In the world of RAW processing, Fujifilm’s RAF files are a pain in the ass for RAW converters to work on, thanks to the special algorithm required to read their special X-Trans color information. This has lead to slower import times and questionable image quality from the major RAW converters used in Lightroom and other image processing engines. One third-party alternative, X-Transformer, takes your RAF files and processes them with its own RAW converter engine (which is known to handle RAF files very well) and outputs an Adobe DNG file that can be read and used in software like Adobe Lightroom much easier.
Iridient X-Transformer is still on version one, but it is a powerful DNG conversion tool for those not afraid of the generic digital negative format. Iridient has just announced the latest update to X-Transformer, version 1.0.3, which adds support for the latest Fujifilm X-T100 in addition to squashing a bug and implementing several performance improvements to the software.
Iridient X-Transformer 1.0.3
- Support added for the Fujifilm X-T100.
- Updated camera calibration and profile information for models newly supported in Adobe’s latest DNG Converter 10.4 update (X-T100).
- An updated version of Intel’s IPP library (2018u3).
- An updated version of the LibreSSL library (2.7.3).
- Fixed default DNG crop issue with 16:9 aspect ratio images.
If you are a Fujifilm shooter who has been wondering if there was an easier way to process your files or to help Lightroom run more smoothly when processing your Fujifilm images, then this could be something you want to try. The best part is, there is a free trial so you can test the program out to see if you notice any improvements/benefits in your workflow. If you do, great; the software itself is very affordable considering the time and headache it can save you. If not, no problem; you didn’t spend any money and now you know the grass isn’t any greener on the Iridient hill… so to speak.
If you’re interested in giving Iridient X-Transformer a try, or are already an owner and need to download the latest update, you can find all of the information about that on the Iridient X-Transformer product page.