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GA B&W infrared 01

By GAntico October 07, 2008

Rating = 510 votes

GA B&W infrared 01

A preset for simulating the look of infrared photography with black and white film, pushing detail and the appearance of grain. It converts in gray tones, giving vivid brightness for tints coming from reds, yellows and greens, while strongly darkening tones coming from blues. It makes contrast strong and shadows deep. It tweeks a bit Camera calibration: play with the tint slider under Shadows for quick variations.

Note: this is not a plugin, it's a develop preset. See instructions under Usage for installation.

How to install the preset in Lightroom: open Lightroom’s preferences, go to Presets (it’s the second tab) and click on “Show Lightroom presets folder“. Open the folder “Lightroom“, open the sub-folder “Develop Presets“: copy here the file extracted from the zip file downloadable in this page. Restart Lightroom and your presets’ list will be updated. Note: it has been tested in Lightroom 1.4 and Lightroom 2.0


License: Freeware
Language: English
Cost: Free
Platform: Win | Mac
File format: ZIP | 1.0 KB

Additional extension information

Author: GAntico
Author website:
Date published: October 07, 2008
Approval: None
Compatible product(s): Lightroom 2 , 1.x


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Mark Tree 15-Jan-13 Rating = 4


amenlugo 29-Apr-11 Rating = 4

it makes the photo look a little low quality.

Stefanoi Ricciuti 02-Feb-11 Rating = 5

Gantico spacca.

Clemens von Vogelsang 14-Feb-10 Rating = 5

Not a review as such but a tip for installation. These are presets, not plugins. This means they are not installed with the plugin manager but through the presets in Lightroom:

– Open Lightroom.
– Go to Presets (in the Develop Module)
– Right-click on "Lightroom Presets" and select "New Folder"
– Give the new folder a name.
– Right-click the new folder in the list and choose "Import".
– Navigate to the folder that contains the presets you want to install. Select them and click open.

That's it.

Ana | Teacher-in-a-Box 24-Sep-09 Rating = 5

Very cool! Thanks!

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