Lightroom 4.4 and ACR 7.4 Overexposing Fuji RAF files

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Lightroom 4.4 and ACR 7.4 Overexposing Fuji RAF files
May 20, 2013

Hi,

Camera: Fuji HS30 EXR

Adobe Software: Lightroom 4.4, PS Elements 11, and ACR 7.4

Other software: SilkyPix and Paintshop Pro X5

OS: Win 7 Ultimate

Shooting in RAW + JPEG. I open the files in LR 4 and the JPEG looks properly exposed while the RAF file is at least +2 stops overexposed. This is consistent with all of the RAF files viewed in LR 4 or PSE 11 using ACR 7.4.

However, if I open the RAF file in SilkyPix or PSP X5 the RAF file looks properly exposed.

I can correct the problem in LR 4 or PSE 11 by reducing the exposure by -2 stops, but this gets to be a hassle when dealing with lots of photos (and I don't want to just batch process all of my RAF files).

Adobe's list of cameras supported by ACR 7.4 shows the HS30 EXR, but based upon what I can see ACR does not correctly interpret the RAF file data yielding a very overexposed image.

I have looked here on DPReview and elsewhere on the Internet and have not come up with an explanation other than ACR has a bug and does not handle Fuji RAF files properly.

Anybody else have this problem? Any solution other than manual exposure correction for each image in LR 4 and PSE 11? Why is it that Corel and SilkyPix can read the file correctly but Adobe Camera Raw chokes on it?

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers,

SB

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