This is because it uses the camera’s on-board engine to do the conversions. Anything that’s developed for our favourite sensor first deserves our attention. Sep 3, 2020 #7. Doesn't Fuji supply a converter? They’ve been largely successful in using OS defaults. The little ninja is cute, but upon closer inspection, the use of default Photoshop bevels, and poorly drawn paths take it down a notch or five. The first thing that jumps out at me is PhotoNinja is not optimized for portraiture. Sep 3, 2020 #6. dream_police Well-Known Member. The Fuji X100V is a compact camera and the fifth model in Fujifilm’s widely respected X100 series. Edit-by-edit doesn’t cut it. It can also lead to a "worm" like pattern in areas of flat colour if you push the file. Utilising unique colour science technology developed over the past 80 years and the largest system of dedicated APS-C lenses, ... * Support for the RAW FILE CONVERTER EX or RAW FILE CONVERTER EX2.0 powered by SILKYPIX has been discontinued. Both of which can be seen below. One Fujifilm Xtrans file, two RAW converters. PhotoNinja allows for whatever panel you want hidden to be hidden which is nice. I was processing the image in Lightroom, and I wanted to see what it would look like in different converters. As far as we’re concerned here though, their RAW Presharpener and Output Sharpeners haven’t been updated for retina displays just yet. UPDATE: It’s become common knowledge that Lightroom handles RAFs best when liberal use is made of the “Detail” slider with more moderate adjustments applied to the “Amount” slider. This ad and tracker-free website’s biggest source of support by far comes from you, its readers, at no cost. However, it is still a pixelated mess on retina displays, and while it looks like a bit more detail can be pulled out of images with minimal editing, it also does some weird things to more delicate details like clouds. The editing tools themselves are straightforward and effective. The chances are that if you're reading this, you already know the answer. PhotoNinja is $29 more expensive than Iridient Developer, but does offer a more complete photo management solution. Read the full article on Fujifilm Insider Home. If you need a 100% accurate conversion of Fuji RAW files, the only method that I’m aware of that will give you a result that is completely and measurably faithful to the original is Fuji’s X-Raw studio. There are, of course, more things that can enter into the equation, such as workflow, ease of use, and cost. This makes it an even better option as you can get clean, crisp images without sacrificing anything. The interface comprises a logical series of panes, the first of which is the source image folder pane where you locate the RAW images on your hard drive which you wish to convert. But I would argue that whether or not you can notice on a print or a webpage isn't the point. PhotoNinja is even worse for this. Mike. I also love the how Curves work, but it would be great if there was a histogram within it. A Dynamic Range of 400 was also automatically chosen). If you do things differently, that's fine. Once previews are generated the application is quite fast, and it’s been very stable for me. With my Canons I only shoot RAW and I use LR for converting and editing. At the same time, I hate that weird texture they have on the main title bar (rich corinthian leather, anyone? Macphun Luminar? I’d always heard that Capture One was at least a couple steps above Lightroom, and I probably would have bought it much sooner if Fujifilm’s in-camera JPEG rendering wasn’t so outstanding. Perhaps more important than how something looks is how little the design is noticed. ON1 Photo Raw 2018 is the closest to being a comprehensive solution. (Plus X-T4 stuff), Breathing New Life Into Early X-Trans With Capture One. Dogging the … I've gone back and forward as to whether Enhance details was better than X-Transformer or not, but having made many comparisons, I now feel that it is inferior. This Raw File Converter EX 2.0 software can be installed on Windows 10 right till Windows 7 and Vista as well and on Macintosh version 10.6.8 till 10.11. For fuji cameras without an X-Trans processor, the choices are not as distinct, and it is more a matter of preference. Another fast fifty? Lightroom is a full-fledged photo management and editing solution. Of all the alternatives I’ve turned to, Capture One has felt the least alien to me. That combined with Lightroom for basic RAW editing and Nik Sharpener Pro for output sharpening makes for a very powerful photo editing solution. Get in, make an image look nice (as nice as possible anyhow), and GTFO. This is a weird one. In previous versions, I usually recommend that you turn the noise reduction off when possible and only turn it up for higher ISO images. Granted, it has never been too kind to Xtrans files but, it improved over the years. This process isn't intended to be destructive, but still, it's best to save all your personal data and configurations before applying a different firmware. Finally, the window below popped up on my first launch of the software. Price: Free. PhotoNinja is another complete photo management and editing package complete with selects, ratings, and