Classic chrome film simulation recipe for X-Trans IV based on Kodak 35mm film
Here’s a Classic Chrome film simulation recipe that mimics a 35mm film from Kodak. The film in question is Kodak Pro Image 100, which was released into a spot somewhere between Kodak’s Portra and Gold films, sitting in the professionsal film range, but at an everyday price. It’s something of a mid-position film with 35mm qualities that I found I could mimic with Classic Chrome.
The Kodak Pro Image film recipe, keeps the colour balance close to neutral, and relies on the Color Chrome effects to deliver film like character that I observed when reviewing samples of the Pro Image 100 film stock.
Because this recipe uses Color Chrome Blue and one step of Clarity, it does mean it is designed for the later X-Trans IV cameras, although you may be able to get similar results on other models by using just the settings that your camera supports.
Kodak Pro Image Film Recipe
- Simulation: Classic Chrome
- Grain Effect: Off
- Colour Chrome Effect: Weak
- Colour Chrome Blue: Strong
- White Balance: Auto
- WB Shift: +2 Red, -1 Blue
- Dynamic Range: DR200
- Highlights: -1.5 (or -1 if your camera requires whole numbers)
- Shadows: -0.5 (or -1 if your camera requires whole numbers)
- Color: +1
- Sharpness: 0
- ISO Noise Reduction: -4
- Clarity: +1
- EV compensation: +1/3
Want more Kodak looks? See our selection further down this page.
Kodak Film Recipe Selection
Thanks largely to the Classic Chrome film sumilation, there are a wide range of film-like Kodak recipes available for our Fujifilm X Series cameras. Creators such a Fuji X Weekly and Piotr Skrzypek have published a wide selection. Here are a few top choices to get you started from this and those two other fine sites.
Kodachrome Film Recipes
- Kodachrome 64 – Fuji X Weekly
- Kodachrome 25 – Fuji X Weekly
- Kodachrome Daily – Film.Recipes
- Kodachrome – Film.Recipes
Kodak Portra Film Recipes
- Kodak Portra Daily – Film.Recipes
- Kodak Portra Grainy – Film.Recipes
- Kodak Portra 400 v2 – Fuji X Weekly
- Kodak Portra 160 – Piotr Skrzypek
Kodak Gold Film Recipes
- Kodak Gold 200 – Piotr Skrzypek
- Kodak Gold – Film.Recipes
- Gold Standard – Film.Recipes
- Kodak Gold v2 – Fuji X Weekly