My Fujifilm X100V Kodachrome 64 Film Simulation Recipe


Evening at a Pond – Farmington Bay, UT – Fujifilm X100V “Kodachrome 64”

The Fujifilm X100V has some new features, including Clarity and Color Chrome Effect Blue, that my X-T30 doesn’t have, despite sharing the same sensor. The more JPEG options that I have, the more accurately I can create in-camera looks. My hope is to revisit some of my film simulation recipes, and create what I hope are more accurate versions using the new features. The first one that I revamped is my Kodachrome 64 film simulation recipe.

Many people love my Kodachrome 64 recipe, but not everyone. The biggest complaint that I’ve heard about it is that the reds aren’t vibrant enough. I don’t disagree with that, but there are always compromises when recreating looks in-camera because the tools available to me are limited. Of course, what Kodachrome 64 looks like depends on how you’re viewing it, whether projector, light table, scan, print, and how so. You can find some vastly different looking pictures that were captured on Kodachrome 64. For this revamped recipe, I spent some time studying the Kodachrome slides that I captured many years ago.


Red Lights & Rain – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V “Kodachrome 64”

While I feel that this is an improved Kodachrome 64 recipe, it’s still not perfect. Those who disliked how reds were rendered on the old recipe will certainly like this one better, but is it 100% exactly like the film? No. I think +2 Color might be too much, but +1 Color doesn’t render reds and yellows vibrant enough. If you prefer +1 Color, feel free to do that instead. There’s a little less contrast with this new version. Both of the Color Chrome Effects, the lower Dynamic Range setting, and Clarity add contrast, so I changed Highlight and Shadow to compensate. The X-T4 has .5 Highlight and Shadow adjustments, and I would set Shadow to +0.5 if I were using these settings on that camera (I hope that Fujifilm updates the X100V and X-Pro3 to allow this, too). I think it would be acceptable to use +1 Shadow, but I felt that was a tad too much, so I set it to 0. Despite not being perfect, I do feel that this version is a little more accurate to actual Kodachrome 64 film.

If you have an X100V, X-Pro3 or X-T4, I invite you to try this new-and-improved Kodachrome 64 film simulation recipe. Be sure to let me know what you think! Here are a couple pictures comparing the two versions of this recipes:


Original Kodachrome 64 recipe.


New Kodachrome 64 Recipe.


Original Kodachrome 64 recipe.


New Kodachrome 64 recipe.

Classic Chrome
Dynamic Range: DR200
Highlight: 0
Shadow: 0
Color: +2
Noise Reduction: -4
Sharpening: +1
Clarity: +3
Grain Effect: Weak, Small
Color Chrome Effect: Strong
Color Chrome Effect Blue: Weak
White Balance: Daylight, +2 Red & -5 Blue
ISO: Auto, up to ISO 6400
Exposure Compensation: 0 to +2/3 (typically)

Example photographs, all camera-made JPEGs using this new Kodachrome 64 film simulation recipe on my Fujifilm X100V:


White Horse by a Stream – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Horses in the Grass – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Curious Horse – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Country Tires – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Yellow Flowers, Blue Sky – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Wishful Day – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Beer & Board – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Road Bicycling – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


All the World’s a Sunny Day – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Orders & Pickup – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Red, White & Blue Day – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Flag Up Close – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Reeds by the Water – Farmington Bay, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Evening Reeds – Farmington Bay, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Landscape Flowers – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Handlebar – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Kodak Colors – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Half of an Orange – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Ground Beans – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Pallets – Centerville, UT – Fujifilm X100V


IHOP – Centerville, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Cupcake – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Sitting on Concrete – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Spring Snow – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V

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  2. Kiko Hirao · July 9, 2022

    i like your new Kodachrome 64 film

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  4. Cương Thi · July 29, 2022

    Hi Ritchie, i really appreciate your work. Can i ask you, the color adjustment in-camera of FUji camera, is that vibrance or Saturation. Cause i still see some decent colors after minus 4 the color adjustment. And can you make a “real Classic Negative” for XTrans 3. SO many many folks out there crave for it but cant afford new camera. CLassic Negative is love, CLassic Negative is life hahaha. Thank you Ritchie !!

    • Ritchie Roesch · July 30, 2022

      To the first question, the answer is yes. Adjustments in Color is both global (saturation) and non-global (vibrancy), and exactly how that’s mixed is dependent on the specific film simulation. To the second question, there’s no good substitute for Classic Negative. If you want Classic Negative, you must have a camera with Classic Negative, there’s not a good workaround for achieving the aesthetic in-camera because that film simulation is programmed significantly differently than the others; however, I do believe it’s possible to some degree in-software—I’ve never tried it, but I’ve heard you can do it.

