Kodachrome film recipe using Classic Chrome

Fujifilm simulation Kodachrome recipe for X-Trans IV cameras

Kodachrome film recipes are very popular amongst Fujifilm users, offering a clean nostalgic look that recreates the mood and tones of the classic Kodachrome films. In this recipe, I’ve looked to present a look that is true to that spirit, whilst not specifically trying to recreate Kodachrome II, 25 or 64.

The inspiration for this recipe comes from testing and tweaking the excellent recipes from Fuji X Weekly, where you can find Kodachrome recipes for each specific Kodachrome film, and for older generation sensors.

If you prefer a characterful retro look to your Kodachrome, then take a look at Kodachrome Classic, or for a classic look that’s great every day, try Kodachrome Daily.

Pop-up coffee spot, taken with the Kodachrome film recipe

Film Recipe for Kodachrome

  • Simulation: Classic Chrome
  • Grain Effect: Weak, Small
  • Colour Chrome Effect: Strong
  • Colour Chrome Blue: Weak
  • White Balance: Auto
  • WB Shift: +2 Red, -5 Blue
  • Dynamic Range: DR200
  • Highlights: +1
  • Shadows: 0
  • Colour: +1
  • Sharpness: +2
  • ISO Noise Reduction: -4
  • Clarity: +2
  • EV compensation: +1/3
Springtime in West Dean Gardens, taken with the Kodachrome film recipe
Tulip display in full sunlight, taken with the Kodachrome recipe
Charming cottages, with the Kodachrome film recipe
A soft sunset on the seafront, with Kodachrome film recipe
The moon is up, the sun is setting. Kodachrome recipe.
Yellow gorse flowers – Kodachrome recipe on X-S10 camera
Bright and hazy at the river, Kodachrome film recipe
Sycamore leaves in the local woodland, taken with Kodachrome recipe.
Morning sky, captured with Kodachrome film recipe
The seaweed is taking over, Kodachrome film recipe
Sunny morning in the woods, with Kodachrome film recipe
Kodachrome film recipe, made from Classic Chrome
Out for a morning run, with the Kodachrome film recipe
Teasel duet, imaged with the Kodachrome film recipe
Living right on the beach, with the Kodachrome film recipe

Skin Tones with Kodachrome Film Recipe

Full sun selfie, with Kodachrome film recipe
Overcast weather skin tones, with Kodachrome film recipe

Join the fun! The Film Recipes Facebook Group is a great place to chat film recipes, or share photos you’ve taken with the recipes. The Karmachroma challenge is on. Shoot with Karmachroma and share by Sun, Oct 2nd. Everyone is welcome to share photos from around the world. A selection will be added to the site. Let’s go!

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