Retrochrome for a Warm, Nostalgic 70s Style

Nostalgic Kodachrome style film recipe for Fujifilm X-Trans IV cameras

Add 50 years to a scene by shooting with Retrochrome! It’s the film recipe that whisks you back to the 70s and those warm, mellow summer evenings.

Retrochrome uses the Classic Chrome film simulation, with a warm colour balance based on the shade setting, and reduced saturation for mellowness. The look would suit images of anything aged, like classic cars, old buildings, thrift store finds, or maybe just your morning coffee or natural scenes in sunny weather.

The look is similar to a Kodachrome II or 25 aesthetic, although it is not based on these films in particular.

Nostalgic sunlight. It’s a thing now, with Retrochrome film recipe

Retrochrome Film Recipe

  • Simulation: Classic Chrome
  • Grain Effect: Weak, Small
  • Colour Chrome Effect: Strong
  • Colour Chrome Blue: Weak
  • White Balance: Shade
  • WB Shift: +3 Red, -2 Blue
  • Dynamic Range: DR400
  • Highlights: -1
  • Shadows: +1
  • Colour: -2
  • Sharpness: 0
  • ISO Noise Reduction: -4
  • Clarity: -3 (for the retro hazy softness)
  • EV compensation: +1/3

This recipe was originally inspired by the Vintage Look recipe by E. Fung.

Would you like to see more retro recipes?

Those summer days by the lake, taken with Retrochrome
Pale pink ‘bluebells’
Deep in shadow
Hazy sunshine is just right for the Retrochrome film recipe
Softly does it, with the Retrochrome film recipe
A retro look, generated by the Retrochrome film recipe
Dappled sunlight in the forest, with the Retrochrome film recipe
Soft blue skies, with the the Retrochrome film recipe
Looking up with Retrochrome
Retrochrome willow tree
Weak hazy sun on boats, with the Retrochrome film recipe
Old rope swing, taken with the Retrochrome film recipe
Retro tones in strong sunshine, with Retrochrome film recipe
Hello handsome. Captured with Retrochrome film recipe
Busy gathering nectar, taken with Retrochrome film recipe

Did you know? The Film Recipes Facebook Group is a great place to share film recipes, ask questions and join the latest challenge. Join in the fun! The December round of the Film Recipe Challenge is now on … shoot with Mother Superia film recipe and share your photos, either in the Facebook group or in the recipe page comments. End date is Dec 15th.

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