A black and white photo of a child walking on the street

Legacy Pro 800 is a free Lightroom preset inspired by the ISO 800 Legacy Pro film itself. The preset produces tight-grained monochrome black and white images perfect for versatile lighting conditions. It switches to black and white mode before applying treatment, to ensure accurate mixing of lights, colors, and contrasts for an overall analog film look.

Legacy Pro 800 is very adaptable, as it works well on outdoor or indoor images whether portrait or landscape. It produces classic black and white images with a wide range of tonality for a polished professional look. Try this preset out for a taste of a professional black and white film. This will surely help you create a statement on your Instagram feed and social media posts!

Darkens Red Tones

A vivid black and white photo of a woman wearing boxing gloves and behind a mesh partition

Dim All Over. The Legacy Pro 800 increases clarity levels which heightens contrast in its mid-tones. The photo above shows how this creates dark but faded gray tones that create a dimmed look. The preset also reduces the luminance of red tones in its black and white mix channel which is why the red background wall from the Before photo looks heavily dimmed in the After image. The dark tones mesh together producing clean, soft lines looking like it was taken using a professional black and white film.

A vivid black and white photo of a temple

Deep Grays. The preset reduces the luminance of red tones, making it appear darker in the preset. The images above are the perfect example of this, as the temple is painted red all over. Once the preset is applied, you can see how the red tones suddenly transform into darker gray, building contrast and with the rest of the elements for a classic monochrome film look.

Adds A Dramatic Flair

A vivid black and white photo of a cup of coffee next to an open notebook and sunglasses

Dark and Light Contrast. The Legacy pro 800 preset increases exposure and clarity in its custom settings. This helps brighten the image all throughout but at the same time increases dark pigments in its mid-tones producing a dynamic gray tonal range. The example above is perfect, as you can see, the gray tones are darker on the part of the chair and gradually lighten by the notebook, creating an overall dramatic monochrome film effect.

Frames Your Images

A vivid black and white photo of an urban scene, with skyscrapers in the background

Gradient Look. Just like the Legacy Pro Black and White film itself, the preset adds a tight grain in its effects to recreate that authentic grainy film look. The preset also adds a light vignette to frame the whole image. The vignette appears as a slight gradient border that also aids the illusion that your image was taken using an analog camera.

Creates Evident Textures

A vivid black and white photo of an arm with a tattoo that says "Please don't let your dreams die."

Tight Grain. The preset adds sharpening and grain to enhance the grainy film character of the monochrome filter. It also increases clarity which slightly heightens contrast and adds texture. These adjustments are evident in the photos above. In the rendered image, the darker shades of gray reveal more textures as well. If you look closely at the arm, the tiny hair strands are more visible. Ample amount of grain is also apparent on the other elements of the overall photo.

Legacy Pro 800 preset is for Lightroom Mobile, Desktop and...

Like all our presets, you can absolutely use Legacy Pro 800 preset as is, right out of the box. With any preset, you might need to make adjustments to accommodate your specific camera, settings, lighting, and subject matter.

  • Entirely Adjustable
  • Compatible with Lightroom 4, 5, 6 and CC
  • Performs with both PC, Mac, and Mobile
  • Applicable to both RAW and JPG images
  • 100% Free

Black and White Free Lightroom Presets

This Free Lightroom Preset was last updated on May 15, 2020




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