PHOTOGRAPHY LUTS FOR LUMINAR

If you feel like trying out a few LUTs in Luminar or Lightroom, these packs each contain about five different LUTs. They’re all relatively subtle. That’s because I created them for use with photography. I didn’t want to create an off-world look where the entire scene changes colour. I just wanted some fairly natural adjustments to move a portrait away from a ‘video’ look to something looking a little more like film stock.

The example images below show a with and without one of the LUTs applied. As you can see, an obvious but still subtle change. In the Scandi Cool pack, there is a LUT that I use purely to get rid of the ‘real’ video look. You can see it used on the image of the boy in the rugby shirt below.

These are LUTs designed to give your photo or video a particular look rather than a true LUT which converts an image or device (such as a monitor) from one profile to another. It’s the same thing used for a different purpose. This article from Cambridge Colour gives some great and simple information on monitor calibration and the use of LUTs in that.

WHERE CAN I USE THESE?

These are 3D LUTs with the ‘cube’ extension (though the download for each is a zip file) so they will be supported in pretty much any software supporting LUTs. I created them for use with stills in Luminar, but they’ll work great with video too. They were designed for normal exposure levels on a Canon 5D MkIII. You could use them in…

  1. Blackmagic Davinci Resolve
  2. Adobe Premiere Pro
  3. Adobe Photoshop
  4. Adobe Lightroom
  5. Skylum Luminar
  6. Skylum Aurora

To name just a few. If you’re a Mac user, the list will probably be a bit different.

Black & White

£ Free

Free to Download

Milky Blacks

£ Free

Free to Download

Scandi Cool

£ Free

Free to Download

Subtle Film

£ Free

Free to Download

Summer Warmth

£ Free

Free to Download

ARE THEY REALLY FREE?

Yes. The download buttons will direct you straight to the files. No landing pages or adverts. Just save the zip file and go from there. Each file is about 12-16MB and is guaranteed 100% virus free.

If you do enjoy using them and would like to support the site, please feel free to donate whatever you want using the button below. Thanks!

LUT to Remove Video Look - Original LUT to Remove Video Look

I PREFER THE LOOK OF THE ORIGINAL

You might. It depends what you’re doing and what message you’re trying to convey in your image or mood and atmosphere in your film. These images might look like there’s just a drop in saturation, but there’s much more going on here. Try the LUTs on some of your photos or video. Sometimes they hit the spot, and other times it just looks daft or wrong. That’s true for all presets. They offer a place to start, but grading is often all about push-pull and experimentation.

Countryside Original Countryside LUT
Jonathan Original Image Jonathan LUT Image
Miles Charles Original Image Miles Charles LUT

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