Fujifilm X-Trans IV Recipes

These film simulation recipes are for Fujifilm X-Trans IV sensor cameras. X-Trans IV can be divided into two categories: X-T3 & X-T30, and X100V, X-Pro3, X-T4, X-S10, X-E4 & X-T30 II. The X-T3 & X-T30 cameras don’t have all of the JPEG options that later X-Trans IV models have. All of the X-T3 & X-T30 (as well as X-Trans III) film simulation recipes are compatible with the X100V, X-Pro3, X-T4, X-S10, X-E4 & X-T30 II; however, Grain, Toning (for B&W), and Double-Exposure (for those recipes that call for it) are different, so you’ll have to decide for yourself which equivalent settings should be used on your camera.

Check out the Fuji X Weekly App for iOS and Android. It’s free! Unlock advanced features by becoming a Patron.

X-Trans IV Recipes for X100V, X-Pro3, X-T4, X-S10, X-E4 & X-T30 II:

X-Trans IV Recipes for X-T3 & X-T30:

Note: Kodak Tri-X 400, Kodak T-Max 400, and Verano Tostado recipes are compatible with all X-Trans III & IV cameras, just follow the directions explained in those recipes.

X-Trans III film simulation recipes are compatible with X-Trans IV cameras.

Help Support Fuji X Weekly!

Nobody pays me to write the content found on the Fuji X Weekly blog. There’s a real cost to running this website. I also put a lot of my own time into writing the posts. If you’ve found something on Fuji X Weekly helpful to you and you’d like to give back, this is a good place to do it. You can donate to this blog using PayPal by clicking below. I appreciate it! Thank you for your support! Please do not feel obligated to give, but do so only if you want to.


Have a Ricoh GR series camera? Check out Ritchie’s Ricoh Recipes!


  1. javahar jackman · November 17

    Hai sir! I’m xt3 user, May l know weather ? I can use any of this recipes for cinematography. If so which one you will suggest.


    • Ritchie Roesch · November 17

      Yes! Obviously start with the X-T3 compatible recipes, which begin about halfway down this page, plus the X-Trans III recipes.

      There are a couple of options not found in video–for you, it will be Grain and Color Chrome Effect.

      The best strategy (I think, I’m not a cinematographer) will be to use lower-contrast recipes and not higher-contrast recipes. Maybe decide which aesthetic you want and look for the recipe that’s the closest.


      • javahar jackman · November 18

        Thankyou for your information sir!

        Liked by 1 person

  2. Chris · November 27

    Is it possible Fuji releases firmware update for X-T3 with all the film simulations the newer models come with? Do you, Admin, have any clout with Fuji so that you could precipitate this happening? Please advise.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Ritchie Roesch · November 28

      I have zero clout with Fuji. I’m not affiliated with them, or have any insider info or any contacts. I wish that I could advice them on things, because I have plenty of opinions that I’d love to share with them.
      My opinion is that Fujifilm should absolutely give the new settings to the X-T3 via a firmware update, but at this point they probably won’t.


  3. Alex · November 27

    Hello, are recipes compatible with X-T30 II or i need X-Trans III?


    • Ritchie Roesch · November 27

      All of the recipes in the top half of this page are fully compatible with the X-T30 II. Those in the bottom half (indicated as X-T30 and X-T3), plus the X-Trans III recipes, are mostly compatible, but you’ll have to decide on Grain size and (if appropriate) B&W Toning.


  4. Matt · November 28

    Hey Ritch, first I want to thank you for this site / app.

    As a newbie, the way you are mentioned in every films sims thread on reddit or youtube videos and such you could almost believe you created the whole fuji colors thing. People are asking for Fuji “Recipes” and everybody knows what they are talking about.

    Like so many mentioned before your recipes helped me get back into photography and just enjoy shooting instead of spending dozens of hours editing.

    So yeah I just got a x100v and I absolutely love it, its just starting to snow here (Quebec City) and I was wondering if you had some recipes that plays well with a snowy landscape?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Ritchie Roesch · November 29

      Thanks so much for your kind words! I’ve had good luck with Fujicolor NPH (an Early-Access recipe in the App), and I just saw that someone did some wonderful snow pictures using the Kodak Vision3 250D recipe. Amanda’s Classic Negative might be good, too.


