We’ve featured Instagram-inspired presets for Lightroom in the past, and today a new challenger has emerged. The folks over at Really Nice Images has released a couple of preset packs that are designed to faithfully imitate the look of Instagram’s popular filters. What’s unique about this new offering is that the presets aren’t limited to the latest version of the mobile app’s filters — there’s also a pack containing the classic filters that were replaced after Instagram Version 2 came out.
Legal trademark issues aside — Instagram doesn’t like its name being lightly tossed around and attached to 3rd party products — the new presets appear to be pretty accurate in their looks. The company says that each one was “back-engineered by a group of digital imaging professionals.” It writes,
Another Instagram presets for Lightroom? Not really. What makes it so special? Two things: We created the first and the only one product in the world emulating not only the latest Instagram filters but also those from Instagram v.1.0. So we offer both: the true spirit of old filters and the most up to date look of new ones. Which set to use? It’s up to customer. Approach and precision. We use our unique colour/tone matching technology to achieve the best matching result.
Here’s a glimpse at the presets in the Version 1 pack:
…and the filters in the Version 2 pack:
We’re guessing Instagram won’t be too happy with the fact that its trademark is all over these new presets, but luckily for Really Nice Images, any legal trouble can possibly be avoided by simply removing all the trademarked company and filter names.