Toasty Chrome, Warm & Retro Chrome

A warm nostalgic classic chrome film simulation recipe for Fujifilm cameras

The Classic Chrome film simulation is a wonderful look, and a versatile base for building recipes. Out of the box, Classic Chrome is fabulously retro, but a little cool, so adding creamy warmth makes for a lovely nostalgic look.

That’s what we have here, with a Shade/Cloudy white balance, with additional shift. The result is wonderfully warm, working really well in golden hour and in sunny conditions. It sits somewhere in the same area as the deeper Yakisugi and more nostalgic Retrochrome. Also similar is Rosa Negative, with a warm tone but lower saturation.

A Toasty Chrome sunset view, with warm contrasty look

Toasty Chrome Film Recipe

  • Simulation: Classic Chrome
  • Grain Effect: Weak, Small
  • Colour Chrome Effect: Weak
  • Colour Chrome Blue: Strong
  • White Balance: Shade
  • WB Shift: +3 Red, -4 Blue
  • Dynamic Range: DR400
  • Highlights: -1.0
  • Shadows: -1.0
  • Color: -1
  • Sharpness: -2
  • ISO Noise Reduction: -4
  • Clarity: 0
  • EV compensation: 0

This recipe was corrected on 14th Oct with the proper settings.

Oystercatcher on an abandoned boat, with Toasty Chrome
Slowly decaying on the riverside, captured with Toasty Chrome
An early Autumn morning, with Toasty Chrome film recipe
Autumn mornings are good for spider web spotting
Late afternoon on the riverside, with Toasty Chrome
Summer afternoon in the woods, with Toasty Chrome recipe
Summer afternoon footpath, captured with Toasty Chrome
A summer teasel, photographed with Toasty Chrome film recipe
Retro tones on a sunny day, captured with Toasty Chrome recipe
Coastal pinks, using the Toasty Chrome film recipe
Boats in many colours, with the Toasty Chrome film recipe
Summer wheat field, with the Toasty Chrome film recipe
Before the harvest, captured by Toasty Chrome film recipe
A pastoral scene, using the Toasty Chrome film recipe
Golden hour flower detail, Toasty Chrome film recipe
Bokeh in the afternoon light, with Toasty Chrome film recipe
Purple petunias in golden hour, with Toasty Chrome
Summer footpath greens, with Toasty Chrome
Toasty Chrome and backlit reeds
Framing a river scene with oak leaves. Toasty Chrome film recipe

More Warm & Retro Film Recipes

Classic Chrome recipes with a warm colour balance are both popular and quite common. A warm retro look can be achieved with other simulations too, of course. So, rather than wade throgh long lists, here are a few favourites of mine from this site and elsewhere by other creators.

Recipes from other sites.


🌊 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 ☀️

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