I just uploaded a selection of shots from both my GH2 and my GF2 to the Flickr group. So far I really like Like-a-Look. There have been a number of photos I didn’t like before – but after applying Like-a-Look, they really start to shine. The color correction and the added contrast really boost the quality of the photos. It makes post-production easier and makes me look like a better photographer than I am.
Thanks for putting this together!
Matt – July 2012
I was looking at a bunch of pictures on Flickr taken from Leica cameras and couldn’t help but notice that something was different. I own a Canon G7, Canon 30D with a F1.8 50mm prime lens, Sony TX9 and a Sony Nex 3.
None of my photos had the same qualities of the Leicas. Even the Leica D-Lux series cameras had a certain look. I tried post processing in lightroom and photoshop, but everything I tried didn’t give quite the right effect. The “Look” is very subtle but distinguishable.
Then I found out that the Leica D-Lux and the Panasonic LX had almost the exact same hardware, but for some reason, the images from the Leicas looked different. I knew it had something to do with their firmware and the way the Leicas produced its jpegs. I started searching online for clues on how the Leica firmware is different.
That’s when I discovered Like-a-Look. I applied Like-a-Look to my photos and got the exact look I was searching for. Of course, it depends on the quality of the original photo as well. I know the real Leicas have some of the sharpest lenses but cost 10 to 20 times more than my lenses. For the price Like-a-Look, is totally worth it.
I’ve had photographers who do this for a living compliment my photos. I took some photos on my Android phone and an iPhone 4 applied the Like-a-Look. Believe it or not, I had the LA weekly and the Ellen Show contact me asking if they could use the photos I took from a camera phone!
Jay – October 2011