  5. Dustin · December 20

    Hi Ritchie. Old follower here and love the work that you do. I’m currently saving a lot of these profiles manually on FUJI XRS and it’s pretty overwhelming(I have an X-Pro 3, also an X-E2 but that’s another story). I’m just on less than half and realized the ones for the X-T3/T30 work for this one too. And on top of that, the X-Trans III recipes work as well.

    My question, how do you know not to get overloaded with recipes when you’re trying to find the right look for your photos? How do you know which ones to use for a certain “environment”? For instance, I just came from Hawaii(not a photo trip, more of a vacation trip) and wanted to get good ones from recipes. I don’t know where to start. I’ve mostly just set it on Kodachrome 64 and just forgot about it.

    You have any advice or ideas?


  6. Ali · December 30

    Thank you for creating this platform – an incredible help for me as I dig into the world of photography. Quick question – is there any way to add more than 7 custom settings / simulations or are we limited to the 7 total slots? Also, I’m trying to figure out how to setup one of my dials to swift through the settings / simulations on the go – is there any resource for this? I tried to do it but wasn’t seeing any change

    Liked by 1 person

    • Ritchie Roesch · December 30

      I appreciate your kindness!
      The camera can only save 7 (actually, the X-E4 can unofficially save 8), but you can store more than 7 in X RAW Studio, and I believe it’s possible to transfer those to the camera, if I’m not mistaken (I’ve never done it myself). Of course, that would require you to be tethered to a computer…. One day I hope that Fujifilm will allow me to push a recipe straight from the FXW App to the camera, that would be incredible!
      As far as quick access to the C1-C7 presets (I think that’s what you were asking), you can in fact program that. For example, on the X-H1, I have it programmed to the rear command dial, so when I press it in it activates it, and using the wheel scrolls through it. To set it on the X-H1 it is: Menu – Wrench Subset – Button/Dial Settings – Function (Fn) Setting – R-Dial – Select Custom Setting. I imagine that whatever camera you have, it should be similar.


  7. Alex · January 22

    Is there an easy/fast way to turn these recipes into CaptureOne Style presets?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Ritchie Roesch · January 24

      There’s not. It’s possible to do it, but it definitely takes some effort. And the tricky part: you can fiddle enough to get the RAW to be close to the SOOC JPEG for one image, save the preset, then apply it to a different RAW, but it doesn’t closely match the SOOC JPEG for that exposure. That’s not to say it’s impossible, just that it’s trickier than it might initially seem.


  8. Dave Cooper · February 2

    Hey there. Thanks very much for sharing these. I’m about to try out my first recipe from your site and have a technical question. If I’m shooting RAW, and import into Lightroom with “Camera Settings” checked, will it import with the recipe intact?

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Pradeep · March 22

    The X-Trans 4 recipes are wonderful. Can’t wait to try them out.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Glen Thuncher · March 24

    Hi Ritchie, I emailed you earlier but thought I would reach out to you via comment. I LOVE my X100V, but miss the color rendering of my Leica M9 – is this a recipe you could create? I think it would be immensely popular with X100 users.

    Thanks in advance!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Ritchie Roesch · March 26

      I’m sorry, been behind lately, and trying to catch up. I’ve never shot with any Leica, so I’m not real sure what Leica color rendering looks like. Do you have sample pictures?


      • Glen Thuncher · March 26

        Good morning, yes I have an entire Flickr album with Leica M9 images for you to review. The Fujifilm X100V is so frequently compared to the M9, I think a ‘Red Dot’ simulation would be wildly popular on your site. I am happy to make a $$ donation towards the cause if you’re able to recreate the “Leica look”.

        Here is a link to my M9 images:


        Thanks again for your prompt reply, I look forward to your thoughts.

        – Glen Thuncher

        Liked by 1 person

      • Ritchie Roesch · March 26

        Are these edited RAW or SOOC JPEGs or something else? I think the general aesthetic can probably be replicated. The Rockwell recipe isn’t that far off. I’ll see what I can do. Thanks for sharing your pictures!


