Featured Lightroom Preset – Kodak Ektar 100 Film Emulation

Photo of a person sitting at the edge of a canyon with a peace sign, edited using the Kodak Ektar 100 Film Emulation Lightroom preset and profile from PresetPro to enhance colors and details.


The Kodak Ektar 100 Film Emulation preset for Lightroom allows photographers to recreate the rich, vibrant, and detailed aesthetics of Kodak’s iconic Ektar 100 film. This preset uses a specialized profile to accurately mimic the unique characteristics of the original analog film, providing users with a convenient way to infuse their digital images with a classic film look.

History of Kodak Ektar 100 Analog Film

Kodak Ektar 100 was introduced in 1989 as a high-saturation, fine-grain color negative film. It quickly became a favorite among photographers for its vivid color reproduction and exceptional clarity. Renowned for its ability to capture strikingly vibrant images, it remains a popular choice for landscape, nature, and studio photographers.

Film Characteristics of Kodak Ektar 100

Kodak Ektar 100 is celebrated for its vivid color reproduction, enhancing the natural beauty of landscapes and outdoor scenes with brilliant reds, vibrant greens, and deep blues. Its ultra-fine grain ensures exceptionally sharp images with minimal noise, making it ideal for large prints and high-resolution scans. Additionally, Ektar 100 offers a high-contrast look, providing a dynamic range that highlights both shadow and highlight details, making it suitable for various lighting conditions.

Kodak Ektar 100 Film Emulation

The Lightroom preset for Kodak Ektar 100 Film Emulation aims to replicate these defining characteristics digitally. By utilizing a custom profile, this preset ensures that your digital photos capture the same vibrant colors, fine grain, and high contrast that photographers love about the original Ektar 100 film.

  • Profile: Custom-built to emulate Kodak Ektar 100
  • Adjustments: Color, contrast, grain, and tone curve adjustments
  • Compatibility: Works with Lightroom Classic and Lightroom CC
  • Application: One-click application with room for manual fine-tuning


The Kodak Ektar 100 Film Emulation preset for Lightroom is a powerful tool for photographers seeking to infuse digital images with the rich, vibrant, and detailed look of Kodak’s iconic Ektar 100 film. With its precise color grading, fine grain replication, and high contrast, this preset offers an easy and effective way to achieve stunning results, ensuring your photos stand out with a timeless, classic aesthetic.

Key Takeaways



Film Type & Speed

Kodak Ektar 100 is a color negative film with an ISO speed of 100/21°.

Sharpness & Grain

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

Color Reproduction

Provides ultra-vivid color with high saturation, significantly enhancing reds, greens, and blues.

Best For

Ideal for nature, travel, outdoor photography, as well as fashion and product photography.


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

Alternative Films

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


FAQs About Kodak Ektar Emulation

Q: How do I install the Kodak Ektar 100 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: Ideal for nature, travel, outdoor photography, fashion, and product 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 Kodak Ektar 100 Film?

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


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