to a newbie that doesn't have any presets and doesn't know where to start from.

My suggestion, spend your money somewhere else or give it to charity.

By arscii (Mar 18, 2012)

Bought it. Looked at two of 'em. No brainer. Get it.

By infomatique (Mar 17, 2012)

I purchased and am very happy with what I got

By cepwin (Mar 17, 2012)

I have to agree...they offer some interesting effects....I'll have to experiment with it a bit more. However for $16 there are quite a number of presets and adjustments that they provide.

By mbrobich (Mar 15, 2012)

Do they work in Adobe Camera Raw ??????

Klaus H
By Klaus H (Mar 15, 2012)

Bought a couple of weeks ago via the G+ deal. Great value for money.

Reviews at the Adobe LR Exchange here:

Gotta laugh.Who in their right mind would worry about spending a tenner! ;)

By 453C (Mar 15, 2012)

If you're referring to me, I'm not worrying about anything, but I'd just as soon not give someone my money for a shoddy product. I doubt you walk into a restaurant and say, "I'll take the £10 meal, whatever that is." :)

I'm happy to read that's not the case for this product, so I may get the package.

Thanks for the link!

Klaus H
By Klaus H (Mar 16, 2012)

No offence meant 453C ;) Just being humorous. ;) Actually, I'd take the £5 meal if it was on offer, but I'm just a bargain hunter ;) It is a good package for the money, and very handy in aiding your raw workflow. The local adjustment presets are worth the money alone for me - I'm using them constantly. The film presets are just digital assimilations, they don't use specific profiles like the VSCO ones, I guess that's why they are much cheaper, but they are good all the same. I felt it was money well spent. ;) They work only in LR3/LR4 I believe.

Ross Murphy
By Ross Murphy (Mar 15, 2012)

you can find good ones for free at Adobe and around the web or make your own for free

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By keeponkeepingon (Mar 17, 2012)

which ones are the good ones though? There is so much garbage ou t there it would almost be worth spending $16 on something decent.

By Mssimo (Mar 15, 2012)

They have more samples on google+

I bought the pack, cant try it out till tonight. Comes out to be around $16 US.

Its a zip file with lots of sub folders with presets. No exe files and no DRM of any kind.

One more thing. I found two sub folders; lightroom 3 and lightroom 4.

Comment edited 3 times, last edit 5 minutes after posting
By 453C (Mar 15, 2012)

I look forward to reading more. Please post your experiences in The Digital Darkroom thread, too. It's easy for things to get buried on these News discussions.

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By 453C (Mar 15, 2012)

Given the price, I have to wonder if this is a spectacular deal or a waste of a little bit of money. Does anyone have experience with this software? I also started a thread in The Digital Darkroom for discussion:

Comment edited 4 minutes after posting
By Lu64 (Mar 15, 2012)

no software... configuration files for Lightroom. You need Lightroom to play with these...

By Halibut (Mar 16, 2012)

It's the Pro FX pack "for Lightroom". Well done you for working out that you need Lightroom to play with these. Clever stuff.

By 453C (Mar 16, 2012)

Lu64, I know it's for Lightroom 3-4, and I'm fairly sure this is software. I don't think I'll receive a stack of paper "configuration files" in the post. :)

By Lu64 (Mar 20, 2012)

@453C: Wrong post was supposed to be a post for Mssimo ;-).

"Software" relates to computer programs as it is usally understood by people. But yes, configuration files can also be understood as software.

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