RAF files, from Fujifilm X-T1, does not look right in Lightroom.

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RAF files from Fujifilm X-T1 does not look good in Lightroom CC. They do not look sharp. They look desaturated in such a way that it looks like there is way to much color noise reduction, even though it's set to its regular 25 setting.

I'm including a screenshot showing the exact same image in both Lightroom and RAW FILE CONVERTER EX 2.0 from Fujifilm.

Notice the desaturated look on the spots on the leafs. Also, the spider, I didn't even notice it until I opened the image in the program from Fujifilm. It's not supposed to look like that right?
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Can you supply the raw via dropbox.com?

Did you use Provia/Standard profile in LR or Adobe Standard as the camera profile down in the Camera Calibration area?
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In the release notes for LR CC 2015.1/LR 6.1 Adobe says they have improved the color resolution but are still trying to find ways to improve things, overall.

http://blogs.adobe.com/lightroomjourn...
Reduced “color blur” artifacts when processing Fujifilm XTrans raw images – In collaboration with Fujifilm, we are still investigating methods to improve fine detail rendering and overall edge definition
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I did not use that profile. I just opened Lightroom to see if that would help, but there is basically no difference. The colors changed a tiny bit, but it didn't change the level of the "color noise reduction" effect on the image. It also did not make it sharper.

I'll give you a link to the file so you can see for your self if you want. https://www.dropbox.com/s/43r3e5e9ihq...

And if you want to compare it to the program from Fujifilm you can download it here: http://www.fujifilm.com/support/digit...

So I guess I just have to wait for Adobe to fix this problem. I cant use Lightroom the way it is now at least. Well I can, but I get way better results with the Fujifilm app.
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Noise-Reduction and Sharpness are not governed by the camera profile, only colors and contrast.
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What precise version of LR CC are you using: 2015.0 or 2015.1, and is your GPU off or on? Something is wrong with the colors in your LR version, much too yellow.

Here is a side-by-side with SilkyPix set to Provia/Std and ACR 9.1 Provia/Std with very little difference in color, although the SilkyPix default sharpening is a bit heavy compared to Adobe's default, which leads to sharpening halos and perhaps slightly better micro contrast. With a bit of fine tuning the SilkyPix halos can be reduced quite a bit, but here I am starting with the defaults for repeatability. I can't explain why your LR version is so yellow, unless you're using LR 2015.0 which doesn't have the latest Fuji XTrans optimizations, or your GPU isn't doing color management properly or your display profile is bad:
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I am using the 2015.1 version and my GPU is turned on.

You got it looking better and more similar than I did. But there still is that de-saturation thing happening. Look at the orage spot on the leaf up and to the left of the one the spider is on. See how green and de-saturated it looks? You can also notice it on the spider. There is a slight bit of red there that is missing in the LR version.

And by the way, when I change the color calibration profile to Provia/Std in Lightroom, the colors do look more similar in the two programs, just like in your screenshot. I was just not using that profile in my screenshot.

I am not sure what you're referring to when you say "sharpening halos". I am looking for something to fit that description, but I cant find it (My native language is not english, and that is not a term I have heard before, so I don't know what I'm looking for). But to me, the sharpening that SilkyPix applies to the picture looks much better than the default sharpening in LR.

Right now I'm trying to do some sharpening in LR on that image and I am having a hard time making it look good. It just gets sort of noisy. I never used LR for sharpening beyond the default settings, I always used Smart Sharpening in Photoshop instead (and I usually never sharpen the full size image, just the smaller versions that I upload to the web). So I might just not have the skills to do it properly in LR.