XEQUALS Black & White for LR

A New Approach To Presets Allows You To Create Your Own Unique Style

Margaret Bourke White. Richard Avedon. Herb Ritts. Ansel Adams.

Even if you can’t articulate their photographic style with words alone, you can see it a special something that sets their work apart from everyone else to make their artistic mark on the world.

That special something … that’s called style, and it separates the good from the great.

Creating your personal style takes time  it comes from hours shaping and reshaping countless images as you infuse your creativity into them.

We get it  it’s time-consuming and requires commitment both mentally and financially, but we know you’re up for the challenge.

How Do You Stand Out With Your Unique Vision?

Lots of other Lightroom products offer you ways to apply a unique look to your work with a one-click fix that promises that your photos will stand out in an ever crowded digital universe.

Wrong.

How is your unique style going to come to life when anyone who buys these products can achieve the same look? It’s not. When you apply a single preset as a stylistic choice, you’re not creating art, you’re following a fad. And that sucks.

You should demand a better answer – one that includes the best tools that shape and mold to your needs rather than one-click effects that are simply a shortcut to sameness.

We Take A Different Approach

We’ve created a modular approach to presets. By using the same techniques as the masters, we started by thinking of presets as building blocks rather than lazy one-click effects.

Each Preset includes 3 variations: Mix, Tone and Grain. This modular approach means that they can be used one at a time for specific effects in targeted areas, or to blended together drive an overall look that is uniquely yours.

Instead of adjusting sliders for hours in an ad hoc fashion, we’ve created small cheats that will get you farther, faster in a more directed and predictable way. As you drive your unique style and begin to define your palette, we make it easy to save your combinations as your own preset, and process a ton of images in batches to get your signature look  unique to you and only you.

It takes a special blend of style and technique to incite the emotion and power of this medium. XEQUALS Black & White was created to be part of your journey.

We’ve painstakingly worked to captured the essence of the classic black & white films, papers, tonings, and mixes to bring you a palette that is as varied and world-class as your own work.

Use Tools, Not Toys

By using these presets in unison with one another, you can create combinations that represent you and only you. By finding the combinations that you love, you’ve fast-tracked the creation of your unique style  just like the greats.

With XEQUALS Black & White, you get access to over 200+ different styles to choose from including our most popular Presets:

  • Ilford HP5
  • Kodak Tri-X
  • Fuji Neopan
  • Ilford Delta
  • Kodak Portra
  • Kodak T-MAX
  • Rollei R3
  • Forte Fortepan
  • Daguerreotype
  • Sepia Tone
  • Konica Infrared (IR) 720
  • And 200+ others …

Don’t Tell Me, Show Me

The proof is in the work. Below are some before/after samples of XEQUALS Black & White in action  just as you would use in your own work.

Ilford Delta 3200 (Tone, Mix, Grain) Before/After

Working in black and white is an exercise in managing tone and contrast in harmony to reveal the unique relationship that exists between them. With Ilford Delta 3200 we bring them together with the same romance you’d get from the original.

Rollei R3 (Mix and Grain) Before/After

Slide away and enjoy the punchy tones that come with styling your images with our Rollei R3 Preset.

All Film Product Names listed are trademarks of their respective holders. None of the companies listed on this page endorse or sponsor XEQUALS, or any other content contained on this page, nor are they affiliated with XEQUALS. All trademarks and copyrights are the exclusive property of their respective owners.

