The stories behind the images

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Monday, May 31, 2010

"Retro" film software filters

I was asked for more information about the filter software I mentioned in one of our earlier blogs. The software is called Exposure 2 and is published by Alien Skin Software.

This software contains film filters. So, if your favourite film was Fuji Reala, you can add a Fuji Reala look to your digital images. Or, for the b&w shooters, perhaps you miss the look of your Kodak TRI-X 400 pushed 2 stops for strong grain and contrast. Exposure 2 has almost any colour or black and white film you can think of.

This software is a plug-in for Photoshop, so you simply install the software in the Photoshop Plug-Ins folder. Then when you have your image open in Photoshop, you access the filters through the Filter drop-down menu. Simple as that.

For the image above I used a filter for the now-extinct Agfa Scala b&w film. It's fine grain and full tonal range really suited this image.

Exposure 2 software is available for a free (30-day, from memory??) trial download for both Windows and Mac:

Happy shooting from Lisa and Dianne at Capture Italy.