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Introducing : Dual-Illuminant Profiles and Intelligent Presets

Our Story

We built DVLOP for all of us - the artists, the gearheads, the pros in the trenches, and the weekend warriors. Presets have long been a powerful tool to speed up workflows and to define specific looks. Unfortunately, presets have also been guilty of stifling individual styles and of casting a shadow of monotony over this creative industry.

We have built a new platform from the ground up, the hard way, one camera at a time. We have partnered with some of our favorite unique and stylized photographers from around the world. We have reimagined presets as they should be - a tool that not only speeds up workflows, but one that also spurs creativity.

Dual Illuminant Profiles

Let’s begin with a small peek under the hood. For now, we won’t delve into the deep technical side of things, but instead we’ll keep it simple as we introduce DVLOP Dual Illuminant profiles.

These profiles were designed from scratch for superior skin tones, shadows, and smoother color transitions.

Dual profiles for enhanced accuracy across the board

We have built two separate profiles for each camera individually, one meant for daylight and one meant for much warmer color temperatures. Both Lightroom and ACR automatically detect each profile and choose the appropriate blend based on where you find yourself on the white balance slider.

As you can see, the DVLOP Dual Illuminant profiles are significantly more accurate across the color spectrum. Not only are our profiles better across the board, but they really shine in mixed lighting.

Cross-camera color accuracy for simplicity

Gone are the days of having to adjust settings from camera to camera. Our presets automatically detect the camera model used and apply the camera specific profile. These presets achieve the same intended look whether you are shooting Canon or Nikon, Fuji or Sony. This means color accuracy across camera systems and lighting conditions. This means simplicity.

We didn’t build these profiles from files we found on the Internet. We built these in our studio with each camera in hand. The result is a dng database spanning over 70 unique cameras, and we’ll be adding more on a regular basis. This database will allow us to fix inconsistencies we find with frequent updates as our user base broadens.


Simple, powerful and smart

Each preset pack comes with a variety of presets, and each preset is fine-tuned to work with in-camera auto white balance depending upon the artist’s original intent. These are intelligent presets to make editing life easier. The majority of our presets work perfectly with a quick exposure adjustment. Simple, powerful and smart.


Not being satisfied there, we set a goal to create presets that will intuitively spur creativity. DVLOP preset packs include additional modular components designed to mix and match styles. These modular components naturally encourage exploration and discovery.

(1) Start with image: Gabe McClintock, (2) Apply preset: Birthday Cake by Nessa Kessinger,
(3) Apply tone curve: Jeff Newsom, (4) Apply palette: Gabe McClintock

Mix and Match 1 Before Mix and Match 1 After

As you mix and match, you will encounter new styles that can then be saved to the DVLOP User Mix folder for future use. Each preset pack includes a color palette based on the artist’s presets along with a base tone curve.


Nessa Kessinger

Kristen Marie Parker

Jonas Peterson

Jeff Newsom

Gabe McClintock

Chrisman Studios

The possibilities are truly endless.

(1) Start with image: Chrisman Studios, (2) Apply preset: Color Pop by Chrisman Studios,
(3) Apply tone curve: Kristen Marie Parker, (4) Apply palette: Jeff Newsom

Mix and Match 2 Before Mix and Match 2 After


DVLOP was created as a tool that we, as photographers and artists, can use to create.

Stay tuned as DVLOP announces tutorials, tips, tricks, and live edits. Join us on Instagram (@hellodvlop) as we discover and promote users and reveal new surprises over the coming months. This is just the beginning.


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