Veteran XP1 User Now Venting

Started Feb 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
Ariston Senior Member • Posts: 2,401
Re: Veteran XP1 User Now Venting

designdog wrote:

Anyone with some experience with Lightroom would hardly call it bloatware.

My intention was not to start either an Adobe or Fuji flame fest. This seems to me a similar contest to the Adobe Flash /Apple QuickTime battle, and we all have suffered through that.

Full disclaimer: I make my living with the Adobe Creative Suite products. Have since Photoshop and Illustrator, and the Mac, first came out. Not about to give them up. That said, I know neither is perfect, and I have always been willing to accommodate that.

I have about 80,000 images managed by Lightroom, on several drives, in the cloud, and on my server. Not about to give that up either. And I should not have to. That is my point.

Look, it does not matter who is at fault, Adobe or Fuji. The Fuji x files have to be wholly, totally, and completely processable by the mainstream, or they are niche products, like the Fuji S series (at least you could process these.)

And the mainstream, like it or not, is Adobe. Plain and simple.

Many of you may recall, in the euphoria of the X Pro1's introduction, all of the posts here by folks giving up their 5Dii, etc. for the XP1: image quality, light weight, etc. Of course many of those folks, like me, were not aware of the smearing issue. Few of them making a living in photography are doing it without Lightroom/Photoshop. None that I know, anyway.

The X Pro 1 is a great camera. I love mine. I just want to be able to work with it like any other camera...

of course we want it to work. I prefer working my files on Adobe softwares, but I do blame Adobe for this because their programmers can't even figure out how to solve the Fuji  files or got lazy. I let Fuji off the hook since Silky and C1 are able to solve it. it's not like RAF files were really that difficult to process. stupid lazy Adobe.

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