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Welcome to the Faux Lomo Group. We are a group for people who use graphics programs, filters and effects to achieve images that look like like lomography and other retro-style photography.

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I'm taking volunteers for another admin. If you're interested, and have a little free time, send a note to the club. I do ask that you've been on DA long enough to fairly navigate it, but I'll take you're word for it that you have if you respond. ^^
Greetings fellow Lomo-ers. I know, there are lots of tutorials and whatnot in the internet and of course in the deviantart to create lomo effects on a picture. But then again most of these tutorials use photoshop as a medium and usually consists of four or five steps.

BUT an esteemed colleague from Gimp plugin registry had created an automated process which creates incredible good results with a free, as in free beer, software we all love and adore: Gimp!

The script resides at: and installation is fairly easy. "elsamuko-lomo.scm" file goes to the Script folder of the gimp, which conveniently resides in your My Documents folder (I hope because I am a linux user) or under your Home/.gimp folder. The second one "" file has 4 curve files and as you can easily guess they'll go to the "Curves" folder in the same place.

Then you can make the magic by going to filter, Lights and Shadow -> Lomo. There are many MANY options which you can monkey around with and the results are often outstanding. But here is a caveat, if you tend to forget the filesizes like me, as in 4000x3000, the effect can take a while to finish. My advice? First scale it down to 1024x768 and then lomoify it.

Questions, advices and other sorts of penumbral thoughts? Send it to me :)

Have a nice day.

I also added a package which contains examples to all of the effects done by this script.…
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juhtolv Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Okay! Just made my first contribution here.
ClareDickerson Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Professional Photographer
Are you accepting affiliates? I would love to affiliate my group with yours! Link is in the signature. :)
retroterp Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
I just love how this group makes me feel like such an appreciated (pseudo) photographer :D

Thanks again for yet another feature! :heart:
AbbottPhotoArt Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010   Photographer
Now I'm starting to get annoyed the link is: [link]
Can someone please delete my double post sorry for the stuff ups. My links aren't saving properly when I copy and past them for some reason.
squicks Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010
No problem. I'll add it to the resources journal post. ^^ Thank you for the contribution.
AbbottPhotoArt Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010   Photographer
Thank you for the invitation to join this group, I love the retro styles of lomo, holga ,diana etc Atm I do everything on GIMP but I'm hoping to buy a retro toy camera soon.
TheSoftCollision Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
hey saw your post and like that quote

I can recommend Photoscape as a free program with lots of presets for faded or old film styles (like velvia, fujifilm), some vignettes, scratches, etc. It also has tone curves.

Make sure you save any changes as a new file and you'll be fine.

I can also recommend my lomo tutorial I submitted to the Faux-Lomo group, for use in Lightroom (or Photoshop). [link]

AbbottPhotoArt Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010   Photographer
Thanks mate, looks like a nifty program, I'm test driving it now on Ubuntu, where it runs perfectly through wine.

I checked out your tut it looks cool, (I do have windows and photoshop as well, LOL) thanks.
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