Raw Photo Processor software - Fuji X100 Raw Samples





There's a raw conversion software programme for Apple-Macs called Raw Photo Processor.
Website - http://www.raw-photo-processor.com/RPP/Overview.html
Its free software, but for a donation (I gave $20) you get some added features.




I downloaded it as they already have a patch for Fuji X100 raw files. Photography Blog have some available for download at -
http://www.photographyblog.com/reviews/fujifilm_finepix_x100_review/sample_images/


I had a look at these using RPP and they are really rather good. A good deal sharper than the jpg samples circulating would have you believe. Even the shots with the lens at f/2 produce nice crisp results. Once again its a case of waiting until some raw files appear before judging a cameras performance. The high ISO files are excellent, as has been apparent for some time, and despite my reservations about its build quality, there are certainly no complaints about image quality. If you have an Apple-Mac, have a look at them via the RPP software.


HOWEVER - 
Raw Photo Processor is not Photoshop or Lightroom. Its a programme that optimises images for post-processing. Consequently images are much flatter and less saturated than the Adobe programmes would produce. This suits me as I do like as simple a conversion as possible, but others may find the files look very dull and low contrast. They do however look fine with some photoshop work and have the benefit of good shadow detail and very low CA and fringing.


I tried it out on various files including some Leica M8 files which were always very difficult to process.


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Leica M8 Voigtlander 15mm


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Leica M8 Voigtlander 15mm


Its a programme I like, though its a bit slow and needs a lot of work to get good results. I wouldn't use it if I was converting a lot of files and needed to do that fast, but its a very useful programme when there's more time available, and also for tricky files that need a lot of adjusting. 


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Panasonic GF1 45mm f/2.8 macro lens


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Sony a850 28-75mm lens


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Leica M9 Zeiss 18mm f/4


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Words - David
Images - David and Ann