This boxed CD-ROM version of FilmPack 4 Expert Edition Image Processing Software from DxO allows you to apply analog film effects to your digital photos. In this edition of FilmPack 4, you have a number of different effects: twenty-six different black and white film types, thirty-eight color film types, eighteen filters, six different tones, and sixty-two different film grain settings. Additionally, benefit from thirty-three designer color and black and white presets offering vintage effects, aged looks and various other artistic options.
FilmPack 4 Expert Edition includes a few more advanced functions not found on the Essential Edition. You can remove noise from pictures before adding any effects to improve the clarity of the image. Create and save your own parameters for intensity, grain, and contrast so that you can apply them to other images. Place vignettes around images, too. In addition, for all those color film and black and white film effects, you can make fine-grade adjustments. For applying effects to a large swath of photos, batch processing is available. DxO FilmPack 4's intuitive controls let you precisely control the intensity and even the orientation of your effects.
Introduced in version 4: textures, light leaks, frames and blur vignetting provide even more creative options. Additionally, you can now capture snapshots of your image during the course of processing and find the presets that you most frequently use in the favorites tab. Save time and reproduce the processing settings you've applied to your images by printing them directly from DxO FilmPack. Version 4 also adds cropping, micro-contrast and vibrancy tools.
FilmPack 4 features a simple, quick interface that lets you easily process all of your images and allows you to categorize presets for your photos. While the software can work as a standalone program, it's also usable as a plug-in for the following programs: Adobe Photoshop CS3, CS4 (32 & 64 bit), CS5 (32 & 64 bit), CS6 (32 & 64 bit); Adobe Photoshop Elements 9, 10 and 11; Lightroom 3, 4 and 5; Apple Aperture 3; and DxO Optics Pro 8.2 and higher.
- Black and White Film
Advanced calibration technology allows you to rediscover the magic of B&W photography.
DxO FilmPack faithfully reproduces legendary film types from brands such as Kodak, Fuji and Polaroid. Choose from among 26 different black and white film simulations:
Agfa APX 25: very fine grain, high contrast
Fuji Neopan Acros 100: very fine grain film, soft style
Ilford Delta 400: very fine grain photojournalism film
Ilford Delta 3200: ultra high-speed coarse tabular grain film
Ilford HP5 Plus 400: high speed, visible medium grain film
Ilford Pan F Plus 50: very fine grain, high contrast film
Kodak BW 400 CN: chromogenic, ultra fine grain film
Kodak HIE: high speed infrared
Kodak T-max 100: ultra fine grain portrait and landscape film
Kodak T-max 400: fine grain photojournalism film
Kodak T-max 3200: ultra high-speed coarse tabular grain film
Kodak Tri-X 400: high speed grainy photojournalism film
Polaroid 664: soft rendering
Fuji Neopan 1600: high speed, medium grain film
Ilford FP4 Plus 125: fine grain film, neutral rendering
Ilford HPS 800: 1970s coarse grain photojournalism film
Ilford XP2 400: chromogenic, ultra fine-grain film
Kodak HIE filtered (High Speed Infrared): infrared film with red filter
Polaroid 667: light rendering
Polaroid 672: saturated rendering
Rollei IR: infrared
Agfa APX 100: ideal for shooting still objects
Ilford Delta 100: very fine grain film for reportage
Rollei Ortho 25: extremely fine grain film
Rollei Retro 100 Tonal: ideal for portraits and landscapes
Rollei Retro 80s: very fine grain film for portraits and landscapes
- Black and White Control
- FilmPack's integral channel mixer allows you to fine-tune the conversion of your color photos to black and white. You can precisely modulate each color channel and imitate color filtering according to the black and white rendition you desire.
- Color Film
DxO FilmPack applies the colors, saturation, and contrast of analog film to your digital photos. Reproduce the natural colors and low contrast of a Kodak Portra 160 NC film, the look of Polaroid film for imitating old photos, and the contrast and dazzling colors of Fuji Velvia 50 film.
