New Fujifilm X-Trans IV FXW App Patron Early-Access Film Simulation Recipe: Magenta Negative

Flag & Dome – Hot Springs, AR – Fujifilm X-E4 – “Magenta Negative”

The Fuji X Weekly App is free, yet becoming a Fuji X Weekly Patron unlocks the best App experience! One benefit of being a Patron is you get early access to some new Film Simulation Recipes. These Early-Access Recipes will eventually become available free to everyone in time, including this new one. In fact, many Early-Access Recipes have already been publicly published on this Blog and the App, so now everyone can use them. Patrons help support Fuji X Weekly and, really, without them there would be no App. So I want to give a special “thank you” to all of the Patrons!

This Film Simulation Recipe is intended to mimic the use of a Magenta Color Correction Filter, such as the Tiffen CC30M, which reduces the intensity of green, and is used to combat green color casts. Back in the film days, using Color Correction Filters was common, but it is much less so now, since you can dial in very precise white balance adjustments for whatever the light is; however, you can still use these filters if you want to. Instead of using a magenta filter, you can use this recipe.

Because this recipe uses Classic Negative, it has a generic Fujicolor Superia aesthetic; however, it is not meant to precisely mimic any specific Superia emulsion. The inspiration actually came from a YouTube video by Cammackey, entitled Fujifilm X100V Recipes / Old Film Tricks. While this recipe is a little different than his, it is intended to produce similar results, just without the need of a Color Correction Filter, which his recipe requires. This “Magenta Negative” Film Simulation Recipe is compatible with the Fujifilm X-Pro3, X100V, X-T4, X-S10, X-E4, and X-T30 II cameras.

If you are a Fuji X Weekly App Patron, it’s available to you right now on the App! Don’t have the App? Download it for free today! Become a Patron to unlock the best App experience and gain early access to this recipe.

Example photographs, all camera-made JPEGs captured using this “Magenta Negative” Film Simulation Recipe on my Fujifilm X-E4:

Wet Red Rose – Ridgedale, MO – Fujifilm X-E4
Flowers by a Rock Wall – Ridgedale, MO – Fujifilm X-E4
Waterfall in the Ozarks – Ridgedale, MO – Fujifilm X-E4
Staircase Waterfall – Ridgedale, MO – Fujifilm X-E4
Unexpected Canyon – Ridgedale, MO – Fujifilm X-E4
Chapel & Cannon – Ridgedale, MO – Fujifilm X-E4
Pine Above Rooftop – Ridgedale, MO – Fujifilm X-E4
Magnolia Flag – Hot Springs, AR – Fujifilm X-E4
Ozark – Hot Springs, AR – Fujifilm X-E4
Little Cloud – Hot Springs, AR – Fujifilm X-E4
Plaza – Hot Springs, AR – Fujifilm X-E4
Window View – Hot Springs, AR – Fujifilm X-E4
Spiderweb on a Window – Hot Springs, AR – Fujifilm X-E4
Abandoned Porch Seats – Hot Springs, AR – Fujifilm X-E4
Tree Prism – Hot Springs, AR – Fujifilm X-E4
Ford & Tree Shadows – Hot Springs, AR – Fujifilm X-E4
Steampunk Art – Hot Springs, AR – Fujifilm X-E4


  1. wolverineinnc · June 14, 2022

    It looks like you’re having a great trip, Richie! Cool photos, thanks….

    • Ritchie Roesch · June 14, 2022

      I appreciate your kindness! The trip is “over” now, and soon it will be time to unpack all of the boxes in our new home. It was a great and memorable experience, and I’m so glad that we had the opportunity to do it.

  2. Max · June 18, 2022

    it looks a bit like Life, Unintended recipe that I used for my last holidays 🙂

    • Ritchie Roesch · June 18, 2022

      Luis Costa has some great recipes! I can see the similarity between this and his Classic Negative Fade recipe. They’re not identical, but seem to produce results that are in the same general neighborhood. I guess great minds think alike–or similarly, anyway. I’m a fan of Luis’ work (both his photographs and recipes), but I’ve never used this one, or any in this updated list of his… I guess I’ll have to now! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  3. Max · June 19, 2022

    We are all passionate, Fuji X Weekly remains the reference. I think we all try to reclaim recipes by experimenting. Looking forward 🙂

  4. Ama · April 2

    I’ve tried this recipe today (I put the app on Randomize every evening and try whatever it gives me for at least a few photos on my morning walk) on a very chilly -23°C (with wind) after-snowstorm morning and with the magenta tint on the snow it actually reminded me more of old slides I used to scan! Still beautiful though, it looks timeless as long as there’s no brand-new car in the frame :p Thank you for all your work!

    • Ritchie Roesch · April 3

      You are welcome! What a fun way to choose a Recipe for the morning! 😀

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