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A Quick Look at the new Fuji Colour Profiles in Lightroom 5.4

A Quick Look at the new Fuji Colour Profiles in Lightroom 5.4

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Now that Lightroom finally ads colour profiles for the various picture modes that come with Fuji's X-Series cameras, I thought I'd give them a quick review. I've already played around wight the velvia profile and found it quite pleasant. Today, I was out shooting so I took some time to go through all the picture modes so that I could compare the Jpegs to the Raw files processed using the relative colour profile. As far as I can tell they all look pretty accurate. I've posted the pairs below so you can judge for yourself. A couple of caveats. I have the camera set to sRGB (as opposed to Adobe RGB) but I don't think that makes a huge difference as I'm exporting from Lightroom as sRGB anyway. Secondly, I didn't do any sharpening or lens correction to the raw files, so there's some chromatic aberration on the Raw images and they're a bit softer than the Jpegs. I literally just applied the relevant colour profile.

Provia / Standard

Straight out of the camera JPEG: Provia - SOOTC Jpeg

Raw with Provia Colour Profile: Provia

Velvia / Vivid

Straight out of the camera JPEG: Velvia Original Camera Jpeg

Raw with Velvia Colour Profile: Lightroom Velvia Profile

Astia / Soft

Straight out of the camera JPEG: Astia Original Jpeg

Raw with Astia Colour Profile: Astia Colour Profile in Lightroom 5.4

Pro Neg High

Straight out of the camera JPEG: Pro Neg High Jpeg

Raw with Pro Neg High Colour Profile: Raw with Pro Neg High Profile

Pro Neg Standard

Straight out of the camera JPEG: Pro Neg Standard Jpeg

Raw with Pro Neg Standard Colour Profile: Raw with Pro Neg Standard Colour Profile

Monochrome

Straight out of the camera JPEG: Monochrome Jpeg

Raw with Monochrome Colour Profile: Raw with Monochrome Colour Profile

Monochrome +Y

Straight out of the camera JPEG: Monochrome+Y Jpeg

Raw with Monochrome +Y Colour Profile: Raw Monochrome+Y Colour Profile

Monochrome +R

Straight out of the camera JPEG: Monochrome+R Jpeg

Raw with Monochrome +R Colour Profile: Raw - Monochrome+R

Monochrome +G

Straight out of the camera JPEG: Monochrome+G Jpeg

Raw with Monochrome +G Colour Profile: Raw - Monochrome+G

The only thing missing is the sepia picture mode, but I'm guessing that's not something that can be down with a colour profile anyway. I think they did a good job overall. The colours are mostly the same. The only one that looks a little off to me is the Pro Neg S. I only ever use Provia and Velvia anyway personally, and occasionally Pro Neg Hi, but I wouldn't use the profile as it's too soft. Velvia works great though.

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