**Update 03/01/2018 – New film sims based on the X100F including Acros are now available! Read below for more details. You can find the old sims (XTransII v3) at the bottom of the page.**
Modern Fujifilm cameras are popular for their built-in film simulations, however only a handful of editors are capable of replicating them.
I have created a set of LUTs (look up tables) based on the film simulations from Fujifilm’s own “RAW FILE CONVERTER” software which produce very close results to the in-camera processing.
The latest version was created using an X100F and includes all simulations present on the camera including: Provia, Velvia, Astia, Classic Chrome, Pro Neg Hi, Pro Neg Std, Acros, Acros + Ye, Acros + R, Acros + G, Mono, Mono + Ye, Mono + R, Mono + G and Sepia. Note that the Acros sims have ISO dependent grain applied by the camera which will be absent here.
Fuji XTrans III – Profiles ready to use in RawTherapee and Affinity Photo. [direct download]
Fuji XTrans III [3DL] – 3DL LUTs to be used in any software that supports them (Affinity / Luminar etc). [direct download]
Fuji XTrans III [ProPhoto] – ProPhoto profiles to be used in Affinity Photo (see below). [direct download]
Fuji XTrans III [dtstyle] – Darktable profiles converted from my HaldCLUT originals by Andy Costanza of the Darktable community.
The simulations are designed to be applied to a neutral RAW file, this means no auto-levels or custom tone curves / contrast should be applied, although you can still use the exposure slider to correct initial brightness. Any processing to the image should ideally happen AFTER you’ve applied the simulation or you may get unintended results.
RawTherapee – install the HaldCLUT package, go to the install location and add the profiles to a sub-folder, then restart RT.
Affinity Photo – there are two ways to apply a simulation. Both use the LUT Adjustment Layer:
- Select “Infer Lut”, pick the identity PNG file and in the second dialog the desired simulation. You can then save the adjustment as a profile for quick access in the future. As it’s a layer you can also blend/mask as desired.
- Select “Load LUT” and pick the desired 3DL simulation file. Note that this will only give accurate results in the sRGB colour space.
Affinity LUT adjustments are affected by your working colour space. The standard profiles are sRGB and will give undesired results if used in a different colour space. You can download ProPhoto LUTs here, or if you work in a different space you can create your own by opening the identity image and each profile in Affinity then exporting as a PNG with the correct ICC profile selected in Export Settings.
Examples of every film simulation can be found in the gallery. Here is a selection:
Images on the left have the LUT applied to the neutral RAW file opened in RawTherapee with no other changes (apart from exposure), images on the right are JPGs produced directly from the camera.
Previous Version – XTransII V3
These are also currently included in G’MIC, which can be used standalone or as a plugin to GIMP.