Processing Fuji X-Trans Images in Iridient Developer
Iridient Developer is a lightweight but powerful RAW converter for Mac OS X. While it is not a fully featured photo workflow application like Capture One or Lightroom, it has some powerful RAW conversion features. For Fujifilm X-Trans shooters, it offers an interesting alternative to Lightroom or Camera RAW, as it uses a different demosaicing and rendering engine to deliver crisp and clean, artifact free results. Iridient Developer also has a lot of controls for getting into the mechanics of the RAW conversion process and it offers you significant control over the conversion of your images.
This guide is designed to help you get the best results from processing Fuji X-Trans files in Iridient Developer. It is not a complete guide to every aspect of the software. It is designed specifically for X-Trans shooters to tell you what you need to know to process your images in Iridient Developer. While it assumes no prior knowledge, you should at least know how to install and start up the application. You will need to have a good working knowledge of computers and RAW files to get the most out of this book.
This guide covers the following topics:
- Opening a folder and getting images into Iridient Developer.
- Using Iridient Developer as a Lightroom Plugin.
- Understanding the Iridient Developer controls.
- Understanding the demosaicing and sharpening settings.
- Noise reduction and lens correction.
- Creating black and white images in Iridient Developer.
- My recommended settings for sharpening
- Batch processing and exporting.
- Workflows for working with Lightroom.
This PDF E-book has been formatted for you to print for your own personal use, or it can be read on an iPad.
While it assumes no prior knowledge, you should at least know how to install and start up the application. You will need to have a good working knowledge of computers and RAW files to get the most out of this book.
This guide was written for version 3 of Iridient Developer. At the time of writing 3.1 was the current version. The instructions in this guide require version 3 or higher
E-Book Table of Contents
- X-Trans files, demosaicing and RAW conversion
- Why use one converter over another?
- Advantages of Iridient Developer for X-Trans Processing
- About this guide
- Where to get the software
Chapter 1: Setup
- Getting the colour profiles
- Setting up Iridient Developer to work as a plugin
- Iridient Developer setup
- Lightroom setup
- How this works in action
- Photos Edit extension
Chapter 2: A Quick overview of the interface
- The Main Window
- The Settings Window
- Other Windows
Chapter 3: Working with images
- Getting images into Iridient Developer
- Opening a folder
- Drag and dropping images onto Iridient Developer
- Saving, closing and understanding “open” images
- The Settings Window: Understanding the Controls
- Exposure and Colour Controls
- The Exposure Tab
- The Colour Tab
- Mono & Curves
- The Mono Tab
- The Curves Tab
- RAW Process
- Noise Reduction
- Other Controls
- Lens and Out Tabs
- Saving presets and camera defaults
- Getting images out of Iridient Developer
- Processing vs saving
- Processing a single image
- Batch processing
Chapter 4: Workflows for integrating with Lightroom
- Finishing in Iridient Developer vs finishing in Lightroom
- Finish in Iridient Developer
- Finishing in Lightroom
- Working with one image at a time
- A Batch Processing Workflow
Chapter 5: Conclusion
- Learn more about Iridient Developer
- More Fuji X-Trans Guides
- More information
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Note: This guide was written for version 3 of Iridient Developer. At the time of writing 3.1 was the current version. The instructions in this guide require version 3 or higher
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