Fujifilm X-Trans IV Film Simulation Recipe: Creamy Color

Dark Sunset over Salt Lake – Antelope Island SP, UT – Fujifilm X100V – “Creamy Color”

There are some film simulation recipes that just have a special look—the “it factor”—and this “Creamy Color” recipe is definitely one of those! I didn’t make it; this one was created by Immanuel Sander, who also created the Nature Neon recipe. Immanuel was kind enough to allow me to publish his recipe on the Fuji X Weekly blog, and he also gave me permission to include some of his wonderful photographs in this article. Thank you, Immanuel, for creating and sharing this recipe! I encourage you to follow him Instagram.

Immanuel created a great YouTube video for this recipe that you should watch. It’s very inspirational—well done!

“It’s a rather emotional recipe for me,” Immanuel explained. “The recipe works very well in bad weather and dreary colors. Foggy weather or rainy days are perfect for such silent pictures.” I think it also works well around sunset and on partly-cloudy days. The results from this Creamy Color film simulation recipe can be fantastic! Because this recipe requires Classic Negative, Clarity and Color Chrome FX Blue, it’s only compatible with the Fujifilm X100V, X-Pro3, X-T4, X-S10 and the upcoming X-E4.

Classic Negative
Dynamic Range: DR400
Highlight: +4
Shadow: +4
Color: -4
Noise Reduction: -4
Sharpening: -4
Clarity: -5
Grain Effect: Strong, Large
Color Chrome Effect: Strong
Color Chrome Effect Blue: Strong
White Balance: 8700K, +4 Red & +6 Blue
ISO: up to ISO 5000
Exposure Compensation: +1/3 (typically)

Example photographs, all camera-made JPEGs captured with this Creamy Color film simulation recipe:

Immanuel Sander

Photo by Immanuel Sander
Photo by Immanuel Sander
Photo by Immanuel Sander
Photo by Immanuel Sander
Photo by Immanuel Sander
Photo by Immanuel Sander

Ritchie Roesch

Last Light on a Pine – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V
Suburban Winter – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V – “Creamy Color”
Winter Sky Over Warehouse – Uintah, UT – Fujifilm X100V
Riverdale – Unitah, UT – Fujifilm X100V
Dodge Truck – Weber Canyon, UT – Fujifilm X100V
Weber River – Weber Canyon, UT – Fujifilm X100V
Pet Area – Weber Canyon, UT -Fujifilm X100V
Winter Bison – Antelope Island SP, UT – Fujifilm X100V
Coyote Photography – Antelope Island SP, UT – Fujifilm X100V
Cold Stone – Antelope Island SP, UT – Fujifilm X100V
Reflection in the Puddle – Antelope Island SP, UT – Fujifilm X100V
Wasatch Front From Across the Lake – Antelope Island SP, UT – Fujifilm X100V
Approaching Storm – Antelope Island SP, UT – Fujifilm X100V


  1. walker · February 24, 2021

    kudos to Immanuel Sander and thank you for sharing!!!

  2. shuttersoundtr · February 24, 2021

    Looks great. Will it be updated for the XT-30? 🙂

    • Ritchie Roesch · February 25, 2021

      Unfortunately, I don’t think it’s possible unless Fujifilm updates the camera with Classic Negative. I hope they do, but I’m doubtful at this point.

      • shuttersoundtr · February 26, 2021

        You are right. I hope Fuji doesn’t upset us. Good luck with your studies. 🙂

      • Ritchie Roesch · February 27, 2021

        I appreciate it!

  3. Khürt Williams · February 26, 2021

    I like this moody look. I think it would be great for the grey cold snow-on-top-of-snow weather we’ve had in New Jersey recently.

    • Ritchie Roesch · February 27, 2021

      It very much could be! I think it might be great for that type of weather.

  4. gregorianderson · February 27, 2021

    This is fantastic.

    Championing other artists work and vision, on and as your platform is a joy to see.

  5. Jan-Hendrik · March 1, 2021

    The shots do look great, indeed! Punched it in, waiting for bad wheather now … 😀

    Let’s see whether this one gets to be a resident on my Q screen. I did try Nature Neon, as well, but in the end, I found it was “too much” in most situations, for me. Nevertheless – big thanks both to you and Immanuel for giving us the chance to try it out for ourselves 🙂

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  8. Gabriel Nagy · April 3, 2021

    That’s is a beautiful recipe, I really like the colours and how moody the pictures are.
    I wish this or similar recipe for the Fuji XT20 because I love it.

    By the way thank you for your hard work regarding the recipes and for this website!
    Well done. 👍

    • Ritchie Roesch · April 8, 2021

      Unfortunately it’s not possible on the X-T20. Maybe I should come up with something, though.
      I appreciate your kind words and feedback!

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  10. Sam · June 20, 2021

    Love this recipe. We have loads of “poor” weather where I live. It’s a shame that it won’t work on my x-t30. Any suggestions for adapting it or alternatives with a similar feel?

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  13. steven harper · December 10

    I loaded this recipe into my XT30ii to try on a icy, gloomy and Autumnal UK morning and very impressed. Perfect for those dull, cold and gloomy days. Unfortunately plenty of those in England 🤣

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