Fuji Film Simulation Profiles

**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.

Usage

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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

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.

Fujifilm Sim #1 – Provia
Fujifilm Sim #1 – Velvia
Fujifilm Sim #1 – Classic Chrome
Fujifilm Sim #1 – Acros + R
Fujifilm Sim #2 – Astia
Fujifilm Sim #2 – Pro Neg Std
Fujifilm Sim #3 – Velvia
Fujifilm Sim #3 – Classic Chrome
Fujifilm Sim #3 – Acros + G

Previous Version – XTransII V3

Download from Google Drive (preferred)
Download Direct
Download 3DL

These are also currently included in G’MIC, which can be used standalone or as a  plugin to GIMP.

36 thoughts on “Fuji Film Simulation Profiles”

  1. Hi, thanks for the great work.
    I just have few questions. You said that luts should be applied to neutral raw files. Since affinity photo has the possibility to turn off default tone curve, should it be turned off when I intend to use luts?
    Secondly, should I first develop my Raf file then in layers persona apply lut layer and then go back to develop persona for adjustments, or can I make exposure and other adjustments before developing and then a apply lut layer?

    1. Hello, you are correct for best results you should turn off the default tone curve in the Develop module.

      You can still perform any other adjustments you want before switching to the persona layer; I usually adjust exposure (be careful not to overexpose as the LUTs add contrast so can blow highlights) and add clarity/sharpen/noise reduction initially, then after applying the LUT just use adjustment layers for any other changes.

      Hope that helps!

  2. Hello Stuart,

    Do you know if these simulation profiles work with the Ipad version of the Affinity Photo? I’m sorry that I ask without actually having the Ipad version of Affinity yet. Are the workflow and methods of Affinity on Ipad and desktop the same?

    If these can be done in Ipad version as well, I thinking of getting one and can edit using what you provide on the go.

    Thank you very much for your time

    1. Hello!
      I don’t have the iPad version so I can’t confirm this myself, but it appears it does support LUT adjustments based on this link. If you have trouble using the “infer LUT” method then download the 3DL package and you should be able to load those instead. Good luck and please let me know how you get on!

    1. Hi, unfortunately I’ve never used Darktable but a quick search suggested it may support the HaldCLUT style LUTs? Sorry I can’t be any more help.

  3. I tried loading the LUT files into Luminar 2018 from my Fuji X-T2 ver.3 and they are all blown out. Did I do something wrong?

    1. Hi, I’m really sorry, I’ve had reports of this happening elsewhere too! I don’t have Luminar so was only able to test loading them into Affinity which does work okay.

      I suspect it’s because I exported them at a higher quality encode than the XTrans II files, I’ve uploaded a zip with the Velvia profile below at default quality (I think I used this for the old ones) and another slightly higher. Could you try those and see if they work?

      Cheers!

      https://blog.sowerby.me/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/3DLTest.zip

      1. I believe the problem is with the quality settings I used in Affinity to export the 3DLs. I have exported at default quality so please try the download link at the top of the page again and let me know if they work. Thanks!

    1. Thanks! I have an idea for different way of creating the LUTs that I’ve been meaning to try. Now I have an X-Trans III camera I can certainly try to make an ACROS sim, however it may not work so well as it applies ISO specific random grain which may not work well with a LUT. Have a look at the Silver Efex plugin from the (free) NIK collection which has a great film ACROS sim, otherwise check back after Christmas and I may have something!

  4. Very grateful for you to doing these – nice work, keep up the good work, these a couple more to go 😉

  5. Hi,

    is it possible to convert these to 3dl or cube files or something else which is supported by photoshop?
    These look great but I don’t want to use another program.

    Thanks

    1. Hi Nick, apologies for the delay in replying. I’ve tried exporting some 3DLs from Affinity which appear to work – I don’t have any other software to test them with though. You can get them here; let me know if they work:
      3DLs

      Cheers!

      1. These appear to work. But I have an XT-2 with more simulations available. Any chance there are more you didn’t include? Thanks for doing all of this. It is really appreciated.

  6. Hi!

    I’m new to AP and I really would like to add my loved Fuji OOC JPEG colours to my RAW shots.
    But unfortunately I do not know what you mean with:
    “create a LUT adjustment layer, select “Infer Lut” then select the identity file and in the second dialogue the desired simulation.”
    I’m using the German version either…

    Maybe you could be so nice and give me a more detailed instruction?

    Do you know if the ACROS Film Simulation will be available, also?

    Thanks and best regards for your effort and support!
    Phil

    1. Hi Phil, under the Adjustment Layers menu should be an option “LUT Adjustment”. Click the “Infer LUT…” button in the little window that opens. In the first Open dialog select “Hald CLUT Identity 12 v3.png”, and in the second select the simulation file you want, it should then be applied to the image.

      You can save the adjustment layer as a preset using the “Add Preset” button for easy use on other images. You can access the presets in the Adjustment tab.

      Hope that helps, let me know if you’re still having trouble!

  7. Any chance you could do that for X-Trans III (X-T20, X-T2, X-Pro 2, X100F) as well?
    Also is it possible to do the same thing for the B&W Fuji film simulations?

    1. Hi Amnon, unfortunately the way these simulations were created requires the right camera – I only have an X-E2 (X-Trans II). When I get around to buying a newer model I will update the simulations as well :-). I left the normal B&W simulations as they can be easily replicated with RT/AP.

  8. Hi! I shoot on canon and have a picture style (pf2 file) and wish to create a CLUT that emulates the picture style, is it possible to do so? If yes, how? Thanks.

    1. Hi Karan. Unfortunately I don’t know anything about Canon Picture Styles (apart from what google has just told me!). If the software that uses them can load non-Canon images, the easiest way to do this is load the CLUT identity image (either from my download or the HaldCLUT link), apply the pf2 then export as a PNG.

      If that doesn’t work you can try a similar method to what I did for the Fuji sims but it’s complicated and requires a large print or calibrated screen and Affinity Photo. This post explains it: https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/58984640

      Good luck!

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