How To Preview all your Luts ?

Do you like Film Simulations ?
Do you use Lut’s for this ?
Then you should definitely read on !

If, like me, you have a lot of Lut’s on your computer, it can be difficult to find out which Lut fits best with a picture,
especially if you have to load them one by one in your favorite image editing program.
Or if you just want an overview of all your Luts and what their effect is.
For this purpose there is “Bulk Lut’s Previewer“.

You can zoom in or out the results with a slider
click on one of the previews to see a larger example, right-click on the example to know with which Lut the example was made

The software works on Windows (probably all versions), but also runs on Linux (here on Kubuntu 20.04.02LTS) with Wine . No, I don’t mean you have to open a bottle of wine to drown your grief, “Wine” is a program made to run Windows software on Linux, but also for Mac : 5 ways to run windows software on Mac.

The downside of the “Bulk Lut’s Previewer” is that you can only use the following Lut formats: cube, 3dl, dat, m3d.
So, users of Rawtherapee / Artherapee or other software using Haldclut’s, or in other words “PNG”, are left out in the cold. But, there is also good news, you can also solve this by just converting all your PNG’s to Cube.
How you do that is for another article.

From the creator of this program, Glenn Hallin from Sweden: “Quickly generate a gallery to preview your (Look Up Tables) luts on selected still frame, or video”


Creators manual :

1) Import a still image. (jpg, jpeg, png, bmp)
*) (Or select video. (mpg, mpeg, mp4, mov, mts, avi, webm, mkv))
2) Choose path to your lutsfolder. (cube, 3dl, dat, m3d)
3) Generate. (If video selected, use scroll wheel to preview luts)

All preview images that is generated is stored in ‘.\OUT’ folder, and then deleted upon restart of the application.

Published by Marc R.

Belgium Based and Retired Photographer, IT specialist, Technician and Bushcrafter - not necessarily in that order. A few years back I got a message on my PC : "The box said 'Required Windows 11 or better'. So, I installed Linux Kubuntu 20.04 LTS" :-) - My Photography software : RawTherapee, Darktable, Digikam, Luminance HDR, Hugin, Gimp and many other. My camera Gear in 2022: Fujifilm X-H1 for architecture, landscape, ..., and Olympus E-M5 Mark II for bird and wildlife photography.

4 thoughts on “How To Preview all your Luts ?

    1. Hey Mark! sorry for my late response, after posting I immediately went to sleep, we elderly need a lot of sleep 🙂
      Yes, I thought this could be useful for many photographers.
      It’s always nice to get a response like yours, it’s very much appreciated, and thank you very much for the share !
      I wish you and your loved ones a very nice, warm and sunny weekend !

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