Cobalt Elite Classic B&W
The most famous film black and white negatives for your digital cameras
Modular pack for Lightroom/ACR
You must own Adobe DNG basic pack to get emulations working. This emulation pack works on Lightroom 7.3 and over/Camera Raw 10.3 and over.
Emulation pack for Capture One
This is a tailored emulation pack made specifically for a single camera model. Please be sure to write the specific camera model during the checkout process.
Cobalt Elite film emulations
In the past, our Kodak, Silver and Fuji film packs were renowned for capturing the unique mood of film emulsions. However, we have now taken our emulation to the next level with our high-end emulation pack. This isn’t just a mood anymore – it’s a scientific reproduction of your favourite film emulsions, brought to life on digital. Our team has spent months meticulously reducing every manageable variable in the acquisition process to ensure that we are able to offer a true emulation of these legendary film packs on digital as you can see here. We are proud to be the first in the market to offer this level of accuracy and authenticity in our digital emulations. With our high-end emulation pack, you can now experience the look and feel of your favourite film emulsions, without the hassle of traditional film processing and you can also mix digital and analogue shooting while keeping the same colour output.
For all available film emulations, we have captured both accurate colourimetry and contrast curve, which provides a higher initial contrast compared to the original raw file, as we aim to emulate the lower dynamic range of film. Expect almost final results with just the selection of your chosen profile if you want to enjoy accurate emulation.
Alternatively, make adjustments to the raw file while keeping in mind that you are using a Cobalt profile designed to maintain colour consistency even after intense post-production adjustments.
Our latest update offers both linear and filtered versions, catering to photographers with different editing preferences and needs.
For those seeking advanced editing capabilities, the linear versions provide a seamless experience in a professional editing room, allowing for precise adjustments and customization.
On the other hand, if you desire to replicate the distinctive look and feel of a film camera with a colour filter attached to the lens, the filtered versions are perfect for you. These versions accurately emulate the results obtained from such a setup, giving your photographs an authentic and nostalgic touch.
Your fabulous image with our Tri-X 400 emulation applied.
Tri-X 400 with Red filter
Your fabulous image with our Tri-X 400 emulation applied and the virtual red filter on top of the lens.
Tri-X 400 with green filter
Your fabulous image with our Tri-X 400 emulation applied and the virtual green filter on top of the lens.
Tri-X 400 with yellow filter
Your fabulous image with our Tri-X 400 emulation applied and the virtual yellow filter on top of the lens.
Kodak T-max 100
Kodak T-MAX 100 is a black-and-white film produced by Eastman Kodak, one of the most renowned and influential companies in the history of photography. T-MAX 100 is a low ISO film known for its fine grain and high sharpness, making it a popular choice for various applications such as fine art, portraiture, landscape photography, and photojournalism.
Kodak T-MAX 100 is known for its excellent contrast and tonal range, which are crucial factors in black-and-white photography. Here’s some information about the contrast and tones of T-MAX 100:
Contrast: T-MAX 100 offers a wide tonal range and a characteristic high-contrast look. It produces rich blacks, clean whites, and a full spectrum of grays in between. The film’s inherent contrast helps create impactful and dramatic images with a strong visual impact.
Highlight and Shadow Detail: T-MAX 100 has good latitude, meaning it can capture a range of tonal values from deep shadows to bright highlights. It retains detail in both highlight and shadow areas, allowing for a balanced and well-exposed image.
Gradation: The film’s tonal gradation is smooth and gradual, allowing for seamless transitions between different shades of gray. This characteristic enhances the overall tonal depth and adds dimensionality to the photographs.
Fine Grain Structure: T-MAX 100’s fine grain structure contributes to its excellent tonal rendering. The fine grains allow for subtle tonal differentiations and smooth transitions, resulting in a highly detailed and nuanced image.
Accurate Rendering: T-MAX 100 is known for its accurate tonal rendering, capturing the subject with fidelity and reproducing a wide range of tones faithfully. It delivers a pleasing tonal balance that is often favored in black-and-white photography.
