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    Default Software you use for RAW RAF or Jpg

    I am getting to grips with the settings on my camera, taking advice from some great threads and posters here. Moving from .jpg to Raw mode has opened up a new avenue of adjustment. I do have a little problem though. My Fuji finepix s6900 is not supported by many of the software editors that are out there and simply they refuse to open the file. The finepix extension is .RAF
    So, I was wondering what you more knowledgeable chaps use for after shot editing?

    Thanks for reading and looking forward to hearing suggestions.

    JJ
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    You should be able to down load a basic editor converter off Fujiís website. Alter colour balance, contrast, etc then convert to jpeg. I used to do that with my Fuji but when I got the dSLR I changed over to Lightroom which now has a lot of editing features built in to it. Beyond that I use Photoshop. Regarding competitors to Adobe others will answer that but for converting and basic editing Lightroom is very good now without Photoshop and works as a catalogue at the same time.


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    Default Re: Software you use for RAW RAF or Jpg

    RawTherapee

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    It opens my Fuji Finepix F800EXR .RAF files.
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    Unfortunately the Fuji Hyper Utility software is only downloadable as an upgrade. You must have the original installed, you cannot download one of the upgrades and install it without the original also being installed. I do own the disk but it is in an attic some 250 miles away so it's not a feasable option right now. Lightroom would be the way to go I think but heck... How much per month???
    An email to Fuji might be a solution but I doubt very much I would illicit a response.

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    As Lightroom has improved over the years, I've found less and less use for Photoshop to the point that I now longer have a current version of Photoshop and the current of Lightroom version supports .raf files. The trick with Lightroom, for a predominantly B&W photographer like me, is to master the presets, get that right and there are really very few situations where Photoshop offers many advantages in terms of image editing. The only things I can think to use it for are for panorama stitching, focus stacking etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by olive_dabbler View Post
    As Lightroom has improved over the years, I've found less and less use for Photoshop to the point that I now longer have a current version of Photoshop and the current of Lightroom version supports .raf files. The trick with Lightroom, for a predominantly B&W photographer like me, is to master the presets, get that right and there are really very few situations where Photoshop offers many advantages in terms of image editing. The only things I can think to use it for are for panorama stitching, focus stacking etc.
    you said it better than me. Unless I am playing around a lot I don't use photoshop as much as I should as it is on a rolling subscription now. I bought it on a good deal when it first cam out and don't pay a massive amount for both programmes. For stacking Starstax may prove a cheaper alternative.

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    Fishtales. Thanks for the link. It opens them thankfully and I just now need to spend time with the interface. God knows how many trial versions I have downloaded from different companies and installed only to find my camera was not supported.
    Time to play!
    Many thanks!!

    JJ
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    Here is a search that has tutorials that might help.

    rawtherapee tutorial - Google Search
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    It's great that Sandy solved your RAF issue. But just on the subject of what RAW software we use - I have been an Adobe Camera Raw user for the past 14 years. It's all I need for 99% of what I do with my Raw files. I cannot recommend it highly enough. Its only downside is that it is not a stand-alone app, but is plugged in to Adobe Lightroom or the full fat Photoshop. I never got to grips with Lightroom's file management and workflow, so I stayed with PS. Subs are a bit under £100 a year. I get my money's worth at that, no bother.

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    Quote Originally Posted by olive_dabbler View Post
    As Lightroom has improved over the years, I've found less and less use for Photoshop to the point that I now longer have a current version of Photoshop and the current of Lightroom version supports .raf files. The trick with Lightroom, for a predominantly B&W photographer like me, is to master the presets, get that right and there are really very few situations where Photoshop offers many advantages in terms of image editing. The only things I can think to use it for are for panorama stitching, focus stacking etc.
    Lightroom has a competent panorama tool built in now. One less tool to go to photoshop for.
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