Darktable Tutorial : Copying the Look and Feel from One Picture to Another – Part I

The first part is about the technique of copying the Look and Feel from one picture to another in Darktable – In the second part, whe are going to create a Lut (PNG and 3DCube) from that Look and Feel. How often do you see great pictures on the internet and wish your own picturesContinue reading “Darktable Tutorial : Copying the Look and Feel from One Picture to Another – Part I”

NEW PictureFX Lut Update – PictureFX Perfect Sunset

Surprise !Not one but two new PictureFX Updates in One Day!Yes, you may have noticed while visiting the Fresh Lut’s website that there were also PictureFX Luts.Well, for the past few weeks I’ve been busy converting existing PictureFX PNG film simulations to a different format HaldClut, which made it possible to create much smaller LutContinue reading “NEW PictureFX Lut Update – PictureFX Perfect Sunset”

NEW PictureFX Lut Update – PictureFX Classic Chrome Gold

The new PictureFX Classic Chrome Gold LUT was created by combining an existing HaldClut (PNG) – namely my PFX Classic Chrome – and Color Mapping of very specific color oriented photos – in this case a photo by Lisa from Conwy UK (instagram – Lis welshie.wonders) Golden Textile @ https://www.pexels.com/ – Thank you Lisa !Continue reading “NEW PictureFX Lut Update – PictureFX Classic Chrome Gold”

New Luts Update – Fresh LUT’s

A database of Luts (all .cube format), searchable in various ways via keywords.The Sites “About” : “freshLUTs is the world’s largest collection of free LUTs. You can browse and download any LUT you like. You can also add LUTs to your favorites and keep track of all the LUTs you downloaded. Filmmakers can upload theirContinue reading “New Luts Update – Fresh LUT’s”

“Unboxing” GrossGrade Professional Color Enhancement & Grading

Hey, A “normal unboxing” is a video in which someone receives a package and unpacks it. The unpacker provides a video and the steps he takes with comments and thus gives his very first impression.Well, I don’t have a package here, but I do have some new software that I found on the internet –Continue reading ““Unboxing” GrossGrade Professional Color Enhancement & Grading”

New Lut Update – Juan Melara

Oh boy, yes, again a great set of Luts in Cube format, my computers disks are exploding of the many luts !Getting the “largest Collection Luts/Presets and Recipes” together, runs like clockwork.And I’m very happy for that.My advice is : create an extra folder for newly downloaded Luts, and keep the ones you really likeContinue reading “New Lut Update – Juan Melara”

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 formatContinue reading “PictureFX Vintage Kodachrome 1936 Frank Glencairn”

New LUT Update – Frank Glencairn

“Frank GlencairnAward winning German cinematographer, Filmmaker, and hardcore BBQ lover – not necessarily in that order” from About @ Frank Glencairn Luts, in whatever form (PNG-Cube…) are scarce on the internet, that is, unless you are willing to pay for them.Pat David, Stuart Sowerby, Cédric Eberhardt and Myself with PictureFX were the only ones I’veContinue reading “New LUT Update – Frank Glencairn”

New Film Simulation: PictureFX Cinematic – National Geographic

National Geographic, a new PictureFX Film Simulation in the Cinematic series.The previous Cinematic Simulation called “Crime Scene” was published in November 2020, so it’s high time for a new one !This one (and another one) actually stayed in the drawer for a long time, on one hand because I was also working on other simulations,Continue reading “New Film Simulation: PictureFX Cinematic – National Geographic”

125 Free Luts

Yes, 125 free Luts – all in Cube format, this time from commercial manufacturers : ON1 and Rocketstock.But they are free, only an email is required but no registration for ON1, direct download for Rocketstock.Just to be clear, I don’t get money to promote someone or a company, normally I don’t like to use commercialContinue reading “125 Free Luts”

New page for Film Simulations added in the menu …

It was probably already clear that a new page was coming, and here it is: “The Largest Collection for Nikon, Sony, Pentax, Canon, Olympus …”And in the meantime, and by the help of good friends, also updated with new links for Nikon, but also Canon and Olympus.Like all other pages, I only post links toContinue reading “New page for Film Simulations added in the menu …”

New Addition to the “Largest Collection of Presets” list – Fujifilm Simulations by Stuart Sowerby transformed to DT Styles

On the French website Darktable.fr there is a download available for Fujifilm Simulation DT Styles based on the Lut’s created by Stuart Sowerby. Originally based on the X-Trans III sensor, but they are styles, so who cares ! They are Fujifilm simulations! and you can apply them to any raw file, no matter what sensor.Continue reading “New Addition to the “Largest Collection of Presets” list – Fujifilm Simulations by Stuart Sowerby transformed to DT Styles”

New developed CUBE files for Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, Davinci Resolve,…

PictureFX Pro Provia, Velvia, Classic Chrome, Superia 200, Acros 100II – CUBE A while ago I started converting Lut’s to Cube format, because there was a demand for it.For this I installed conversion software on my computer, and according to the creator of that software the resulting .cube files are suitable for Adobe CS6 andContinue reading “New developed CUBE files for Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, Davinci Resolve,…”

