This is a brief excerpt from PhotoFocus
One of my favorite plug-in discoveries is Retrographer from Mr. Retro. It works in Photoshop, Lightroom, Photoshop Elements, Aperture, iPhoto.The plug-in designed to create authentic vintage photography effects. I’m already a big fan of Mr. Retro’s Machine Wash plug-in which ages text and images, and this versatile package really delivers. The manufacturer claims that users can perfectly re-create any vintage camera look including Lomo, Dianne, Holga, Polaroid, Brownie, Kodak, and Daguerreotype. I’d say the claims are true.
To start there are a wide range of presets – over 1,100 preset camera settings to choose from.
But the presets are just starting points. You’ll find total contra over all aspects. You can adjust:
Lens – Control focus and distortion.
Flash – Control light and spot effects.
Film – Control tone and grain for a unique look.
Lab – Control exposure, color, and hue.
Effects –Add vignettes, light leaks,and halftones.
Finish – Add detailed textures and frames.
I really liked the toning and grain controls. They are some of the most versatile I’ve ever found.
I found that the filter was very versatile… although some of the controls were almost too deep. Also, a small drawback, some effects require you to enter …
By: Richard Harrington