Expired Film 66 for Experimental Style

Fujifilm X-Trans 4 film simulation for an Expired Film look with Bleach Bypass

Let’s shoot images on that film you found in a bargain store. It expired years ago, and the colours will be washed out and tinted. It’s a crazy effect, but a fun aesthetic for sunny days and a faded retro mood.

I’ve always found the unexpected results from expired film quite appealing. Tones tend to fade and images have a colour cast, either green, pink or purple. Sometimes there are light leaks and other blemishes, which all add to the character.

Although it will be something of a novelty, I wanted to make an expired film recipe to see just how crazy a straight-out-of-camera image can be. So here we have it, based on Eterna Bleach Bypass for washed out colours with a pink purple expired film tint.

Ice cream and snack stores, taken with the Expired Film 66 film recipe

Expired Film 66 Film Recipe

  • Simulation: Eterna Bleach Bypass
  • Grain Effect: Weak, Large
  • Colour Chrome Effect: Weak
  • Colour Chrome Blue: Strong
  • White Balance: Shade
  • WB Shift: +6 Red, +6 Blue
  • Dynamic Range: DR200
  • Highlights: -2
  • Shadows: -2
  • Colour: -2
  • Sharpness: -1
  • ISO Noise Reduction: -4
  • Clarity: 0 (go to -5, or use a mist filter for extra effect)
  • EV compensation: +1 stop for the burned out look
Old city street, taken with the Expired Film 66 film recipe
Life finds a way, taken with the Expired Film 66 film recipe
Beach telescope, taken with Expired Film 66
The Expired Film 66 film recipe, dramatically alters color
Tennis hall roof, with the Expired Film 66 film recipe
Leafy woodland walk, taken with the Expired Film 66 film recipe
Yucca against blue sky
Little white flowers
Pastoral scene, with the Expired Film 66 film recipe
The Expired Film 66 film recipe captures a hot, sunny mood

Let’s get creative and shoot expired! Some expired film tones are quite extreme, but if you want something a bit less crazy, you could also try …


🌊 Let’s get creative in this new round of The Film Recipes Challenge 🏄 The recipe is the burned and faded look, Childhood Vacation, which loves to be over exposed. Try some images and share a selection in the Film Recipes Facebook Group or the comments on the recipe page. Open to everyone, until end of 8th June. Tag #childhoodvacation ☀️

3 responses to “Expired Film 66 for Experimental Style”

    • Thanks for giving this one a thorough workout. I like a lot of those scenes, and I notice that this recipe loses a bit of it’s pink tone without strong sunlight. I do like the pale look, but it’s got a different character in the softer light. Great to see, so thanks again.


  1. Yes I also noticed it. I forgot to say I set clarity to -5 but maybe it’s too much. I also discovered Silberra Color 160 from Fujixweekly community and it’s amazing really close to the original film stocks I used to shot years ago. Check it out.
    Have a nice weekend.

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