I'm hoping people will share some black and white presets for Lightroom in this thread. I find myself shooting more and more B&W these days, to the point where I import many of my RAW files into Lightroom with the B&W preset already applied such that I never even see the color version in the first place. There's one rule for this thread: Don't distribute or request commercial plugins. Eg, VSCO, XeL, etc I'll start things off - I was trying to make a basic B&W plugin for general use that would give a big boost to midtone contrast, rein in the highlights, and avoid shadows being crushed. My kids have dark brown eyes, and I wanted a big contrast boost that wouldn't turn their eyes black. Most of the time, I apply the preset, adjust the "Exposure" setting to taste (often a big + Exposure adjustment is needed), and I'm done.* That's all I did for the examples shown below. Examples: Color: Default Lightroom B&W: Using the preset: Color: Default LR B&W: Preset: *Sometimes I adjust the "Temp" slider for different tones (cooler temps tend to lower the overall brightness and are compensated by increasing "Exposure"). Occasionally I lower the "Blacks" setting or the "Clarity" setting, but usually not. Preset is attached below. Please share yours with examples!