Fuji cameras, x-trans sensors and RAW processing
If you are an owner of a Fuji camera with an x-trans sensor, you will probably have already read a lot about the post processing of x-trans RAF files. Although google is full of results about Fuji RAF files and how the various RAW processors handle them, there are many misconceptions that lead to wrong conclusions. In this post I will try to clarify most of them.
The basics In order to understand x-trans sensors and their differences in post-processing, we first need to understand some principles of digital photography:
Fuji X-T20 Eterna film simulation or Capture One
Eterna, is a film simulation, introduced by Fuji along with the release of their camera Fuji X-H1.
It’s a very neutral profile, mainly targeted to videographers, but it’s also a very nice choice for photographers that prefer a neutral starting point for further color grading and post processing in general.
Capture One doesn’t come with simulations for Fuji cameras, so until today, C1/Fuji users cover their need for Fuji simulations (Provia, Velvia, Classic Chrome, etc.
Fuji X-T20 film simulation packs for Darktable and RawTherapee
In my previous post about photography, I showed you how to get Fuji X-T20 film simulations for Capture One. In this one I will show you the same but for Darktable and RawTherapee. Please note that all these styles are not only compliant with X-T20 but they can be used with all X-TRANS III cameras.
RawTherapee Thanks to the amazing job by Stuart Sowerby, our community has now available all currrent Fuji film simulations (Provia, Velvia, Astia, Classic Chrome, Pro Neg Hi, Pro Neg Std, Acros, Acros + Ye, Acros + R, Acros + G, Mono, Mono + Ye, Mono + R, Mono + G and Sepia).
Fuji X-T20 film simulation pack for Capture One
My journey in digital photograpy started 5 months ago when I bought a Sony A6000. After a lot of searching online trying to find the best Linux RAW editors, I ended up starting learning how to use Darktable and Raw Therapee.
5 months later, two major changes happened: I sold my Sony System ( the A6000 with the kit plus another 3 lenses) for a Fuji X-T20 and I installed Windows (using a KVM virtual machine with PCI passthrough - I will write about it on a separate article) for the first time after many years in order to be able to try some famous RAW editing Windows software.