In Memoriam - Kodachrome

18th July 2013

When digital photography went mainstream, it was the death knell to Kodachrome, even devout Kodachrome enthusiasts migrated from the venerable film to their DSLRs, providing the photographer a level of control that would have been unimaginable with good old Kodachrome.

Kodachrome was a victim of advancement, and as the years pass I expect to see the same fate for many of my favorite film stocks. Kodak was making very little on film and chemical sales. They folded all of the Kodak K-14 processing facilities, leaving only one Kodachrome processor available in the entire world, Dwayne’s Photo in Parsons, Kansas.

Michael W. Gray has made a free set of presets available for users of Adobe Lighroom, which allow digital photographers to emulate the look of the classic Kodak film. Here’s a comparison of an original photo, and the corresponding photo with one of the preset effects applied.

Cudrefin VD

Cudrefin VD