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 artifacts that can occur when processing these files in Lightroom, and I’ve shown some ways to minimise those artifacts 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.

NEW Version 1.5 Includes additional information, including specific advice for newer 24mp X-Trans Cameras such as the X-Pro 2 and X-T2

I’ve also collected all the various X-Trans related presets that have been posted to various places on my website, and put them into a single archive. The e-book also comes with these presets too as a complimentary download to make it easier to find them.

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.


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 artifacts 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 proof read, 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 1.5

This  second edition of this guide is now available. The original version was written and published in 2015, and this new updated version for 2016 covers some additional topics, including suggestions for the newer 24 megapixel X-Trans cameras, such as the X-Pro 2. It has been re-formatted slightly too, and it’s now in distinct chapters, and the structure has improved to make it more readable. I’ve also added a detailed description of the included presets, as this has been the number one requested improvement. 

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

Chapter 3: Working with Fuji RAW files

  • Matching the Film Simulation modes with Camera Profiles
  • Matching Shadow and Highlight Tone Options
  • Lens Correction
  • Creating setup presets
  • Simulating dynamic range settings
  • Summary

Chapter 4: Sharpening

  • Getting it sharp in camera
  • Tips for adjusting Lightroom’s sharpening settings
  • When to sharpen & working with presets
  • Avoiding over-sharpening
  • 24 MP X-Trans
  • Output sharpening & outputting for the web

Chapter 5: Additional Techniques

  • Reducing Moiré
  • Fixing Moiré in Lightroom
  • Creating HDR files.
  • Advanced chromatic aberration repair
  • Summary


  • Additional Notes & Tools
  • Next Steps


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Technical Specifications

Format: PDF
Formatted Size: US Letter 8.5″ X 11″
Pages: 48

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