January 14, 2021

Free photographer-designed presets for Pixelmator Pro and Pixelmator Photo

Over the last 8 months or so, we’ve been showcasing the great work of users of our apps on our Instagram profile. If you haven’t yet had a chance to check it out, you definitely should! In that time, we’ve been able to share the work of some really great photographers and we thought – why don’t we ask them to create some presets for everyone in the community? So that’s exactly what we did. And today, we’ve got three collections of color adjustment presets for Pixelmator Pro and Pixelmator Photo designed by three great photographers. We also asked them to answer a few questions so we can all get to know them better.


Paolo Baretta

Paolo Baretta is a photographer and director based in Italy. Check him out on Instagram at @iamwinter.

Can you tell us a bit about yourself and how you got into photography?

My name is Paolo Barretta and I am a cinematic photographer and director based in Italy. I got into photography when I was really young, approaching the very first time with analog cameras and film photography. Film style and color corrections really trained me and made me want to develop my entire vision on them.

What does photography mean to you?

Photography is the very real part of me and my art. I think I always knew I was born to find my direction, my way, my own path to discover day after day. Photography is definitely what I have always been looking for in order to express myself.

How would you describe your style?

My style is characterized by cold delicate colors and a nostalgic, intimate mood, uniting my empathy with the loneliness of the human being.

Can you tell us more about the presets you’ve created?

My presets are perfectly coherent with my style, presenting cold and warm vintage colors and a moody scenario. I created them for nostalgic portraits, vintage films, a kind of situation where you want the picture to be more dramatic or cinematic. They are perfect for indoor and outdoor shots. I would be quite careful to use them with artificial sources like studio photography.


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Oladimeji Odunsi

Oladimeji Odunsi is an artist and photographer based in Ottawa, Canada. You can find him on Instagram at @oladimeg.

Can you tell us a bit about yourself and how you got into photography?

My name is Oladimeji Odunsi, also known as Oladimeg. I’m a visual artist and photographer based in Canada and I love to create work that resonates with my audiences through my portraits. I have always been someone who appreciates images, graphics and visuals in general, so growing up to see images and photos online or in publications piqued my interests about photography. I taught myself how to take photos, use a camera, edit, develop my style and went from there.

What does photography mean to you?

Photography means creating images and stories that can stand the test of time. To me, it is all about creating works that are relatable to my audiences and highlighting the beauty of my subjects, thereby creating a relationship between the viewers and my subjects.

How would you describe your style?

My style is more of people and portraits because I get to represent the part of the community I’m from and my style tries to include more vibrant colours/tones, contrasts and shadows.

Can you tell us more about the presets you’ve created?

The presets I’ve created are the edits of a series of mine titled ‘Alone’. Through its faded look, the presets produce images that would evoke emotions and highlight vibrant colours in your photos. They can also be used for all types of images.


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Lan Nguyen

Lan Nguyen is a photographer based in the Netherlands – check out his shots on Instagram at @19.xcv.

Can you tell us a bit about yourself and how you got into photography?

During my freshman year at university, I found out that I had some time left so I was searching for something to fill it with. I was always fascinated by taking photos of the sky since it’s something that changes so fast and if you don’t look for 10 seconds, it can be gone forever. That’s why I want to capture those moments and share them with the world. After a while, I started to see that people like my sunset photos more and more, so I put more effort into it. After a while I found it repetitive so I wanted to be more creative and make my photos unique and creative. That’s when I tried to play with the moon and silhouettes, after a while I got my first viral hit where I used the moon as the rose. After that I continued to exploit my creativity and try to capture unique sunsets or play with silhouettes.

What does photography mean to you?

Photography is my creative outlet and something that trains my creativity to keep finding new ways to see things. It’s also great to photograph portraits because I would like to show people how gorgeous they really are, since a lot of people don’t know that about themselves. I love to find the beauty in everything.

How would you describe your style?

I don’t have a particular style since I’m very versatile, but the photos that I post on social media can fit in categories like: magical / dreamy / fantasy. This is due to my pastel pink/orange/reddish sunsets that I try to photograph and use in my silhouette photos.

Can you tell us more about the presets you’ve created?

The presets that I’ve created mirror my style and they are mostly intended to be used on sunset photos. When you have a photo of a colored sunset, just use one of my presets to get a dreamy photo! To get my signature dreamy vibes you’ll need photos with clouds which have an orange/yellow tint and a blueish background. But don’t forget to tweak the settings of the color adjustments because not every photo/sunset is the same!


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We hope you’ll love these presets and enjoy using them on your photos. A big thank you also goes out to all three photographers for working with us! And if you’d like to download all three preset collections, you can grab them here.