I also have a minimum set of requirements. People argue that you can't see the difference if you're only posting to social media, or if you print at a specific size. It should not look too "digital" but instead should have the quality to pass an editor in a magazine or submission to a stock agency. (One small caveat here is that the film simulation modes aren't supported with first-generation 16mp sensor fuji cameras.). In this article, we’ve put together a gallery of the best sample images we took with the Fujifilm X100s. By tweaking the sharpening settings, you can minimise the artefacts that Lightroom produces on X-Trans images. Thatâ€™s a slight improvement on the 5fps top speed of its predecessor and a considerable increase on its buffering capability of up to 10 JPEGs or 8 RAW frames. When I process an image, I want to know it's the best it can be, not whether someone else will notice or not. Bun in this context, I'm talking purely about technical image quality. This is a function that uses AI to provide a superior raw decode. Fuji has also boosted the pixel count of the sensor from 12.3MP in the X100 to 16.3 million in the X100S - the same as the Fuji X-Pro1's sensor.. You can disagree, just don't be disagreeable. I have the Creative Cloud Photoshop and Lightroom and they are both up-to-date. Fujifilm recommends Capture One but is the least intuitive software... 2) On the right of each RAW file there is a black line (see the attached edited photo). bigger. 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. It was apparently very successful for its maker, with Fujifilm claiming sales of 130,000 units worldwide, no… That’s why when I talk about getting more accurate Fuji colors in Lightroom, we are simply trying to match Fuji’s default rendering of colors in JPEG images to those rendered by Lightroom or Camera RAW. 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. 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. Within the article, there are affiliate links. Not everyone considers this an important issue, and so, if you are okay with Lightroom's processing for your images, great. Regarding the RAW vs. JPG debate, he is definitely in favour of the Fujifilm JPGs, shooting 95% of his images in this format, but admits that RAW files can come in handy on certain occasions. This gives you all the flexibility of Lightroom with the improved raw conversion of Iridient's raw engine. What I might find the "best" isn't necessarily what someone else might find the best for them. I support this work, and my YouTube channel entirely either via sales of my eBooks and Lightroom presets, or the kind support of my readers. Come on Fuji/Adobe, get your heads together on this one. These are all as shot in my Fuji X100 as NORMAL JPG images. For RAW+JPEG shooting, both modes are limited to 9 Frames. Such factors include the ISO of the image, the subject, the print size, the method of printing, and so on. In the case of the Fujifilm X100S we used the supplied RAW File Converter EX, Adobe Camera Raw 7.4 RC plug-in for Photoshop CS6, and Capture One Pro 7.0.2. I believe the x100s and the xpro1 share the same sensor --- but --- there maybe something else in the software of the cameras that won't let lightzones read the newer model files. Please keep your discussions civil. Capture One 20 made this slightly better still because of the improved noise reduction. Issues loading Fuji X100S raw files. It also depends heavily on the type of image, how you prefer to process, and so on. I'm not going to get into a whole discussion of demosaicing and the technicalities behind why this works. I have another eBook dedicated to using X-Transformer, and it guides you through the multiple options available in the software, with some "recipes" for getting the best results. This gets a bit tricky though, and not everyone wants the hassle of handling multiple file versions, but it's another option. X100S Firmware Update Ver.1.10; RAW FILE CONVERTER update for Windows 8 / 7 / Vista / XP (ver.184.108.40.206) | 48 MB I am considering converting all my RAW files (.NEF and .RAF) to the DNG format. There are also a number of tradeoffs when working with Enhanced Details. For example, a commercial book or magazine print might show up something that wasn't visible in an art print. To know more about our ethics, you can visit our full disclosure page. They offer their 3 film packs for LR and Aperture now with support for Fuji X100, X100s, X-E1 and X-Pro 1 Raw files. In some circumstances, it can actually reduce fine detail in a scene, but it depends on the scene. The chances are that if you're reading this, you already know the answer. I have not noticed anything wrong with the RAF files from mine, using camera RAW on Photoshop 2020. Enter your email and click the blue button below to open the subscription form. If I'm delivering to a client, I may not always know how they are going to use it. I'm not going to get into a big technical discussion on this, because I've done that before many times, so here's the short version: If you're shooting with a Fuji camera that has an X-Trans sensor, then the results in Lightroom can lead to mushy details and artefacts around edges. When used with X-Trans files, it works similarly to X-Transformer, but it comes built-in. 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