X-Equals Image Kit – Vol. 1

Wed, Apr 15, 2009

Actions, Lightroom, Presets

Throughout the last year or so we’ve had the pleasure of creating and sharing a series of extremely popular Lightroom Presets via the X-Equals Blog.

As this category has grown, it’s become a bit of a challenge to find and download all the presets in an easy manner … until today. We’ve now taken all our Presets and ACR profiles and packed them up into one nice and easy download.

It’s what we like to call the X-Equals Image Kit because it includes all the foundation presets we use to bang out killer black and whites, mimic some great films, and alter the mood of any image. As always, these will remain free of charge, licensed under Creative Commons – Attribution 3.0 (USA)

Below are some before-and-after images for each preset as well as links to the original posts where you can find more detailed descriptions and tips.

And for those of you who just can’t be bothered with such details … head straight down to the bottom of this post to download them all!


Super Punch – continue reading …


Holga – continue reading …


Polaroid 669 – continue reading …


Smooth as Velvia – continue reading …


Warm Storm – continue reading …


City Scapes- continue reading …


The 400 – Tri-X 400 PRESET – continue reading …


X-Equals contextual Presets – Setting the Mood – continue reading …


Mad Max – TMax 3200 PRESET – continue reading …


X-Equals Contextual Presets – Morning Blue – continue reading …


Ekta Chromeo – continue reading …


X-Equals Contextual Presets – Summer Holiday – continue reading …


Infra-Ready – continue reading …

Or get the goods right here!

Special thanks to Mike Gray from LifeInDigitalFilm for his assistance in building some of these rocking Presets and Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) Profiles!

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23 Comments For This Post

  1. Sunny Archibald Says:

    Thanks for the compilation. I’m downloading because I’m afraid I may have missed one in the past.

  2. KeyOfGrey Says:

    Awesome, I love your presets! Thanks!

  3. JT Says:

    Terrific, thank you !

  4. MSVphoto Says:

    Thank you very much, these are great.

  5. pp Says:

    Good stuff!

  6. Brandon Oelling Says:

    Thanks for the GREAT comments everyone!

    Please share your images in the flickr group!



  7. Laura Says:

    These are awesome! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Jose Says:

    Thanks. Great work

  9. Kim S Says:

    Thank you for these awesome presets. I cannot wait to play with them in LR.

  10. rik andes Says:

    these presets look great! let me ask–can i use these in client images that i will then sell prints of? how would that be affected by the license? obviously, i wouldn’t be trying to sell the preset…

    thanks in advance for the help!

  11. Brandon Oelling Says:


    You can use the presets to create any images you wish and are not hindered by any restrictions to sell your images – so go crazy!

  12. Anders Says:

    Thank you very much! This will save a lot of time and agony in the dark…lightroom!

  13. Elizabeth Richardson Says:

    Thank you so much…I really appreciate the time and effort that’s been taken to create these and then make them available for download.

  14. Sarah Says:

    Thanks so much for these, they’re really impressive and I can’t wait to start playing with them!

  15. Pat! Says:

    just found your website (thanks to a twitter friend) and i love it!

    many thanks for all the hard work you put into it. us lightroom jedi really appreciate it! :)

  16. Brandon Oelling Says:

    Thanks for all your kind words!

    We hope you have as much working with these as we did creating them!

  17. rik andes Says:

    just gotta come back and say how much i’m loving these. they really have sped my workflow up a ton. just posted a session that was almost entirely edited using at least one of these presets on each image. love love love it! thanks again!

  18. Brandon Oelling Says:

    Your images look STELLAR Rik!

    Thanks for the return comment!

  19. Jennifer Says:

    Cool! I can’t wait to try these out!

  20. Lisa Wilson Photography Says:

    My favourite presets. This morning I went into lightroom to work on some images and found that having transferred to a new drive I had lost my user presets! I searched frantically for my x image favourite and there it was – thanks god!

  21. Brandon Oelling Says:

    Thanks for the kind words Lisa!

  22. Alexander Kunz Says:

    Brandon, thank you for these presets. I play around with them a lot recently on my landscape photos (perhaps not what you originally thought the presets would be used for?) – the “ekta+chromeo” and the conceptual presets particularly work great on sunset pictures. I have added some photos to your flickr group. :-)

  23. bob duenas Says:

    Thanks for the large set, these look great,