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Black & White Films

  • Agfa APX 100 Mix
  • Agfa APX 100 Tone HC
  • Agfa APX 100 Tone LC
  • Agfa APX 100 Grain
  • Agfa APX 400 Mix
  • Agfa APX 400 Tone HC
  • Agfa APX 400 Tone LC
  • Agfa APX 400 Grain
  • Agfa Scala 200 Mix
  • Agfa Scala 200 Tone HC
  • Agfa Scala 200 Tone LC
  • Agfa Scala 200 Grain
  • Konica IR 720 Mix
  • Konica IR 720 Tone HC
  • Konica IR 720 Tone LC
  • Konica IR 720 Grain
  • Fuji NP Acros 100 Mix
  • Fuji NP Acros 100 Tone HC
  • Fuji NP Acros 100 Tone LC
  • Fuji NP Acros 100 Grain
  • Fuji Neopan 400 Mix
  • Fuji Neopan 400 Tone HC
  • Fuji Neopan 400 Tone LC
  • Fuji Neopan 400 Grain
  • Fuji Neopan 1600 Mix
  • Fuji Neopan 1600 Tone HC
  • Fuji Neopan 1600 Tone LC
  • Fuji Neopan 1600 Grain
  • Fuji NP Acros Exp05 Mix
  • Fuji NP Acros Exp05 Tone HC
  • Fuji NP Acros Exp05 Tone LC
  • Fuji NP Acros Exp05 Grain
  • Ilford Pan F 50+ Mix
  • Ilford Pan F 50+ Tone HC
  • Ilford Pan F 50+ Tone LC
  • Ilford Pan F 50+ Grain
  • Ilford Delta 100 Pro Mix
  • Ilford Delta 100 Pro Tone HC
  • Ilford Delta 100 Pro Tone LC
  • Ilford Delta 100 Pro Grain
  • Ilford Delta 400 Pro Mix
  • Ilford Delta 400 Pro Tone HC
  • Ilford Delta 400 Pro Tone LC
  • Ilford Delta 400 Pro Grain
  • Ilford Delta 3200 Mix
  • Ilford Delta 3200 Tone HC
  • Ilford Delta 3200 Tone LC
  • Ilford Delta 3200 Grain
  • Ilford FP4+ Mix
  • Ilford FP4+ Tone HC
  • Ilford FP4+ Tone LC
  • Ilford FP4+ Grain
  • Ilford HP5+ Mix
  • Ilford HP5+ Tone HC
  • Ilford HP5+ Tone LC
  • Ilford HP5+ Grain
  • Ilford SFX 200 Mix
  • Ilford SFX 200 Tone HC
  • Ilford SFX 200 Tone LC
  • Ilford SFX 200 Grain
  • Ilford Ortho+ 80 Mix
  • Ilford Ortho+ 80 Tone HC
  • Ilford Ortho+ 80 Tone LC
  • Ilford Ortho+ Grain
  • Ilford XP2 S 400 Mix
  • Ilford XP2 S 400 Tone HC
  • Ilford XP2 S 400 Tone LC
  • Ilford XP2 S 400 Grain
  • Kodak Tech Pan Pict Mix
  • Kodak Tech Pan Pict Tone HC
  • Kodak Tech Pan Pict Tone LC
  • Kodak Tech Pan Pict Grain
  • Kodak Tech Pan Tech Mix
  • Kodak Tech Pan Tech Tone HC
  • Kodak Tech Pan Tech Tone LC
  • Kodak Tech Pan Tech Grain
  • Kodak Pan-X 32 Mix
  • Kodak Pan-X 32 Tone HC
  • Kodak Pan-X 32 Tone LC
  • Kodak Pan-X 32 Grain
  • Kodak Plus-X 125 Mix
  • Kodak Plus-X 125 Tone HC
  • Kodak Plus-X 125 Tone LC
  • Kodak Plus-X 125 Grain
  • Kodak Tri-X 400 Mix
  • Kodak Tri-X 400 Tone HC
  • Kodak Tri-X 400 Tone LC
  • Kodak Tri-X 400 Grain
  • Kodak T-Max 100 Mix
  • Kodak T-Max 100 Tone HC
  • Kodak T-Max 100 Tone LC
  • Kodak T-Max 100 Grain
  • Kodak T-Max 400 Mix
  • Kodak T-Max 400 Tone HC
  • Kodak T-Max 400 Tone LC
  • Kodak T-Max 400 Grain
  • Kodak T-Max P3200 Mix
  • Kodak T-Max P3200 Tone HC
  • Kodak T-Max P3200 Tone LC
  • Kodak T-Max P3200 Grain
  • Kodak BW400CN Mix
  • Kodak BW400CN Tone HC
  • Kodak BW400CN Tone LC
  • Kodak BW400CN Grain
  • Kodak Portra BW400 Mix
  • Kodak Portra BW400 Tone HC
  • Kodak Portra BW400 Tone LC
  • Kodak Portra BW400 Grain