The following positive color film effects are included:
Fuji Astia 100 F: soft film, great for portraits and night scenes
Fuji Provia 100 F: neutral all-purpose film
Fuji Provia 400 X: saturated film, great for photojournalism and landscapes
Fuji Velvia 50: highly saturated film, ideal for landscapes and travel
Kodak Elite 100 - Cross processed: positive film showing a negative film treatment (green-yellow dominant)
Kodak Kodachrome 25: fairly cold film for landscapes and seventies rendering
Kodak Kodachrome 64: reddish film for landscape, studio and photojournalism work
Kodak Kodachrome 64 - Generic: oldest Kodak Kodachrome 64 emulation
Kodak Kodachrome 200: saturated film for dark shadows, photojournalism
Kodak Ektachrome 100 GX: neutral, saturated film for portraits, photojournalism
Kodak Ektachrome 100 VS: saturated film for landscapes
Polaroid Polachrome: cold film with lined canvas
Fuji Astia 100 - Generic: oldest Fuji Astia 100 emulation
Fuji Provia 100 - Generic: oldest Fuji Provia 100 emulation
Fuji Velvia 100 - Generic: oldest Fuji Velvia 100 emulation
Kodak Ektachrome 100 VS - Generic: oldest Kodak Ektachrome 100 VS emulation
Fuji FP 100 C: all-purpose, fairly saturated film
Fuji Provia 400 F: neutral film for photojournalism
Kodak EktaColor 100: very warm, highly saturated film for travel and landscape work
Kodak Elite Chrome 200: high speed, fairly neutral film for travel and photojournalism
Kodak Elite Chrome 400: high speed grainy film for photojournalism
Polaroid 669: rather neutral film, good for portraits
Polaroid 690: somewhat saturated film for studio and still life shots
Agfa Precisa 100: very faithful color rendering
Fuji Sensia 100: general public version of Fuji Astia: soft film for portraits and night shots
Lomography X-Pro Slide 200: very saturated, very high contrast, slightly crazy colors
The following negative color film effects are included:
Agfa Ultra 100: highly saturated film for landscape and studio shots
Agfa Vista 200: all-purpose, saturated, "general public" film
Fuji Superia 200: all-purpose, mass public film
Fuji Superia 200 - Cross processed: negative film showing a positive film treatment (blue dominant)
Fuji Superia X-tra 800: high speed film with saturated colors for photojournalism
Kodak Portra 160 NC: portrait and wedding film with natural colors and low contrast
Fuji Superia Reala 100: portrait and wedding film with soft tones
Fuji Superia HG 1600: high luminosity film, weakly saturated
Kodak Elite Color 200: all-purpose film, neutral and saturated colors
Kodak Elite Color 400: high speed all-purpose film, neutral and saturated colors
Kodak Portra 160 VC: photojournalism film, neutral but saturated tones
Lomography Redscale 100: very creative film, strongly dominant orange
- Color Control
- The Hue / Saturation / Luminance feature allows you to precisely adjust the colors of your image. You can modify specific color tones without affecting others. Additionally, change the ambient feeling of your photos and regulate their color intensity.
- Designer Presets
In addition to all the traditional film simulations, try out the following original effects from DxO:
Beauty: cool colors for flesh tones
Blurred: a bit washed out and granular
Cool TV: like a television in the 1950s
Darkroom: highly-contrasted black and white with strong vignetting, as seen in the earliest photographs
Lo-Fi: washed-out colors, as seen in film that was very old when processed
Lunar green: quasi-exclusive dominant green rendering
Nostalgia: dominant sepia and increased contrast
Sepia: a warm brownish tone
Silent movie: dense black and white, with a 1930s movie ambiance
Blue tone: slightly dominant blue
Cappuccino: granular sepia rendering
Cyanotype: monochromatic rendering with a dominant blue
Dreamy: ethereal blur
Emo: passionate and nostalgic rendering - with a bit of "grunge"
Expresso: "all-terrain" black and white film that can be used for all photos
Found in the attic: the look of a long-forgotten slide in an attic
Glacier: colors so cold that they seem frozen
Glass plate: photos taken on glass plates before the invention of film
Grunge: desaturation and strong contrast for a "grunge" look
Infrared: IR rendering
Old postcard: antique postcard found at a flea market
Pastel: soft color rendering and increased contrast
Photo 60's: desaturated colors
Photo 1900: the charm of the 1900s - low-contrast black and white with grain
Poetic: brings out unexpected colors
Pola: Polachrome grain on a Polaroid 669 film
Powdery: very desaturated colors for a cold rendering
Prussian red: all colors desaturated except for red, for a surrealist rendering
Red tone: slightly dominant red-orange for a "sunset" effect
Stenope: black and white pinhole shot
Soft Focus: slightly diffuse effect, such as that seen with a 1970s portrait filter
Vintage: pinhole effect with a touch of vignetting and a slightly dominant sepia
The following tones are selectable:
FilmPack 4 includes the following filters:
- Film Grain Settings
DxO FilmPack offers you the beauty of silver halide film grain. Add faithful imitations of film grain to your digital photos to rediscover the authentic quality of film and lend character to your images. Many different grain settings are available.
