X-trans RAW conversion blog post

Started Nov 7, 2012 | Discussions thread
framus
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Re: ANNOUNCING THE RAF PROCESSING CHALLENGE
In reply to Chris Dodkin, Nov 8, 2012

Chris Dodkin wrote:

Here you go - quick pass on the first file

It actually looks more like foliage now - without the ringing caused by the bright reflections on the upper leaf surfaces.

RAW conversion in ACR

WB to Daylight (Critical step)

Sharpen at 53 1.3 - you may choose variations to taste based on final output size and media

Apply CA removal tool (optional with 35mm Lens - required for 18mm Lens)

You could then play with Clarity in ACR, or even Structure in NIK, but it's not required in this case.

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This is pretty much congruent with what I get from my own files with LR/ACR.  And, as I've posted previously the LR/ACR processed files will print acceptably by my personal criteria.  I do entertain a fond hope that Adobe will improve their X-trans RAW conversions.  Personally I'm not interested in having a complex and wonderful workflow using other tools. LR is an excellent tool in my view. Same goes for Aperture.

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