Enabling you to simulate the unique appearance of different film types with your digital files, DxO's FilmPack 5 Essential Edition adds an element of analog photography to your digital workflow. Comprising more than 40 distinct film types, this software includes a variety of favorite black & white, color negative, and color positive films whose unique qualities and grain structures can be applied to digital images. An array of traditionally-inspired creative effects can also be applied to imagery, including toning, color filter effects, and vignettes; each of which are adjustable to create a personalized look. Offering some of the most beloved and distinct aspects of film photography within an efficient digital interface, FilmPack 5 allows you to re-enter the world of analog photography with the convenience and control of a digital workflow.
Set within an intuitive interface, this program neatly organizes all creative effects, film renderings, and editing controls within reach and also incorporates a file browser for easy access to local and networked file folders. FilmPack 5 can function as both a standalone application or as a plug-in with popular editing programs from Adobe, Apple, and DxO.
At the core of FilmPack 5 is a host of dedicated film profiles designed to replicate the unique qualities of more than 40 film types. Using a scientifically rigorous process, each film type has been profiled by shooting calibration targets and real subjects, developed by reputable film development labs, and then scanned at high resolution in order to accurately measure the distinct qualities of each film type in relation to response and grain patterns. Each of the color and black & white films can then be simulated using the software in order to mimic their grain, color, saturation, and contrast with your digital files. Grain intensity and density can be adjusted within each film type and, additionally, different film characteristics can be combined to create your own custom profiles.
This Essential Edition of FilmPack 5 features 19 different black & white films, 17 color positive films, and 8 color negative films. Additionally 12 Designer Renderings have been included to simulate different film-based effects.
Beyond applying the distinct looks of different film types to your digital files, you can also simulate traditional processing effects to further modify the look of your photographs. Vintage effects and tints can be applied, as well as several filter effects and vignetting control. Additionally, toning allows you to replicate a common darkroom process to affect the final appearance of an image, and split toning control can be used to independently adjust the look of both highlight and shadow regions.
An intuitive interface design presents all of the controls within easy reach, with the ability to apply different effects using a single click.
The program is configured within a 16:9 aspect ratio to offer greater room for working when used on widescreen monitors.
Different renderings, effects, and settings have been grouped together within the menu system for faster access to different tools.
An integrated file browser allows you to view and select photographs from within the application.
FilmPack 5 can function as a standalone application or as a plug-in for Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Photoshop Lightroom, Apple Aperture, or DxO OpticsPro.