The war of photo filters rages on. Instagram recently added more filters and more editing tools to its popular smartphone app, and now VSCO is striking back with a new set of presets of its own. The company has just released The Alchemy Collection, a pack of 10 presets for giving your photos the look of cross processed film.
“Cross Processing is an experimental technique in which films are developed in an alternative chemical process, and often creates dramatic color shifts and high contrast,” VSCO writes. “The Alchemy Collection emulates this technique and features rich vibrancies balanced by refined tones, making this pack ideal for lifestyle photography, stylized portraiture, and strong statement images.”
Here are some sample photographs that have presets in the Alchemy Collection applied to them:
Unlike Instagram’s new filters, however, these new VSCO Cam presets don’t come free. The Alchemy Collection can be purchased for $3 as an in app purchase. You can find it in the in-app store in the VSCO Cam app for iOS and Android.