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Workflow and Settings For Processing Fuji X-Trans images in Lightroom – eBook Guide

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Over the last few years, I’ve covered a lot of topics relating to the processing of Fuji X-Trans files on my website. I’ve talked about some of the artefacts that can occur when processing these files in Lightroom, and I’ve shown some ways to minimise those artefacts by using the sharpening controls. These blog posts have been very popular and so I’ve collated the various posts, and re-written them into a single guide which discusses best practices for processing Fuji X-trans files in Lightroom.

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This PDF e-book has been formatted for you to print for your own personal use, or it can be read on an iPad.

Note: This guide assumes that you have a degree of familiarity with Lightroom. You should already know the basics and be able to navigate the interface, import images, and make basic adjustments.

Please make sure you have a version of Lightroom that is compatible with your camera.


About this eBook

Learn to get the most from your X-Trans Images in Lightroom

This guide looks at the many aspects of processing Fuji X-Trans images in Lightroom. It talks about what makes the X-Trans sensor unique, and how that affects post-processing. It discusses working with RAW and JPEG files in Lightroom and shows some strategies for managing both.

It also looks at how to get the best out of Fuji RAW files in Lightroom. It shows you how to mimic Fuji’s film simulations, and how to match Fuji’s dynamic range settings. Finally, it covers sharpening X-Trans files in Lightroom and how to minimise artefacts and reduce some of the issues around Lightroom’s conversion of Fuji Raw files.

As a bonus, this guide also comes with my collected Fuji Lightroom presets, all in a single easy to find collection. These presets have been given away on my Blog in the past, and I’ve included them with this guide as a bonus so that you don’t have to download them separately.

These sharpening presets are also available for free on their own.

Please Note: All my guides are self-published and as such, I do not have the luxury of a full editorial staff. While they have been proofread, occasionally a few errors do creep in, possibly more than would occur in a book published by a publisher. I do make every effort to avoid this, but due to the nature of self-publishing, this does happen. When found, I do my best to update them as soon as possible in the next release of the ebook.

Version 1.8

This is the third version of this guide. The original version was written and published in 2015, and it was previously updated in 2016 to cover some additional topics, including suggestions for the newer 24-megapixel X-Trans cameras. This new edition adds some additional information regarding some of the recent changes to Lightroom, including the newer method of selecting colour profiles and the addition of enhanced details. It also adds specific mention of newer X-Trans models based on the latest (at time of writing) generation of 26mp X-Trans sensors. As many readers have informed me that they still use an older version of Lightroom, I have kept this guide compatible for the most part with any version of Lightroom back to version 6, however, there are a few things that will only work in newer versions of the software, now called Lightroom Classic. This guide does not cover the mobile-based Lightroom CC Desktop.

Table Of Contents

  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • Table of Contents
Chapter 1: What makes Fuji’s X-Trans sensor unique
Chapter 2: Managing RAW and JPEG files in Lightroom
  • What’s included when you import Raw files
  • Setting the preferences to import both RAW and JPEG files
  • Creating view filter presets to switch between JPEG and RAW
  • Using collections to split RAW and JPEG files
  • Some tips for working with JPEG files
  • Summary
Chapter 3: Working with Fuji RAW files
  • Matching the Film Simulation modes with Camera Profiles
  • Setting the camera Profile in Lightroom Classic 7.3 or Later
  • Matching Shadow and Highlight Tone Options
  • Lens Correction
  • Creating setup presets
  • Setting Default Settings
  • Simulating dynamic range settings
  • Summary
Chapter 4: Sharpening
  • Getting it sharp in camera
  • Tips for adjusting Lightroom’s sharpening settings
  • Guidelines for 16mp X-Trans Sensors and general suggestions
  • When to sharpen & working with presets
  • Avoiding over-sharpening
  • 24 & 26 MP X-Trans
  • Enhance Details
  • Output sharpening & outputting for the web
  • Summary
Chapter 5: Additional Techniques
  • Reducing Moiré
  • Fixing Moiré in Lightroom
  • Creating HDR files. 38
  • Advanced chromatic aberration repair
  • Summary
  • Additional Notes & Tools
  • Next Steps


View a watermarked excerpt of this guide (first 15 pages – this is from the original version – an updated one will be added soon)

List of Changes in V1.8 (Compared to v1.5)

  1. Updated information on the release version.
  2. Added note about the addition of “Enhance Details”.
  3. Added details on how to set the colour profile in Lightroom 7.4 or later. 
  4. Added details on how to save settings as defaults.
  5. Changed some terminology regarding sharpening guidelines.
  6. Specific mention of 26mp X-Trans cameras.
  7. Added section on Enhanced Details.
  8. Updated information on how to install presets for the newer version of Lightroom.

Technical Specifications

Format: PDF
Formatted Size: US Letter 8.5″ X 11″
Pages: 52

This document and its contents are Copyright © 2019 Thomas Fitzgerald. No part of this document may be reproduced in any way or this document may not be re-sold. You may print your own copies for personal use
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