Here on FujiRumors we have shared quite a few articles about people, sharing their customized Fujifilm film simulation profiles.
From Peter Evans, who was inspired by the masters of the past and present, and fine tuned his film simulations to emulate the look of their images (we reported here), to Ritchie Roesch, who tried to recreate the look of old film stock by adjusting the settings of various film simulations (we reported here).
Then there are the receipts shared by renown photographers, for example Kevin Mullins (we reported here).
And of course there are lots of other Fujifilm X shooters, who played around with the film simulation, trying to achieve a particular look.
In fact, there are so many, that we might have lost a bit the overview.
One big issue it fixed is that Adobe quietly introduced new film simulation profiles with a v2 suffix for the X-T3 and now the X-T30. This release addresses that change and supports any new Fuji cameras for which Adobe introduce v2 profiles.
It has other improvements too:
Supports Adobe’s v2 profiles for X-T3 and X-T30 cameras
Support for X-H1 Eterna film simulation
Extracts maker notes as custom fields
Can run a preset if the camera detected faces
Read ratings and film simulations from JPEG-only shots
Incremental Lightroom slider values
Ranges of values – eg FacesDetected tag greater than 1 can apply a portrait preset
Given the recent Fujifilm announcement of a new film simulation Classic Negative coming to Fujifilm X-Pro3, and the latest rumor that says older X-Processor 4 cameras will get it via firmware update, the Film Simulation talk is again en vogue here on FujiRumors.
In fact, film simulations are a much loved feature among the Fujifilm community, and we have written several articles about them in the past:
click here – An Introduction to Fujifilm’s Film Simulation Modes
click here – Meet Minami-San, Fujifilm’s Color Guru Since 50 Years and Who is Now Bringing Fuji’s Color Science from Film to Digital
click here – CLASSIC CHROME or “The Art of Omission!”
click here – An Ode To ACROS: “A Game Changer, My Favorite Film Simulation by far!” :: And about the Best ACROS (or B&W) Settings!
click here– VELVIA. The world of film simulation (link inside mixed zone)
click here – X-Trans III :: All Film Simulations Improved :: See Conventional Velvia Vs. X-Pro2 Velvia!
click here – PRO NEG, ASTIA and PROVIA. The World of Film Simulation
click here – Fujifilm Rethink RAW :: JPEG is Your Friend and Fuji’s Film Simulations Rock
click here – This Guy Fine Tuned his Fujifilm Film Simulation Settings Inspired by the Work of Great Film Photographers. See “Chrome Eggleston” & More
Now, some say film simulations are only for JPEG shooters, but I don’t agree.
Many love to work with Fujifilm RAW files by first applying a film simulation profile in Lightroom or Capture One and then edit from there. I do it like this too, and it saves me a lot of time. Fujifilm gets the colors right for me, and I just fine tune the rest of the image (contrast, sharpening, etc).