Workflow & Settings for Processing Fuji X-Trans Raw Files in Capture One Pro PDF Guide

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This is a PDF version of my online guide for processing X-Trans files in Capture One. This short guide attempts to cover the main settings that I use to get good results from Fuji X-Trans files. It is written specifically for Fuji X-Trans shooters who are using Capture One.

It’s not a full tutorial for the Application because it’s such a complex application, but instead offers some of my own insights into using the software, and some of the common settings that I use, and showcases some of the workflow approaches that I take.

This was written for Capture One Pro before the recent release of Capture One Express. Most of the information is still relevant, but there may be some instructions that are not compatible with the express version.

Suitable for Capture One Pro Versions 7-11

Recently updated to version 1.5  with revisions for Capture One Pro 10.

Now includes a Supplement to cover Capture One 10.1 and Includes Sharpening and Noise Reduction Presets for Version 10.1 (Updated June 2017)

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


This Guide is in PDF format. You will need to be able to read PDFs to use this document.

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


About this Guide

I had originally written this guide as a two-part online guide in which I offered my suggestions for settings to use to get the best out of processing X-Trans files in Capture One. I offered a free version of that guide and this PDF version for a small fee. It was offered in this form as a way to support my blog if you wanted to. Since that first version, Capture One has been updated several times, and Fuji has launched new cameras. This current version is an updated version of the original guide, which contains new information for 24mp X-Trans cameras as well as newer versions of Capture One. It is still based on the original version, and you can still find the on-line version of the original guide here (for Version 7 & 8).

This guide primarily contains the settings that I use, and also some of the things in Capture One that I feel that has tripped me up over the time that I’ve been using it. It is not a complete guide for the application and is mostly about the settings and why I have set them, as well as insights on which settings directly affect Fuji X-Trans processing. Also, as it is an updated version of an older guide, and it contains information regarding several versions now,  this will be the last version of this guide in its current form. A future version, if it is released, will be a new book, with a revised layout and information.

Note, this now includes a Supplement to cover Capture One 10.1 and Includes Sharpening and Noise Reduction Presets for Version 10.1 (Updated June 2017)

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.


This guide covers the following topics:

  1. Changing the Capture One Default Settings
  2. Suggested Sharpening Settings
  3. Suggested Variations in settings
  4. Suggestions for 24mp X-Trans Files
  5. Capture One 10 Suggestions
  6. Workflow Tips
  7. Handling Raw + Jpeg Pairs in Capture One
  8. Some other common adjustments
  9. Outputting Images and Sending back to Lightroom

Technical Specifications

Format: PDF
Formatted Size: A4
Pages: 25 (Main Guide) + 12 (Supplement)

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