  • Kodak HIE Mix
  • Kodak HIE Tone HC
  • Kodak HIE Tone LC
  • Kodak HIE Grain
  • Kodak HIE Halation
  • Kodak Pro Copy 12 Mix
  • Kodak Pro Copy 12 Tone HC
  • Kodak Pro Copy 12 Tone LC
  • Kodak Pro Copy 12 Grain
  • Kodak Tri-X 400 Acufine Mix
  • Kodak Tri-X 400 Acufine Tone HC
  • Kodak Tri-X 400 Acufine Tone LC
  • Kodak Tri-X 400 Acufine Grain
  • Kodak Tri-X 1600 Acufine Mix
  • Kodak Tri-X 1600 Acufine Tone HC
  • Kodak Tri-X Acufine 1600 Tone LC
  • Kodak Tri-X 1600 Acufine Grain
  • Kodak T-Max 100 Overdev Mix
  • Kodak T-Max 100 Overdev Tone HC
  • Kodak T-Max 100 Overdev Tone LC
  • Kodak T-Max 100 Overdev Grain
  • Foma Fomapan 100 Mix
  • Foma Fomapan 100 Tone HC
  • Foma Fomapan 100 Tone LC
  • Foma Fomapan 100 Grain
  • Foma Fomapan 200 Mix
  • Foma Fomapan 200 Tone HC
  • Foma Fomapan 200 Tone LC
  • Foma Fomapan 200 Grain
  • Rollei Retro 100 Mix
  • Rollei Retro 100 Tone HC
  • Rollei Retro 100 Tone LC
  • Rollei Retro 100 Grain
  • Rollei Retro 400 Mix
  • Rollei Retro 400 Tone HC
  • Rollei Retro 400 Tone LC
  • Rollei Retro 400 Grain
  • Rollei R3 @ 50 Mix
  • Rollei R3 @ 50 Tone HC
  • Rollei R3 @ 50 Tone LC
  • Rollei R3 @ 50 Grain
  • Rollei R3 @ 400 Mix
  • Rollei R3 @ 400 Tone HC
  • Rollei R3 @ 400 Tone LC
  • Rollei R3 @ 400 Grain
  • Rollei Ortho 25 Mix
  • Rollei Ortho 25 Tone HC
  • Rollei Ortho 25 Tone LC
  • Rollei Ortho 25 Grain
  • Rollei IR 400 Mix
  • Rollei IR 400 Tone HC
  • Rollei IR 400 Tone LC
  • Rollei IR 400 Grain
  • Maco PO 100c Mix
  • Maco PO 100c Tone HC
  • Maco PO 100c Tone LC
  • Maco PO 100c Grain
  • Maco Cube 400c Mix
  • Maco Cube 400c Tone HC
  • Maco Cube 400c Tone LC
  • Maco Cube 400c Grain
  • Maco IR 820c Mix
  • Maco IR 820C Tone HC
  • Maco IR 820c Tone LC
  • Maco IR 820c Grain
  • Forte Fortepan 100 Mix
  • Forte Fortepan 100 Tone HC
  • Forte Fortepan 100 Tone LC
  • Forte Fortepan 100 Grain
  • Forte Fortepan 200 Mix
  • Forte Fortepan 200 Tone HC
  • Forte Fortepan 200 Tone LC
  • Forte Fortepan 200 Grain
  • Forte Fortepan 400 Mix
  • Forte Fortepan 400 Tone HC
  • Forte Fortepan 400 Tone LC
  • Forte Fortepan 400 Grain
  • Adox Art CHS 25 Mix
  • Adox Art CHS 25 Tone HC
  • Adox Art CHS 25 Tone LC
  • Adox Art CHS 25 Grain
  • Adox Art CHS 50 Mix
  • Adox Art CHS 50 Tone HC
  • Adox Art CHS 50 Tone LC
  • Adox Art CHS 50 Grain
  • Adox Art CHS 100 Mix
  • Adox Art CHS 100 Tone HC
  • Adox Art CHS 100 Tone LC
  • Adox Art CHS 100 Grain
  • Adox Art CHS 100PL Mix
  • Adox Art CHS 100PL Tone HC
  • Adox Art CHS 100PL Tone LC
  • Adox Art CHS 100PL Grain
  • Adox CMS 20 Mix
  • Adox CMS 20 Tone HC
  • Adox CMS 20 Tone LC
  • Adox CMS 20 Grain
  • Adox Ortho 25 Mix
  • Adox Ortho 25 Tone HC
  • Adox Ortho 25 Tone LC
  • Adox Ortho 25 Grain
  • Classic Pan 200 Mix
  • Classic Pan 200 Tone HC
  • Classic Pan 200 Tone LC
  • Classic Pan 200 Grain
  • Classic Pan 400 Mix
  • Classic Pan 400 Tone HC
  • Classic Pan 400 Tone LC
  • Classic Pan 400 Grain

