Think of it as Instagram Pro: DxO FilmPack 4 is out

DxO FilmPack lets photographers apply a specific film look to a digital photo, then tweak settings afterward.

(Credit: DxO Labs)

DxO Labs released FilmPack 4 Wednesday, a new version of its software for photographers fond of the retro film look made possible by Instagram and similar filter-effect apps.

The software goes well beyond the usual sepia-tone and cyanotype effects. It’s based on precise measurements of 60 specific types of film — everything from Fuji Velvia to Kodak Tri-X — to quickly endow digital photos with an old-school analog look.

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Some might call it a throwback or gimmick, but plenty of shooters such as wedding photographers like such tools for quickly adding a little character or flavor.

New to the FilmPack 4 Essential version, which costs $79 after a $49 promotion ends, is a redesigned interface and 65 new recipes that combine effects such as blurring, vignett… [Read more]


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