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PictureFX Superia Sakura v.II

It’s been a while since I’ve created a new Lut, and to be honest my interest in new Luts had faded a bit too. I started making them all primarily for myself, for use in RawTherapee, and with Darktable also used as an editor, and making videos in ShotCut, 3DLut’s or Cube files also have been added.
Now I have my own PictureFX Lut versions of most Fujifilm simulations, as well as a fairly extensive collection of special Luts such as the PictureFX Infrared, the Ultramax, Cinestill, Silbera, Perfect Sunset and many others. Because of this fairly extensive collection of Fujifilm simulations and special Luts, I really didn’t need any more extra.

Ok, so why a new Lut, and what does Superia have to do with the word Sakura ?
Not much really, only, Sakura stands for the beautiful Japanese blossom that exhibits its splendor around this time of year.
If I am really crazy about one flower, it is those beautiful pink Japanese blossoms.
The why : I’ve been having a bit of trouble shooting for a while now,
but since I’ve been working more with my Olympus cameras I have rediscovered my spirit.
However, Olympus cameras don’t have Fujifilm simulations, and although the built-in settings do give reasonably nice shots, I missed my Fujifilm look a bit.
So, I had very nice shots of various blossoms, including the Japanese cherry tree blossom.
On those shots I tried my PictureFX Fujifilm Luts, but I was not satisfied.
On the Olympus sensor, the Velvia was too saturated, the Provia too normal, and the Superia too hard.
So I dug deep into my prototype files, and coincidentally an earlier version of PictureFX Superia v.III I made was the best match for the Olympus ORF files, and showed off my blossoms the best.
The Exposure still needed some fine tuning, but that always is.

And so I renamed an earlier prototype of Superia after the most beautiful blossom there is – Superia Sakura.

But this Lut is of course not only for Japanese cherry blossoms,
no, you can use it for anything
but especially where you want the typical Superia look,
but a little more subtle.

Below a link to a zip file containing two .png files (125×125 and 512×512) and one .cube file (25x25x25) – this last one is the same as on FreshLuts.

These Luts can be used in almost all image editing programs for Photo and Video, from Adobe, Luminar, …
I myself tested them on RawTherapee, Darktable and Shotcut.

Download PictureFX Superia Sakura v.II (three files:.png and .cube)

Download on FreshLuts (only .cube)

Left – original jpg natural setting – Right PictureFX Superia Sakura
Left – original RAW (orf) – Right PictureFX Superia Sakura

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" :-) My Photography software : Linux Kubuntu 22.04 LTS, RawTherapee, Darktable, Digikam, Luminance HDR, Hugin, Gimp and many other. My camera Gear in 2022: Olympus E-M1 Mark II & Mark III for bird, wildlife, architecture and landscape photography. Olympus E-M5 MKII for lightweight and travel photography. Olympus E-M1 silver edition for Vintage lenses . Olympus E-M10 MKIII and an E-PL 7 for fun. For realy rough adventures an Olympus TG-3 ! Development on an old 17" Dell Studio 1749, Core i5 - 8Ram - and 3TB. Well, I guess it's all about rough and tough !

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