Most Popular Film Recipes

The most popular Fujifilm film simulation recipes for X-Trans 4

Now that the site has been running for a few months, it’s possible for me to see which of the film recipes are receiving the most interest. I thought it might be helpful to show the most popular film recipes, to help those new to the site find a few to try that are of interest to others.


Trending Recipes

Of the newest film simulation recipes, some get a great initial response. Here are the most recent trending recipes from the new releases.


A Classic Chrome recipe with boosted colour for a characterful style inspired by 1950s images.

Quartz 400

Bursting with expired film tones, the recent Quartz 400 recipe has a pink cast to neutrals for an instant camera look.

The Top 10 Film Recipes

Here the most popular film simulation recipes, with the most viewed ones at the top. They get more reads than others, so might be a good starting point for your photography too.

Kodak Pro Image

Kodak looks are always popular, and this one brings a 35mm look based on the Pro Image film stock.

Age of Aquarius

A classic negative recipe with retro toning that loves the sunshine and deepening the green tones.


A wonderful recipe by Mehdi Berrada, enjoying extra visits thanks to coverage in the Facebook groups.

Citric Acid

Citric Acid is an Eterna Bleach Bypass recipe with lemon tones, and is themost popular recipe using this simulation.

Kodachrome Daily

My interpretation of the Kodachrome 64 look. It’s Classic Chrome as I feel it ought to be, and is great with blue skies.


Golden hour made more vibrant and cosy, with a Classic Negative recipe that has been making waves.

Kodachrome Classic

Versatile with a retro feel, this recipe brings a warm 70s aesthetic to Classic Chrome.

Kodak Portra Grainy

With creamy tones, but also a heavy grain that shows through in moody weather and lower light.


One of my favourite recipes, Vinterskog was inspired by the deep moody tones of Swedish forests.

Kodak Portra 66

A bright and soft interpretation of Kodak Portra, designed to boost cream tones. Inspired by photography taken on Route 66.

If you want to see more than 10, you could try the A-Z Index of Film Recipes or explore the Film Recipes by Theme.

🌊 Let’s get creative in this new round of The Film Recipes Challenge 🏄 The recipe is the burned and faded look, Childhood Vacation, which loves to be over exposed. Try some images and share a selection in the Film Recipes Facebook Group or the comments on the recipe page. Open to everyone, until end of 8th June. Tag #childhoodvacation ☀️

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