Maximum detail RAW processing. DCRAW – Fuji X-Pro1 & XE-1 |
Terrance Lam

See on Scoop.itFuji X-Pro1

So after playing with this for weeks, I believe this is probably the maximum that we can get out of the Fuji RAF files until the other developers come up with better understanding of the unique X-Trans CMOS sensor. Now this is still not the most ideal workflow for most people. Pixel Peeping aside, the Fuji X files are fantastic, even in Adobe Lightroom. My goal in this was to get a better understanding of what is going on. I wish I knew how to program, because I’d love to create a simpler way to do this. If there’s anyone out there that is interested in taking what I’ve done and turning into a nice little drag and drop application, I think you’d get a lot of fans.

The Process

  1. Using command line DCRAW: dcraw -a -H 0 -o 4 -q 2 -f -m 15 -g 2.4 12.9 -6 -T
  2. Convert TIFF file to LAB file in Photoshop
  3. Resize image 200% with Bicubic Smoother
  4. Select Lightness Channel under channel panel.
  5. Select Median filter under Noise in Filter. Select 1 pixel
  6. Resize image 50% with Bicubic Sharper (Nearest Neighbour is actually a more subtle effect which I kind of prefer)
  7. Save.

SilkyPix and RPP both process very similar files and although I know for certain that RPP uses DCRAW, SilkyPix I believe is a proprietary RAW engine. What I do speculate is the chroma smearing is a result of interpolation errors. Much of it can be suppressed with chroma noise reduction without loss of image quality. However one of the big nagging issues was this ‘zipper’ aliasing that was happening. After analyzing the files, it seems specifically the red sub-pixels are causing much of this zipper effect, but also part of the interpolation issues. I was able to get rid of a good portion of the chroma smearing by doing 3×3 multi-pass median filtering through DCRAW…..

Full article on following Website:

See on www.flickr.com

RAW Conversion for X-Pro1: Lightroom vs. Out-of-Camera | Cody Hatch

See on Scoop.itFuji X-Pro1


Before purchasing the X-Pro1 I read about the RAW conversion woes reported by many other people. I saw their examples posted to their websites, read the forums, and read the rumor sites. I work exclusively with RAW due to the wide latitude the files provide. I try to expose to the right of the histogram, without blowing highlights, but I have always preferred the flexibility afforded by RAW output. Besides, Canon’s out-of-camera JPG’s were awful. So, if I knew the issues surrounding RAW files on the X-Pro1, why did I take the plunge anyway? Quite simply, the RAW converter in camera. You see, as we sit today, the best RAW converter for X-Pro1 images is the camera itself. The camera allows one to do quite a bit of in-camera processing of a RAW file, make multiple JPG files from a RAW, and generally make out-of-camera JPG files something to actually consider rather than abhor. Besides, high-quality JPG’s from the camera provides some flexibility that I had not considered with my Canon. Now, if I don’t feel like processing a RAW file, I can often use the JPG straight out of the camera and have an excellent image. What about the times when I need to process a RAW file outside of the camera? Well, I use Adobe’s Lightroom for almost all of my image processing and cataloging and Lightroom’s RAW processor for X-Pro1 files isn’t too great yet. Colors are generally there but sharpness is questionable, especially with foliage, where it is left looking like a watercolor painting. Just how bad is it? Check out these examples of a 100% crop from a recent image. The first one is the output after processing in Lightroom 4.2, while the second one is the output of an out-of-camera JPG utilizing the Velvia film simulation…..

See on www.codyhatch.com

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

See on Scoop.itFuji X-Pro1


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.

See on patrickbraun.net

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

See on Scoop.itFuji X-Pro1


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.


Google Translater (ENG)


See on www.janfervers.com

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

See on Scoop.itFuji X-Pro1

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.

See on www.youtube.com

Forward | Sadness. Excitement. Moving on. | laROQUE

See on Scoop.itFuji X-Pro1


Back in January I told you my New Year’s resolution would be More and Better. On some levels I think I’m on my way to accomplishing or at least approaching the goal I set for myself. Although the road ahead is often longer than we initially anticipate. I’ve made some very important decisions about what I want to be doing with my photography, the gear I want to use and the overarching philosophy behind it all. I’m writing tons of stuff down, trying to define how I see things to force myself into applying those principles in my work. I’ve come to realize that sometimes, to get ahead, you need to look reality in the eye and not be afraid to cut cords. And so with a fair amount of sadness I’ve made a profound decision that will probably surprise most of you: I’m moving to Lightroom. Yes. For real this time. In fact, I’m already settled. Everything you’ve seen here for the past three weeks (starting with the Feather post) was edited in Lightroom 4.1. And while I initially thought of keeping Aperture as my DAM using the workflow I’d described a few months ago, I quickly came to the conclusion that this would be more hassle than it was worth. So all new shoots are now being ingested directly into Lightroom. Is it as elegant as Aperture? No. But I’m adjusting and actually finding things I enjoy. Publish Services for one. The linear Modules approach goes against my natural way of thinking but cleaning the default UI and learning some shortcuts has made it somewhat less painful. I only wish we could customize the keyboard commands to make the transition easier….
See on www.laroquephoto.com

