It was just a few days ago that I wrote about the lowly JPEG files and how they seem to be bullied by the much bigger Raw Files. The article spoke to the feature of film simulations in my Fuji X cameras and how Fuji’s historical background in designing and selling some of the worlds greatest films allowed Fuji to put all that knowledge to great use in their digital mirror less cameras. Anyway, if you have not read that article and would like to read it, you can find it here. The article. (jumpstart recommendation)
I had explained, in that article, that you could process raw images right in the camera. You could if you wanted apply any of the in camera creative settings to the raw file to ultimately produce a finished post processed JPEG file while leaving the original raw file intact. That said you could also make as many altered – post processed JPEG files as you want using all kinds of different settings like different film simulations, as an example.
Fuji likes to be in control of their overall images and there are some excellent software packages that can truly post process the exceptional Fuji files. Programs like Capture One, Picktorial 3.0 for the Mac,
But recently Fuji introduced a program for both Mac and Windows users using the latest Fuji X cameras. Fujifilm X RAW STUDIO.
This package allows the photographer to use the excellent in camera post processing engine, right on their computers and that’s a lot more efficient than working from an LCD on the back of a camera. It actually does use the internal post processing capability in current Fuji X camera models and the
While Fuji X Raw Studio is not meant to completely replace other raw processors, It can be a very effective stand alone program or as a partner along with them by providing accurate renditions of the Fuji simulations along with enhanced tonal corrections. It can become, a quick and accurate and creative first step in a post processing environment.
What do I see as the pros for this first version?
- Precise editing on the computer utilizing Fuji’s X engine to preserve the true intent of their film simulations.
- Finite adjustments using all of the in camera adjustments.
- The ability to save a processing profile you like for later use or even better for batch processing.
What would I like to see made better or added?
- The ability to save files as DNG or TIFF beyond the current JPEG offering for the APS-C sensor cameras. The medium format GFX files can be saved as TIFF so it makes no sense not to be able to do that for all cameras.
- It would be nice in this current day and age to be able to use software like this for IPad tablets and Android tablets via either Bluetooth or Wi-Fi.
- Add cropping as a feature, even though it is not an in camera option.
- Have some kind of AC adapter that could slip into the battery compartment on the camera