I think this makes these filters much more usable in a professional photography workflow than you could ever achieve inside a mobile app.
While these filters will work on both RAW and JPEG images, I strongly encourage photographers to always shoot RAW (preferably 14-bit).
” The answer according to VSCO is that you can’t really compare the two, and that there aren’t really equivalents.
They encourage users to "play around" until you find something that you like.
The SP-04 Lightroom Preset is my favorite in this pack.
A lot of photographers have told me that they want to use these filters to help learn how to better use Lightroom (which is awesome), but they tell they have trouble seeing which settings are changing in Lightroom. To see where most of the “magic” is happening, go to the “Tone Curve” panel, and click the “Channel: RGB” selector. Using channel specific color curves gives me the ability to make very nuanced changes that would be impossible in any other module. When I tried loading the files into Lightroom, Lightroom said it couldn't read this type of file. These are a different file type and won't load properly into Lightroom.
This pack is a free download and gives you both Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw files for 10 different Lightroom presets inspired by the same film aesthetic as VSCO Cam. VSCO Cam is a popular mobile photography app available for i Phone and Android.
If you don’t already use it, I would encourage you try it out and purchase some of their outstanding preset packs (NOTE: I’m not affiliated with VSCO in any way - just a fan).
The SP-06 Lightroom preset create an extremely moody effect, drastically fading highlights and giving images an extremely warm, desaturated look.
This is a popular look among professional Instagram photographers right now.