Compressed RAW

Discussion in 'Image Processing' started by RSH-Photography, Oct 19, 2017.

  1. RSH-Photography

    RSH-Photography FujiXspot Rookie

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    May 8, 2016
    I've just bought an X-E3 and see that it now offers the option of "lossless compressed RAW." I've never heard of it. I understand that reducing the file size must increase the number of images that can be stored on the memory card. Are there any downsides to using compressed RAW?
     
  2. merlin

    merlin FujiXspot Veteran

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    May 25, 2017
    Northern New Mexico
    Merlin Emrys
    Not all pp software can read compressed rafs at this time. But from what I have read, the compression does not affect any of the data in the raw file.
     
  3. RSH-Photography

    RSH-Photography FujiXspot Rookie

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    May 8, 2016
    Will the Adobe DNG Converter read compressed RAFs?
     
  4. BobbyT

    BobbyT Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 31, 2013
    Louisville, Ky
    Bobby Tingle
    LR reads Fuji compressed raw, so the DNG converter should.
     
  5. RSH-Photography

    RSH-Photography FujiXspot Rookie

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    May 8, 2016
    Thank you merlin and BobbyT.
     
  6. RSH-Photography

    RSH-Photography FujiXspot Rookie

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    May 8, 2016
    New problem: How do I import the X-E3 RAF files? I use Lightroom 5. When I click on import, only the JPEG files show up.
     
  7. flysurfer

    flysurfer X-Pert

    Feb 1, 2013
    Nuremberg
    Rico Pfirstinger
    The X-E3 is supported by Lightroom Classic CC, Lightroom CC, and Camera RAW 10, which were released two days ago. Lightroom 6 (standalone) may or may not get a later update for the X-E3. DNG converter works, of course, but there's loss of metadata information.

    LR 5 offers inferior IQ with X-Trans files, especially color bleeding. Hence all LR 5 users should have upgraded to version 6.