VSCO to discontinue its desktop film-emulation presets
The company will be shifting its focus entirely to the VSCO mobile app in 2019.
The film-emulation presets made by VSCO have been wildly popular since launching in 2011. The analog-inspired presets made it simple for digital shooters to give their images the same feel as classic film stocks. Although the Lightroom and Photoshop presets earned the company their initial user base, things really took off with the launch of VSCO Cam, which was ranked as the top photo app by iTunes in 2013. Unfortunately, for fans of those desktop presets, VSCO has announced that it will discontinue the popular film presets in 2019.
VSCO will stop offering technical support, access to license keys, and the ability to download desktop presets starting on March 1, 2019. For now the eight desktop preset packs are still on sale through VSCO’s site for $59.00 and will be available to download through February 28, 2019. While the company says they can’t guarantee that the presets will continue to work with new Adobe updates or operating systems, in theory, the film presets should continue to be compatible with Lightroom and Photoshop until the software undergoes major changes.
So if you love the look of the VSCO presets now would be the time to login and write down those license keys. If there is a preset-pack that you’ve been eyeing, you will definitely want to add it to your shopping cart before March 1. We are also definitely curious how the VSCO mobile app will expand in 2019.