PictureFX Pro Fujifilm Superia 200

Although Fujifilm Superia is not one of the standard film simulations on a Fujifilm camera, Fuji still has a “similar to” (as they say themselves) in their options, namely the Classic Negative.For some strange reason, Fujifilm Superia was not considered a film for “Professional” use.But after reading countless reviews, visiting chat rooms and forums, photoContinue reading “PictureFX Pro Fujifilm Superia 200”

New Addition for the “Largest Collection of Presets” list – t3mujinpack of João Pedro Almeida

updated 20 march 2021 I have found a nice collection of presets for use in Darktable.I haven’t been able to test them myself yet, but it looks very good, and it’s an impressive list of film simulations.Unfortunately, at the moment all of my time is going into work (my last 5 weeks before retirement), andContinue reading “New Addition for the “Largest Collection of Presets” list – t3mujinpack of João Pedro Almeida”

PictureFX Lomo Flower Power

Hi Guys! Whasup ! Feeling Lomo and a bit Flower Power! No, I haven’t been smoking something 🙂This is just a new PictureFX creation.The next Film Simulation is still days if not weeks away, To put it briefly, for a sunset filter you need a sunset, for a “real film” simulation I need specific subjectsContinue reading “PictureFX Lomo Flower Power”

PictureFX Color Toning Pro – Topaz – Topaz Silver and Topaz Gold

Very popular with many photographers were and still are the well-known effects from Nik Collection (now Dxo) with names of precious metals like platinum efex and palladium efex, first applied to Black and White and later also in Color photography. These effects were the reason that I started creating Haldcluts myself to have my ownContinue reading “PictureFX Color Toning Pro – Topaz – Topaz Silver and Topaz Gold”

PictureFX Pro Base Tone Curve – Cube/Lut for Adobe, Rawtherapee, Luminar …

Probably the most important part in RAW development : the “Tone Curve”. Technically, this new PictureFX Tone Curve is not a Film Simulation, however, it has been developed for en is part of the PictureFX Pro Fujifilm Color series.This specific Curve has been further fine-tuned since then, and is now intended as a starting pointContinue reading “PictureFX Pro Base Tone Curve – Cube/Lut for Adobe, Rawtherapee, Luminar …”

Download the New PictureFX Pro Fujifilm Color and B&W Luts

This new series of Luts is actually part of the workshops, but it is precisely because of the workshops that they have become a bit forgotten. That is why I want to give some attention to the new Luts before the next workshop is ready and released.Two different downloads, the first is the PictureFX ProContinue reading “Download the New PictureFX Pro Fujifilm Color and B&W Luts”

PictureFX (Fuji)film Simulation Workshop – Create your own Film Simulation + download Presets and Curves

Over time I learned that the best and fastest way to make film simulations without getting frustrated is to start simple.A method that works very well is the comparative method – two instances of Rawtherapee open on top of each other.It is also very important to know some adjustment and setting methods in Rawtherapee, itContinue reading “PictureFX (Fuji)film Simulation Workshop – Create your own Film Simulation + download Presets and Curves”

PictureFX (Fuji)film Simulation Workshop – Making the PictureFX Pro Acros II + download Luts, Preset en Curve

In this part I write about how I started making the new PictureFX Pro – Fujifilm Acros 100 II and the ultimate target : an Acros 100 II + R. It gives you an idea on how to start something like this, also a first insight into Presets and Curves, As promised also a downloadContinue reading “PictureFX (Fuji)film Simulation Workshop – Making the PictureFX Pro Acros II + download Luts, Preset en Curve”

PictureFX (Fuji)film Simulation Workshop – Defining “The Analog Film Style” + Bonus download

In this first part of my PictureFX (Fuji) film Simulation Workshop I want to define what that “The Analog Film Style” actually is. Probably everyone knows this, but still there appear to be misunderstandings on forums and the like, what such an analog look should look like, and the perfection the image should have afterContinue reading “PictureFX (Fuji)film Simulation Workshop – Defining “The Analog Film Style” + Bonus download”

PictureFX Fujifilm Acros 100 & 100 II

It’s true, there were actually two versions of Acros, but in film simulation they don’t talk about it.Acros was the original version and it was available until 2018.In 2019, Fujifilm introduced Acros 100 II, just one year ago, and to say that we are in the digital age ! I’am a bid surprised they did,Continue reading “PictureFX Fujifilm Acros 100 & 100 II”

PictureFX Cinematic – Crime Scene

Finally, they are here ! Prior to this new series of Luts “Cinematic” that I developed (and still are), a lot of research went into cinematic color design and film color schemes. The Lut sets I’ve been working on are geared towards Drama, Comedy, Action and Crime, All the Luts mentioned here and in theContinue reading “PictureFX Cinematic – Crime Scene”

Going Kubuntu !

No, going Kubuntu doesn’t mean I’m going crazy.Kubuntu is one of the many Linux versions available. And not just any version, Kubuntu is part of the huge Ubuntu family, and one of the most famous Linux distros. I have never regretted the switch to Linux, it was an adjustment in the beginning, especially if youContinue reading “Going Kubuntu !”

PictureFX Faux Infrared

Infrared pictures. You either love it or you hate it. A bit the same as with HDR photography I think, you have people in favor of and against, but even within the people in favor you have differences. There are those who say that it should be subtle and not exaggerated, on the other sideContinue reading “PictureFX Faux Infrared”

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