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Thread: DXO Photolab 2 Now supports GFX 50R files

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    DXO Photolab 2 Now supports GFX 50R files

    I am an 82 year old amateur. My more recent work was done with a Sony A7R II. I used mostly DXO to convert raw images and apply lens corrections. In December, I acquired a Fuji GFX 50R with 3 lenses. I make big prints (20"x30" with Sony, and 24"x32" with the Fuji). My present work flow for Fugi RAF files is slow and cumbersome: Down load the day's shoot to my PC. Batch Convert in DNG converter. Delete the RAF files to save space, bring the batch processed DNGs into Bridge, select the ones I want to work on. Open Photoshop, and using their Camera Raw, process them (it automatically applies "cooked in" Fuji lens corrections). I then finish retouching etc in Photoshop, and print from Photoshop. I am wondering if Photolab 2 will directly process RAF files, and simplify my work flow, by eliminating the DNG conversion. Will it also allow ACR type corrections during the conversions, such as levels, curves, saturation? Thanks in advance.The ACR version I use is CS6 (not the subscription version, which does not support Fuji RAF )
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    EDIT!!! I purchased DXO Photolab 2 and it works beautifully on GFX50R files (my 23mm lens and 32-64mm lens, but not yet my 100-200 lens ). The interface is the same as I am used to from my experience of many years with DXO Optics Pro. I plan to use DXO Photolab to develop my raw RAF files, but will still probably make final tweaks in Photoshop before printing. I have the free version of Capture 1 Express for Fuji, but I just cannot use it. I lose files in it not knowing where the program stuck them, and also have problems opening raw files because I cannot find them! (Senior Citizen thing!!)
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    Re: DXO Photolab 2 Now supports GFX 50R files

    G'day Dave, How do you like the 50R? I think it's the best thing since sliced bread!!

    As for software, I'm an ingrained Capture One user. If you want to pursue it a little further here is a page that explains the file management. It's a little idiosyncratic but once you have your head around it then it becomes easy...and I love the software. It's the "all in one" for me.

    https://learn.captureone.com/?s=sess...&submit=Search

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    Re: DXO Photolab 2 Now supports GFX 50R files

    Quote Originally Posted by Pelorus View Post
    G'day Dave, How do you like the 50R? I think it's the best thing since sliced bread!!

    As for software, I'm an ingrained Capture One user. If you want to pursue it a little further here is a page that explains the file management. It's a little idiosyncratic but once you have your head around it then it becomes easy...and I love the software. It's the "all in one" for me.

    https://learn.captureone.com/?s=sess...&submit=Search

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    Thanks Mike: I will try my free C1 software once again. I especially want to find a conversion program that will allow me to apply the Fuji film simulations, such as Velvia. I have several programs such as DXO Filmpack, and another which escapes my memory, that allow you to simulate film.
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    Re: DXO Photolab 2 Now supports GFX 50R files

    I’ve always liked the DXO software and I’d argue that the conversions are as good as the Capture One conversions if not better. I’d also argue that the noise filters are industry leading and the optical corrections are simply unmatched by any other software because of their methodology to obtain the corrections.

    If DXO is working for you then I see little reason to force another RAW converter into yourself. My reasoning for going Capture One was mainly because of Adobe’s business decisions, greatly improved support of Sony cameras in Capture One, and the greatly superior tethering capability with Sony cameras. I could get great color and conversion from Lightroom without much issue... but I said the same for Aperture prior to Apple discontinuing their support of that software.

    I personally wish they’d bring Aperture back because it was great photo editing software that wasn’t overly complicated but then I’m also pretty used to Capture One now too. I also wouldn’t mind if Serif (makers of the Affinity Software) creates their own DAM but again some of that desire is directed towards companies offering more solutions at lower prices than the most popular options. I guess my only issue with Capture One right now is that there’s isn’t a Mobil version that integrates with the desktop version that doesn’t require a subscription like Adobe offers. Personally I’d like to see that become a reality for iOS within the next year or so.
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    Re: DXO Photolab 2 Now supports GFX 50R files

    Here are two shots from the GFX 50R with 23mm lens, ISO 400 about f13. Both RAF raw files processed by DXO Photo Lab 2. Very happy with the DXO development of Fuji files.
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