A black and white cityscape of Paris, France

Neopan 400 is a free Lightroom preset that transforms your photos into soft black and white. This preset is inspired by the Fuji Neopan professional film that brings out a unique characteristic and balance of sharpness, brightness, and fine grain in a monochrome black and white image.

This preset is versatile as it performs well in bright and low light images, producing clear and vivid grayscale tones.

If you're looking for a professional black and white look on your Instagram feed, try this preset out! This will surely give you that polished, sharp vintage image, just like it was taken using the Fujifilm Neopan 400 film itself!

Creates Clean Black and White Tones

A bright black and white portrait of a woman wearing a white dress

Strike a Pose. The Neopan 400 preset switches its treatment to black and white mode before applying its custom adjustments. One of the fine adjustments the preset applied is increasing exposure and coupling it by increasing shadows and contrast. These settings help create a brighter image but keep a balance of dark elements through heightened shadows and contrasts. The result is a well-balanced mixture of black and white tones.

The example above shows how the monochrome tones perform well once applied. The lighting adjustments create the right amount of brightness and darkness, emphasizing the important elements in the photo.

The woman looks very radiant and polished throughout, but keeping her curly hair rich and defined bringing out texture and contrast in the overall image.

A black and white outdoor photo of a woman wearing a white top and a rimmed brown hat

Black and White. With balanced lighting settings, the preset is able to bring out fine lines and tones. As seen above, notice how the overall image is very polished and soft. The white top of the woman does not come off as a harsh block of white, but rather softens the whole image. The dark elements in the photo such as the woman's hair and jeans appear rather faded than pigmented, which complements the overall soft black and white film look.

Creates Balanced Contrasts

A black and white photo of a woman wearing a green plaid top at a record store

Record Store. The Fuji Neopan 400 film is best known to work well in a variety of lighting conditions. The Neopan 400 preset does not disappoint, as it widely adapts to the colored image's given lighting and illuminates different tone colors to appear brighter or darker in the monochrome setting.

The example above shows how blue tones are illuminated as grays, once the preset is applied. It appears brighter and exposed building light and dark contrast from top to bottom, making the upper part of the photo brighter than the lower half. This creates a balanced contrast on black and white adding a unique character to the overall image.

Emphasizes Texture

A black and white photo of a man wearing a red and white checkered shirt

Textured Monochrome. Just like in any black and white image, The Neopan 400 preset takes importance to the emphasis of texture. The preset adds grain to the overall image which heightens different textures.

The image above shows how the dark elements in the photo such as the man's hair, shirt, and jeans suddenly reveal texture. This is also because of the preset's custom tone curve, decreasing lights, and heightening shadows.

Neopan 400 is for Lightroom Mobile, Desktop and...

Like all our presets, you can absolutely use Neopan 400  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 5, 2020




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