X10 Raw files in Lightroom

Discussion in 'Image Processing' started by ChrisB, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. ChrisB

    ChrisB New to FujiXspot

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    Feb 2, 2013
    Hi everybody,

    Has anyone figured out how to get Raw files to display properly in Lightroom?

    Currently, depending on variables such as focal length and distance to subject, I have found that there is a marked difference between how Jpeg and Raw files are rendered. Not so much as in colour, contrast and exposure, which is to be expected to a degree, but rather that the Raw files often appear stretched horizontally (when shot in landscape format), along with what appears to be some barrel distortion in the centre of the frame.

    I appreciate that there is some lens distortion correction happening in the Jpegs but I'm actually losing the edges from my Raw files, which seems counter intuitive. Is there a workaround; does this happen in other Raw converters?

    Thanks,

    Chris
     
  2. flysurfer

    flysurfer X-Pert

    Feb 1, 2013
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    Rico Pfirstinger
    The camera's converter is compressing the image to preserve more of it (it's a compromise some don't like), LR is using the correct lens correction, hence losing more of the image in the process.
     
  3. ChrisB

    ChrisB New to FujiXspot

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    Feb 2, 2013
    Is this a function of Lightroom or the X10?

    Any lens profiling options that are available in Lightroom are deselected; is this phenomenon mirrored in other converters, for example, Aperture or Capture One?

    This seems contrary to the basic premise of Raw files.
     
  4. Tdp

    Tdp Guest

    Capture One permits removal of any lens correction in RAW files, and I think a few other converters do as well.
     
  5. flysurfer

    flysurfer X-Pert

    Feb 1, 2013
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    Rico Pfirstinger
    Like most converters, LR is using EXIF metadata.
     
  6. flysurfer

    flysurfer X-Pert

    Feb 1, 2013
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    Rico Pfirstinger
    C1 is pretty much unusable with EXR cameras. It only processes the slower half-frame of EXR DR RAWs.
     
  7. Tdp

    Tdp Guest

    Ah I sit corrected then. Disregard.

    So are there any EXR DR RAW converters that allow removal of lens corrections?
     
  8. flysurfer

    flysurfer X-Pert

    Feb 1, 2013
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    Rico Pfirstinger
    RPP and other shareware converters don't correct, yielding pretty unusable results that need full manual correction in order to look okay. It totally depends on the focal length of the shot. Of course, those converters may each have sever problems with the EXR sensor. Most of them are cheating.