      • Glen Thuncher · March 26

        Yes, these are all edited raw files – I no longer have the M9, so I can’t share any straight out of camera images to share with you. You may be able to find information online about the “Leica look”, as it’s referred to. Even the Q2 has the ‘look’. My take on that is, color rendition seems to be a little cooler and images a little sharper. Leica color might be an intangible that’s difficult to replicate – but I will take a closer look at your Rockwell recipe.

        Liked by 1 person

      • Ritchie Roesch · March 26

        I appreciate the information! It’s helpful. Thank you!


  11. dino volpe · April 30

    I can’t find the “Highlight” – “Shadow” adjustments on my fuji xt-4, can you help me find them ? Thank you !


  12. Paul · May 9

    Does messing with clarity slow your camera down as well? Wondering if it’s my memory card or just this setting.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Luis · May 19

    Why are the x-t30 and x-t3 separate recipes from the other ones like the x100v? I thought they were all x-trans 4 sensors? Do they have a different color science?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Ritchie Roesch · May 20

      The X-T3 and X-T30 don’t have all of the JPEG options that the newer cameras have, such as Grain size, Color Chrome FX Blue, Clarity, Classic Negative, Eterna Bleach Bypass, etc. Even though it’s the same X-Trans IV sensor and processor, the X-T3 and X-T30 are more like a different generation, kind of in-between X-Trans III and X-Trans IV. I hope this makes sense.


      • Luis · May 24

        Yes, that makes sense, thank you. I was just trying to figure out which portra 400 version to use since i saw someone on youtube with an x-t30 use the portra 400 simulation for the x-t30 and the pictures looked amazing. I have an x100v and I wanted the same look and thought I would try it, but I wasn’t sure why they were divided like that. Good to know. I guess it still works for the x100v though? I like the results so far, just not in florescent lighting at night.

        Liked by 1 person

      • Ritchie Roesch · May 24

        It will still work, but you’ll have to decide on Grain size (Small or Large), Color Chrome FX Blue (Off, Weak or Strong), and Clarity.


  14. Elvin Jacob · June 7

    Any plans to release the recipe for Fuji 800npz? What would be the closest recipe to the Fuji 800npz?


    • Ritchie Roesch · June 8

      I tried a couple of times but wasn’t satisfied with the results. I should try again. What camera do you have?


      • Elvin Jacob · June 11

        I use an XT4. Honestly, I am currently using the DVLOP version of Fuji 800 NPZ and prefer that over other presets while shooting in Indian light (both direct and bounced). The in camera recipe would be an absolute godsend!

        Liked by 1 person

      • Ritchie Roesch · June 13

        I’ll give it another try, thanks for the suggestion!


  15. KEn · July 8

    Any chance/suggestion for the a Kodak vision 3 simulation on the x100v?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Ritchie Roesch · July 10

      You can use it on the X100V (I have done so with much success); however, you have to decide on three things: Grain size (Small or Large), Color Chrome FX Blue (I suggest Off), and Clarity (0, or maybe -2). I hope this helps!


  16. yy chan · 29 Days Ago

    looking forward to the leica m9 color

    Liked by 1 person

    • Ritchie Roesch · 28 Days Ago

      I appreciate the suggestion. I’ve never shot with a Leica to know what the color output is, but my suspicion is that it has more to do with Lightroom editing than any built-in Leica output, but I’m not certain since I have no first-hand experience. I’ll definitely research it, though.


  17. Daniel · 2 Days Ago

    I’m really like your work. I visit your page several times every week. My problem is that you have too many recipes I like… 🙂
    I wonder if you could help me choose recipe. I would like to come close to the Instagram filter Crema. Please help me find the right recipe for that. Thanks!


    • Ritchie Roesch · 1 Day Ago

      I have to admit: I’ve never used an IG filter. But, I took a look at Crema. It appears to do a few things: add a warm cast… except to shadows, where it adds a cool cast (split-tone), increase contrast a little, boost shadows, and decrease vibrancy. I don’t have a Film Simulation Recipe that can replicate split-toning (it’s not possible on a Fujifilm camera), but I would look at the Portra recipes, if you’ve never used them before. I hope this helps!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s