Film Emulation Presets in G'MIC (GIMP) [Addendum]

Well, it's been a busy week. I thought it would be nice to post a small update on the current status of these film emulation presets.

In my first post on these, I described what I was doing. At that time, I had only a few different film emulations to go with it. I released a couple of more earlier this week as well (instant films). Here is the current types of film available, with sample plates at their lowest settings to show what they look like (and a preview of some new stuff coming soon).

The rest of my GIMP tutorials can be found here:
Getting Around in GIMP

A method for using these filters while offline can now be found here:
Using Film Emulation Filters While Offline.

Old(er) Film Stock Emulation

First up are older film stocks (some haven't been around for a while):

Free Film Emulation Preset Old Stock GIMP
Old(er) film stock emulations, lowest setting.

The films available with these are:
  • Fuji Neopan 1600
  • Fuji Superia 100/400/800/1600
  • Ilford Delta 3200
  • Kodak Portra 160 NC/VC
  • Kodak Portra 400 NC/UC/VC

New(er) Film Stock Emulation

Then I took a look at some newer film stocks as well:

Free Film Emulation Preset New Stock GIMP
New(ish) film stock emulations, lowest setting.

The films available with this set are:
  • Fuji 160C
  • Fuji 400H
  • Fuji 800Z
  • Ilford HP5
  • Kodak Portra 160/400/800
  • Kodak TMax 3200
  • Kodak Tri-X 400

After the initial release, I worked hard to get the next set of my emulations in shape for use.

Instant Film Emulation (Consumer)

I had a bunch of instant film stuff laying around from before, so these were a good choice to push out next. These are the consumer grade instant films:

Free Film Emulation Preset Instant Stock GIMP
Consumer grade instant film emulations, lowest setting.

Some people may even remember some of these...
  • Polaroid PX-70
  • Polaroid PX100UV
  • Polaroid PX-680
  • Polaroid Time Zero (Expired)

Instant Film Emulation (Professional)

To go along with the consumer stuff, I had some pro instant film emulations as well:

Free Film Emulation Preset Instant Stock GIMP
Professional instant film emulations, lowest setting.

These include:
  • Fuji FP-100c
  • Fuji FP-3000b
  • Polaroid 665
  • Polaroid 669
  • Polaroid 690

If you wanted a neat script to auto-generate the classic polaroid border, I had previously posted something about it here.

This is over 200 different film emulations. The best part is that they are all available right now if you have a recent G'MIC installed.

But wait, there's more!

I'm not done just yet. I've got a bunch of other B&W films, color negative films, and color slide films coming!

Color Positive (Slide) Film Emulation

There are many out there who love their old slide films, and I had a request for some on the previous post, so here are the slide films that I am working on, and will hopefully be available shortly:

Free Film Emulation Preset Color Slide Stock GIMP

The color positive films included in this next batch (in case the text is too small to read) are:
  • Agfa Precisa 100
  • Fuji Astia 100F
  • Fuji FP 100C
  • Fuji Provia 100F
  • Fuji Provia 400F
  • Fuji Provia 400X
  • Fuji Sensia 100
  • Fuji Superia 200 XPRO
  • Fuji Velvia 50
  • Generic Fuji Astia 100
  • Generic Fuji Provia 100
  • Generic Fuji Velvia 100
  • Generic Kodachrome 64
  • Generic Kodak Ektachrome 100 VS
  • Kodak E-100 GX Ektachrome 100
  • Kodak Ektachrome 100 VS
  • Kodak Elite Chrome 200
  • Kodak Elite Chrome 400
  • Kodak Elite ExtraColor 100
  • Kodak Kodachrome 200
  • Kodak Kodachrome 25
  • Kodak Kodachrome 64
  • Lomography X-Pro Slide 200
  • Polaroid 669
  • Polaroid 690
  • Polaroid Polachrome

Color Negative Film Emulation

Here are some other color negative films coming soon also:

