Retrocolor Negative, an Aged Film Style

A film simulation recipe with warm tones, designed for X-Trans 4 cameras

I’m a big fan of the Classic Negative film simulation, and enjoy shooting with it in a variety of conditions. It’s just another great reason to shoot on Fujifilm cameras!

The base film setting captures the character of turn of the century photo film, and there’s lots of scope to exploit this retro vibe with small tweaks to the settings.

This receipe adds further light aging with brighter highlights and a shift towards red. It’s not as strong as in the Decade Print recipe, but the effect is there.

Last weekend, or last decade? Retrocolor Negative adds 10 years

Retrocolor Negative Film Recipe

  • Simulation: Classic Negative
  • Grain Effect: Weak, Small
  • Colour Chrome Effect: Off
  • Colour Chrome Blue: Strong
  • White Balance: Auto
  • WB Shift: +4 Red, -1 Blue
  • Dynamic Range: DR200
  • Highlights: +1
  • Shadows: -1
  • Colour: +2
  • Sharpness: -2
  • ISO Noise Reduction: -4
  • Clarity: -2
  • EV compensation: 0
An aged look, with Retrocolor Negative film recipe
Gorse flowers, taken with Retrocolor Negative film recipe
Gulls in flight, with Retrocolor Negative film recipe
No fishing today, taken with the Retrocolor Negative film recipe
Grasses in the park
Morning dewdrops
A bee in the wisteria, with Retrocolor Negative film recipe
Red shifted colour balance, Retrocolor Negative film recipe
Street with blue sky, Retrocolor Negative 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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