t3mujinpack

Film Emulation Presets for Darktable

A set of presets designed to emulate some of the most used photo films of all time, build specifically for open-source RAW developer software Darktable. Includes vivid colors of Fuji Velvia, the muted tones of Kodachrome or the classic Ilford b&w films among many others.

These presets are being released free, both as in speech and beer, just scroll down for more details.

 

 

 

 

Real user samples

Add your own or browse more at Flickr using the using the t3mujinpack tag or Instagram using the #t3mujinpack hashtag.

 

 

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But if you’re in a hurry you can download my Portra presets, no registration needed.

 

 

Background

The origin of the presets has been my own workflow, and I’ve using it in my personal and commissioned work for some time, that’s why now I’m also the main tester of it. This is, and will remain, a personal project that’s being shared with a wider audience, so all the feedback is welcome. And because it’s a personal side project is being released for free, although you can donate a beer to keep it going, something I’ll be very, very grateful.

But because it’s a personal project there are constraints that won’t disappear or features I simply don’t care to implement. Because I own cameras of three different brands I chose not to optimize the presets for each brand or model, it would be very time consuming and I opted to have a broader selection of films; nor did I care to test it with many of the commonly used cameras, but I’ll gladly receive your RAW sample along with your XMP sidecar file.

The end goal of these presets is to be as simple as possible by using few Darktable modules, it works solely by manipulating Lab Tone Curves for color manipulation, black & white films rely heavily on Channel Mixer. Since I what I was aiming for was the color profiles of each film, other traits related with processing, lenses and others are unlikely to be implemented, this includes: grain, vignetting, light leaks, cross-processing, etc.

 

 

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If you’d like to support these styles, earn my gratitude and actually have priority in the roadmap for new or updated styles feel free to buy me a beer with a small donation.

 

 

All Supported Films

Black & White

  • AGFA APX 100
  • AGFA APX 25
  • Fuji Neopan 1600
  • Fuji Neopan Acros 100
  • Ilford Delta 100
  • Ilford Delta 3200
  • Ilford Delta 400
  • Ilford FP4 125
  • Ilford HP5 Plus 400
  • Ilford XP2
  • Kodak T-Max 3200
  • Kodak Tri-X 400

Color Negative

  • Fuji Pro 160C
  • Fuji Pro 400H
  • Fuji Pro 800Z
  • Fuji Superia 100
  • Fuji Superia 1600
  • Fuji Superia 200
  • Fuji Superia 400
  • Fuji Superia 800
  • Fuji Superia HG 1600
  • Kodak Ektar 100
  • Kodak Portra 160
  • Kodak Portra 160 NC
  • Kodak Portra 160 VC
  • Kodak Portra 400
  • Kodak Portra 400 NC
  • Kodak Portra 400 UC
  • Kodak Portra 400 VC
  • Kodak Portra 800

Color Slide

  • Fuji Astia 100F
  • Fuji Provia 100F
  • Fuji Provia 400F
  • Fuji Provia 400X
  • Fuji Sensia 100
  • Fuji Velvia 100
  • Fuji Velvia 50
  • Kodak Ektachrome 100 GX
  • Kodak Ektachrome 100 VS
  • Kodak Elite Chrome 400
  • Kodak Kodakchrome 200
  • Kodak Kodakchrome 25
  • Kodak Kodakchrome 64

 

Tested Cameras

These presets aren’t camera optimized, but the current version has been tested with the following cameras:

  • Fuji X-T2
  • Fuji X-E2
  • Fuji X-T10
  • Nikon D300s
  • Nikon D7100
  • Nikon D800
  • Sony RX100 I

 

 

Install/Uninstall/Upgrade

Requirements: These presets are for Darktable only! This version has been tested with both Darktable 2.0 and 2.2 versions, specially the uninstall script.

Install:

  1. Go to Styles box in Lighttable mode.
  2. Click Import and select all or only the ones you want to install.

It should become available in the styles box or the styles quick access icon in Darkroom mode.

Uninstall:

  1. Close Darktable.
  2. Open a Terminal window.
  3. Go to the folder where the styles were extracted.
  4. Run remove_t3mujinpack.sh.
    1. This script will try to locate the Darktable database files at its default location. If, for some reason, those are at a different location you can pass that as a script parameter: remove_t3mujinpack.sh /some/folder/data.db
    2. A list of installed styles will be shown before deletion.

Styles can also be deleted from Darktable’s Styles box in Lighttable mode.

Upgrade:

There is no direct way to upgrade the styles, the solution is to reinstall them.

  1. Run the Uninstall steps above, it won’t remove the edited images or even delete the keywords associated with the tags.
  2. Install the styles following the steps from above.

 

Usage

Just apply the selected preset, And you’re ready to go.
It’s highly recommended to have the White Balance properly set before applying it. These presets where created using Darktable’s default base curves for each camera model except for Fuji, where I use my a slightly smother basecurve (very slightly) as I feel the the default one has a bit too much contrast. If you use a custom basecurve to add more contrast or have other modules in the pipeline adding contrast, then expect strange results.

Changelog

0.3.0

  • Updated Fuji Pro 400H and 800Z.
  • Updated Fuji Provia 100F.
  • Updated Kodak Kodachrome 64 and Kodak Kodachrome 200.
  • Updated Kodak Ektar 100.
  • Fixes in uninstall script: fixed typos and colors, script now more resilient (thanks Marek for the changes).

0.2.0

  • Updated Kodak Portra styles (mostly the new ones, the non UC/VC/UC presets).
  • Updated Fuji Pro styles (160Z, 400H, 800H).
  • Updated Fuji Provia styles.
  • Updated Kodak Kodachrome styles.
  • Support for Darktable 2.2.
  • New style removal script, both for uninstall and upgrade.
  • Fix: Velvia 50 wasn’t enabling the module

0.1.1

  • Initial release.

 

Support

The preferred support channel is the issue tracker, that you can use for submitting bugs, sending RAW file samples, suggesting other film emulations and other enhancements or just ask for help.

You can also contact me directly here or send an email to [email protected].

Future releases

  • Improvement the current film presets
  • Add variatons in some films with more intense or subtle emulation, Portra films are the most like candidate to start on this
  • Add new films, don’t have a candidates for now but feel free to add your suggestions
  • Send your own feedback!

 

 

GitHub Follow on GitHub

 

  • Hey João, this is indeed a great contribution! Thanks a lot. I will test these presets soon.

  • Big fan of your work. Looking forward to your cool stuff.

  • I installed the 0.3.0 version. Removal script doesn’t work on mac btw. I commented out the part where it does a “which darktable” check and it appears to work fine. Now I got my stuff updated. Thanks for the awesome work!

    • Thanks! It’s harder for me to test it in Mac so your feedback is very helpfull, i’ll try to do few more updates to have the script running in both platforms, if not I’ll probably split the script into Linux and Mac.

    • Mac uses bash by default. I don’t think you need to go as far as splitting the script, but that’s just me.