How does it work?
FilmPack 4 uses a whole range of tools to produce its film ‘looks’, and you can choose and apply these manually or choose one of the ready-made presets displayed in a strip along the bottom of the screen. The manual tools are displayed in a vertical panel on the right in a series of expandable panels. If you choose a preset you’ll see all the adjustments it uses here, and you can modify or remove them to create your own variation. Once you’ve created a film effect of your own, you can save it as a new custom preset and apply it to other images with a single click in the future.
DxO FilmPack 4 features 01: Preset effects
These are displayed as a series of tabs in the strip along the bottom of the window – here’s the full list:
- Favorites (star): You can click the ‘star’ button in the top right corner of any of the presets to make it a ‘favorite’, and all your favorites are shown in this tab for quick access
- Color slide film: A range of colour films from Agfa Precisia 100 through Fuji and Kodak emulsions through to Polaroid Polachrome, types 669 and 690. It’s not exhaustive, though, and some film types are missing, such as Velvia 50 or Agfa CT18/21
- Color negative film: This includes a good range from Agfa Ultra Color through Fuji Superia and Kodak Elite Color to ‘Lomography Redscale 100’
- Black and white film: Another good choice, including Agfapan 25/100, Fuji Neopan Ilford Delta and regular emulsions, Kodak T-Max and regular films through to three Polaroid types and ‘Rollei’ retro emulsions
- Designer presets: These use various film emulsion simulations combined with other adjustment tools to provide ‘looks’ called ‘Arkadia’, ‘Emo’ and ‘Found in the Attic’. They provide striking retro looks and the click of a button
- Custom presets: This tab displays any presets you create and save yourself using the manual tools in the right sidebar
- Search preset: Use this tab when you know the name of the preset you want to use but can’t remember where to find it