Lomo Scripts with Old Style Colors
This script simulates the Lomo (lomography). Don’t know what Lomo is?
Lomography is a photography movement that originated in Austria in the 1990′s with the use of a cheap Russian manufactured toy camera branded as Lomo-LC-A as well as others thas sprang up around the same time such as Holga, Fisheye, Colorsplash and Supersampler. These were distinguished by their cheap plastic housings that let in light leaks and even cheaper plastic lenses (not glass). Some of the more notable features of the images captured with these poorly built cameras are high contrast, ghosting, vignettes, fish eye distortion, light leaks, soft focus, off hues, unpredictable color saturation - flaws, mostly.
To view samples of Lomo images, there are many great groups all over the Web and photo sharing sites such as Flickr. This is one such group: http://www.flickr.com/groups/lomo_collage/pool/
But these flaws also lend the images a very warm, naive, charming and nostalgic quality with a tone pulled straight from Polaroid era 60′s and 70′s photo albums. These days, you don’t need a film based toy camera to achieve the effect. Toy camera lenses (made of plastic, of course) such as the Holga Pinhole Lens shown here:
can be purchased for your DSLR camera and will yield some pretty crappy photos – which is one component of Lomography.
Copy it into the scripts folder from GIMP, you will find it then under Filters -> Light and Shadow -> Lomo.
Tested in GIMP versions up to 2.7.
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