Retrochrome Plus for Contrast + Retro

Nostalgic vintage Kodachrome look for Fujifilm X-Trans IV cameras

When you really want to max out the retro vibe and take the Kodachrome aesthetic to another level, you need Retrochrome Plus film recipe.

Reminiscent of the Kodakchrome II recipe on FujiXWeekly, but with the mellow tone taken even further, this recipe is great in bright sunshine, wonderful with blue skies, and adds creamy drama tones to everything else.

The retro vibe of Retrochrome Plus, captured in a single image

Retrochrome Plus Film Recipe

  • Simulation: Classic Chrome
  • Grain Effect: Weak, Small
  • Colour Chrome Effect: Strong
  • Colour Chrome Blue: Strong
  • White Balance: 8000K
  • WB Shift: +1 Red, +5 Blue
  • Dynamic Range: DR400
  • Highlights: 0
  • Shadows: +2
  • Colour: -4
  • Sharpness: -2
  • ISO Noise Reduction: -4
  • Clarity: 0
  • EV compensation: +1/3
Local sailing club boats coming home, Retrochrome Plus
Bringing in the boat, taken with Retrochrome Plus film recipe
Coast Redwoods in the New Forest, with Retrochrome Plus
Looking up
Spring beech leaves
Sunlit leaves with a mellow tone, taken with Retrochrome Plus
Spring blues, shifted to purple by Retrochrome Plus film recipe
Summer seed head, captured with Retrochrome Plus film recipe
Collecting nectar, photographed with Retrochrome Plus film recipe
Creamy tones and drama, with Retrochrome Plus film recipe
A shady scene is dramatic, with Retrochrome Plus
Baby oak tree
Spring fern emerging
A walk in the woods, with Retrochrome Plus film recipe
Dramatic shadows, like old slides. Retrochrome Plus film recipe
Punchy sunset drama, taken with Retrochrome Plus film recipe
Last of the sunlight, captured with Retrochrome Plus film recipe

More Retro Style Film Recipes

If you like a retro vibe, here are more mellow Classic Chrome recipes…

And a few that are soft and golden, with other simulations…

➡️ The Film Recipes Challenge is now on! Shoot with the recent look, Age of Aquarius, and share your photos, either in the Facebook group or the recipe page comments. The deadline is end of Feb 15th. Everyone is welcome, from all around the world! For inspiration, see previous galleries. ➡️ The Film Recipes Facebook Group is a great place to share film recipes, ask questions and join the challenge.

4 responses to “Retrochrome Plus for Contrast + Retro”

  1. It’s saved in the camera but can’t go to the woods to try it out. It’s been so bloody, insanely hot recently.

    PS: I like the new drop-down menu and direct links.


    • I know what you mean. I went out after 8:30pm on Monday, and it was still pretty hot. Much better today though.
      Thanks for the note about the new navigation. I’m gradually improving the structure of things to make finding recipes easier, so I appreciate you mentioning it. There will be over 100 recipes eventually, so it’ll really help. Good luck with shooting over the next few days!


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