Kodachrome Daily for Everyday 64 Style

Get a Kodachrome 64 look with Fujifilm X-Trans IV cameras

Classic Chrome is a wonderful film simulation in it’s base configuration, and with a few tweaks it can be shaped to give similar looks to the much loved Kodachrome films from the late twentieth century.

As with some of my other Kodakchrome recipes, this one is a result of iteration and experiments with the Fuji X Weekly recipes, that are rightly so popular with Fujifilm photographers.

This film recipe retains the characteristic turquoise blues of Kodachrome with Classic Chrome, but is a little softer than other recipes, making it useful as a daily driver. It also uses an auto white balance, meaning it can adapt to different conditions more readily, and be tried indoors.

It’s a daily Kodachrome 64 look, with all that’s great about Classic Chrome in a single recipe.

Those Kodachrome blues, taken with Kodachrome Daily film recipe

Kodachrome Daily Film Recipe

  • Simulation: Classic Chrome
  • Grain Effect: Off
  • Colour Chrome Effect: Weak
  • Colour Chrome Blue: Weak
  • White Balance: Auto
  • WB Shift: +2 Red, -3 Blue
  • Dynamic Range: DR200
  • Highlights: -1
  • Shadows: 0
  • Colour: -1
  • Sharpness: +1
  • ISO Noise Reduction: -4
  • Clarity: +1 (leave off for faster shooting)
  • EV compensation: +1/3
Wide angle shadow selfie, with Kodachrome Daily
Misty forest, captured with Kodachrome Daily
Dwarfed by tall trees. Kodachrome Daily film recipe
Springtime wisteria, captured with Kodachrome Daily film recipe
Always sniffing something, captured with Kodachrome Daily
Wisteria against blue sky, toned by Kodachrome Daily film recipe
Early summer heather, with Kodachrome Daily film recipe
Riverside view, with the Kodachrome Daily film recipe
Small boats at rest, with the Kodachrome Daily film recipe
Morning oak, captured with Kodachrome Daily film recipe
Rural road, taken with Kodachrome Daily film recipe
On the beach with the Kodachrome Daily film recipe
In the long grass, with Kodachrome Daily film recipe
Wide angle close up of a nettle, Kodachrome Daily film recipe
Forest fun park, with Kodachrome Daily film recipe
Mr Blue Sky, captured with Kodachrome Daily film recipe
Old fashioned email system. Kodachrome Daily film recipe

More Koda

And, from Fuji X Weekly …

Similar look and feel …

  • Westworld – a classic Kodakchrome style, similar to this one
  • Retrochrome – an aged, nostalgic Classic Chrome recipe
  • Soft Chrome – a gentle Classic Chrome for a soft mood

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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