ON1 Photo Raw
Any here use ON1 Photo Raw to process Fuji files?
I recently downloaded trial versions of Alienskin Exposure X2 and ACDSee Ulimate 18 and spent quite a bit of time comparing converted RAF files in these two programs as well as DNG's using Iridient X-Transformer and LR.
The combination of X-Transformer and LR was clearly the best out of the these programs. Alienskin and ACDSee both did a few things well, but overall, X-Transformer and LR combo was better.
ACDSee retains highlights really well, but in certain situations absolutely crushes reds and turns them a hot pink color. ACDSee also begins with a quite saturated file, probably too saturated for my taste. Overall details are retained quite nice though and at least on the files I sharpened, didn't exhibit worms or artifacts. There was no water color effect either on trees and foliage that I could see. This program also showed, in some instances, nasty red chromatic aberration on light colored tree limbs and branches, something not present at all in LR.
Alienskin colors are very similar to Iridient and LR. It gives you nice image to begin with. However, preserving highlights was an issue and overall details were pretty poor. Even after sharpening, the details just had a slight muddied look. No water color effect that I saw on trees and foliage. Alienskin exhibited the same red chromatic aberration as ACDSee on tree limbs and brances in some shots.
I was just comparing these programs as raw processors and didn't really get into any of their other features. I still have the trials for a couple of weeks so I'll continue to play around with them and see what I can do, but Iridient X-Transormer is still the king for Fuji RAF files, imo.
That brings me to my original question. Anyone tried ON1 Photo Raw? I found a blog post from July, and the guy says ON1 will be adding Fuji film simulations sometime this year, which would be really cool. Most Fuji lenses are supported by ON1 and include lens corrections. I'll probably go ahead and download their trial and see what it looks like.
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