Color Negative Film

How to Get Stunning Color Negative Film Photography

Color negative film photography is widely used for wedding and portrait. But it is difficult to make color negative film photography with the negatives and vintage camera. If you are chasing for unique film effects and film grains, you can use something like photo editor to analog instead of using the real films.

WidsMob FilmPack has simplified the whole things, which is the stunning analog maker. You are able to adjust and apply dozens of film presets and camera profiles within one tap.

Color Negative Film

Part 1: Color Negative Film History

Negative is the lightest part of photography, in which the lightest areas of the photographed subject appear darkest and the darkest areas appear lightest. It offers larger ISO speeds for better exposure latitude. Color negative film can be digitally scanned to print by non-photographic means. You will find that the contrast and colors are almost true to life. Because of nearly less limitations about user operating, using color negative film is the popular choice for amateurs.

Kodakcolor should be one of the most famous negative film photography manufactured between 1942 and 1963. Kodakcolor-X negative film manufactured, between 1963 and 1974. Kodakcolor II was initial released in 1972 and had an update in 1973.

Film Camera

Part 2: How to apply color negative film effects

Being the professional analog film effects and film grain photo editor, WidsMob FilmPack is able to apply different color negative film filters to photographs and make the analog film as desired. It has 4 different color rendition profiles, 28 types of camera profiles, 15 options for color modes, and 25 film-gain profiles. It includes 5 color negative film filters for both Kodak and Fuji camera profiles.

Features of WidsMob FilmPack

  • Multiple analog film presets and camera profiles to recover authenticity and natural look.
  • Support to upload images of JPEG, TIFF and most of the RAW formats to preserve the high quality of digital photographs.
  • Before-and-After mode to preview the analog film filters to adjust the effects with instant preview.
  • Color rendering digital photos with Contrast, Saturation and Special color tones.
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How to apply color negative film for photographs

When you need to apply color negative films for photographs, the program enables you one click to apply the desired effect. Moreover, you can adjust the other parameters, saturation, contrast, special tone, and film grain to design the color negative film photography.

Step 1: Click the “Open” button or drag-n-drop the photos to upload photos to the program. The program supports JPEG format as well as multiple RAW formats.

Filmpack Screenshot

Step 2: Select “Color Negative Film” from the “Color Rendition Profile” option. There are 5 different preset color negative film filters with stunning effects. Just take the photograph for dawn beach for example.

Bridge Original

Kodak Portra 160VC

Bridge Kodak Portra 160VC

Kodak Portra 160NC

Bridge Kodak Portra 160NC

Fuji Superia Reala 100

Bridge Fuji Superia Reala 100

Fuji Superia X-tra 800

Bridge Fuji Superia X-tra 800

Fuji Superia HG 1600

Bridge Fuji Superia HG 1600

Step 3: Adjust the color modes for the contrast, saturation, special tone, film grain effects and more. After that you can save the color negative film photography on your computer.

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Part 3: How to make color negative film manually

You can also try to use chemicals to create color negative film effects. It is not difficult to develop color negative film manually. You can DIY at home with few steps within 10 minutes. That’s fun to make color negative film scanning. Just follow my steps.

Color negative film materials

1. Tetenal C-41 Press Kit, bilx A, bilx B

2. Film tanks and film reels

3. A pitch black room or film changing bag

4. Hot water, can opener, a funnel, a thermometer, a measuring breaker, a squeegee

Color Negative Film Developing Process

Step 1: Heat up all the needed chemicals with the hot water to nearly 39 centigrade.

Step 2: After warming up, pour out the extra water in the developing tank and pour the developer in.

Step 3: Repeat the above steps to the left chemicals.

Step 4: Wash the negatives to get out of blix.

Step 5: Add the stabilizer and agitate for about ten seconds, and then pour them back to the bottle.

Step 6: Wait for drying out the color negative film or use some tissue to wipe.

Fuji Hunt

Part 4: Color negative film comparison

What should be the major differences between the two methods to apply color negative film? When you use WidsMob FilmPack to apply the color negative film effects, if you are not satisfied, you can restore the effects within one click. But for making color negative film manually, if there is a simple mistake, it will destroy the whole thing.

In order to apply the best result, you should try the color negative film materials several times. You only need to adjust some parameters without destroying the original photo.


If you want to have some color negative film photography, there are two major methods, apply the color negative film filters or make color negative film photography manually. The program provides the best result, which you can restore to original only within one click. If there is anything else relate to the topic, you can share more information in the comments.

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