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VSCO launches VSCO X membership, will soon add iOS app Raw support

The makers of the popular VSCO image capture, editing and sharing app have announced an update to the iOS version of their app. Starting next week, VSCO for iOS will be capable of capturing and editing DNG Raw images on the iPhone 6 and newer models. If you prefer to use Raw files from your DSLR or mirrorless camera, you can import those too for editing in VSCO. That said, there is no information yet on exactly which file formats the app will be able to read. 

Additionally, the updated version comes with a machine-learning engine that displays images related to the ones you are viewing and a new search and a discovery section for notable community posts. 

VSCO has also introduced an invite-only and subscription-based service called VSCO X. $20 a year will give subscribers monthly updates and early access to filter presets including the new Film X interactive presets. According to VSCO CEO and founder Joel Flory the latter will provide you with: "a physical model of film and not just a static preset." These new presets include the Fuji Pro 400H, and Kodak Portra 160 and 400. Overall there more than 100 presets which would in total cost you around $200 if purchased through the app. If that sounds like an appealing proposition to you, you can put your name on the waiting list for an invite now.

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The Davinator
The Davinator

Some very good filters in the app. This, along with RNI, should give the user whatever they need to at least mimic film. Not the real thing...but close enough for many.

Dec 16, 2016*
Sannaborjeson
Sannaborjeson

'a physical model of film' – resembles the positioning of the $4 RNI Flashback and $.99 RNI Colibri.

Dec 9, 2016
tkbslc

Is this subscription for mobile or desktop (LR plugin)? The article is mainly about mobile before the subscription part, so it isn't that clear.

Pretty expensive for mobile, given that you can own every mobile preset (in the right bundles) for about $20 one time .

For desktop, it seems like a steal, though, given that just one film pack is $60 to own. and there are 8+ total.

Dec 8, 2016
LukeDuciel

I have tried one VSCO pack in Lightroom and liked it a lot. I don't count on them in paid work but it's a lot of fun for personal shots.

But shamefully, I was using a version without proper license. $60 a pack x 8 packs is too much for just fun stuff. I did not even spend that much for my Lightroom license. $20 / year for accessing all the packs would be super nice.

Dec 9, 2016
Sannaborjeson
Sannaborjeson

Luke, than you should like RNI film packs even more. It's like 'VSСО done right', with custom camera profiles and without presets fragmentation (Portra for Fuji, Portra for Canon etc.).

Dec 9, 2016
The Davinator
The Davinator

Sorry...you cant own every preset on the list for $20.

Dec 16, 2016
tkbslc

You can for $29 in one go. I've got about 80% of them for about $15 buying in special bundles and sales.

Dec 16, 2016
The Davinator
The Davinator

Looking at the prices of all them, there is no bundle to get 80% for $29

Dec 16, 2016
tkbslc

I'm looking at the android app right now. The "All Presets Bundle" is $29 and comes with all presets.

Dec 17, 2016
iamatrix

I would easily pay $20 a year for access to their lovely filters (hey VSCO my user name is RETRO1976). I like being mobile and my iPad Pros screen is so incredibly accurate with such an amazing color gaumit it is now my go to device for studio and field work.

Dec 8, 2016

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