Lightroom/Camera RawX100 RAF file produce dark results

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Hi,

I tested the X100 yesterday, and given that Aperture 3 does not support the X100, I decided to try Lightroom 3.4 (trial) to see what it was giving. I shot RAW + JPEG knowingly.
When I import in Lightroom, the image with the default processing settings is very dark (something like -1 EV).

Here is a comparision between the display in LR and the JPEG viewed in Preview.



I haven't found how to attach the actual RAW file + JPEG.
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Aravind Krishnaswamy

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Can you report what your camera settings are? In particular make sure that the "dynamic range" setting is set to 100% and NOT to 200% or 400%. That could be your issue.
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Hub

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To be honest, I don't know whether it was set or not as I just borrowed the camera for a very short time yesterday, for a quick hands on.

I sent to Tom Hogarty (at his request via twitter) a link to where he can get the files.

Thanks,
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Tom Hogarty, Lightroom Product Manager

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Yes, the Dynamic Range setting was manually set to 200 in the image you posted and not the default "Auto" setting. When the Dynamic Range setting is altered, it changes the underlying exposure of the raw file then compensates for that exposure shift in the in-camera processing of the JPEG and the raw file in the camera manufacturer's proprietary software offering.

Lightroom and Camera Raw read the actual raw data as it was originally exposed and do not automatically compensate for under or overexposure of the raw data.

Thanks for posting your question Hubert as I'm sure others will encounter this behavior as they explore the functions of the X100.

Regards,
Tom Hogarty
Lightroom, Camera Raw, DNG Product Manager
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Mark Prince

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What I'd like to know is this:

Will Adobe update Lightroom and ACR so it allows users to deal, in a dynamic way, with the X100's dynamic range feature when importing RAW files.

Say for instance, I shoot 20 RAW photos; some I've exposed with 200% DR, some with 400% DR (which would be -2 stops in the RAW file), some at 100%. I can't just apply a sweeping import preset to fix; each one would require different fixes.

No doubt the DR info is in the RAW file. Will Adobe be updating the X100's RAW support to recognize this, and enable it upon import and conversion to DNG?

While I'm at it, will Adobe also be adding Fuji to the pulldown list on Lens Corrections for jpg imports? There is Lens support for RAW files, but not for JPGs;

Mark
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Matt B.

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Any news on this? I just bought a x100 and my imported photos look nothing like they did on camera. My DR is set at 100%, so that is not the issue. If you do a google search for fujifilm x100 raf lightroom, you'll see there are many people experiencing this issue. LR has always been an awesome app and with the popularity of the new x100, you'd think Adobe would put a little work into working with the RAF format.
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Aravind Krishnaswamy

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Matt, when you say the imported photos don't like what they did on the camera do you mean that the colors appears to be different or that the exposure is very different? It is expected that the colors and tones would be different since what you see on the back of the camera uses the camera's RAW->JPEG engine along with whatever film emulation modes you have set. These modes are not supported in Camera Raw / Lightroom.
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Further explanation of what Aravind is describing here:

http://forums.adobe.com/thread/358016...
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I have this problem also... My DR preset is Auto and when I shot indoor pictures in 800 ISO, DR may changed automatically from 100% to 400%... And my pictures change from normal to really dark.

Will this problem be solved in LR 4.1 ? I use LR 4.1 RC.
Thanks,