What should I use with new X100F for workflow?

Discussion in 'Image Processing' started by Rose55, Jan 19, 2017.

  1. Rose55

    Rose55 FujiXspot Regular

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    Hi
    I am thinking about purchasing the new X100F and wonder which raw processer I should use with it on my Macbook Pro and also on the PC?
    I have LR which I haven't used yet on the macbook and have used photos for my xt1 with no problems. Also have used LR on the PC with no problems with the xt1.
    suggestions gratefully received.
    Thanks

    Rosie
     
  2. ean10775

    ean10775 FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Eric
    If you already have LR, I'd start with that and see what you think. If you aren't happy with the amount of detail you're able to extract from the RAF files, something like Iridient Developer may be worth looking into.
     
  3. BobbyT

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    Bobby Tingle
    Download the 30 day trials of Capture One 10, OnOne Raw, Iridient Developer, and Silky Pix. Spend time with all of them and see which you like the best. If you don't like any of them enough to spend money on one, stick with LR.
     
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  4. Covey22

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    Armando J. Heredia
    I just bought the Iridient X-Transformer license for Windows, works ok, still playing with the settings, but definitely a good option for the PC side of the workflow. So far I like it more than LR's interpretation of the RAF files. Since you have Mac as well, you have the option for the full Iridient Developer suite as noted above.
     
  5. Rose55

    Rose55 FujiXspot Regular

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    Thank you I will look into all of them.
     
  6. BobbyT

    BobbyT Super Moderator Subscribing Member

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    Bobby Tingle
    For what it's worth, I left Adobe products and use a combination of Capture One 10 and OnOne Raw. Both render Fuji files way better than Adobe products.

    I forgot to mention, get the Nik plugin suite. It works with Adobe, Capture One, and OnOne. Definitely a great editing tool. And I believe that it's free now.
     
  7. drd1135

    drd1135 FujiXspot Regular

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    Steve
    I'm playing with the demo version, but a quick look seems to produce more detail than ACR.
     
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  8. drd1135

    drd1135 FujiXspot Regular

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    Steve
    I took a better look between the raw file are displayed in ACR and the DNG created be Iridient X-Transformer. I thought the DNG was much better in terms of fine detail. I guess this means I will be buying it (sigh).
     
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  9. Covey22

    Covey22 FujiXspot Veteran

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    Armando J. Heredia
    Brian's price isn't too bad considering Nikon always took me for a minimum of 99 bucks every time Capture got upgraded. He's also quick to respond to tech support questions, which is refreshing after dealing with the big OEMs.
     
  10. drd1135

    drd1135 FujiXspot Regular

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    Steve
    It was only $29 for the RAF to DNG converter. I can fine tune in ACR, so it was a good deal.
     
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  11. Mike

    Mike New to FujiXspot

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    I use Lightroom on a Mac but have been switching over to photos with an editing extension of Luminar. I like how simple this is and how easy it is to share photos. I don't edit heavily so your mileage may vary. You couldn't get me near a PC but if you're going to use both, obviously photos won't work.
     
  12. flysurfer

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    Rico Pfirstinger
    Good choice. LR supports compressed Fuji RAWs, is easy to use, pretty fast, quite powerful and can make use of the full photographic dynamic range of ISOless sensors. It's also affordable and offers good value.
     
  13. Rose55

    Rose55 FujiXspot Regular

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    Rico, we only have the stand alone version of LR at the moment, is it worth updating to CC version?
     
  14. flysurfer

    flysurfer X-Pert

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    Rico Pfirstinger
    CC certainly makes sense from a value standpoint. You get the latest features right away and Photoshop as a bonus.
     
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  15. Iansky

    Iansky FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Ian Lloyd-Grahm
    I am personally using Iridient for all my Fuji Raw conversions as I find it much better than LR and ACR but it is very much a personal thing. Try downloading a trial version of Irident and assess / compare.
     
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  16. flysurfer

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    Iridient is good, but only offers a portion of what's required from a fully-fledged converter. It's great in combination with Lightroom, that's why Brian designed Iridient Transformer for Windows as a Lightroom add-on right from the start.

    LR and Iridient together are a nice set of tools.
     
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  17. Rose55

    Rose55 FujiXspot Regular

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    DSCF1802. Hiya
    i have been trying ID with my old X100 to learn how to use it. what do you think of this so far?