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.

Kodak Ultramax

An Astia based film recipe that mimics the look of the popular Kodak Ultramax 35mm film.

Grizzly Bear

Another recent film recipe that’s attracting attention, Grizzly Bear is a Classic Negative look with bold colour and strong grain.

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.

Classic Gold

A nostalgic recipe based on a faded golden look is top on the site. I love this recipe for expired Kodak Gold, and I’m happy that you do too!

Kodak Portra Grainy

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


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

Back in the Day

A Classic Negative film recipe with boosted colour for a nostalgic look, like printed photos from back in the day.

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.

Nostalgic Fujicolor

A classic negative recipe with retro toning to give a look like Fujicolor prints used to be.


Rich and warm, with a boost to reds, this Classic Negative recipe is a cosy recipe for warming up photos.

Silvertone 99

A mono recipe that has made it into the top 10, the Silvertone 99 recipe has deep luxurious blacks for high contrast images.

Fuji Five-O

Designed for capturing coastal scenes, with a focus on beautiful blues. Ideal for vacations and beach trips.

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.

➡️ 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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