PictureFX B&W and NOIR film simulation luts

A Brand New Set ( 17 ) of PictureFX Lut’s – all Black and White and … Noir !

The B&W Lut’s are based on the basic adjustments in RawTherapee combined with a filter layer, as you would apply in the analog era by means of a screw-on glass filter on the lens of your camera. The two most striking of these are the blue and red filter, but there is also a green and yellow filter included. While between the blue and red filter the effect is clearly visible, it is not always the case with the green and yellow filter, much depends on the photographed subject, the colors and the light.

The Noir simulations, again a set of four, also have built-in filters, and have a darker layer than the normal B&W, the other set of six (Noir Film) is based on Ortochromatic and Panchromatic film.

And there is a fourth set, based on the previous Mystical series but also with a darker layer added. You can get a very dark, near B&W – color effect with it, just experiment with the strength of the filter.

All Lut’s are intended as a starting point. The differences can sometimes be very subtle, and may not be immediately obvious. Feel free to adjust, alter in any way and create your own.

Have fun !

Available for download here:

PictureFX B&W – 4 Lut’s with Blue, Green, Red and Yellow filter

PictureFX Noir – 4 Lut’s with Blue, Green, Red and Yellow filter

PictureFX Noir Mystical – 3 Lut’s : After Rain, Autumn and Storm Noir

PictureFX Noir Film – 6 Lut’s : 3 Ortho with filters and 3 Panchro with filters,

As can be seen in the examples above, by adjusting the strength of the Lut, you can also mix a Black and White / Color effect with each other, creating a very special dark effect with subtle color tones. For this, use the filter strenght slider in RawTherapee.

If there are any questions or comments, you can leave a comment at the bottom of this page.
Otherwise, click here to get in touch via the contact page, or click the menu above: About > Contact

Published by Marc R.

Belgium Based and Retired Photographer, IT specialist, Technician and Bushcrafter - not necessarily in that order. A few years back I got a message on my PC : "The box said 'Required Windows 11 or better'. So, I installed Linux Kubuntu 20.04 LTS" :-) - My Photography software : RawTherapee, Darktable, Digikam, Luminance HDR, Hugin, Gimp and many other. Oh yes, the email address is still there, but I'm not a Pentaxian anymore - now i'am proud to be a Fujiian !

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