I’m a huge fan of VSCO Film. It’s a must-have-tool for every photographer and the results you’re able to reach are always amazing.
However, I’ve a problem: I use Apple Aperture.
Why is this a problem? Because VSCO has decided to stop the development of new films for Aperture, and this is very sad. I always look at VSCO website admiring the new films (especially the Slide Films 04) but they’re developed exclusively for LR and PS. I don’t want to switch to another software, basically because:
- My all libraries are based on Aperture.
- I don’t want to use another editing software and, by that, have multiple editing flows on different applications.
- Moreover I’m still waiting for Aperture X.
For these reasons, few days ago, I decided to search for another software house and other presets for Aperture.
I’ve found Litely desktop presets. As they’ve written on their website:
Visually-stunning photo presets for Lightroom, Photoshop, Aperture & more.
I decided to try. Specifically, I bought the Origins pack.
My opinion? A big disappointment.
- First of all, the presets are only 12 and they’re not as beautiful as the VSCO ones.
- Second, they’re only basic color corrections and the pack does not contain one feature that is maybe VSCO major point of force: VSCO Film Toolkit.
Litely is able to improve your shots for sure, do not get me wrong, and it’s perfectly integrated with Aperture. However, for great results the shots must be further edited (and manually). The solution is to integrate both VSCO and Litely maybe, but if you’re looking for good presets, my suggestion is to buy VSCO Films first.