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Wed, Sep 18, 2019 1:36 PM

Can't open Hasselblad Flextight x5 scanner .fff files

1.  I am working with .fff files created with Flextight x5 (Hasselblad) scanner and Flexcolor software on an Apple computer.  Working in Windows 10 LR 8.4 will does not recognize files.  In Import, the files are listed, but no image (Preview Unavailable), "File cannot be opened by Lightroom." (My understand is that .fff files from the scanner are not the same as .fff from a Hasselblad camera.)

2.  In Photoshop 20.0.6, I've installed latest plugin from Hasselbald, but Raw converter does not recognize .fff images.

3.  And the most interesting issue.  On Windows 10 computer, I cannot rename or delete any of the .fff files.  They can be copied.  There were no permissions issues.  No luck in Command Mode until I tried Safe Mode where still could not rename a file, but could delete a directory. 

Note: This conversation was created from a reply on: LR Classic Hates on Hasselblad Files .FFF and .3FR.

This conversation has been merged. Please refer the main conversation:

Photoshop CC 2018: Imacon 3F plugin not working

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2 y ago

Neither Lightroom nor Adobe Camera Raw in Photoshop will understand how to open these .fff files. According to this article, you need to use the Imacon 3F Plug-in for Photoshop to open the files within Photoshop. Make sure you have the latest version of the plugin:
http://products.hasselbladbron.com/s.nl/ctype.KB/it.I/id.22890/KB.291948/.f?ext=F

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2 y ago

I have the plugin, no luck. 

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2 y ago

Per Bernsten, in his reply in this thread, recommends scanning directly to 16-bit TIFFs, advising there isn't any advantage to scanning as Flextight .fff.

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2 y ago

The fact that you can't rename the files but can copy them would suggest that another process has the file open. 

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2 y ago

I can't rename them even in Safe Mode which opens after a reboot.  So it's no likely (possible?) that another process has the file open. 

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Per Bernsten and directly to TIFF.  There are substantial advantages to starting with a 3f scan.  First and foremost, there is much more data to work with.  I'm working with old Tri-X 400 negative film.  My 3f scan produces a 300 MB file.  A TIFF generated from the 3f, produces 100 MB file.  A direct to TIFF scan, produces only a 50 - 65 MB files.  The larger files are clearly sharper and have more detail.  Second, the raw 3f file can be converted to TIFF many time with different adjustments each time. 

Thanks for the suggestions and comments.  This is a new world for me.