Featured Lightroom Preset – Agfa Ultra Film Emulation

Featured Lightroom Preset - Agfa Ultra 100 Film Emulation cover


Welcome to our feature on the Agfa Ultra Film Emulation Lightroom preset. This preset leverages the power of a specialized profile to deliver the rich, vibrant colors and fine-grain structure characteristic of the legendary Agfa Ultra 100 analog film. We aim to bring the classic film look into your digital workflow, enhancing your images with the timeless beauty of Agfa’s renowned color science.

History of Agfa Ultra 100 Analog Film

Introduced in the late 20th century, the Agfa Ultra 100 film quickly gained popularity among photographers for its vivid color reproduction and fine grain. Agfa Ultra 100 became a favorite for landscape and portrait photography because of its exceptional sharpness and ability to produce highly saturated colors. Despite its discontinuation, the film remains a beloved choice for enthusiasts who appreciate the unique qualities of analog film.

Film Characteristics of Agfa Ultra 100

Agfa Ultra 100 is celebrated for its outstanding color fidelity and fine-grain structure. The film’s spectral sensitivity ensures true-to-life color reproduction, while its dynamic range captures a wide range of tones. The film’s fine grain provides a smooth, detailed image, making it ideal for high-quality enlargements.

Agfa Ultra 100 Film Emulation

Our Lightroom preset meticulously emulates the Agfa Ultra 100 film by replicating its color profile and grain structure. The preset adjusts the color curves to match the film’s spectral sensitivity, ensuring that your digital photos exhibit the same vibrant colors and subtle nuances as the original analog film. Additionally, the preset includes a custom grain overlay to mimic the film’s texture, providing an authentic analog feel to your images.

  • Custom Profile: Tailored to replicate the unique color science of Agfa Ultra 100 Film.
  • Tone Adjustments: Fine-tuned highlights and shadows to mimic the dynamic range of the film.
  • Color Calibration: Enhanced hues and saturation to reflect the rich, vibrant palette of Agfa Ultra.
  • Grain Simulation: Subtle grain texture added to emulate the film’s fine grain structure.


In conclusion, the Agfa Ultra Film Emulation Lightroom preset is an invaluable tool for photographers looking to bring the classic beauty of Agfa Ultra 100 film into their digital edits. With its precise color replication, delicate grain overlay, and flexible customization options, this preset offers authenticity and convenience. We encourage you to try it out and experience the timeless charm of the Agfa Ultra 100 for yourself.

Key Takeaways



Film Type & Speed

Agfa Ultra 100 is a color negative film with an ISO speed of 100/21°

Sharpness & Grain

Known for its exceptional sharpness and fine grain structure, ideal for high-quality enlargements.

Color Reproduction

Provides vivid, saturated colors with excellent fidelity, enhancing reds and greens significantly.

Best For

Ideal for landscapes, portraits, and any photography requiring rich color and fine detail.


Compatible with the standard C-41 process, ensuring wide accessibility for development.

Alternative Films

Comparable alternatives include Kodak Ektar 100 and Fuji Pro 160C, though each has distinct characteristics.


FAQs About Agfa Ultra Emulation

Q: How do I install the Agfa Ultra Film Emulation preset in Lightroom?

A: Download the preset file, open Lightroom, and import the preset via the Presets panel in the Develop module.

Q: Can I customize the preset settings?

A: Absolutely! Our preset serves as a solid foundation. Feel free to tweak the settings to match your creative vision.

Q: What type of photos work best with this preset?

A: The preset is versatile and works well with various photography styles, including landscapes, portraits, and street photography.

Q: Will the preset work on both RAW and JPEG files?

A: Yes, the preset works with JPEG and RAW files, but we recommend using RAW files for the best results.

Q: Is this preset part of a larger collection?

A: It is part of the Complete Lightroom Collection, which includes various other film emulation presets.

Q: Where can I find Lightroom presets that emulate the Agfa Ultra 100 Film?

A: Many photographers and preset creators offer Lightroom presets designed to emulate the look of Agfa Ultra film. These can be found on photography resource websites or digital marketplaces like Presetpro.com


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