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DxO FilmPack 3 Expert Review

DxO FilmPack 3 Expert Review - Daniel Bell adds film effects to pictures using the DxO FilmPack 3 Expert software.

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Product : DxO FilmPack 3 Expert
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DxO FilmPack 3 Expert

DxO released version 3 of their FilmPack software earlier in September, with a new user-friendly interface, 10 new film looks, 10 new colour filters and additional colour and black & white conversion controls. The software makes it possible to apply a large range of film effects to pictures and has been developed with expert photographers with many films, such as Kodachrome, no longer available on the market.

DxO FilmPack 3 Expert Features

  • Apply the quality, style, colours, and grains of the most famous films rolls to your digital photos
  • Up to 60 film renditions are available, with hundreds of possible combinations
  • Combine the color rendering of one film with the grain of another
  • DxO FilmPack faithfully renders the colours, saturation, contrast, and grain of analog photography on your digital photos
  • Quick and easy - the magic of film photography is yours with just a few clicks
  • Use DxO FilmPack as a standalone or as a plug-in with DxO Optics Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom or Apple Aperture

DxO FilmPack 3 Expert Performance

The software has been tested both as a standalone program and in Photoshop with both methods easy to use and allow batch processing. Below are example images using each of the films available. Every image is further editable, you can change the colour rendering intensity, basic settings (contrast, saturation, exposure), hue, saturation, lightness, noise removal (luminance and chrominance), film grain (intensity and size) and add a creative vignette (intensity, midpoint, roundness and transition). There are some custom examples at the bottom. These custom settings can be saved and easily applied to other photographs.

DxO FilmPack 3 Expert Original
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Color Positive Film
DxO FilmPack 3 Expert Agfa Prescia 100 DxO FilmPack 3 Expert Fuji Astia 100F DxO FilmPack 3 Expert Fuji FP 100C DxO FilmPack 3 Expert Fuji Provia 100F
Agfa Prescia 100 Fuji Astia 100F Fuji FP 100C Fuji Provia 100F
DxO FilmPack 3 Expert Fuji Provia 400F DxO FilmPack 3 Expert Fuji Provia 400X DxO FilmPack 3 Expert Fuji Sensia 100 DxO FilmPack 3 Expert Fuji Velvia 50
Fuji Provia 400F Fuji Provia 400X Fuji Sensia 100 Fuji Velvia 50
DxO FilmPack 3 Expert Generic Fuji Astia 100 DxO FilmPack 3 Expert Genric Fuji Provia 100 DxO FilmPack 3 Expert Genric Fuji Velvia 100 DxO FilmPack 3 Expert Generic Kodak Ektachrome 100 VS
Generic Fuji Astia 100 Genric Fuji Provia 100 Genric Fuji Velvia 100 Generic Kodak Ektachrome 100 VS
DxO FilmPack 3 Expert Generic Kodak Ektachrome 64 DxO FilmPack 3 Expert Kodak E-100 GX Ektachrome 100 DxO FilmPack 3 Expert Kodak Ektachrome 100 VS DxO FilmPack 3 Expert Kodak Elite Chrome 200
Generic Kodak Ektachrome 64 Kodak E-100 GX Ektachrome 100 Kodak Ektachrome 100 VS Kodak Elite Chrome 200
DxO FilmPack 3 Expert Kodak Elite Chrome 400 DxO FilmPack 3 Expert Kodak Elite ExtraColor 100 DxO FilmPack 3 Expert Kodak Kodachrome 200 DxO FilmPack 3 Expert Kodak Kodachrome 25
Kodak Elite Chrome 400 Kodak Elite ExtraColor 100 Kodak Kodachrome 200 Kodak Kodachrome 25
DxO FilmPack 3 Expert Kodak Kodachrome 64 DxO FilmPack 3 Expert Lomography X-Pro Slide 200 DxO FilmPack 3 Expert Polaroid Polachrome DxO FilmPack 3 Expert Polaroid 669
Kodak Kodachrome 64 Lomography X-Pro Slide 200 Polaroid Polachrome Polaroid 669
DxO FilmPack 3 Expert Polariod 690      
Polariod 690      
       
