Post Processing Tools And Fuji X-Trans

A recent update to Capture One Pro (10.1.1) has enhanced processing for Fujifilm X-Trans sensors. And if you are on Adobe Lightroom CC (15.10) image processing for the X-Trans sensor seems to be pretty stable.  Since I have both I thought it might be interesting to see if there is any difference or distinctions for using one over the other.

I choose the image “Basket (Details)” as a test of how each one works. The image was taken with the XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR on my Fujifilm X-T2. It was shot at 1/125 sec. at F5.6 with ISO at 1000 and auto white balance. In Lightroom I used the Camera Profile  Provia/Standard. I used an imported ICC Fujifilm Provia/Standard profile in Capture One.  So both images had the same starting point.

Basket (Details) Lightroom Processing
Basket Details Capture One Processing

The two end results were very similar. I think the Lightroom edit is a bit brighter but the Capture One noise processing is a bit nicer. I did do the processing for the Capture One version first and was pretty happy with the result. I then tried to match the Capture One output in Lightroom, it was hard to get the two images to match. Click on the images to see full size peep your pixels images. Really thing that Capture One did a better job on noise processing.

One Reply to “Post Processing Tools And Fuji X-Trans”

  1. Thanks for the comparison, Jim. In addition to the better noise handling, zoomed in I see far more detail in the brown material used to make the basket. In fact, I’d say it’s night and day difference.

    I’ve been frustrated with the mushiness of many of my own fuji images which I edit in Lightroom. The new Irident developer helps quite a bit. I’ve been on the verge of ditching Fuji, but I guess I’ll have to take another look at Capture One. I’d love to see your same image processed in On1 Photo RAW.

    Thanks for sharing!

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