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.
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.
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.
- Astia Mellow – nostaligc look with a film like feel
- Aged Kodak Portra – modelled on expired rolls of the classic film
- Retrochrome – nostalgic classic chrome with a 70s vibe
- Nostalgic Standard – retro tones with Pro Neg Standard simulation
- Wanderlust – mellow and reto look with Eterna recipe
Recipes from other sites.
- Kodachrome 64 – the classic look from Fuji X Weekly
- Lomo 800 – a retro look with Classic Chrome, by Piotr Skrzypek
- Autumn Gold – warm and contrasty, by Piotr Skrzypek
- Classic Neg Fade – warm colour and faded feel, from Luís Costa
- Kodak Portra 400 – muted warm tones, on Fuji X Weekly
- Nostalgic Negative – colourful and warm, from Fuji X Weekly
- Eterna Sun – a nostalgic, warm Eterna look, from Mark Adams
3 responses to “Toasty Chrome, Warm & Retro Chrome”
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Even better with the cat (always on the ground and stretching)! Haven’t seen him/her in you photos lately.
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Thanks very much! Yes, she’s usually moving about too much to get clear shots, but on this day I took a number of RAW pics, so I can add her to more pages now