I don't know if many of you have heard of the VCSO presets for use in LR, Aperture and PS. Over the weekend I have been playing around with VCSO 4 Slide Film. For those wanting some more real-world examples rather than the perfect ones that are shown on their site I thought I would post some examples of the base presets from a shot I took. Here is the original image as it came in from the camera: As you can see it's underexposed but there are still highlights clipping and it is perhaps a little too cool. Below are the edited images with only the preset added and the exposure boosted between 0.75 and 1 + of the original. All changes are made in LR4. Provia 400X Kodak E100G Vibrant Fuji Velvia 50 Fuji Fortia SP Fuji Astia 100F Fuji Astia 100f from Color Efex 4 Agfa Scala 200 Contrast + These are all the main film stocks with Velvia and Ektachrome having other speeds (100 & 200 respectively) available. You are also provided with presets for the same film stocks but pushed and pulled, some also have portrait and vibrant variants and some have warm and cool. Personally I have enjoyed playing around with them. So far it's the only preset/plugin I have actually bothered using as the others I have tried have been too stylised or function in such a clunky way that it becomes boring to use. Like any preset though these are meant to be the starting blocks for your edit. It is suggested that you set your exposure and white balance first before applying the preset and then fine tune from there. For me, I ended up with this edit: Kath by AcearchieArchive, on Flickr I used the E100G preset as my base and then made a few adjustments myself. If anyone else has any experience with VCSO or any other presets that they would recommend I would be interested in hearing! If you have any questions about the VCSO presets then let me know! Edit: For those who prefer before & after click throughy albums then there is one on Imgur here. I've also added in an Astia 100f as created in Color Efex 4.