Fujifilm X100V Film Simulation Recipe: Verano Tostado

Sunshine Pines – Mirror Lake, UT – Fujifilm X100V – “Verano Tostado”

There are some film simulation recipes that are more series and some that are more fun. This one is falls into the latter category. Even the name, Verano Tostado (“Toasted Summer”), and the story behind it, is fun. Fuji X Weekly reader Ricardo Guzman sent me this recipe to try. He called it “Tostado” and when I asked him why, Ricardo answered, “Toasted like summer—when you sleep after lunch at the beach, you wake up looking at funny colors.” Yes, that’s exactly what it looks like—verano tostado!

What’s great about this recipe is, even though the title says Fujifilm X100V, this actually will work on any X-Trans III and X-Trans IV camera. Simply disregard Grain set to Large if your camera doesn’t have that option. Clarity, Color Chrome Effect and Color Chrome Effect Blue are all set to 0 or Off, which makes this recipe usable on cameras that don’t have those options. I tried it on both a Fujifilm X-T20 and X-T30 and it worked great!

Roof and Ceiling – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V – “Verano Tostado”

I did not include a “typical” exposure compensation because you can get some really interesting looks with this recipe from both overexposure and underexposure. Try -2/3 all the way up to +1 1/3 and see what happens. I want to thank Ricardo Guzman for creating this recipe and allowing me to share it here with you. Thanks, Ricardo!

Classic Chrome
Dynamic Range: DR200
Highlight: -1
Shadow: +2
Color: +3
Noise Reduction: -4
Sharpening: +2
Clarity: 0
Grain Effect: Strong, Large
Color Chrome Effect: Off
Color Chrome Effect Blue: Off
White Balance: Auto, -2 Red & -5 Blue
ISO: Auto, up to ISO 6400

Example photographs, all camera-made JPEGs using this Verano Tostado film simulation recipe on my Fujifilm X100V:

Summer Flowers – Mirror Lake, UT – Fujifilm X100V
Lake Fishing – Mirror Lake, UT – Fujifilm X100V
Mountain Lake – Mirror Lake, UT – Fujifilm X100V
Water Log – Mirror Lake, UT – Fujifilm X100V
Blue Lake Water – Mirror Lake, UT – Fujifilm X100V
Baiting a Fishing Lure – Mirror Lake, UT – Fujifilm X100V
Small Stream & Tiny Waterfall – Mirror Lake, UT – Fujifilm X100V
Green Leaf – Mirror Lake, UT – Fujifilm X100V
Forest Light Peek – Mirror Lake, UT – Fujifilm X100V
If a Tree Falls in the Forest – Mirror Lake, UT – Fujifilm X100V
Summer Feelings – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V
Hello – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V
Stripes – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V
Table Plant – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V

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  2. Ricardo Richon Guzman · August 26, 2020

    I am very honored that you liked the recipe!!!

    Sharing this with you and others is the least I can do after learning so much from your page. 😉

    • Ritchie Roesch · August 26, 2020

      Thank you! I’m glad that we can help each other. That’s great!

  3. Scott · August 28, 2020

    Great stuff, you should publish a pocket sized book on all your film simulation recipes. Like a Field Notes reference guide. I would buy it the minute it came out.

    • Andrew Chance · August 29, 2020

      Yes please! Great idea. It’d be a day one purchase for me too.

      • Ritchie Roesch · August 29, 2020

        I appreciate the support!

    • Ritchie Roesch · August 29, 2020

      Great suggestion! I’ll have to give it some thought.

  4. Danilo González · September 4, 2020

    Got a quick question. I know the general way around adding these simulations, but I struggle with the White Balance per each Custom Setting. Is there a way to leave a fixed Daylight white balance without it impacting the general white balance adjustment in the camera itself? Thanks in advance for keeping on giving life to my XT-30

  5. Eric DeLorme · September 5, 2020

    What a fantastic sim, most definitely perfect for late summer. I gave it a spin for a few days on my X100V and was impressed with the results, especially on nice sunny days. I put together a small album on Flickr with some of my favourites. https://www.flickr.com/gp/emrold/8v0VE1

    • Ritchie Roesch · September 5, 2020

      Those look great! I’m glad that you like it! Thank you for sharing.

    • Ricardo Richon Guzman · July 12, 2021

      Nice to see your gallery 😉

      late summer, final lights of the day works wonders 😉

  6. Robert · May 9, 2022

    I’m gonna use this recipe all summer! We’re in AZ and yes it’s a Verano Tostado and it’s only May!! Thank you both for working on this

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