Rumor: X-Trans Film Simulation Support Coming Soon to Lightroom & Camera RAW


According to a recent report by Fuji Rumors, Fujifilm users with X-Trans sensor cameras will have some additional incentive to use Adobe Lightroom and Camera RAW. Apparently, there’s a soon-to-be-released update in the works that will improve Adobe’s support of Fuji’s X-Trans RAF files.

There aren’t a lot of details yet, but the main thrust of this particular update seems to be full support for Fuji’s Film Simulation modes.

The update will reportedly apply to all X-Series cameras, including the recently-announced X-T1, and once installed will allow Lightroom and Camera RAW to properly reproduce RAF files taken in modes like Provia, Velvia, Astia, ProNeg and more.

Stay tuned and we’ll be sure to update you if and when the update actually goes live.

(via Fuji Rumors)

  • ms

    Hmmm, maybe I’ll hold into this Xpro a little longer. I have pretty much switched to shooting jpegs only with the fuji since the raw files always bum me out in Lightroom.

  • Alessio Michelini

    Well maybe rather than support the film simulations they should concentrate more on the sensor demosaicing

  • Richard

    “X-Trans RAF files”

    What’s a RAF file?

  • flo

    the fuji naming for their raw file. like cr2 or nef

  • Richard

    Ah, thanks. Looked like a typo but I wasn’t sure.

  • Cinekpol

    Hipster filters in Lightroom?!

  • Donovan Bond

    This is no longer a rumour. It was confirmed with OT Kammah and I interviewed Fujifilm’s engineers from Japan when they visited for the X-T1 launch in Canada.

  • kodiak xyza

    it would be an implicit hope that the collaboration also means something with the demosaicing… or maybe Fuji also does not have the optimum algorithm and it is a free-for-all.

  • Jonathan Pearson

    is it just me or is this camera ugly….fuji like the look of the zenit camera

  • Matt Boggs

    No. It is Adobe reproducing the on camera jpeg settings.

  • Alessio Michelini

    I really hope that the update will fix the problem. I’ve been told that with other software there are no problems, but I’ve tested the same RAF file with Capture One and the Fuji one, but nothing changed…

  • Rufer

    yah more watercolor artifacts from those expensive toys

  • kodiak xyza

    the problems were highlighted under some very specific conditions/scenes. much like chromatic aberrations best seen on bare tree branches and leaves. if I recall, vibrant green grass is one of the culprits in the Xtrans demosaicing in Lr vs. others.

  • Alessio Michelini

    Unfortunately I found the problem in other situations as well, like bricks or where there are complex textures

  • kodiak xyza

    yes, it is a structure problem, not a list, so I was just listing an example of such structures.

    it would seem that the problem comes from the way the X-Trans samples the scenes, and the ways to reconstructed are not as simple/deterministic as the Bayer pattern.

  • David Vaughn

    Dear god I hope this is true. I just bought a Fujifilm X100s this weekend, and the first thing I noticed was how gorgeous the JPEGs are straight out of the camera.

    But then when I uploaded them into LR and watched the preview shift from the JPEG to the raw interpretation, I just kind of grimmaced. I don’t know if it’s something in Camera Raw or just something about the JPEG engine inside the camera, but whatever it is, I am UNABLE to achieve the same results of the SOOC JPEG in either LR or Photoshop.

    Maybe I just suck at post-processing, though. lol

  • Cscamp20

    Pretty much everyone thinks it’s a nice looking camera. it’s a beautiful camera. Just follows the design of the fuji x100/ fuji x series cameras. What exactly is a beautiful camera for you?

  • owen

    Still waiting for this so-called “coming soon” update. I barely use my X100S any more because of how dreadfully the RAF files get converted in Lightroom. I know other converters do a better job but frankly they can’t hold a torch to the larger functionality of Lightroom.