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Clever Hack: How to Use VSCO Filters and Other Develop Presets in Lightroom Mobile

Using desktop Lightroom presets on Lr Mobile

Lightroom users: Did you ever wish you had access to the photo processing filters on your desktop… when you weren’t at your desktop? Lucky for you, Reddit user naturalized_cinnamon shared a process by which you can sync your favorite Develop Module presets to Lightroom Mobile. Whether you use VSCO Film or you’ve created a set of your own presets, you’ll always have them at hand!

Here’s how it works: first, create a “host image” for each preset. Apply the preset to the image, and then use the Creative Cloud Sync feature to have those settings transfer to your phone. Once you find yourself in the mood to apply, say, Fuji Provia 100F to one of your iPhone shots, just bring it into Lr Mobile, then copy and paste the develop settings from the host image to your target image, and tweak if necessary. Very cool!

See the full process as described by naturalized_cinnamon. Note that the host images can be as simple or complex as you like; in his example, you can see that different brands of film have been color-coded: orange for Kodak, purple and green for Fuji, etc. The colors and/or gradients used won’t affect how your photos are processed, but can help you find what you’re looking for a little more quickly.

RoscoLED Tape: The Easiest Way to Create Customized, High-Quality Accent Lighting

RoscoLED, lit

Quickly add LED accent light to any scene, in any color, at any intensity — without spending extra time soldering or doing math.

We’ve always been fans of the LitePad family of products, which continues to do very well for our friends at Rosco. Now, Rosco is introducing RoscoLED Tape, which allows lighting designers even more flexibility without requiring them to be electrical engineers. Simply put, RoscoLED is a strip of self-adhering LEDs that can be tuned to the exact color and brightness, cut to the exact length, and placed in the exact position you need — quickly and easily.

Your mind is probably already racing with ideas for where you could use RoscoLED Tape. What kinds of new looks could you create with this technology? We envision it being used in countless ways, not only for photographic and film scenarios, but also in architecture, landscaping, industrial design, and even fashion. Forget Mood Rings – why not Mood Suits?!

RoscoLED Tape VariWhite

Getting started with RoscoLED is easy; Rosco has already assembled kits tailored to whatever your needs happen to be. There is a basic kit for each variety of RoscoLED: Static White (Daylight or Tungsten), VariWhite (tunable from 3000K–6000K), and VariColor (full color RGB+W). These kits contain all the parts you need to get up and running quickly: a few reels of RoscoLED Tape, connector cables, and the appropriate control box.

All three types of RoscoLED Tape are just under half an inch wide; minimum length varies depending on type. All of them support flicker-free DMX dimming, repeated indoor/outdoor use, and an provide an excellent color rendering index (CRI > 90). Power options include plug-and-play connection to standard AC, 12V DC vehicle accessory port, or AA batteries. And it’s all compatible with your existing LitePad gear, by the way. There’s even a sweet little wireless remote control.

RoscoLED Tape VariColor

RoscoLED Tape Reel VariWhite

For cinematographers and lighting technicians who need even more flexibility, look to the appropriately-named Pro Gaffer Kit (available in Daylight or Tungsten). It starts with a durable Sentinel 912 carrying case measuring 14″ x 12″ x 5.4″. Within the case you’ll find multiple sizes of RoscoLED Tape – 3″, 6″, 12″, and 24″ – two strips of each length. Included power options are very generous: 100-240V AC power adapter, AA battery pack, car power adapter, single channel dimmer, RF PWM wireless remote, and cables to connect it all. From this foundation, you’ll be ready to get right to work — or to grow your set using whichever RoscoLED Tape segments and accessories you need… all available a-la-carte from your local Rosco dealer. For inspiration, take a look at how RoscoLED was integrated into the RNHL Analyst Area:

RNHL Analyst Area Set

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