a pretty quick browser. I’d much rather choose which menus are shown while still using every last pixel of my display. In this context, though, I'm talking about what gives you the most natural-looking, and the most artefact-free results when working with Fuji raw files. Overall, Aperture is tied for first with Lightroom for me in UI look and feel. I have a bit of a love, hate relationship with C1’s UI. https://blog.thomasfitzgeraldphotog...he-best-way-to-process-fuji-raw-files-in-2020 . The reasons are; that unlike a jpeg it is an uncompressed file, so no loss of image quality. Capture One is another full featured photo management and editing platform. Now upgrading to X-E3 I compared LR (Classic CC) with "Raw File Converter Ex 3.0 (SilkyPix)" and of course JPEG out of Camera (with nice tool X Raw Studio on Desktop). However, before you can edit RAW files from your camera they must be converted into standard TIFF or JPEG format. So, in the past, I've tried to present lots of different options, and let people decide for themselves. I’m going to give my best shot at making it work though because I’ve been hearing very good things about it. I’ve been finding lately that it’s best not to push Lightroom much past 60 in sharpening as it tends to generate what looks like false detail in areas like the distant hills. RAW FILES. There are an astounding number of presets and plug-ins compatible with the software. This is meant to give you an idea of what kind of results you can expect with a small amount of investment, and whether the software is something you should consider for your workflow. What I might find the "best" isn't necessarily what someone else might find the best for them. I also may not know how that image will be used in the future. The downsides to this method are that it requires you to make a DNG copy of the original raw file and it can take up extra space, however recent versions of X-Transformer have introduced new compression options which allow you to save disk space. “FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO” enables photographers to quickly and easily convert RAW files with outstanding image quality, once a camera is connected to a Mac or PC via USB cable. Iridient Developer 2: I have a sneaking suspicion the icon wasn’t high on the list of priorities here. OnOne has proper full screen support and a lot of their UI is retina ready, but critically, the image preview is not, making it really difficult to judge image output. Fujifilm annuncia il lancio del software di conversione con Film Simulation “RAW FILE CONVERTER EX 2.0 powered by SILKYPIX (Ver.188.8.131.52)”. UX (User Experience) is a different thing. The UI is serviceable, but if it ends up delivering the best demosaicing algorithms, I am prepared for less than optimal image quality. Of course, not everyone shares this view, and that's fine, but again, what I'm presenting here is my opinion, and I believe its worth the extra effort to maximise the quality of the file. This could relegate Lightroom to being an asset manager for some. Upgrade Photoshop to the latest version, which (assuming support for your camera has already been added) will be able to open the raw files directly.-Noel I’ll add my thoughts and impressions here, but your eyeballs and taste will ultimately decide which software produces the “best” image quality. As it stands, I’ve only examined how these applications treat a typical wide angle image shot with a FUJINON XF 14mm ƒ/2.8 on an X-E1. Next up is casual portrait of my buddy Craig. There may be a few times when other options are slightly better, but in my opinion, the most natural and unprocessed looking image is from Capture One. A visual comparison between RAW converters for Fuji’s X-Trans sensor including Aperture, Capture One, Iridient Developer, Lightroom, LightZone, NikSharpener, OnOne, and PhotoNinja. Nearly all digital cameras … There’s a richness and depth to it that’s only exceeded by Capture One, in my opinion. Luminar is a new kid on the block. They also claim a 30% bump in performance. I put the camera into USB RAW CONVERSION mode. Aperture, Capture One, and Lightroom are all weaker performers by default compared to Iridient Developer when it comes to detail, with Lightoom being the worst. Capture One also has good support for Fuji film simulation modes. In this post I’d like to explain how I choose my Raw Converter Software for Fujifilm GFX. Though the company offers a fairly reasonably priced raw development package, many of us frugal types, have taken advantage of their free “Irident Transformer”. I'm not saying that Capture One is better than Lightroom overall, and I believe that both have pros and cons, but for X-Trans conversions, in my opinion, it is better. As standalone applications, Nik’s package is a little bit weaker. It has some of the features of Capture One Pro, but its free. I'm trying to convert some .RAF files just as it's explained on the user guide and video tutorials but I can't, first of all, see my images. Then there is the bizarre inclusion of the time in the UI. I want to know if I save an image to my archive, it's at the best quality I could have made it, not whether or not anyone will notice because I will