Color Negative Film
DxO FilmPack 3 Expert Agfa Ultra Color 100 DxO FilmPack 3 Expert Agfa Vista 200 DxO FilmPack 3 Expert Fuji Superia HG 1600 DxO FilmPack 3 Expert Fuji Superia Reala 100
Agfa Ultra Color 100 Agfa Vista 200 Fuji Superia HG 1600 Fuji Superia Reala 100
DxO FilmPack 3 Expert Fuji Superia X-Tra 800 DxO FilmPack 3 Expert Fuji Superia 200 DxO FilmPack 3 Expert Kodak Elite Color 200 DxO FilmPack 3 Expert Kodak Elite Color 400
Fuji Superia X-Tra 800 Fuji Superia 200 Kodak Elite Color 200 Kodak Elite Color 400
DxO FilmPack 3 Expert Kodak Portra 160 NC DxO FilmPack 3 Expert Kodak Portra 160 VC DxO FilmPack 3 Expert Lomography Redscale 100  
Kodak Portra 160 NC Kodak Portra 160 VC Lomography Redscale 100  
       
Black & White Film
DxO FilmPack 3 Expert Agfa APX 100 DxO FilmPack 3 Expert Agfa APX 25 DxO FilmPack 3 Expert Fuji Neopan 1600 DxO FilmPack 3 Expert Fuji Neopan Acros 100
Agfa APX 100 Agfa APX 25 Fuji Neopan 1600 Fuji Neopan Acros 100
DxO FilmPack 3 Expert Ilford Delta 100 DxO FilmPack 3 Expert Ilford Delta 3200 DxO FilmPack 3 Expert Ilford Delta 400 DxO FilmPack 3 Expert Ilford FP4 Plus 125
Ilford Delta 100 Ilford Delta 3200 Ilford Delta 400 Ilford FP4 Plus 125
DxO FilmPack 3 Expert Ilford HP5 Plus 400 DxO FilmPack 3 Expert Ilford HPS 800 DxO FilmPack 3 Expert Ilford Pan F Plus 50 DxO FilmPack 3 Expert Ilford XP2
Ilford HP5 Plus 400 Ilford HPS 800 Ilford Pan F Plus 50 Ilford XP2
DxO FilmPack 3 Expert Kodak BW 400 CN DxO FilmPack 3 Expert Kodak HIE (High Speed Infrared) DxO FilmPack 3 Expert Kodak HIE filtered (High Speed Infrared) DxO FilmPack 3 Expert Kodak T-Max 100
Kodak BW 400 CN Kodak HIE (High Speed Infrared) Kodak HIE filtered (High Speed Infrared) Kodak T-Max 100
DxO FilmPack 3 Expert Kodak T-Max 3200 DxO FilmPack 3 Expert Kodak T-Max 400 DxO FilmPack 3 Expert Kodak Tri-X 400 DxO FilmPack 3 Expert Polaroid 664
Kodak T-Max 3200 Kodak T-Max 400 Kodak Tri-X 400 Polaroid 664
DxO FilmPack 3 Expert Polaroid 667 DxO FilmPack 3 Expert Polaroid 672 DxO FilmPack 3 Expert Rollei IR 400 DxO FilmPack 3 Expert Rollei Ortho 25
Polaroid 667 Polaroid 672 Rollei IR 400 Rollei Ortho 25
DxO FilmPack 3 Expert Rollei Retro 100 Tonal DxO FilmPack 3 Expert Rollei Retro 80s    
Rollei Retro 100 Tonal Rollei Retro 80s    
       
Cross Processed Film
DxO FilmPack 3 Expert Cross processed - Fuji Superia 200 DxO FilmPack 3 Expert Cross processed - Kodak Elite 100    
Cross processed - Fuji Superia 200 Cross processed - Kodak Elite 100    
       
Custom presets
DxO FilmPack 3 Expert Sample 1 DxO FilmPack 3 Expert Sample 2    
Sample 1 Sample 2    

DxO FilmPack 3 Expert Verdict

The DxO FilmPact 3 Expert software can be considered fairly expensive at £79.00, but similar software, such as Nik Software Color Efex Pro 4 is priced at $199, around £125. If you have a particular fondness for the effects capable when shooting with your old film camera, the FilmPack software is ideal to recreate the effects in your pictures.

DxO FilmPack 3 Expert Pros

DxO FilmPack 3 Expert Lots of films available
DxO FilmPack 3 Expert Easy to use
DxO FilmPack 3 Expert A good range of customisable options

DxO FilmPack 3 Expert Cons

DxO FilmPack 3 Expert Quite expensive

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OVERALL DxO FilmPack 3 Expert

DxO FilmPack 3 is available in two editions, Essential and Expert, which differ in terms of available film renderings and features. DxO FilmPack 3 Essential Edition is currently available for £49 while the Expert version is priced at £79. If you have DxO FilmPack 1 or 2 you can upgrade for £29. A free trial is also available on the DxO website.

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