Gold Standard for an Everyday Kodak Gold

Pro Neg Standard film recipe for a Kodak Gold look on Fujifilm X-Trans IV

It’s good to have a setting that you can just rely on, and know it’ll give a great result in all sorts of conditions. This recipe is based upon Pro Neg Standard, and is aimed at being a good-to-go film recipe.

The look was modelled on the Kodak Gold aesthetic, with a warmer tone and mid-saturation colours. It shares a number of settings, including the colour balance with the Kodak Gold recipe that uses Classic Chrome. This recipe is richer, with a bit more punch, reflecting the use of Pro Negative Standard.

This recipe was developed on X-Trans IV, but with CC Blue and Clarity off, it may work well on older sensors too.

Spring greens, captured with the Gold Standard film recipe

Gold Standard Film Recipe

  • Simulation: Pro Neg Standard
  • Grain Effect: Weak, Small
  • Colour Chrome Effect: Weak
  • Colour Chrome Blue: Off
  • White Balance: Daylight
  • WB Shift: +4 Red, -5 Blue
  • Dynamic Range: DR200
  • Highlights: -1
  • Shadows: +1
  • Colour: -2
  • Sharpness: -2
  • ISO Noise Reduction: -4
  • Clarity: 0
  • EV compensation: +1/3
Afternoon sun on the marina, with Gold Standard film recipe
Simple green church, taken with Gold Standard film recipe
Sunshine & showers, captured with Gold Standard film recipe
Jurassic Park? Taken with the Gold Standard film recipe
Springtime display, with the Gold Standard film recipe
Shaded garden, taken with Gold Standard film recipe
Green garage doors, with the Gold Standard film recipe
Gentle surf rolling in, with the Gold Standard film recipe
Windows and blue skies, with Gold Standard film recipe
Tiny flowers, with Gold Standard film recipe
Green leaves, taken with the Gold Standard film recipe
Neighbourhood pond, captured with Gold Standard film recipe
Sunlit footpath, taken with Gold Standard film recipe

Portrait Examples with Gold Standard

By popular demand, a couple of skin tone portrait examples. You’ll have to make do with selfies for now!

Strong sunlight selfie, with Gold Standard
Soft afternoon light, with Gold Standard film recipe

Going for Gold

Kodak Gold 200 was such a universal film that there are several interpretations of the look in Fujifilm film recipes. I have two (so far!) and there are others to consider on other sites as well. Here are some to review…

What about a retro faded Kodak Gold? Yep, there’s a recipe for that too…

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2 responses to “Gold Standard for an Everyday Kodak Gold”

  1. Looks great!

    As you have the “Colour Chrome effect” listed on your settings, I suppose it’s made for the X-Trans IV sensors. It would be very helpful if you’d name the sensor on your recipes, so it’s easier to see if it’s possible to use it on a specific camera. 😉

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