A film simulation recipe with Classic Chrome on X-Trans IV cameras
Sometimes, what you need is a simple Classic Chrome recipe that isn’t overstyled, and doesn’t shout for attention because of the tone or hue. An everyday film recipe that just looks good.
That was what was in my mind when creating Chromium 44. It’s based on the Classic Chrome film simulation, and has a medium warm tone from a Daylight balance with a 4, -4 shift. Other than that, there are slightly softer highlights and reduced saturation to produce soft and smooth images.
The tone is warm, but still natural, and is particularly suited to the paler light in the winter, or when you don’t want an overly vibrant result.
A slight nostalgic haze has been added with a -2 clarity setting, which softens things a touch more. You can always skip that setting of course, but I hope that you’ll enjoy the results. This soft tone recipe doesn’t demand attention, letting your photos do the talking.
Film Recipe for Chromium 44
- Simulation: Classic Chrome
- Grain Effect: Off
- Colour Chrome Effect: Weak
- Colour Chrome Blue: Strong
- White Balance: Daylight
- WB Shift: +4 Red, -4 Blue
- Dynamic Range: DR400
- Highlights: -1
- Shadows: 0
- Colour: -3
- Sharpness: -1
- ISO Noise Reduction: -4
- Clarity: -2
- EV compensation: +1/3
Muted Colour Film Recipes
Muted tone film recipe feature a reduced saturation, bringing a softer look to your photography. Bold colours are controlled and the overal result is calm and sophisticated. Here are a few other muted tone options to consider…
- Soft Cinnamon – A tasty creation with Bleach Bypass
- Rosa Negative – Creamy soft tones for golden hour
- Soft Chrome – Classic chrome with muted tones
- Nostalgic Fujicolor – A Fuji 35mm look, like old negatives
- October Gold – pale tones for Autumn and Winter
- Autumn Vibe – wonderfully mellow recipe great for nature details