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Capture One Fujifilm

hooferinsane

EXIF Seeker
Super Moderator
Well I have just downloaded and run this free editor for fujifilm. When you first download it and install it and start the program for the first time it asks you what program you want to run (it has options for all the Capture one products) I had to choose 'more options' to find fujifilm express. I imported a few fuji RAF files from the XPro2 and they imported rapidly, but the first time of import it sets up hardware acceleration which took about 5/6 mins. On closing the program and importing some other RAF files it didn't repeat this process. For something free it it a quite powerful raw file editor at first glance. Couldn't find the system specs needed, but I am running it with an i7, 16gb ram + dedicated nvidia 4gb graphics card

edit: a useful slider that I first noticed on the sharpened menu is 'halo suppressing ' :)
 

hooferinsane

EXIF Seeker
Super Moderator
A quick five minute play from an xe1 and macro tube + 18-55 fuji lens. Had to use 65% quality on the jpeg at 1024 pixels but lost the EXIF!!!! Arghh!! :D

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paulmag

Always on
Honorary Life Member
I installed as you said looking for on other options for the FREE fujifilm version.............I ran it on my data drive on all image folders in one go............and it loaded all including a lot of my old fuji raws from previous cameras ............I need to check how it works with grass compare to Lightroom that creates painterly grass and see if it handles it better I would hope so if punted for Fuji users.
 

hooferinsane

EXIF Seeker
Super Moderator
Ok I still can't get it to export retaining metadata, BUT File>Open with Photoshop> export for web, can get the EXIF to show (no processing on this one)

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hooferinsane

EXIF Seeker
Super Moderator
I installed as you said looking for on other options for the FREE fujifilm version.............I ran it on my data drive on all image folders in one go............and it loaded all including a lot of my old fuji raws from previous cameras ............I need to check how it works with grass compare to Lightroom that creates painterly grass and see if it handles it better I would hope so if punted for Fuji users.
Lots of people on a fuji site rave about Capture One for that reason, and generally for handling RAF files better. Mind you Paul, not bad for a freebie.........
 

hooferinsane

EXIF Seeker
Super Moderator
Ok, so I had a slight senior moment and had 1024 applied to image height rather than width :wacko:

However, I have to pull the JPG quality slider right down to 1, and make the image width to 600 pixels only to get the file size below 250kb which gives an small image like this - easier to send to photoshop and save for web there to get correct dimensions for forum

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hooferinsane

EXIF Seeker
Super Moderator
OK sussed it - great variation on filesize with the colour profile you choose for export, this with sRGB and 1024 longside, 78% quality, EXIF present! Must admit, if you export from this software into photoshop, you seem to loose quality in the image when its displayed in photoshop and subsequently if exported from photoshop

First is capture one fujifilm express (with EXIF) 2nd is exported to photoshop and saved for web. The capture one looks punchier and sharper than the one exported in PS, although the same processed file. If you look at the windows on the LHS of the image, can see especially there.

Capture One:

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Photoshop:

new-metadata-ps.jpg
 

MikeB

Always on
Premium Member
Out of curiosity, doesn't Fujifilm provide a raw converter? Is there a problem converting a raw file to TIFF and then editing it in any editor? I understand that Adobe was slow to fully supporting the special color filter that Fujifilm uses and find it humorous that Capture One mastered it, but it seems to me that a Fujifilm conversion to 16-bit TIFF should provide all of the captured image information and the secret sauce that Fujifilm adds to make their images different.
 

hooferinsane

EXIF Seeker
Super Moderator
Out of curiosity, doesn't Fujifilm provide a raw converter? Is there a problem converting a raw file to TIFF and then editing it in any editor? I understand that Adobe was slow to fully supporting the special color filter that Fujifilm uses and find it humorous that Capture One mastered it, but it seems to me that a Fujifilm conversion to 16-bit TIFF should provide all of the captured image information and the secret sauce that Fujifilm adds to make their images different.
Someone said on another forum that it looks like the XMP file has not applied to the edited image on the export to the output folder. As the software is only about a week old, perhaps an update might come after initial teething problems.
 
I have used Capture One for a while now and it is a superb program. I use it for my Sony cameras but am interested to see how it handles Fuji files. Especially the worms and mush when sharpening landscape stuff.
One tip I can give is to set your base characteristics curve in the colour tab to linear response. I think the film curve it applies by default adds too much saturation to the shadows.

Capture one has a couple of things I really love. The levels adjustment tool is superb, and the curve tools allows you to adjust just the luma so it reduces the over saturating effect when adding contrast.
And the colour editor is amazing. Especially when you combine it with layers.
Overall for me Capture One just seems to make better images. The sliders tend to do what you want.

I would recommend giving it a try.
 
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