Fuji Film Simulation Profiles

Modern Fujifilm cameras are renowned for their built-in film simulations, however only a handful of photo editors are capable of replicating them.

Presented here are a set of CLUTs (colour look up tables) that can be used by software such as Affinity Photo and RawTherapee. They have been created by photographing the HaldCLUT identity image with a Fuji XE2 and using the film simulations from Fujifilm’s own RAW FILE CONVERTER (RFC) along with a neutral reference (“Standard Color”).  They can produce very close results to the original simulations.

Included are the X-Trans II versions of Provia, Astia, Velvia, Classic Chrome, Pro Neg Std and Pro Neg Hi.

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They will also soon be available in G’MIC which can be used both in GIMP and standalone.

Usage

Affinity Photo – create a LUT adjustment layer, select “Infer Lut” then select the identity file and in the second dialogue 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 blend/mask as desired.

RawTherapee – set up the main HaldCLUT package then go to the install location and add the profiles to a subfolder in the Color folder (also restart RT).

Examples

1. AP RAW -> AP + Velvia LUT -> Fuji RFC Velvia -> RFC neutral export + Velvia LUT. Exporting from RFC will give the most accurate results, converters like Affinity and RawTherapee produce slightly different base colours and tones and can lead to small differences in output.

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2. AP RAW + Classic Chrome LUT -> RFC Classic Chrome.

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3. AP RAW -> AP + ProNegHi LUT -> RFC ProNegHi.

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4. AP RAW -> AP + Classic Chrome LUT -> RFC Classic Chrome.

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13 thoughts on “Fuji Film Simulation Profiles”

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

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

    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!

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