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  6. Alex Vogel · September 7, 2022

    Just entered the new kodachrome 64 recipe into my X-T4. I simply love it. One question though: Is it normal that the camera is taking much longer to save the jpeg/raw files of the image than it does with a basic simulation? Also the camera gets a lot warmer.
    Really appreciate your site over here in Germany 🙂

  7. Alex Crocker · September 19, 2022

    Is there a tungsten balanced version? I find this recipie extremely warm at night.

  8. ralph · September 24, 2022

    This post was my first step into the world of film recipes; I’m using an X-E4 and used X RAW Studio on the PC to try it out. I pulled the blue one step up (+2 Red, -4 Blue), but that might just have been the lighting here in the UK in autumn…

    …and suddenly, my image has *soul*.

    Thanks so much for all the effort you put into this site, these recipes and the blog posts.

    • Ritchie Roesch · September 25, 2022

      It’s definitely always ok to “season to taste” any recipe. I’m glad that you like it!

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  11. Matt · January 4

    This is my go to color simulation! I really like it in most of the situations. Sometimes it‘s producing a bit too red/yellow images because of the daylight white balance but that’s easily changed live or in post.

    What I also really like is that the colors work really well with my Instax wide printer!

    • Ritchie Roesch · January 6

      Oh, awesome! Thanks so much for letting me know!

  12. Paola · January 21

    I love this lut, I have ot purchased a fuji camera yet but I’m soooo tempted. I.’m currently a Sony shooter. I would loveeeee to have this look as a LUT for video. Ca nyou give any isight on that, if and where I ca get it?

  13. Lars · February 5

    Hi Ritchie, ich habe die X-T3 und nutze das dazu passende Kodachrome 64 Recipe. Jetzt habe ich mir mal dieses angeschaut, auch wenn es für neuere X-Trans 4 Kameras gedacht ist. Liegt das Recipe für die X-T3 nicht näher am Original Film? Ich finde dieses ist von der Sättigung stärker, hat aber dafür viel weniger Kontrast. Wenn ich mir mein Fotobuch von Steve McCurry anschaue finde ich liegen die Ergebnisse vom X-T3 Recipe näher dran, vor allem von den dunklen Schatten her. LG Lars

    • Ritchie Roesch · February 6

      Es ist eine gute Beobachtung. Ich hatte viele Beschwerden, dass die X-T3/X-T30-Version nicht genau war (wie von diesen Leuten beobachtet); Ich persönlich habe das jedoch nicht so empfunden. Ich mag auch die Version für die neueren X-Trans IV Kameras, aber sie ist eindeutig etwas anders. Ich habe einige der Diskrepanzen im X-Trans V-Rezept korrigiert.

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  15. Lars · February 7

    Vielen Dank fürs Feedback. Mir gefällt die X-T3 Version sehr gut. Kodachrome 64 hatte ja als Dia-Film nicht allzu viel Dynamic Range, daher finde ich die tiefen Schatten deiner X-T3 Version sehr authentisch. Du machst wirklich einen großartigen Job mit den Recipes. Vielen Dank dafür 👍🏼

  16. Regi · March 6

    Kodachrome 64 looks really great! I wish I could replicate this on my X-M1 but the film simulations are so limited. Do you think there are ways to work around this without using any other software?

    • Ritchie Roesch · March 8

      Not particularly well, unfortunately. A used X-E2 doesn’t go for all that much money, and that would unlock a lot of Recipes for you. Maybe that’s an option?

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  18. Fabio · May 30

    Hi Ritchie! I absolutely love this recipe so so much, I can’t even explain.
    Sometimes I find myself wanting to correct the shadows/highlights in the RAF file and then make the edit look like this, but I never get it quite right.
    Do you think there’s a way to get this recipe baked into a Capture One style? What modifications would you do in Capture One (if you’re familiar) to get a similar look inside?
    Thanks for everything, you’re the best!

    • Ritchie Roesch · June 2

      I don’t have a lot of experience with Capture One specifically, but I do know that it will take some work to get the RAW to look like the JPEG, and it will never be a 100% match. I don’t have much help to give, unfortunately. Sorry.

  19. Mark · June 26

    Hi I’m new here. I’ve just started using fuji x system but not liking my xt4 images look very flat.
    Some one put me onto your site I love this recipe but I’m worried to start messing with the simulation that are built in how do we go about that does it changes all of the standard recipe

    Kind Regards

  20. Julio · June 28

    will this also work on X100F?

  21. MrB86 · August 16

    Hi, do you have any resources on which recipes are good for what? I love all the recipes but struggle to know when to use them! Like, which are good for a very bright day (I live in Spain), which are good for nature vs urban etc. It would take me forever to test them all myself! Thank you for all your hard work.

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  23. Rain · October 16

    Hi, I have an XT-20 and am wondering how i can use this recipe? Once again loving your recipes! 🙂

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