DxO has released a new version of its analog film simulation software FilmPack. FilmPack 7 has a number of new features, including luminosity masking for more control over image adjustments, 25 new analog film renderings, new ‘digital’ renderings replicating modern digital camera picture styles, and an ‘enriched’ Time Machine mode where you can browse historical photos and recreate their look with your own images.
The addition of luminosity masks could prove extremely useful because FilmPack does not have its own local adjustment tools, and this new feature should make it possible to confine editing adjustments to specific areas based on their brightness values – so you could adjust only the shadows or highlights in a photo, for example.
At the heart of DxO FilmPack is its collection of analog film ‘renderings’. These have been created from extensive testing and calibration processes to recreate the look of classic analog films digitally. FilmPack 7 includes 25 new film renderings, including five from the modern era: Cinestill Redrum 200, LomoChrome Metropolis 200, Lomography Redscale XR 200, Berlin Kino B&W 400 and Earl Gray B&W 100.
It also includes new ‘digital’ renderings that simulate the picture styles and film simulations in Nikon and Fujifilm digital cameras. These changes bring the total number to 89 film renderings and 82 digital styles.
Another key feature in DxO FilmPack is its Time Machine mode, where you can browse back through the history of photography and look at classic images and eras to learn more about the films and processes used and apply these to your own images. This has been upgraded in FilmPack 7 to include 22 new historical images and events and 26 new presets, to take the total to 94.
DxO FilmPack 7 can be used as a standalone program or as a plug-in for Photoshop and Lightroom. If it’s installed alongside DxO PhotoLab, it’s integrated into the PhotoLab interface, where you can access its analog film renderings and tools as part of the regular PhotoLab workflow.
DxO FilmPack 7 is available now and costs $139/£129 for new users, or $79/£69 as an upgrade for existing users.
DxO store and trial versions*
DxO PhotoLab 7 Elite: $229/£209
DxO ViewPoint 4: $99/£89
DxO FilmPack 7: $139/£129
DxO PureRAW 3: $129/£115
DxO Nik Collection 6: $149/£135
• 30 day trials are available for each product