Antiquated Processes

  • Tintype Mix
  • Tintype Tone HC
  • Tintype Tone LC
  • Tintype Toning
  • Tintype Lens
  • Daguerreotype Mix
  • Daguerreotype Tone HC
  • Daguerreotype Tone LC
  • Daguerreotype Toning
  • Daguerreotype Lens
  • Cyanotype Mix
  • Cyanotype Tone HC
  • Cyanotype Tone LC
  • Cyanotype Toning
  • Cyanotype Lens
  • Ambrotype Mix
  • Ambrotype Tone HC
  • Ambrotype Tone LC
  • Ambrotype Toning
  • Ambrotype Lens

Graduated ND Filters

  • Landscape ND -.5 (1-3)
  • Landscape ND -1 (1-3)
  • Landscape ND -1.5 (1-3)
  • Landscape ND -2 (1-3)
  • Landscape ND -.5 (1-2)
  • Landscape ND -1 (1-2)
  • Landscape ND -1.5 (1-2)
  • Landscape ND -2 (1-2)
  • Landscape ND -.5 (2-3)
  • Landscape ND -1 (2-3)
  • Landscape ND -1.5 (2-3)
  • Landscape ND -2 (2-3)
  • Portrait ND -.5 (1-3)
  • Portrait ND -1 (1-3)
  • Portrait ND -1.5 (1-3)
  • Portrait ND -2 (1-3)
  • Portrait ND -.5 (1-2)
  • Portrait ND -1 (1-2)
  • Portrait ND -1.5 (1-2)
  • Portrait ND -2 (1-2)
  • Portrait ND -.5 (2-3)
  • Portrait ND -1 (2-3)
  • Portrait ND -1.5 (2-3)
  • Portrait ND -2 (2-3)

Color Filters

  • Yellow-Green
  • Yellow
  • Orange
  • Rose
  • Red
  • Purple
  • Lilac
  • Light Blue
  • Periwinkle
  • Dark Blue
  • Aqua
  • Dark Green
  • Light Green

Color Mixes

  • Orthochromatic
  • Ortho-Panchromatic
  • Panchromatic
  • Super Panchromatic
  • Artificial Infrared
  • Muggin Mix
  • Stark Mix

Contrast Papers

  • Paper Grade 7
  • Paper Grade 6
  • Paper Grade 5
  • Paper Grade 4
  • Paper Grade 3
  • Paper Grade 2
  • Paper Grade 1
  • Paper Grade 0
  • Paper Grade -1
  • Paper Grade -2
  • Paper Grade -3
  • Paper Grade -4
  • Paper Grade -5
  • Paper Grade -6

Curve Kick

  • Basic Curve 1
  • Basic Curve 2
  • Basic Curve 3
  • Basic Curve 4
  • Basic Curve 5
  • Basic Curve 6
  • Basic Curve 7
  • Contrast Insane Low
  • Contrast Very Low
  • Contrast Mild
  • Contrast Medium
  • Contrast Strong
  • Contrast Insane
  • Lighter
  • Light
  • Subtle Light
  • Subtle Dark
  • Dark
  • Darker
  • Pop Highlight 1
  • Pop Highlight 2
  • Pop Highlight 3
  • Pop Shadow 1
  • Pop Shadow 2
  • Pop Shadow 3
  • S-Curve Weak
  • S-Curve Strong
  • S-Curve Power
  • Stark Curve

Solarize

  • Solarize 0
  • Solarize 1
  • Solarize 2
  • Solarize 3
  • Solarize 4
  • Solarize 5
  • Solarize 6
  • Solarize 7
  • Solarize 8
  • Solarize 9
  • Solarize Extreme

Special Effects

  • Detail Enhance 0
  • Detail Enhance 1
  • Detail Enhance 2
  • Detail Enhance 3
  • 2 Color High Contrast 1
  • 2 Color High Contrast 2
  • 2 Color High Contrast 3
  • 2 Color High Contrast 4
  • Tonal Cutoff 1
  • Tonal Cutoff 2
  • Tonal Cutoff 3
  • Tonal Cutoff 4
  • Pure Negative
  • S-Curve Negative

Toning

  • Sepia 1
  • Sepia 2
  • Sepia 3
  • Sepia 4
  • Selenium 1
  • Selenium 2
  • Copper 1
  • Copper 2
  • Copper 3
  • Palladium 1
  • Palladium 2
  • Cyan 1
  • Cyan 2
  • Polysulphide 1
  • Polysulphide 2
  • Uranium 1
  • Uranium 2
Back in the days of film, my go-to for outdoor work was Fuji Velvia - a vibrant color, low grain slide film. In the digital era, when it's all too easy to go over the top with color, XEQUALS presets allow me to replicate those tones and colors with a simple click in Lightroom. I can select the preset on import and by the time my photos are in my Lightroom library, they already have the look I'm after.
- Craig Ferguson
I recently purchased my XEQUALS presets and put them to immediate use. I sometimes post my photos onto a U.K. based website, and within three days I got two Highly Recommended awards from the editor! While the photo content is important, so is the processing, and XEQUALS was there every step of the way.
- James Arendell
One more reason that XEQUALS is SO rad? They responded to my email in less than 10 minutes with the information I requested, along with access to their most up to date Lightroom Presets. BOOM! Crushing it in presets and customer service.
- Val Lord