12 Feb Adobe Finally Improves Fuji X-Trans RAW conversion in Lightroom with “Enhance Details”.
Source: Thomas Fitzgerald Photography
Ever since Fuji released its first X-Trans camera, and Adobe added support, many of us who have shot Fuji over the years have been unhappy with how Lightroom handles Fuji files. There are issues with the way it handles fine details, certain repeating textures and so called “worm artifacts”. People have been hoping that Adobe would eventually fix the problem, and turned to other solutions, such as Iridient X-Transformer. Others have switched away from Lightroom together to something like Capture One. Today, Adobe has released a new version of Lightroom which finally addresses the X-Trans issue. Well, sort of, as it’s probably not the solution that many were expecting.
If you were hoping that there was a new process version which would automatically improve the rendering of all of your X-Trans files, then I’m afraid that you’re out of luck. Instead, Adobe has a new feature called “Enhance Details” which uses machine learning and AI to improve the quality of demosaicing in Lightroom. It creates a new linearised DNG file, which still has the edibility of a RAW file. If you are familiar with X-Transformer, it works in a similar way, in that it creates a DNG with improved demosaicing.
It should be noted that this isn’t designed specifically for X-Trans and is compatible with all raw files. Adobe claims that this process can extract an additional 30% of detail from a RAW file. When used with an X-Trans file, it creates an artifact free image, that doesn’t have any
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