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Eric Kim Lightroom Presets

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Tokyo man flip phone. Tokyo, 2017. Shot on RICOH GR II with flash, with ERIC KIM Color Preset

Dear friend,

As a present, here are some new ERIC KIM LIGHTROOM CLASSIC CC PRESETS 2018 for you!

What’s new?

With the new Adobe Lightroom Classic CC, they have a new .xmp format for the presets. The new ERIC KIM LIGHTROOM CLASSIC CC PRESETS 2018 are all in .xmp format.

You can also download TOKIO CHROMA PRESETS .ZIP

How to use the presets

My recommendation: Play around with the presets (on both RAW or JPEG files) and find a look that is 80% “good enough” to you. Then, edit the presets, remix them, and make them your own.

What are my favorite presets?

  • For RICOH GR II RAW files, use the “ERIC KIM MONOCHROME 1600” preset.
  • For JPEG color photos, use Eric Kim Color 1600 v10

2017-Older Versions of Lightroom

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With “Eric Kim Monochrome 1600” preset on Ricoh GR II

Dear friends,

As a gift, download Eric Kim Lightroom Presets 2017 (my newest free collection of Lightroom Presets).


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Hanoi, 2017 / Photographed with the Ricoh GR II + Eric Kim Monochrome 1600 Preset

The presets are a work in progress, and designed to simulate the look of film. I was trying to make my digital photos look like my film photos, and all the presets I personally use.

The preset I use all the time is the “Eric Kim Monochrome 1600” high-contrast black and white preset. It is optimized for the Ricoh GR II.

When I shoot color, I use the Eric Kim Color 1600 Preset (also optimized for Ricoh GR, but should work ok on any camera).

Also included are some older presets, in-case you want to use them, edit them, remix them, or mess around with them:

  • Eric Kim Color 1600
  • Eric Kim Neopan 1600
  • Eric Kim Portra
  • Eric Kim Ricoh Portra
  • Eric Kim Tri-X 1600

Instructions to Install Presets

  1. Open up Lightroom
  2. Go in the “Develop” module (hotkey “D”)
  3. Under the “Presets” drop-down menu (bottom-left) right-click (or on Mac, control+click) and click “Import…” and then select your presets from your “Downloads” folder
  4. Apply to your image

Lightroom and Editing Tutorials

Editing: The art of choosing your best photos (not to be confused with post-processing).

Lightroom Tutorials

If you’re new to Lightroom, here are some tutorials that can help you:

Editing Articles

Learn how to choose your best photos:

Also you can learn more on how to choose your best photos with Contact Sheets

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