Ilford Pan F Plus Film Simulation -Lightroom 4 Preset

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Ilford PanF Plus Film simulations on 5DmkIII
Ilford PanF Film Simulation
My latest digital film simulation has arrived. Part of it came about because of a challenge that was set to me by friend,  fellow photographer and loyal film user, John of JRPhotographyBC. He challenged me to create a film simulation of his favourite film, Ilford PanF Plus, and being me, I don't back down from challenges too often.

I spent a fair amount of time researching the qualities of PanF, and I narrowed down my assessment of the following characteristics of of this film that gives it it's signature look.
  1. Very fine grain film
  2. Tremendous tonal range
  3. Sensitive to red and yellow spectrums of light
  4. Neutral in orange and magenta light
  5. Not so sensitive to greens and blues
  6. Rich blacks without being crushed.
With those in mind, I created my latest presets based on those parameters and tested it against a hundred examples with known colours and other shot examples done with the actual film.

These presets do require Lightroom 4.

The new Ilford PanF Plus film simulation, Click here.

Also my other film simulations and effects:
FujiFilm Velvia 100 RVP: Click here.
Gothic Grunge: Click Here.

Of course no obligation, if you feel like contributing a little donation to my efforts, I'd be happy to spend more time in producing other simulations in the future. You can use this paypal button to contribute for my efforts.

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Ilford PanF Film Simulation

Ilford PanF Film Simulation 


  1. wow
    love your photos
    i would like to amplify the blacks and the whites in photoshop ?
    how can i do it?
    i would love to do it inside photoshop and not with silver efex 2

    1. These are done within Lightroom, but the presets can be applied to Adobe Camera Raw before opening in Adobe Photoshop.

      Ideally getting richer blacks is about balancing your bottom tone curve with just a touch of the black slider within Lightroom or in Adobe Photoshop.

      Silver Efex 2 works very well, but I find that it tends to get a little too HDR like for my tastes. The presets I create try to balance enough so it doesn't go that way.


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