About the Download

Leica M-Looks Pro Bundle

This bundle includes the following preset packs:

M-Monochrome Pack

M9 Look for Leica M8 | M9 | M240 | M10 Pack

Q Look for Leica Q Pack

Real Film Look Pack

These presets emulate the Leica Look you will find on their most popular cameras. You get 24 presets for Lightroom as well as Photoshop with Adobe Camera RAW support.

How it Works

Like-a-Look is a preset for Lightroom that simulates the look of photos taken with classic rangefinders such as the Leica M. Like-a-Look emulates the in-camera JPEG processing used by the digital rangefinder cameras such as the Leica M9.

Color Rendering

All cameras process colors differently. Some digital rangefinders have color signatures that may not be as technically accurate as other cameras when measured electronically, but they give a more realistic “feel” according to many viewers. We’ve analyzed the color profiles of  images to achieve a similar color signature using other non-rangefinder cameras.

Micro-Contrast

The contrast on classic rangefinders images is what gives them that 3D look. Some call it the “3D Pop”. Simply bumping up the contrast will only give you exaggerated photos that no longer look realistic or appealing especially when shooting portraits. We use a method that enhances contrast without creating thick dark lines and unnatural shadows.

 

Sharpness

Camera sharpness can be attributed to some cameras’ lack of anti-aliasing filter and the legendary glass. Like-a-Look restores sharpness to your images without introducing noise and harshness. A lot of the perceived sharpness is due to low noise, reduced flare and the color shifts produced in-camera.

 

Lightroom Mobile Support

Using Lightroom Mobile and an Adobe Creative Cloud subscription, you are able to apply these presets to your smartphone photos too! This works on Android & iOS, Android smartphones, iPhone and iPad.

Forget about using Instagram filters. Apply these M-Looks Pro presets to your photos and everyone will wonder how you got such beautiful images using your smartphone.

Video LUTs

If you are a videographer, we also made LUTs (Look up tables) so that you can apply these looks to your footage as well.

For color grading we recommend a free but extremely advanced program called DaVinci Resolve. If you are using Final Cut Pro, we highly recommend a program called ColorFinale to apply these LUT’s.

Testimonials

I’m absolutely blown away by the outcome and even more amazed with the effort they put into getting it right. I can’t even begin to imagine how much time it must have taken to get this right.
Bob Jarman – December 2016

Achieving the look of a Leica is much more than a fade and tone curve.
Eric Llanes // Photographer // October 2016