Featured Lightroom Preset – Kodak Ektachrome Film Emulation

Before and after comparison photo using Kodak Ektachrome Film Emulation preset.


The art of film photography has a nostalgic allure that continues to captivate photographers around the globe. Kodak Ektachrome is a revered name in this sphere, celebrated for its vivid colors and crisp detail. The “Kodak Ektachrome Film Emulation” preset and profile recreate the classic look of Kodak Ektachrome film. Let’s dive deep into what makes this preset a must-have for enthusiasts of film aesthetics. See our Film Collection Here.

Film Characteristics

Kodak Ektachrome is synonymous with richly saturated colors, fine grain, and a clean, bright look. Originally favored by professional photographers, it was particularly noted for its exceptional color accuracy and subtle tones. The film’s ability to capture blues and greens vividly while maintaining true-to-life skin tones made it a favorite for nature and portrait photography. 

Lightroom Preset Details

The Kodak Ektachrome Film Emulation Lightroom preset includes a profile, allowing for more profound and precise adjustments that mimic the film’s properties. This preset is skillfully crafted to bring out vibrant colors, enhance sharpness, and replicate the distinctive grain structure of the Ektachrome film.

Photographers can expect:

  • Enhanced color saturation and vibrancy, true to the Ektachrome style.
  • Fine-tuned contrast settings that highlight details while maintaining the film’s classic aesthetic.
  • Grain emulation adds texture and a film-like feel to digital photos.
  • Compatibility with a wide range of Lightroom versions, ensuring accessibility for all users.

Practical Usage and Tips

To get the most out of the Kodak Ektachrome Film Emulation preset and profile, it’s recommended that you apply to images with adequate natural or studio lighting. The preset works exceptionally well for outdoor portraits and landscapes, where natural light can complement its vibrant color and tones.

Studio Portrait of Woman with the Kodak Ektachrome preset in Lightroom.


The Kodak Ektachrome Film Emulation preset by Presetpro is perfect for photographers wishing to infuse their digital images with the timeless charm of analog film. It strikes an excellent balance between authenticity and adaptability, making it a standout in film emulation presets. Whether you are a seasoned photographer or a hobbyist, this preset can transform your digital gallery into a nostalgic portfolio with minimal effort.

FAQs About Kodak Ektachrome Film Emulation

Q: Is the Kodak Ektachrome Lightroom preset compatible with all versions of Adobe Lightroom?

A: Yes, this preset is compatible with the latest versions of Adobe Lightroom, including Lightroom Classic and Lightroom CC.

Q: Can this preset be used on mobile?

A: If you have the Lightroom mobile app (Subscription only), the preset can be synced via Creative Cloud and used on the go.

Q: How do I install the preset in Lightroom?

A: The preset can be installed by importing it into Lightroom’s Develop Module under the User Presets section.

Q: Can I apply this preset to any photo?

A: Absolutely! While the preset shines in landscape and portrait photography due to its color vibrancy and grain detail, it is versatile enough to enhance a wide range of photographic styles.

Q: Where can I find Lightroom presets that emulate the Kodak Ektachrome look?

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


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