Free Film Emulation Preset Color Negative Stock GIMP

The films in this list include:
  • Agfa Ultra Color 100
  • Agfa Vista 200
  • Fuji Superia 200
  • Fuji Superia HG 1600
  • Fuji Superia Reala 100
  • Fuji Superia X-Tra 800
  • Kodak Elite 100 XPRO
  • Kodak Elite Color 200
  • Kodak Elite Color 400
  • Kodak Portra 160 NC
  • Kodak Portra 160 VC
  • Lomography Redscale 100

Black & White Film Emulation

Of course, I had to play with a bunch of different B&W films as well:

Free Film Emulation Preset Black and White Stock GIMP

All of the B&W films are:
  • Agfa APX 100
  • Agfa APX 25
  • Fuji Neopan 1600
  • Fuji Neopan Acros 100
  • Ilford Delta 100
  • Ilford Delta 3200
  • Ilford Delta 400
  • Ilford FP4 Plus 125
  • Ilford HP5 Plus 400
  • Ilford HPS 800
  • Ilford Pan F Plus 50
  • Ilford XP2
  • Kodak BW 400 CN
  • Kodak HIE (HS Infra)
  • Kodak T-Max 100
  • Kodak T-Max 3200
  • Kodak T-Max 400
  • Kodak Tri-X 400
  • Polaroid 664
  • Polaroid 667
  • Polaroid 672
  • Rollei IR 400
  • Rollei Ortho 25
  • Rollei Retro 100 Tonal
  • Rollei Retro 80s

Even More?

That is what I have at the moment. I'm looking around for any others that I may like to play with, but for the moment this is quite a bundle. As soon as David Tschumperlé gets a moment, I'm sure he'll be adding these last set of emulations into G'MIC as well.

As I've mentioned before, these might make a good starting off point to finding what works for you and your taste. Experiment and have fun! If you do use these at all, please show them off and share with the community (either over on the GIMP Users community on G+, or over at the Flickr group).

I'd love to see what others do with these!

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  1. Dude!!! These are absolutely brilliant!!! Fantastic work and I cant wait to play around more with them!!! Keep up the most amazing work mate!!!

  2. :) Thanks, I'm glad you've found them useful! Hopefully they'll give you something neat to play with and to try out.

  3. a way to detach myself from vsco and lightroom :) splendid work. dont know if this is the right place to ask but would you be able to replicate these as lightzone presets too?

  4. a way to edit from linux without the need to run to windows and lightroom/vsco :) excellent work.
    i dont know if this is the right place to ask this but would you be able to recreate these in lightzone as presets also? dont know how hard/time consuming it would be but a genuine question non the less.

    1. Darren - I've been looking into seeing what it might take to port these to other software (darktable is another example). I've got some ideas, but no concrete time at the moment... :)

    2. Yes! A darktable port. That would be wonderful.

    3. Yes! A darktable port. That would be wonderful.

  5. Hi Patrick! Thanks for the presets, they are awesome!

    I was wondering if there is some way to categorize them into the VSCO presets, it's basically to know to which map each of them. This is because I'm a heavy user of VSCO for Android, and I have my preferred presets, but I'm a linux user and I would love to apply the same style presets to my pictures taken by my DSLR.
    Thanks and sorry to bother you about this :)

    1. Hi Andres!

      You're very welcome! :)

      If the Android VSCO app is anything like iOS, then there won't really be a 1:1 mapping, as the mobile version doesn't use the same presets as what I have here (I think?).

      I guess I could try to recreate the VSCOCam presets as well... :)

  6. David, this is amazing work ... thank you so much. You've already mentioned it above, but if we could figure out a way to map these presets to darktable styles, it would be incredibly useful. Let me know if you need help.

  7. Maravilloso trabajo! Simplemente maravilloso.
    Muchas gracias!!

  8. Great work! Pardon for the question: could I get archives with the presets? I very often used them but after reinstalling my Ubuntu I cannot find them in the internet. Could you drop me a reference?

  9. This is fantastic! Thank you! They really look like film when you shoot digital using old soviet lenses and apply these filters and add some grain.

  10. These look great when you shoot digital using old soviet lenses and add some grain. Really looks like film. Thank you!

  11. The profiles are excellent

    Thank you very much for your work