This version of FilmPack 4 also allows you to remove noise from photos. To accurately render film photography effects, you may reduce the noise in an image before adding a film grain. Thanks to this tool, DxO FilmPack lets you eliminate noise from your digital photos, particularly in dark zones, without altering or reducing the image quality.
- Create Your Own Film Types
- This version of FilmPack lets you create and save your own film types. Save your own parameters for intensity, grain, and contrast and apply them easily to other images in your photo library.
- Creative Vignetting
- FilmPack lets you shade the borders of your images to create a particular atmosphere or to draw attention to the center of your image. Vignetting effects become a real asset in bringing an even greater dimension of originality to your images. Adjust your vignetting effects with the help of several intuitive cursor controls.
- Batch Processing
- Using FilmPack's batch processing function, you can process a large number of photos the same way with just one click. Just select the images to process, choose a look from the preset list, and apply the look to your entire batch of images.
- Custom Presets
- Save the renderings that you have created for intensity, grain and contrast, and then apply them to other images in your library.
- Preset Import/Export
- Borrow a look created by another user by importing the preset into your library. Use the export feature to share your processing parameters with other DxO FilmPack users.
- Plug-in and Standalone Application
Using the software as a standalone application, you can apply the available photo effects to your images instantly and directly process your TIFF and JPEG images in just a few clicks.
As a plug-in, DxO FilmPack integrates seamlessly with your other image processing software. It's compatible with the following programs: Adobe Photoshop CS3, CS4 (32 & 64 bit), CS5 (32 & 64 bit), CS6 (32 & 64 bit); Adobe Photoshop Elements 9, 10 and 11; Lightroom 3, 4 and 5; Apple Aperture 3; and DxO Optics Pro 8.2 and higher. Maintain your workflow while enhancing your Adobe or Apple solutions. In plug-in mode for DxO Optics Pro, you can also directly process your RAW images by applying color and grain renderings right onto them.
- Display Options
- Use different display options to compare your original and corrected images. Categorized presets are accessible in just one click, and both the control panel and the histogram can be hidden or displayed according to your preferences. Show or hide the different panes according to your preferences, and easily access effects and advanced settings grouped in the tabs in the controls panel.
Introduced in Version 4
- Age your images with scratches, spots/stains, graininess and creased/crumpled paper effects.
- Light leaks
- Simulate film cartridge light leaks for areas of overexposure or color saturation in the form of lines that are parallel to the edges of the image. Choose from several options, including color leak 2, color leak 5 and white leak 2.
- Make your photos stand out via numerous options, including white, black, mat, darkroom, slide, snapshot, glass, instant and old-style paper.
- Blur Vignetting
- Apply a blurred effect to the perimeter of your image in order to draw attention to your subject. DxO FilmPack 4 lets you simulate the loss of depth of field. Center the effect on your subject and then fine-tune all the parameters: intensity, radius, transition, roundness and diffusion.
- Take snapshots of your image during the course of processing. You can revisit the corrections applied to an image or use them later for side-by-side comparisons to immediately evaluate the effects of different settings on your photo.
- Favorite Presets
- Find the presets that you most frequently use in the Favorites tab. Just click on the star icon at the top of the thumbnail of the preset that you want to select, and it will automatically be displayed in the Favorites tab. You no longer need to keep scrolling through the presets pane to find what you want.
- Save time and perfectly reproduce the processing settings you've applied to your images by printing them directly from DxO FilmPack. With just a few clicks, restore all the emotion of art prints, and perfectly reproduce all the settings you've applied to your images: presets, effects, toning, etc.
- The Crop tool lets you easily change the proportions of your image by using an adjustable grid divided into thirds (both horizontally and vertically), enabling perfect compositions.
- Enables you to boost the local contrast in order to bring out details and give images even more bite.
- Helps you apply intelligent saturation to your images so as to subtly reinforce the overall tint, while accounting for all of the colors present.
- Preset Search
- Easily access any of DxO FilmPack 4's 90 presets by using the search tool that lets you quickly find what you want.
- Redesigned Interface
- Entirely redesigned, DxO FilmPack 4's user interface makes it easier for you to more freely explore the available renderings and settings, and to master the software more quickly. The controls panel has also been completely redesigned: A button lets you switch between and separately display controls for color film and black and white film, and tool palettes have been restructured to group all correction settings in one tab and all effects in the other.