Featured Lightroom Preset – Kodak Gold 200 Color Emulation

A beautifully edited portrait using the Kodak Gold 200 Lightroom Film Emulation preset and profile, featuring warm tones and fine grain that simulate the original film's characteristics.


Are you a fan of the nostalgic, warm tones of Kodak Gold 200 film? We’ve got something special for you! Our new Lightroom preset, the Kodak Gold 200 Film Emulation, captures the essence of this beloved film stock, complete with a custom profile that enhances its unique characteristics. In this post, we’ll explore the details of this preset, delve into the technical aspects of Kodak Gold 200 film, and explain how you can bring your digital photos to life with this classic look.

History of Kodak Gold 200 Film

Kodak Gold 200 was introduced in the 1980s as part of Kodak’s consumer line of color-negative films. It was designed to provide vibrant colors, fine grain, and excellent performance under various lighting conditions. This film quickly became popular among amateur photographers for its ease of use and reliable results, making it a household name for capturing everyday moments, vacations, and family gatherings.

Throughout the years, Kodak Gold 200 has undergone several updates to improve its color rendition, grain structure, and overall quality. Despite the rise of digital photography, this film has maintained a loyal following due to its distinctive look and the nostalgic feel it imparts to images. The enduring popularity of Kodak Gold 200 speaks to its exceptional qualities and the timeless appeal of film photography.

Film Characteristics of Kodak Gold 200

Kodak Gold 200 film is renowned for its rich, vibrant colors and fine grain, making it a decades-old photographer favorite. This ISO 200 film is designed for general-purpose photography, offering excellent color accuracy and saturation. Its fine grain makes it ideal for enlargements, while its warm tones and natural skin rendition have made it a staple for portrait and landscape photography.

Kodak Gold 200 delivers exceptional performance in daylight and flash conditions, producing images with a pleasing balance between contrast and detail. The film’s emulsion technology ensures consistent quality and durability, making it a reliable choice for amateur and professional photographers. With our Lightroom preset, you can achieve this timeless look in your digital workflow.

Lightroom Preset Details

Our Kodak Gold 200 Film Emulation preset is meticulously crafted to mirror the analog characteristics of the original film. This preset includes a custom profile that enhances color rendition and tonal contrast, providing an authentic film look. Here are some of the key features:

  • Custom Profile: Tailored to replicate the unique color science of Kodak Gold 200.
  • 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 Kodak Gold 200.
  • Grain Simulation: Subtle grain texture added to emulate the film’s fine grain structure.

Conclusion: Benefits and Features

Using our Kodak Gold 200 Film Emulation preset brings numerous benefits to your editing process. Not only does it save you time by providing a ready-to-use look, but it also ensures consistency across your photo series. The custom profile enhances your images in ways standard adjustments cannot, delivering a polished, professional finish every time.


FAQs About Gold 200 Color Emulation

Q: What is included in the Kodak Gold Color Emulation preset?

A: The preset consists of a Lightroom profile, which integrates with Lightroom’s processing engine for accurate film emulation and customization options for personal adjustments.

Q: Can I adjust the preset to fit my style?

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

Q: Is the preset compatible with both Lightroom Classic and Lightroom CC?

A: Our preset is compatible with both versions, ensuring flexibility regardless of your preferred editing platform.

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

A: While the preset is optimized for RAW files, it can also be applied to JPEGs. However, shooting in RAW is recommended for best results.
With this exceptional preset, you can incorporate the timeless beauty of Kodak Gold into your digital photos. Your editing process will become more efficient and enjoyable as you watch your images transform with that classic film charm.

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 Gold 200 look?

A: Many photographers and preset creators offer Lightroom presets designed to emulate the look of Gold 200. These can be found on photography resource websites or digital marketplaces like Presetpro.com


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