Kodak Tri-X 400
Kodak Tri-X 400 is a black-and-white film produced by Eastman Kodak. Kodak Tri-X 400 continues to be a popular choice for photographers who appreciate its classic look, high-speed capabilities, and distinctive grain. Its versatility and ability to capture a wide range of tones make it suitable for various genres, including street photography, photojournalism, portraiture, and documentary photography.
Kodak Tri-X 400 is well-known for its characteristic contrast and tonal qualities, which contribute to its iconic look and aesthetic appeal in black-and-white photography.
Contrast: Tri-X 400 is known for its rich and pronounced contrast. It produces deep blacks and bright whites, creating a strong visual impact and adding drama to the images. The high contrast helps to define shapes and enhance the overall tonal separation, resulting in images with a classic and gritty feel.
Highlight and Shadow Detail: Tri-X 400 has good latitude, allowing it to capture a broad range of tonal values from highlights to shadows. It retains detail in both bright areas and deep shadows, providing a balanced exposure and preserving important image information.
Grain Structure: Tri-X 400 is characterized by a distinctive and pronounced grain structure. The grain adds texture and contributes to the film’s unique aesthetic. The grain in Tri-X 400 is often described as “gritty” and can enhance the overall mood and atmosphere of the images.
Tonal Range: Tri-X 400 offers a wide tonal range, with a full spectrum of grays in between the blacks and whites. This range of tones allows for the capture of subtle nuances and contributes to the overall richness and depth of the image.
Black and White Rendering: Tri-X 400 has a distinctive rendering of black and white tones. It is often praised for its ability to produce deep, rich blacks and clean, crisp whites. The film’s rendering adds depth and dimensionality to the images, emphasizing the tonal separation and enhancing the overall visual impact.
Ilford HP5 plus 400
Ilford HP5 Plus 400 is a popular black-and-white film manufactured by Ilford, a renowned company known for its high-quality photographic products. HP5 Plus 400 is a versatile film widely appreciated for its fine grain, wide exposure latitude, and rich tonal range. Its combination of speed, flexibility, and image quality has made it a favourite among many black-and-white photographers seeking excellent results across various lighting conditions and subjects.
Contrast: HP5 Plus 400 exhibits a well-balanced and versatile contrast. It offers a moderate level of contrast that strikes a balance between deep blacks and bright highlights. This moderate contrast allows for good tonal separation, emphasizing details and adding depth to the images without sacrificing important highlight or shadow information.
Highlight and Shadow Detail: HP5 Plus 400 has good latitude, meaning it can capture a wide range of tonal values from highlights to shadows. It retains detail in both bright areas and deep shadows, providing a balanced exposure and preserving important image information. This characteristic allows for greater flexibility in post-processing and printing, as well as in difficult lighting conditions.
Tonal Range: HP5 Plus 400 offers a wide tonal range with rich blacks, clean whites, and a smooth gradation of greys in between. The film allows for the capture of subtle nuances and provides ample room for tonal adjustments during printing or post-processing. The wide tonal range contributes to the overall visual impact and depth of the images.
Fine Grain: HP5 Plus 400 is known for its relatively fine grain structure, especially considering its speed rating. The fine grain contributes to the sharpness and clarity of the images, allowing for the capture of intricate details. The film’s fine-grain structure also helps in producing smooth tonal transitions and enhancing overall image quality.
Black and White Rendering: HP5 Plus 400 renders black and white tones in a pleasing and natural way. The film’s tonal rendering captures a wide range of tones, producing rich blacks, clean whites, and smooth transitions between different shades of grey. This contributes to the overall aesthetic appeal and the ability to express a variety of moods and atmospheres in black-and-white photography.
Lightroom and ACR
Our emulations work using a colour profile.
Basic colour profiles.
Linear colour profiles.
Colour filtered colour profiles.
Included is an editing pack of presets, please read the tutorial to learn more.
Our emulations work using a style made by :
Thanks to Capture One engine, with luma, RGB curves and profile curve settings, you have the freedom to edit your image to your taste.
Please do not forget, on Capture One this will be a custom service made for a single camera model. Please be sure to write the specific camera model during the checkout process. Once received the camera model you will receive by mail the emulations in two working days.
Our grain settings are made to follow the original impact. ( once selected the proper grain setting please use the amount slider to increase or decrease the impact keeping the grain style)