VSCO X February 2020 Film: FT6

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Based on Fuji’s discontinued T64 film, FT6 gives photos cool tones perfect for dim city nights and soft, overcast days. It’s a good way to offset the orange and yellow tones commonly found with tungsten light, like from street lamps. But you don’t need that kind of light to edit with FT6. It works great for coastal fog, snowy days, or turning daytime scenes into nighttime scenes with the following recipe: FT6, Exposure (-6.0), and Contrast (+2.0).

VSCO X is a membership program for the photography app VSCO. It’s a yearly subscription that offers exclusive film emulation presets. Members also have access to the entire library of 130+ presets. The membership costs US$19.99/year.

App Store: Free (Offers In-App Purchases)

The Mac Observer has a full list of Film X presets that gets updated with each new release, as well as a list of the classic presets.

VSCO X February 2020 Film: FT6

VSCO Hasn’t Released a Film X Preset Since January

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The story I’m linking to is a bit of a behind-the-scenes look at the effort VSCO puts into emulating analog film. The company releases these special presets as part of its VSCO X membership, which costs US$20/year.

Its Film X filters recreate the look of long-gone analog films like Ektar 100, Portra 400, and Kodak Tri-X (a favorite of the late street photographer Garry Winogrand). It’s a long process that involves not just coding, but locating old film stock and reverse engineering the pictures captured on it.

It’s interesting to read, but I’d also like to take this opportunity to say that I’m a VSCO X member and VSCO hasn’t released a Film X preset since January. We were promised one new preset every month. Time to cancel?

VSCO X November Film: Introducing Fuji Velvia 50

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VSCO X is a membership program for the photography app VSCO. It’s a yearly subscription that offers members exclusive film emulation presets. Members also have access to the entire library of 130+ presets. The membership costs US$19.99/year.

Since Kodachrome, no film has attracted as loyal a following as Fujifilm’s Velvia 50. With its high contrast and richly saturated colors, Fuji Velvia 50 quickly became the go-to film for landscape photographers. A slight magenta cast and warm color palette make Velvia 50 especially suited for autumn, desert, and sunset scenes.

The Mac Observer has a full list of Film X presets that are updated every month.

VSCO X November Film: Introducing Fuji Velvia 50