Update – 04/11/2018:
Our most recent Lightroom Preset System has now been updated to be fully compatible with Adobe Lightroom CC 7.3!
However, in light of the recent update, we will no longer be selling the Adobe Camera Raw Presets for CC or any of its previous versions. You can still achieve the same look of the ACR Presets with our Lightroom Preset System.
This is by far the biggest update we have ever released for our SLR Lounge Preset System!
Our Lightroom Preset System V6 for Adobe Lightroom 5 has been met with incredibly positive response, and now it is finally available for Adobe Bridge and Camera Raw! Like the SLR Lounge Preset System v5.1, these new Camera Raw Presets are compatible with both Adobe Creative Cloud (CC) and CS6, but not CS5 or older.
These presets are used in Adobe Bridge, and the Camera Raw interface of Adobe Photoshop. Once again, we have painstakingly converted the SLR Lounge Preset system to be compatible with the universal Camera Raw interface. Now, anyone who uses Bridge CC/CS6 and Photoshop CC/CS6 can have the Preset System at their fingertips!
ACR Preset Intro Video
Features of the Adobe Camera Raw Presets
Our goal has always been to create the best preset system available, and the SLR Lounge community has helped in making it even better. Like previous versions, these presets allow photographers to open up new creative possibilities, all while being efficient and saving time behind the computer!
Improved Developing Workflow – The previous BASE developing workflow in V5 has changed to a new and improved workflow. By choosing a Foundation, Stylization and Base Tone preset or following the “FSB” framework, users can create virtually any look in 3 simple and intuitive clicks.
Improved Advanced Developing Workflow – Utilizing Adjustments, Curves and Special FX or the advanced “ACS” framework, users can add additional color layering, special effects and adjustments to further customize and stylize their images.
New Color & B&W Toning Sections – In v6, we have added COLOR TONING and B&W TONING to the ADJUSTMENTS portion of the workflow. These presets give users the option to specifically control Color, HSL and B&W Toning to create more dramatic colors within your images.
Refined Presets – We’ve tweaked and, in some instances, completely revamped the presets for better overall results and easier usability. Detail, sharpening, skin softening, film and lens effects; everything has been refined or revamped for better effect.
Additional Effects -Along with the amazing retouching and Special FX brush presets, we have added the Sunflare brush preset allowing you to add or strengthen a sun flare within a single click.
Refined Naming – We’ve listened to our community and tweaked the naming structure to be even more intuitive.
Community Platform – We’ve created a robust platform for you to share your “recipes” for achieving results. This will be a great resource for your ongoing education and inspiration. See our recipes section.
ACR Presets for All Types of Photographers
We are confident that this is by far the best Adobe Camera Raw Preset System available. It is designed to not only be powerful enough to create any effect, but also intuitive enough to achieve them in just a few clicks – saving you tons of time!
Whether you are a photojournalist, landscape photographer, portrait photographer, wedding photographer, or anything in-between, the Camera Raw Preset Systems approach to RAW developing not only speeds up a workflow, it also puts an unlimited variety of creative options at your fingertips.
Continual Education and Community Support around ACR Presets
Stay tuned on SLR Lounge because we will be uploading tons of great tutorials using the Preset System for both Adobe Bridge and Lightroom! We believe that both of these programs are extremely powerful and have a helpful place in your overall workflow. We know that some photographers use one program or the other exclusively, however, we find ourselves using them side-by-side constantly for various purposes.
Purchase the ACR Presets Here
The SLR Lounge Preset System for Adobe Camera Raw can be purchased as an add-on to people who already own the V6 Preset System for Lightroom 5, or by itself.
- $19 – Existing Lightroom 5 preset System users or Existing ACR users who purchased before June 1st, 2013 – Forward your proof of purchase us for discount code
- $49 – New Users
The SLR Lounge Preset System for Adobe Camera Raw is available as a digital download. If you have a slower internet connection, it is advisable to perform the download overnight. Additional training videos on how to install and use Camera Raw Presets are available on Youtube!
