Fuji X100S support for Lightroom 5.4

April 21, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

The profiles are now pre-loaded and ready to go

I have had the Fuji X100S for some time now and one thing that frustrated me was the lack of support from Lightroom. Adobe has taken a long time to bring any sort of lens and chromatic aberration correction for the RAW files as well as any sort of profile options. Nikon and Canon users have enjoyed these options for a while (I am a Nikon user myself). The lack of lens correction was minor to me as I made a custom profile that I could apply in the drop down menu. However, I found that one of the big selling points of the camera, the film simulation modes, was restricted to the jpegs in camera. I have tried a number of ways to apply these manually but unfortunately never achieved good enough results. 

So on the one hand I had the powerful RAW files that allowed me to make a number of corrections, on the other hand I had the lovely film simulations that I could only get in jpeg. I could potentially simulate some of the effects by going into the Develop settings and applying a few of the presets but it feels not part of the process to me and does not achieve the same results.

All the film simulations at your fingertips.

Finally Adobe has done something about it. The latest Lightroom update (Lightroom 5.4) incorporates both the lens correction profiles and the film simulation profiles. I no longer need to take both RAW+Jpeg for the just in case scenario. 

Now when you check the box for apply lens profile correction you get a a profile for either the X100 or the X100S. Great improvement!

The second option which I love is the camera profile options. You can now apply the film simulation modes to your RAW files. An option that will make a lot of X100S shooters happy. The big question that remains to be answered is how faithfully these simulations emulate the jpegs from the camera. I will be testing these over the next days. For now I am a happy camper. 

 

 


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