know. Fujifilm X100 Review - X100 High ISO RAW. It’s a decidedly geeky application in the best possible way, but it can be used after a pretty gentle learning curve. Details. It helped in the early days that I always had Photoshop close by for Curves which were absent from Lightroom for far too long. However, in version 20, you can get away with it being higher without it impacting detail. This way, you can select and process only the RAW files you want instead of having a duplicate JPEG of every single shot you take, which is what you get when you’re shooting RAW+JPEG. I've been covering how to process Fuji X-Trans files on this website for quite a few years now, and I still regularly get questions from people asking me what the best software for processing Fuji RAW files is. The other reason could be in fact that I haven't noticed anything but they are still there! The first image selected is decently exposed (actually a little underexposed to preserve highlight detail in the sky) with only a small amount of black clipping. Some of it is colour rendition, some of it just how the details are handled. Even a dull rainy day photo with dull communist buildings can look good with a Fuji. Images do need to be brought into Iridient Developer, so you’ll likely want a standalone photo management application. Bazarchie Well-Known Member. I think it’s the best way to get great creative results, especially when localization of your editing is important. If you deal with lots of images and want to manage them … The reality is we all have different needs, goals and personal workflows. If you're unwilling or unable to use any of the above options, then the next best option is to use Lightroom and tweak the sharpening settings. Thanks! All contents © Fuji vs. Fuji, 2013 – 2020, Interchangeable Lens Body Spec Comparison, Adobe’s Fujifilm Camera Calibration Profiles, pre-release of Photo Ninja (version 1.3.1b), Where’s The X-Pro3 Review? Basically, this companion app for Lightroom allows you to bypass Lightroom's raw decoding engine and uses its own which doesn't have any of Lightroom's issues. Lots of sliders and the U-Point editing is something a really like. You can, of course, do your conversions in Capture One express and then finish in Lightroom if you want. The same story is true across a range of RAW converters that I’ve tried. If you’ve found this review helpful, please consider using or even bookmarking one of the affiliate links below for all your shopping needs. I am new to the Fuji X system and currently shoot in RAW and Jpeg. It has some interesting features, but it really looks like the definition of “design by committee” Yikes. I’ll be cheating and adding Photoshop to my workflow, but it’s possible to get by without it. Original contents copyright 2020 by Michael C. Johnston and/or the bylined author. I've been covering how to process Fuji X-Trans files on this website for quite a few years now, and I still regularly get questions from people asking me what the best software for processing Fuji RAW files is. Discussion in 'Fujifilm Cameras' started by Bazarchie, Jan 5, 2018. I’ve been using Lightroom since the very first public beta. Finally, two of these applications are “destructive” editors. If it has been installed, updating (overwrite-installing) may fix problems, add … TopTechPhoto. One Fujifilm Xtrans file, two RAW converters. It also depends heavily on the type of image, how you prefer to process, and so on. I've covered this in great detail many times before, and I've put all of the advice on this into an eBook which covers this and other details of working with Lightroom. I find myself preferring the rendering of Capture One better over all. The second application tied for first place along with Aperture. See for yourself what the best RAW converter for X-Trans is. Or maybe I'm rusty in more ways than one, and just have more work to do. There are a lot of crops here, and it’s tough not jump to a conclusion after the first couple, but each area is handled by demosaicing algorithms quite differently. Full screen support is implemented properly, but the menus automatically hide and show themselves. OnOne Perfect Photo Suite 8: I don’t mind the old school camera dial OnOne has used. I generally try and not directly answer that for a few reasons, the most obvious of which is that the answer is subjective. Fuji RAF file to JPG converter and RAF viewer. Fortunately it wouldn’t take a whole lot of effort to whip things into shape. Free. As mentioned above, I’ve spent a lot of time with Nik’s software, particularly Colour Efex. But PhotoLab doesn’t support the Fuji XTrans sensor and many other RAW converters struggle as Lightroom has. I can’t help but feel the application just feels out of place on the Mac. A few weeks ago I did a video about my first attempts of using the Fuji X-T20. The UI is nice enough and skews towards lots of one-click fixes with fine-tuning available for those interested. Coming back to Aperture and Lightroom, I ended up pushing Aperture a little bit harder in the sharpening as it seemed strangely soft on my first attempt. Iridient Developer is guilty of this too, but to a lesser degree. 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