Flatpack, Matte 35mm Film Recipe

Fujifilm simulation film recipe for a flat tone matte look like Kodak 35mm prints

This film recipe began life as an attempt to match a look I had seen with 35mm film photos taken on Kodak film. I had really liked the low contrast matte look, and wanted to be able to shoot with something similar on my Fujifilm camera.

Whilst this recipe does capture the flat look and colour tones I had seen, it was very specific to a single set of samples I had seen. So, rather than name it after the Kodak film stock, I decided to tweak it some more and embrace the flat matte look.

What we have then, is a general Kodak film-like look, reminiscent of some 35mm photography, with a muted tone and soft, matte like feel.

The base simulation is Classic Chrome, with a color chrome effect and small shift from the shade/cloudy colour balance. Shadows and highlights are both compressed to the -2 setting.

Like all the film recipes on this site, it was designed for recent X-Trans IV cameras, but with the exception of color chrome blue, this recipe is widely compatible with easy adaptation for older cameras too.

A flat tone style with film-like colours, the Flatpack film recipe

Flatpack Film Recipe

  • Simulation: Classic Chrome
  • Grain Effect: Weak, Small
  • Colour Chrome Effect: Weak
  • Colour Chrome Blue: Strong
  • White Balance: Shade / Cloud
  • WB Shift: -2 Red, -2 Blue
  • Dynamic Range: DR200
  • Highlights: -2.0
  • Shadows: -2.0
  • Color: -2
  • Sharpness: -2
  • ISO Noise Reduction: -4
  • Clarity: 0
  • EV compensation: +2/3
Winter oak leaves, with the film-like tone of Flatpack film recipe
An iconc view on a grey day, taken with Flatpack film recipe
There’s always someone taking photos in London, Flatpack film recipe
Filmic tones with classic chrome and the Flatpack film recipe
The sun is rising, captured with Flatpack film recipe
For a mellow take on Autumn, try the Flatpack film recipe
Bold colours in golden hour have a pastel look, Flatpack film recipe
Sunset at the marina, captured with the Flatpack film recipe
People often wait for many years to own one. Flatpack film recipe
The sea is calm, and the light is flat. Let’s use Flatpack film recipe
Sunset moments by the river
Taken with Flatpack film recipe
A perfect choice for Winter, the Flatpack film recipe
A misty woodland in summer, with the Flatpack film recipe

Embrace a film-like look and join in with the Film Recipes Challenge 📸 Take photos with the Flatpack film recipe, and share them in the Film Recipes Facebook Group or the comments on the recipe page. This recipe is based on film prints in a matte low contrast style. Join in from where you live with a deadline of end of 29th March. #flatpack 👍

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