Squeezing the maximum out of the FujiFilm X-Pro1 | Terrance Lam

See on Scoop.itFuji X-Pro1

Those who haven’t realized this yet, I now own a FujiFilm X-Pro1. I haven’t done a review on this because frankly there’s a ton of reviews out there. When I find more time to write about my thoughts on it, I’ll put together some thoughts. But basically I’ll just mention that I do love this camera for it’s image quality and handling. It’s not a DSLR so you have to think differently of this kind of system.

I’m going to focus on RAW processing images with the FujiFilm X-Pro1. One of the significant issues is the lack of a good processor. In fact the in camera JPG files are so much better than even the packaged RAW processing software made by SilkyPix specifically for the X-Pro1. The software is horrible to use and poorly translated and very unintuitive for seasoned image editors. However it does offer some very sophisticated controls once you learn what each thing does, however despite that, it still doesn’t match the JPG images well. One of the major issues is an odd artifact that appears in some details. It almost looks like a colour noise and it maybe subtle, but once you start to adjust your image you really start to see it. Regardless, I tried several other RAW editors and Lightroom being my main program was what I settled, however it too did a lousy job of processing the Fuji RAF files…..

See on frontallobbings.blogspot.fr

Fuji Xpro1 Raw Conversion Samples | Matt Wilson on
Digital Photography Review

See on Scoop.itFuji X-Pro1

Here are some 100% crops comparing various raw converters. The image I used was a test image from a Contax G 21mm (I was hoping some software could work miracles for the corners). That’s the reason for the diagonal orientation and the very poor corner performance. Anyway, I did this for me, but figured others would appreciate it as well. The one that says CF-CR was converted to dng, processed in cornerfix, and converted in Adobe camera raw.

See on forums.dpreview.com

SILKYPIX Developer Studio – Latest update

See on Scoop.itFuji X-Pro1

Latest update

SILKYPIX Developer Studio Pro5 ver5.0.18 was released.
*Support for the following cameras has been added : Canon EOS Kiss X6i, Rebel T4i, 650D

SILKYPIX Developer Studio Pro ver4.1.60 was released.
*Support for the following cameras has been added : Canon EOS Kiss X6i, Rebel T4i, 650D *New support: Mac OS X v10.8 Mountain Lion

SILKYPIX Developer Studio 4.0 ver4.0.60 was released.
*Support for the following cameras has been added : Canon EOS Kiss X6i, Rebel T4i, 650D *New support: Mac OS X v10.8 Mountain Lion

See on www.isl.co.jp

Raw Photo Processor (RPP) Version 4.6.0 released | Andrey Tverdokhleb

See on Scoop.itFuji X-Pro1

RPP is a Universal application that works on all G4 and higher PowerPC and all Intel based Macs with Mac OS 10.4, 10.5, 10.6 and 10.7.

Version 4.6.0 released

New features in 4.6.0:
• Added support for Sony RX100, A37, A65, NEX-F3; Fuji X-Pro1; Samsung NX200; Nikon D800E, P7100; Leica M Monochrome;

• Added support for lossless DNG compression (LR4 uses it now).

• New profiles for Panasonic G2, G3, GH1, GH2, GX1, GF1,GF2,GF3, GF5, LX5; Pentax K-x, K-5, K-r, K-7; Samsung NX*; Nikon D300S, D7000, D5100, D3200, D3100, J1, V1, D800, D4; Canon 5DMkIII; Sony NEX*, SLT*; Leica M9;
• Added new batch mode, button Run Batch in History window (see chapter Batch Processing Mode).
• Added Settings Selector to menu Settings (see chapter Workflow Helpers).
• Double click in preview window alternates zoom-to-fit on and off.
• New Diagnostic item in the Help menu. Use it to substantiate your emails with any complains.
• Fixed many bugs, added new ones.

See on www.raw-photo-processor.com

Page 2 to 3123