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Posted on Wednesday, April 14th, 2004

Dave!As I was prepping some New Orleans photos to add to my gallery page, I ran across a link to a nice Photoshop "action" that will alter your images so that they look like they've been taken with a Lomo camera (thank you Jason Kottke!). For anybody not knowing what a Lomo is, it's a nifty Russian-made camera that takes intense pictures dripping with color. I had a used Lomo a long time ago and liked it a lot, but it was badly damaged on a hiking expedition and was not long for this world. I've always wanted to get another one, but there are so many models to choose from that I can't make up my mind. You can see the Lomo line-up at the official Lomography web site.

The Lomoizer action can be found on RedScreen for free, courtesy of Jake Ingman. I just made a quick pass through all the photos in the gallery, and they look pretty cool, but I'll probably experiment with the effect when I have more time and tweak them more to my liking. Here is a sample of the Lomo effect on a couple of shots:

A New Orleans manhole cover and photo of the Oak Alley Plantation mansion with the Lomoizer Effect applied

Hmmm... now I really got to save up some cash to get a real Lomo!

UPDATE: Sadly, the Lomoizer action has long since been discontinued.

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  1. kel says:

    I went to check out the lomo site, and it’s disappeared. Do you perchance have the filter? I’d love to get ahold of it or the tutorial 🙂

  2. Dave2 says:

    Hmmm… I don’t know where else to find it, so I guess I’ll add it to my .Mac account and hope nobody gets upset?

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