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.
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.
Shooting in a Nostalgic Style
Would you like to see more retro recipes?
- Retrocolor Negative – for rich warm nostalgic vibes
- Kodak, Like it’s 1975 – An aged Kodachrome style
- Classic Gold – Kodak Gold from expired film rolls
- Kodak Portra – a classic soft and warm look
- Nostalgic Standard – a wonderfully balanced retro look
- Vintage Mood – Eterna based nostalgic look