DxO FilmPack 7 review

Give your digital photos an analog look with this versatile vintage film emulator

DxO FilmPack 7 screenshots
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Digital Camera World Verdict

DxO FilmPack 7 is the perfect complement to traditional photo-fixing apps such as Adobe Photoshop. It enables you to give your digital photos an eye-catching retro analog look by quickly adding artifacts such as film grain, blurred edges, and even light leakage effects. If you want to create eye-catching analog-style prints (or make your portraits stand out on social media) then this app is well worth a look.


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    Mimic hundreds of analog looks in seconds

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    Customize preset results

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    Digital darkroom tools

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    Lots of ‘bells and whistles’ such as frames and textures


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    Dated looking interface

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DxO FilmPack 7 was recently released alongside DxO PhotoLab 7 (see our review). PhotoLab 7 is a tool-packed digital darkroom designed to let you manually organize and process your pictures to perfection. 

In essence, FilmPack 7 features a comprehensive collection of filters that emulate a wide range of old film stocks. In some ways, DxO FilmPack 7 does for photography what vinyl does for music. It lets you travel back in time by taking the crisp clean pixels of your digital photos and giving them an analogue look. This retro look evokes images captured on decades-old cameras using a wide range of darkroom techniques. Analog artifacts such as vignetted edges and film grain also help your retro images stand out from the social media crowd’s artefact-free digital images as well as enabling you to produce striking and frame-able classic prints to hang on your wall.

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Recommended setup: WindowsRecommended setup: Mac
Intel Core processor or AMD Ryzen with 8 coresM1
4 GB available disk space4 GB available disk space
1920 x 1080 display1920 x 1080 display
Microsoft Windows 10 version 20H2 or 11 (64-bit)macOS 12.6.8 (Monterey)
NVIDIA RTX 2060, AMD Radeon RX 6600 with latest driversM1 or Intel Mac with AMD Radeon Pro RX570

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George Cairns

George has been freelancing as a photo fixing and creative tutorial writer since 2002, working for award winning titles such as Digital Camera, PhotoPlus, N-Photo and Practical Photoshop. He's expert in communicating the ins and outs of Photoshop and Lightroom, as well as producing video production tutorials on Final Cut Pro and iMovie for magazines such as iCreate and Mac Format. He also produces regular and exclusive Photoshop CC tutorials for his YouTube channel.