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Thu, May 19, 2016 2:45 PM

I recently acquired a Fujifilm X-Pro 2

Lightroom's handling of X-Trans files has always been poor, but since getting the X-Pro2 with 24mp, file importation, preview generation and scrolling between files has become terribly slow.  I discovered that generating 1:1 previews helps moving between files (I used to use standard preview) but Lr's handling of X-Trans files is simply subpar. 

I recently downloaded a trial version of Capture One and was amazed to discover how quickly it imports files and generates previews.  Five times faster, eight times faster?  I don't know but it makes Lr look amateurish in comparison.  The fuji files also look considerably better in Capture One, not in all cases but often enough to make me question my continued use of Adobe products.

I have the CC Photography plan but seldom use Photoshop.  While I'm used to Lr and like many of its features, I'm seriously considering cancelling CC and switching to Capture One.  

I recall Adobe saying several times over the years that they will improve their support for X-Trans, and there has been some improvement in raw conversion, but the overall handling and speed with the files is poor and with the larger file sizes, getting worse not better.  

Will Adobe ever rectify the issues with X-Trans or not?

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Camera Raw/Lightroom Classic: Fuji X-Trans Support?


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