ACR Preset Before & After Examples
Simple, Intuitive and Consistent Results
We found that preset system users would quickly learn layer by layer how each group of adjustments would affect the overall image styling. So as YOU are using the presets, not only will it open up creative possibilities and speed up your workflow as we discussed before, it will aid you in better understanding the visual components that go into creating any particular look. With a little bit of time and practice, consistently achieving any look will become as simple as tying your shoe.
Retouching & Special Effects
On top of the nearly 300 global presets that are in this workflow system, we have also designed a robust retouching and editing preset suite for your local adjustment brushes and filters. These brush and filter presets give you the ability to quickly retouch a portrait without ever opening up Photoshop. Sold by others, these retouching brush presets themselves can cost $100 or more. Also included are artistic stylization brushes which for example, can help you enhance the detail and color within the sky, or make a dress or other article of clothing pop, you can add lens blur to an image to create a tilt-shift look, or how about even creating realistic sun flares, all from within Camera Raw.
Presets that Stack
To help you gain back creative control in post processing, we designed the Adobe Camera Raw Preset System with a “layered” or additive approach to developing. So, rather than clicking a single “one-click” preset that creates a very specific look, we have designed the presets to layer upon one another in the developing framework. With this additive approach to post-processing, you can create virtually any look with just a few clicks in a matter of seconds. Let’s go through one quick example:
Intro to FSB
Foundation (F) – When you open your images in Camera Raw / Bridge, you’ll first select a Foundation preset which automatically colorizes and gives your images a finished and refined look.
Stylization (S) – Then you might select a Stylization preset which allows you to apply a range of stylized looks to your image, from a punchy high definition look, to soft bright and airy images, to even vintage and filmic effects.
Base Tones (B) – Finally, your third click in this layered approach might be to refine your Base Tones depending on your style. You might prefer your portraits to have softer skin tones, while others prefer a higher contrast or more crushed black look. This is just one example, but remember that the presets are designed to stack and layer so you have the freedom to go in any particular sequence.
In addition to this flexibility, this additive approach to developing gives you creative reign over your post processing style. Every step along this framework is designed to help you define and differentiate your images from the person next to you.
Further Customize with ACS
FSB already creates a finished image; but if desired, you can continue to modify further with Adjustments (A), Curves (C) and Special Effects (S). This is how the Lightroom Preset System gives back the creative control to you, the artist and photographer. Creative possibilities are now at your fingertips that were otherwise difficult to achieve, or just tediously time consuming. Your look, your style, with just a few clicks.
Previous Purchasers | Loyalty Discount
If you own the Adobe Camera Raw Presets 5.1 you have a chance to upgrade at a discounted price. Please email your proof of purchase (receipt or download email) to [email protected] If you’ve upgraded or purchased recently, there may be additional discounts available depending on your upgrade/purchase dates. Email us for more info.
Do these presets work with Bridge CS3, CS4, or CS5?
These presets are only compatible with Bridge/ACR CS6 or Creative Cloud (CC).
I just bought the other presets. Do I have to pay for the upgrade?
We have a discounted upgrade rate. With the addition of more (and better) presets and the resources added to the website, the price is now $149. So, at this upgrade price, you are still paying less than you would have if you purchased for the first time today.
I use both Lightroom as well as Bridge, which presets should I buy?
The SLR Lounge Preset System V6 is available for both Lightroom and Camera Raw. You can purchase one or the other, or you can purchase them together. The presets are not cross-compatible, however.
Do these work with JPEG and RAW?
Yes! They work with both, however you will likely see better results in RAW (as with almost all presets). We highly recommend that all photographers shoot in RAW.
Do these work with high ISO images?
Yes! These presets are made for all types of photography and all types of ISO settings.
How will I get the presets?
The SLR Lounge Preset System for Adobe Camera Raw is available as a digital download. If you have a slower internet connection, it is advisable to perform the download overnight. Additional training videos on how to install and use Camera Raw Presets are available on the SLR Lounge Youtube Page!