OSP Magazine October

Content Changes Film Simulation Updates More Film Simulations : PictureFX and FreshLuts ExifShot – Exif information on your pictures Darktable Tutorial : Copying the Look and Feel from a Picture and Create a LUT or 3DLut – Part II My Camera Gear – Perfectioning and Upgrading Event : Bushcraft Weekend from 1 to 3 OctoberContinue reading “OSP Magazine October”

“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”

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 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”

PictureFX Fujifilm Classic Chrome – Cross Processed

As with the PictureFX versions of the “in camera” Fujifilm Simulations and the “real film” based Superia 200, I had spend a lot of time researching, in this case how to Cross Process digitally.I am not going to explain what Cross Processing is, because you probably know that, but we will go over the techniquesContinue reading “PictureFX Fujifilm Classic Chrome – Cross Processed”

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 …”

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”

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 …”

Agfa B&W Haldclut & 3D LUT – Cube downloads

Featured picture is the skyline of Antwerp during the Tall Ships Race in 2016, old photos are also worth reviving, dreaming of those beautiful memories of when it was still “different”. Now it seemed worthwhile to “color” them or should I say decolorize them.I have used the Agfa 200X in Cube format in Darktable here.Continue reading “Agfa B&W Haldclut & 3D LUT – Cube downloads”

Download Agfa B&W Film Simulation Presets/Mini Scripts

Also the cover picture for the month of February, developing RAW with Rawtherapee / Artherapee, with Agfa Black and White Film Simulation.We have four scripts in one download this time. Agfa 200X and Agfapan 25,100 and 400. Download belowThey are what I call “mini scripts” because they are clean and contain only what is needed.OnContinue reading “Download Agfa B&W Film Simulation Presets/Mini Scripts”

Download Ilford B&W Presets with Curves and How To work with RT Curves

Today I’m going to take a closer look at how to work with curves.Because I can imagine that many wonder how you actually make such a curve, and especially how you adjust it.Actually this is not difficult at all, Rawtherapee even has a tool to help you with that. First of all : the purposeContinue reading “Download Ilford B&W Presets with Curves and How To work with RT Curves”

PictureFX (Fuji)film Simulation Workshop – Improving the Analog Film Look

This fourth and final part of the workshop is certainly not for everyone, because even though the title is “improving the analog film look”, this is actually not entirely true.In the first part of this series I already wrote about “the perfectionism” that some people are looking for, but that can go two ways.On oneContinue reading “PictureFX (Fuji)film Simulation Workshop – Improving the Analog Film Look”

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”

My Fuji and … a Meike 35mm f1.7

No sharpness tests, pixel counting or other technical mumbo jumbo, just everyday pictures with the intention of showing the view angle, color pattern and character, and my thoughts of the lens. The Meike 35mm f1.7 FX mount 18 september unboxing of the lens and first use : Apart from the DOF ring that was looseContinue reading “My Fuji and … a Meike 35mm f1.7”

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”

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 yourContinue reading “PictureFX B&W and NOIR film simulation luts”

Cover Picture September

I can say little about the subject except that it is an abandoned military camp. The picture was taken with Fujifilm X-T10 with Samyang 12mm f2.0 NCS CS. The more I use this lens the more I like it. The wide angle certainly, but using a manual lens that you hardly need to focus isContinue reading “Cover Picture September”

New ! – PictureFX – Mystical Series

4 years have passed since I made the first version of PictureFX, I was a user of Gimp and RawTherapee, but I was always jealous of the pictures I saw on the web in HDR or with special effects developed in Photoshop or with Nik software.There were presets/profiles and also HaldCluts available, but more withContinue reading “New ! – PictureFX – Mystical Series”

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