Agfachrome Cool for Agfa Style Tones

Fujifilm simulation Agfa style recipe for X-Trans IV cameras

On clear blue sky sunny days, adding warmth with a mellow recipe can sometimes alter the mood of a scene to a point where the spirit of the capture is lost. For days like this, especially with big skies or the sea in the picture, I find a cooler blue tone look to give a more effective result.

This film recipe started life inspired by the Agfa recipes at Fuji X Weekly. I wanted to capture some of the blue tint, but adapt the tones and saturation to better suit my peronal style of a softer tone look.

Beach textures, with the Agfachrome film recipe

Film Recipe for Agfachrome Cool

  • Simulation: Classic Chrome
  • Grain Effect: Strong, Small
  • Colour Chrome Effect: Off
  • Colour Chrome Blue: Weak
  • White Balance: Auto
  • WB Shift: -3 Red, +1 Blue
  • Dynamic Range: DR400
  • Highlights: +1
  • Shadows: -1
  • Colour: -2
  • Sharpness: 0
  • ISO Noise Reduction: -4
  • Clarity: 0
  • EV compensation: +1/3

I have also published a recipe, Agfacolor, which really brings out the greens in an image.

Golden hour, but with an Agfachrome Cool cooler feel
Navigation marker, taken with the Agfachrome Cool recipe
Agfachrome Cool sunset, with pale tones and preserved blues
Softly lit leaves, with the Agfachrome Cool film recipe
Boats on the water, with cool tones of the Agfachrome Cool recipe
After sunset, with the Agfachrome Cool film recipe for Fujifilm cameras
Backlit trees and blue sky, with the Agfachrome Cool film recipe

➡️ The Film Recipes Challenge is now on! Shoot with the recent look, Age of Aquarius, and share your photos, either in the Facebook group or the recipe page comments. The deadline is end of Feb 15th. Everyone is welcome, from all around the world! For inspiration, see previous galleries. ➡️ The Film Recipes Facebook Group is a great place to share film recipes, ask questions and join the challenge.

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