RAW image processing

X-Pro1 HighISO RAW in Lightroom 4.2 | Detail | Patrick Braun

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I’m not a PixelPeeper. seriously not. But even I noticed the amount of “watercolouring” in some X-Pro shots containing very fine details, when processing them in Lightroom 4. I achieved the best results in terms of details and sharpness with the SilkyPix software that came with the X-Pro, but wasn’t satisfied with a “2-app-workflow” consisting of SilkyPix (->16bit Tiff->) and Lightroom. This becomes a pain in the arse as soon as you have to edit more than 3 images per session. So like most of us X-Trans users, I was waiting/hoping for Adobe to improve the support for our beloved .RAF files in LR 4.2…

Officially, there was nothing changed in the updated demosaicing/processing engine. They just added the new Fujifilm X-E1 to the list of supported cameras. so actually, I was expecting to see the “same shit” even on new RAWs in the latest version of Lightroom. But I gave it another try, and took a shot of my sleeping pug and his very fine detailed coat for a single PixelPeeping-session. Even though they changed nothing (or at least claimed they haven’t), I’m quite happy right now with the results I get out of LR 4.2 when processing and handling X-Pro.RAFs just like “normal” RAW files.

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X-Trans process RAW (POST), Part I | Jan Fervers

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Was geht in Sachen RAW Entwicklung im November 2012, und hat sich mit dem Release der Lightroom Version 4.2 in der “Wasserfarben Effekt Affäre ” was getan? Das erfahrt ihr auf sachlicher Ebene, und ohne Vernachlässigung wesentlicher künstlerischer Aspekte im folgenden Artikel! Grundlegend, dreht sich dieser Post um die RAW-Entwicklung von X-Trans Sensor basierten Kameras, wie der Fuji X-Pro 1 bzw. XE(die Bilder sind mit der X-Pro 1 und dem Fujinon 35/f1.4 enstanden) und lässt sich deshalb nicht auf Kameras mit einer klassischen Bayer-Matrix übertragen. Ein gewisses Grundwissen setze ich mal vorraus, wenn etwas unklar sein sollte fragt ruhig via Kommentarfunktion. Berücksichtigt wird hierbei das finale Ergebnis, das in diesem Fall in Sachen Colorit, Dynamik, Gradation, Korn und Schärfe(auch Bokeh) möglichst nah an eine beliebige Filmcharakteristik(z.B. Velvia, Provia, Portra 160 NC) angepasst werden soll. Dabei zeige ich einfach mal verschiedene Varianten, und wie man zum gewünschten Ergebnis kommen kann.


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Fuji X-Pro1 RAW image processing using ACR | Chris Dodkin

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Comparison of out of camera Fuji JPEG with RAW file processed using Adobe Camera Raw into Photoshop CS6 (Mac).

There has been much discussion around this topic online – so I figured I post a video of my basic ACR workflow for people to view.

Applies to the X-Pro1, but also any ACR raw file processing. This gets me to the point where I then use NIK filters, so it’s not a final product, but the end of RAW processing. Should apply to Photoshop and Lightroom.

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Demosaicing the Fuji X-Pro1 | Part 3 | ChromaSoft

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Yes. Part three. The previous posts about Demosaicing the Fuji X-Pro1 are here and here.

This post follows on from the previous two by showing how to get demosaicing that is, for practical purposes, as good as SILKYPIX, the best of the  Fuji X-Pro1 raw developers I tested in the previous posts.

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Demosaicing the Fuji X-Pro1 | Part 2 | Chromasoft

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I was somewhat bemused to find that the original post, which was a largely technical article, was picked up a number of photography news sites. Anything with with „Demosaicing“ in the title should have been a dead give away that the content isn’t really light reading. Some of the interpretations and comments on the forums were „interesting“ to say the least. Especially the the suggestion I was in some way „lazy“ was certainly a new take(!) This after going to a lot of trouble support the X-Pro1, resulting in PhotoRaw being the first raw developer (other than SILKYPIX, which had pre-release help from Fuji) to provide non-beta X-Pro1 support.

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Demosaicing the Fuji X-Pro1 and its X-Trans CMOS sensor | Part 1 | ChromaSoft

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Looks like it’s the time for oddball sensors. Or for me to write about them anyway. I’ve just finished updating PhotoRaw for the Fuji X-Pro1, and I thought it was worthwhile to document the journey, and what it means for the X-Pro1’s X-Trans sensor. Specifically, whether it will deliver on the claims that Fuji has made for it.

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