I Re-created Fuji’s Classic Negative as a preset for any Camera

Free Lightroom Preset and Capture One style of Classic Negative.

So the Fuji Xpro 3 brought a new Fuji Film Simulation called Classic Negative. All the new Fuji cameras have it, but older cameras and other brands of course do not. So I went to work on creating Fuji presets for Lightroom and for Capture One. I even made them into Luts so I can use them to edit videos on apps like Resolve or Premiere Pro.

Getting film presets to work on any camera takes time, but once you work out the formulas it’s easy. I don’t like to be limited across cameras, which is why I don’t use camera-specific color profiles. So if I want a look, a us a preset like this classic neg preset.

I also designed presets like Classic Negative, Fuji 400 presets, Fujifilm black and white, and more. Then I created a mini-free pack from my complete Film presets collection so you can try a few of them.

DOWNLOAD my Classic Negative preset FREE.

Get the preset in my free sampler pack on the Filmist page.
It includes Classic Negative as a Lightroom preset as a Capture One Style for any camera, as well as a LR6 preset and a LUT for video.

Or Download the quick ZIP – This contains ONLY the Classic Negative preset for Lightroom CC without the other films or extras).

This Classic Negative look is actually based on Fujifilm Superia, a negative film of the ’90s. There are zero technical reasons to make color profiles work only on the latest cameras, it’s just a marketing trick. That’s why I set to work and made presets/styles and Luts for this process. I want color grades I can use anywhere.

Just download my free classic neg preset for Capture One, Lightroom, Lightroom Classic, Lightroom Mobile, and older versions like LR6. Go here if you need help installing them.

You can also use them in any app that can use LUTS like Affinity Photo or Resolve. I put all the versions in one download pack to make this easy.

Hope you enjoy these and if you do please check out the complete Filmist prests and styles pack.

Gavin Seim

Fujifilm presets for Lightroom - Classic Negative

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  1. What is the base curve for Fuji cameras for this profile?
    When I apply it on a raw file from Fuji which was taken with Acros color profile in the camera activated, the output file after your preset is also black and white and not in color. Using newest version of Capture One 12.

    So which curve should be selected?

    Thank you.

    1. I use Film Std on all presets otherwise it’s hard to calibrate color. There should be no black and white as the preset should overwrite that base curve but I’ll check and see if I missed that box. But yes Film Std will give you the correct color base.

  2. Thanks for this Classic Neg . Comparing on Capture one between XT3 Raw with capture one built in ‘Classic Neg’ and same Raw with your preset is fairly indentical !!

    Great , i will be now able to apply your ‘Classic neg’ to my XE2 Raw !!

    Thanks again ! Good job !

  3. That looks great! Any chance to make this work together with the SilkyPix RAW converter? Thanks!

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I'm from WA State USA and started studying photography in 97. I started work as a pro (using that word loosely because I sucked) using film at age 16. I learned fast but was not as easy to find training then. Sometimes I beat my head against the wall until I figured stuff out.

As digital dawned I went all in and got to study with masters like Ken Whitmire. In 09 I founded the Pro Photo Show podcast. I started promoting tone-focused editing. When Lightroom arrived, I started developing tools to make editing and workflow better.

20 years of study and photography around the country earned me a Master of Photography (M.Photog) from PPA. I got to see my workshops and tools featured in publications across the industry. Once I even won the prestigious HotOne award for my "EXposed" light and tone workshop.

Wanting something calmer, I moved to Mexico in 2017. It's a land of magical light. I'm here now exploring light and trying to master my weak areas. I make videos of that for my Youtube channel, sharing what I learn. I hope you'll stick around and be part of Light Hunters Tribe... Gavin

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