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About my Ebooks and Future Upgrades

Fuji X-Trans Processing Guides

I have a number of eBooks on this store, and every now and then, I do try and provide free updates where appropriate. I have also in the past released paid new or different editions of these books, much like one would for a printed book. In this post, I want to clarify which versions are due an upgrade, which will be getting a new edition, and which books will no longer be upgraded.

Before I get to the individual guides, I just want to quickly outline how I go about the decisions for these. If the software that these guides refer to have been updated with minor changes that require a change to some advice in the guide, then I will release an update. If there are significant changes, then I will release a new edition. If a guide is getting old and I feel that some of the information is out of date, I will also release a new edition. Some of my older guides are no longer being updated as I no longer feel the audience is there for them, or the subject matter hasn’t changed significantly and is no longer something I feel is relevant.

Processing Fuji X-Trans Files with Iridient X-Transformer and Lightroom

Current Version: Guide Version 1.6

This is currently up to date with all relevant information. Future updates to this guide will depend on new versions of the software being released with new or changed features. I don’t force a major change to this that would require a second edition, so for the foreseeable future, this will continue to receive free updates.

Processing Sony A6000 Raw files in Lightroom: Workflow and Settings Guide

This guide has been discontinued and will no longer be updated, but I’m keeping it on sale as a few people still occasionally request it. The price has been reduced to reflect this.

Processing X-Trans Images in Iridient Developer – eBook

This guide has been discontinued and will no longer be updated, but I’m keeping it on sale as a few people still occasionally request it. The price has been reduced to reflect this.

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

Current Version: Guide Version 1.8

This will receive one more minor update (estimated time frame is May to June 2020) to reflect a recent change in the way Lightroom handles setting defaults. After that, I will be working on the second edition of this guide, which will be a paid update.

Fuji Jpegs: Shooting and Processing Guide – eBook

Current Version: Guide Version 1.2

This is edition will no longer receive free updates, but a second edition will be released at some point in the future. As Fuji has changed a few important functions in their newest cameras, it will require a significant re-write of some of this guide to support these. With that in mind, until I can source one of these cameras, I have no timeframe for an update to this guide, but I would hope to get it done by the end of this year. With the current global situation though, this may take longer.

Processing Fuji Raw files in Capture One 12 or Capture One 20

Current Version 1.1

This is my newest guide and will continue to receive free updates for the foreseeable future. If there are significant changes in a future version of Capture One I may decide to do a new edition, but it is not planned for any time in the near future.

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Fuji Capture One Guide Updated with Support For Capture One 20

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I’ve updated my Fuji Capture One guide to include preliminary support for Capture One 20. If you are a Fuji shooter using Capture One, the new version of my eBook now contains support for both Capture One 12 and Capture One 20.

There are actually only a few things that you need to know regarding version 20 that are different from the previous edition, and so, I’ve added these as options where appropriate. The biggest change regards the new redesigned HDR tool, as this affects the instructions in the guide about matching the shadow and highlight tone options, and the in camera dynamic range. I wanted to keep compatibility with Capture One 12 as well, so if you haven’t updated the software, the guide is still compatible.

In addition to adding preliminary support for Capture One 20, the update also fixes some typos, and adds language to indicate that the advice in the guide book also applies to the non-X-trans cameras, such as Fuji’s medium format GFX series, or the XA series. This brings the version number of the guide to 1.1. Note: The supplied presets have not been changed, so if you have already installed these from a previous version of the guide, you don’t need to re-install.

If you already own the guide, the update is free and is available now from your account. If you’re unsure how to re-download your previous purchases, you can find out how on this support article.

For new users, there will be a small price increase in January, but for now, I’ve put it on sale at the original price. The book covers how to get the best results when using Capture One with Fuji raw files, and covers things like sharpening, noise reduction, setting Fuji film simulation modes and so on. You can find out more about the Fuji Capture One guide on my digital download store.

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My X-Transformer Guide Updated

I’ve released a minor update to my X-Transformer guide that addresses some of the recent changes in the application. This is a free update to anyone who had previously bought the guide.

The update is relatively minor, and includes a small addition, as well as changing and deleting sections that are no longer relevant. The changes included in this update are as follows:

  • Version number of the guide changed to 1.6 (to correspond to software version number)
  • Added section on the new compression options introduced in v.1.5.
  • Mentioned changes to the default colour profile in v1.6
  • Updated some screenshots
  • Added section on installing presets, and updated it for latest versions of Lightroom.
  • Deleted references to controls no longer in the software
  • Tidied up language in various places.

The bonus presets that come with the guide have not been updated, so if you are downloading the new version, you don’t need to re-download the presets. I have changed the structure of the preset download to make them easier to install on newer versions of Lightroom, but the presets themselves haven’t changed.

To download the update, you need to go to your account on the store, log in, and then go to the “My Orders” section and then the “Downloads” tab. I have complete instructions on the help centre which shows you how to download updates, including a video if you’re having trouble.

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Capture One Guide Discontinued: New version Coming Soon

With the release of Capture One 12 at the end of November, there have been significant changes to the software, especially for Fuji X-Trans users. With that in mind, I have decided to discontinue selling my old Capture One X-Trans guide. I am however starting work on a new book, which I hope to have out in the next two to three months.

Why not just keep selling the old version?

The original guide was getting quite old. It was originally written for version 8 of Capture One, and then amended with each additional version. It had become something of a hodge-podge of edits and advice built on top of old advice, and it was getting quite confusing. With the release of Version 12 of the software, which has entirely new interface, and adds Fuji film simulation modes, having the old version still available, in my opinion, could confuse new readers. I had put a notice up on the guide that it was being discontinued and reduced the price for the month of December, but now that it’s January, I felt that it’s time to end the sale of it.

Will the new version be free to customers of the old version?

No. I sell these guides very inexpensively, and to cover the cost of writing an entirely new book, I need to charge for it. The old guide was on sale for several years, and the average price has been just €3. The new book will be a completely different guide and re-written from scratch.

When will it be available?

I hope to have the new version available in the first quarter of 2019. I hope to have it even sooner than this, but I don’t want to set unrealistic targets. If you follow my blog, or sign up for the newsletter, you will be notified of new releases.

Where can I learn about the new software in the meantime?

I will continue to cover Capture One on my blog. I will also be providing a work in progress update to the new guide on Patreon for Patreon supporters. Patreon supporters will also get the new guide for free. I also cover Capture One on my YouTube channel.