Thu, 10 May 2012 Film Stocks review
Add some cross-processing colour and vignetting to spice up a standard digital image
- Manufacturer: Digital Film Tools
- Pros: Lots of stocks and colour effects; some grain and vignetting effects; control over parameters; effects can be stacked and favourites can be saved
- Cons: Not that cheap; doesn't have the variety of Exposure 4; lacks light leaks, scratches, dirt, border effects
- Price: $95 (£59)
- Star rating:
Unlucky for Digital Film Tools to launch at the same time as the brilliant Exposure 4 but if you can’t stretch to that expense then this is a much more affordable alternative.
It features a massive 288 film stocks that cover standards from Agfa, Fuji, Polaroid and Ilford but also historical processes, Lomo and Holga toy cameras and cross processing.
The interface is neat and slick with categories for the stocks along the bottom, the stacked filters on the left and the stocks and parameters on the right. What’s interesting is that the various stocks can be stacked and blended with the layer system. Also, the individual parameters of each stock can be tweaked.
The problem is that while there are a lot of them, there’s not enough in the way of lo-fi grunge or creative borders.