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DxO Filmpack And Alternatives – Apply Best Film Simulation Effects


What is the best film simulation software other than DxO Filmpack? When you shoot some landscapes, portrait or architecture photos, you need to reproduce a certain color and tone of the camcorder. DxO Filmpack is one of the best film simulators to replicate the feel of traditional films. Is there any DxO Filmpack alternative produce other film effects? Just learn more detail about DxO Filmpack and other similarities from the article.

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Part 1: Review of DxO Filmpack

$79.00 (Edition Essential) | $129.00 (Edition Elite) | Mac & PC

DxO Filmpack 5 provides 44 filmpack camera profiles for Essential version, 82 profiles for Elite one. DxO Filmpack includes Black and white films, positive films and negative films. Except for the presets of Filmpack, you can also adjust the designer presets, toning, filters and creative effects. For DxO Filmpack Plugin version is also available, you can use the program with Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, Aperture and Dxo OpticsPro.

In order to apply film simulation effects on RAW formats, you have to purchase DxO Filmpack Elite version. It is a pity that the Essential version does not work with the RAW files.

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Part 2: WidsMob FilmPack

$12.99 | Mac & PC

As the most competitive DxO Filmpack alternative, WidsMob FilmPack supports JPEG, TIFF and all popular RAW files. There are 28 camera profiles with 4 film profiles, 25 film-grain, 8 toning methods and different types of contrast and saturations. When you install the program, you can enjoy unique styles to your photos with the advanced calibration technology.

1. Except for the traditional Color Positive Film, Color Negative Film, Black and White Film, you can also access to the Cross Processed Film.

2. The excellent black and white film photography is much more gorgeous than the effects of DxO Filmpack. When you custom grain, dust and scratches that enhance the feeling of the traditional photograph.

3. Bring out tens of thousands of stunning film effects from the film simulation software with different settings fro toning, noise and film effects.

4. What is more, you can also share the stunning photos to social media, send them to your friends or use Airdrop to sync to smartphone directly.

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Part 3: VSCO Film

VSCO Essentials $59.00 | 2.Modern Films $59.00 | 3.Alternative Process Films $59.00 | 4.Archetype Films $59.00 | 5.Eclectic Films $59.00 | 6.Classic Films $59.00 | 7.Slide Films $59.00 | 8.Instant Film $59.00 | Lightroom & Adobe Camera Raw

VSCO Film is another frequently used film simulation programs. The film simulation program supports JPEG and RAW formats. Instead of divide into different film profiles of DxO Filmpack, it provides 8 film emulation themes, which includes about 20 camera profiles each. If you are looking for the custom camera profiles for Canon, Fuji, Leica, Nikon, Olympus and Sony, VSCO Film should be the right DxO Filmpack alternative.

It should be difficult to decide the right theme. And in order to use all the camera profiles for film simulation, you have to purchase all with $472.00. The whole film packs will cost you much more than DxO Filmpack or other program.

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Part 4: Nik Collection

Free Analog Efex Pro | Free Sliver Efex Pro | Free Color Efex Pro | Free Viveza | Free Sharpener Pro

Analog Efex Pro is able to explore the look and feel of classic cameras, films and lenses. You can choose from all 14 available tools to develop your image. When you want Black and white film effects as DxO Filmpack, Sliver Efex Pro helps you master the art of black and white photography with darkroom-inspired controls. There are more than 20 popular film types of Sliver Efex Pro that control over the whole process. Of course, you can also use 55 filters of Color Efex Pro for for color correction, retouching, and creative effects.

In order to achieve the similar effects as DxO Filmpack, instead of apply different effects directly from the film simulation software, you have to combine different effects of the 5 programs of Nik Collection.

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Part 5: Alien Skin Exposure

$149.00 Exposure X2 | $199.00 Exposure X2 Bundle | Win & Mac

Just as the name of Alien Skin Exposure, digital photographers of all styles have relied on Exposure to create stunning images. And you can access to Dxo Filmpack effects in Presets. There are 25 styles and hundreds of DxO Filmpack similar camera profiles, color filters, brushes, and file settings to rediscover the gorgeous effect. Except for the special photo editing features, you can also manage and organize photos with ease. What is more, the cloud storage enables you sync files between computers and collaborate with others. When you use the Exposure X2 Bundle, you can also convert photo into watercolor or other Snap Art.

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Part 6: Replichrome

$99.00 REPLICHROME I: ICON | $99.00 REPLICHROME II: SLIDE | $99.00 REPLICHROME III: ARCHIVE | Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw

REPLICHROME I: ICON contains 13 different film with 152 total presets based on the most iconic, modern films ever made, such as Fuji 400H, Kodak Portra 400 and Kodak Tri-X. And REPLICHROME II: SLIDE has 19 different film effects as DxO Filmpack with 199 total presets inspired by modern and discontinued slide (reversal) films. The REPLICHROME III: ARCHIVE version includes 22 different films with 183 total presets based on rare, expired and eclectic films stock from across the world. When you apply the different filmpacks, you can enjoy presets that are truly accurate with all cameras, in both Lightroom and ACR.

The three Replichrome filmpacks can only be used with Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw. If you need the standalone version or do not have Lightroom installed, you need to use another DxO Filmpack alternative.

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Wrapped Up

Actually when you use the same camera profile of different FilmSim programs, the film effects do not even agree with each other. What’s more important, there are adjustments for Contrast, Saturation, Tones, Filters and Grains that you can bring out the best result. These are the reasons that you can hard to define the best DxO Filmpack alternatives.

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Peter Wood
Peter Wood
Peter Wood, a senior editor, focus on photography design and editing software and devices.
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