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THE END: Top 21 VSCO Cam Presets: The Ultimate Round-Up

Here we are for the final final installment of the VSCO Cam Guide. It's been a trip, but there's finally the light at the end of the tunnel. 

For this roundup, I entered every preset into a bracket style, single elimination, head to head showdown.

I separated them into 5 general categories.
Black and White: All the black and white presets.
Extreme: Those that were on the extreme side of the cool or warm scale.
Cool: Cool filters, with blue or purple over tones.
Warm: Warm filters, with yellow or red over tones.
Neutral: Those that balance both cool and warm tones without being too distracting.

I then narrowed it down to the top 3 B&W, and Extreme, and the top 5 Cool, Warm, and Neutral. This was mostly done by gut reaction and first impressions. Also, these are my personal favorites, but I tried to include a variety of tastes. Consider this my top 20% of the 100+ presets available (at the time of writing). 

Without further adieu, the top 21 VSCO Cam presets!

PART TEN: The Alchemy Collection

Well students, here we are, at the end of our journey together. POP QUIZ! Just kidding. 

Today brings the final part, part ten of the VSCO Cam series. The latest addition to the VSCO Cam collection, released in April 2015. The Alchemy Collection includes 10 new presets, Q1-10, for $3 from the in-app VSCO Cam store. 

The Alchemy Collection incorporates a wide range of Cross Processed looks. An experimental technique in which films are developed in an alternative chemical solution, Cross Processing often creates dramatic color shifts and high contrast. The Alchemy Collection emulates this technique and features rich vibrancies balanced by refined tones, making this pack ideal for lifestyle photography, stylized portraiture, and strong statement images. - VSCO

And don't forget to tag your grams with #vscocamwitheli so I can check them out! You could even be featured in the Little Insider Monthly Update!

On to the presets!

PART NINE: The Chromatic Collection

Hello there! I'm sad to say our VSCO Cam journey is almost at an end. Boo! It's been awesome to have these discoveries with all of you! I hope you enjoyed it as much as I have. Anyway, on to the presets! 

Today we cover 6 "new" presets with a ton of character. The Chromatic Collection was a late release to the VSCO Cam party (released December 2014), but are pretty wonderful filters.

The Chromatic Collection embodies the bright and bold look of mid-century analog film. Strong primary colors mix with muted neutral tones, perfect for portraits, environments, and stylized editorial. - VSCO

The Chromatic Collection is available for $2.99 from the VSCO Cam in-app store.

And don't forget to tag your grams with #vscocamwitheli so I can check them out! You could even be featured in the Little Insider Monthly Update!

PART EIGHT: The Legacy Collection

Attention VSCO Cam students, class is now in session!

You could say I took the summer off since I missed last month's review, but this Collection is really worth the wait.

The Legacy Collection is the re-release of the 10 original presets by VSCO. Being the original 10, they cover all the bases you could need, but VSCO has made pretty remarkable progress since developing these. Pro: Its got everything you really need, all in one collection. Con: But you can find better presets else where in their store, but you might have to spend a bit more. 

The Legacy Collection is available for $1.99 from the VSCO Cam in-app store.

And if you use these for your own photos, please tag them #vscocamwitheli so I can check them out! You could even be featured in the Little Insider Monthly Update!

PART SEVEN: The Minimalist Collection

Hello VSCO Cam lovers!

Another month, another preset review. This month we cover the Minimalist Collection. 10 presets you can find in the store for $2.99. 

Right off the bat, I assumed I would looove this set because, hello, its the minimalist series! And we are oh-so minimal around here. And while I could see adding maybe one of these to my rotation, overall I was very much not in love. -sadface- 

But I really think that is a personal preference. This collection, on a whole, is full of cool, far-away, presets that don't translate well to lively, or overly colorful shots. I would love to see how you can use these for architecture or urban photography . I think that's where they really come alive!

And if you use these for your own photos, please tag them #vscocamwitheli so I can check them out! 

PART SIX: The Essence Collection

It's been a hot minute since I checked in with you photo freaks. So how's everybody doing?

With this post brings all kinds of updates! We've got new original photos, taken with a new camera, and a sexy new post image (the whole series got a face lift).

Today I bring you The Essence Collection. $1.99 in the VSCO Cam store. It includes 8 presets (E1-8) that are reminiscent of classic film.

Essence / Archetype embellishes golden highlights and deep shadows, harkening back to the gilded age of consumer film stock. Unveiling shades of indigo within the shadows to marigold hues revealed in the highlights, E1-E8 are must-have presets to capture the essence of classic film stock. VSCO Cam

I'm going to start by saying, since these presets were all about "classic film" I assumed I was going to hate them, but they are so so fantastic! I'm going to have a hard time picking just one or two to add to my usual collection!

Check out the intro and a breakdown of whats to come. This is not sponsored in any way. I use VSCO Cam for all my mobile photo editing, and I think this resource needed to exist on the internet, so I made it. Simple as that.

Now what you've come here for, the photos!

