PictureFX Vintage Kodachrome 1936 Frank Glencairn

Frank Glencairn’s article and the Luts were a success, many readers have visited his page and downloaded the Luts.
It is not every day that an award winning filmmaker gives away free coloring Luts.
And judging by the photo of Frank, he seems to be a very nice guy to.
As I wrote, the Lut in Cube format was actually made for Video, the profile or preset from which the Cube was created was made for the Sony Nex FS100.
However, in Darktable and many other programs, the Lut worked on pictures also well.
Unfortunately, the users of the PNG format – Rawtherapee, Artherapee and others – were left out in the cold.

You could convert the Lut yourself by loading the RT HaldClut Identity tif in Darktable, then applying the Kodachrome Lut to it, and saving it to PNG.
But that means that you must also have Darktable on your computer +
a conversion from Lut to PNG is never that great.


So I decided to make my own Kodachrome HaldClut completely from scratch, based on the colors of the original Frank Glencairn 1936 Kodachrome 828 Lut. The original FG Lut was applied to a picture in Darktable, and side by side with the same picture in Rawtherapee, the new preset was created and later saved as PNG. And since the idea behind it belongs to Frank and to give him credit for his work, I’ve put his name in the new Lut.

Towards creating a preset by adjusting and comparing colors side by side

Download here the new “PictureFX Vintage Kodachrome 1936 Frank Glencairn” for RawTherapee – Artherapee and other that use PNG Haldcluts, I hope you like it :

PictureFX Vintage Kodachrome 1936 Frank Glencairn

For those new to Rawtherapee, or as a refresher, here’s a brief text and pictures on “how to use film simulation” in RT.

  1. open Rawtherapee and navigate to “preferences” -> open
  2. in the next window go to tab “image processing”
  3. in “directories” click on “haldclut directory”
  4. a new menu opens -> navigate to your haldclut folder – or any folder that contains haldcluts
    1. restart Rawtherapee
  5. open a picture and set neutral
  6. go to “colour” tab
  7. scroll down to “film simulation” and open the preferred haldclut
  8. activate “film simulation”
  9. go to “exposure tab” and adjust the exposure to taste if necessary

Tip :
As for the Haldclut folder,
unlike Darktable, Rawtherapee allows you to use sub folders to an indefinite depth,
however, I recommend to go to 2, maximum 3 sub folders deep,
otherwise it is possible that the name description of your haldclut no longer fits in the window of the film simulation.
In other words : one main folder that contains all your haldcluts in separate subfolders, or a main folder containing second level folders (like subfolder for Black & White and color) followed by third level subfolders (like B&W from Pat David, B&W PictureFX etc)


If you have a Fujifilm camera and want to learn more about setting up and using film simulations,
advice on Fuji cameras and lenses,
or would you like to be part of a new Fujifilm Community,
please visit the website of my good friend Mark G Adams :

In Partnership With Mark G. Adams

Published by Marc R.

Belgium Based and Retired :-) Photographer, IT specialist networks and computers, Technician and Bushcrafter - not necessarily in that order. Dumped Windows OS (I've wanted to do this for a long time) and switched to a working OS : Linux Kubuntu, and for Photography I use : 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 !

2 thoughts on “PictureFX Vintage Kodachrome 1936 Frank Glencairn

    1. Hey Mark ! Thank you very much, I really appreciate that !
      I think it’s that sunny weather that acts on us like steroids 🙂
      Thanks again and have a great weekend with your family Mark !

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