Kodak Pro Image, Classic Chrome 35mm Film

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.

Rhinefield House Hotel, backed by giant trees. Kodak Pro Image film recipe

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.

A heron watches for fish, captured with Kodak Pro Image film recipe
A hunter at work
Wide angle view
A maze of hedges
Kodak Pro Image film recipe
Garden sculpture, using the Kodak Pro Image film recipe
Water lily blooms on the fish pond, Kodak Pro Image film recipe
Little boats at sunset, taken with Kodak Pro Image film recipe
Summer sunset on the beach, with the Kodak Pro Image film recipe
Classic Chrome without the strong teal cast, Kodak Pro Image film recipe
Frosty details, captured with Kodak Pro Image film recipe
A crisp and cold morning, using the Kodak Pro Image film recipe
Frost crystals on a fallen tree, Kodak Pro Image film recipe
Winter scenes in the New Forest, with Kodak Pro Image film recipe
A film recipe for all weathers, Kodak Pro Image film recipe in the rain
Under a tree to avoid the rain, Kodak Pro Image film recipe
Wet leaves after the downpour, with the Kodak Pro Image film recipe
Montacute House in the afternoon sun, Kodak Pro Image film recipe
Sunlight through the windows, with Kodak Pro Image film recipe
A window with history, captured using Kodak Pro Image film recipe
Walking the grounds in the afternoon, Kodak Pro Image film recipe
A big leaf with deep tone, Kodak Pro Image film recipe
Autumn is coming to the forest, Kodak Pro Image film recipe
September tones, with Kodak Pro Image film recipe
A place to sit and think, Kodak Pro Image film recipe
Garden ornaments for sale, using Kodak Pro Image film recipe
The thrill seekers are out, Kodak Pro Image film recipe
A bright afternoon by the sea, with Kodak Pro Image film recipe

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

Kodak Portra Film Recipes

Kodak Gold Film Recipes

Kodak Ektar Film Recipes

Kodak Ultramax Film Recipes

Retro Themed Kodak Recipes

➡️ 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.

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