Oh, and don't forget to use #vscocamwitheli! I absolutely love checking out your edits!

PART FIVE: The Contemporary Collection

Welcome  VSCO Cam lovers!

I know you've been eagerly awaiting the next entry in the VSCO Cam Preset series! And honestly, this breakdown/review/guide/whatever is my favorite monthly thing to work on. It's been helping me pick my top filters, but also gives me a boost of inspiration when I revisit presets I had forgotten about. 

Today we cover VSCO Cam's Contemporary Collection. It can be downloaded from the VSCO Cam app store for $2.99 and it includes 12 presets (A1-3, H1-6, N1-3), and some pretty nice "signature" filters.

Check out the intro and a breakdown of whats to come. This is not sponsored in any way. I use VSCO Cam for all my mobile photo editing, and I think this resource needed to exist on the internet, so I made it. Simple as that.

Now what you've come here for, the photos!

PART FOUR: Limited Edition Collection (Part 3)

Hey VSCO Cam fanatics!

I know you've been eagerly awaiting the next entry of this series! And honestly, this breakdown/review/guide is my favorite monthly thing to work on. So today I bring you the final installment of the 3 piece series "The Limited Collection".

This is the final part of a three part series covering the Limited Edition Collection of Presets. You can find it in the VSCO Cam in-app store for $7 (marked down from $16 for a limited time), and contains a whopping 38 presets!

Check out the intro and a breakdown of whats to come. This is not sponsored in any way. I use VSCO for all my mobile photo editing, and I think this resource needed to exist on the internet, so I made it. Simple as that.

Now what you've come here for, the photos!

PART THREE: Limited Edition Collection (Part 2)

Hello mobile editing aficionados!

BEWARE: Today we bring you a pretty long & image heavy post. It's going to cover the Series: M (Moody), P (Instant), and S (Bright). 

This is part two of a three part series covering the Limited Edition Collection of Presets. You can find it in the VSCO Cam in-app store for $7 (marked down from $16 for a limited time), and contains a whopping 38 presets!

Check out the intro and a breakdown of whats to come. This is not sponsored in any way. I use VSCO for all my mobile photo editing, and I think this resource needed to exist on the internet, so I made it. Simple as that.Hello mobile editing aficionados!

BEWARE: Today we bring you a pretty long & image heavy post. It's going to cover the Series: M (Moody), P (Instant), and S (Bright). 

This is part two of a three part series covering the Limited Edition Collection of Presets. You can find it in the VSCO Cam in-app store for $7 (marked down from $16 for a limited time), and contains a whopping 38 presets!

Check out the intro and a breakdown of whats to come. This is not sponsored in any way. I use VSCO for all my mobile photo editing, and I think this resource needed to exist on the internet, so I made it. Simple as that.

PART TWO: Limited Edition Collection (Part 1)

Hello photo editors!

I know you've been eagerly awaiting the next entry of this series! So today I bring you the second installment, which is also part 1 of a 3 piece series. Yeah, no, that's not confusing at all. 

This is the first part of a three part series covering the Limited Edition Collection of Presets. You can find it in the VSCO Cam in-app store for $7 (marked down from $16 for a limited time), and contains a whopping 38 presets!

On to the photos!

PART ONE: The Freebies! The Ultimate Guide to VSCO Cam Presets.

Hello photo editing enthusiasts,

Welcome to the first part of a multi-part series breaking down all the wonderful VSCO Cam filter presets. Check out the intro and a breakdown of whats to come.

This is not sponsored in any way. I use VSCO for all my mobile photo editing, and I think this resource needed to exist on the internet, so I made it. Simple as that. 

VSCO Cam is a wonderful, and in-depth photo editing app, even if you don't buy any of the filters! Today I'm talking about the 100% FREE Presets. There is also a whole slew of other features to help you edit images, including exposure, contrast, temperature, and skin tone. All of which are free features within the editing menu. The possibilities really are endless. 

Lets dive in! I hope you don't get tired of my face... :D

Lets dive in! I hope you don't get tired of my face... :D

The Ultimate Guide to VSCO Cam Presets.

Hello mobile photo editors, instagram aficionados, and the selfie obsessed,

Today I'm introducing a series that's been on my mind for a while. After I got tipped off to the VSCO Cam app (iOS or Android & FREE!) I immediately downloaded it, and within 10 minutes I had downloaded/bought all the image presents because I am nothing if not a completionist. (Yes that IS a word, Google is wrong!)

This left me with an blight of overabundance. Having almost 100 options to pick from was a nightmare! And I could never remember which ones I liked best. 

So I did what any sane and rational person would do. I tried out every. single. present. on 3 different photos! Resulting in 300+ images to wade through and (hopefully) help me narrow it down to my 10 favorite presents! (I'm not quite there yet, but I'm close!)

This series is what I wished existed on the internet but doesn't. It is a side by side comparison of each present and why/what each does (that I can tell). I hope this helps some other obsessive's out there!

So go grab your device, and download some presets, cause its about to get cray cray in here.