|Applying Fujifilm Film Simulations within Adobe Lightroom
I posted an article recently for FujiLove on-line magazine about applying film profiles within the In Camera RAW Converter for the Fujifilm X-Pro 2. This is a great feature if you want to quickly shoot, process, transfer via wifi to your smart device and post to social media. I know many photographers who love this capability. However, if you have more time and want to really explore the film simulation profiles of the X-Pro 2 and other Fujifilm X series cameras, you can do so within Lightroom and Photoshop. Here's how:
|Shot on Fujifilm X-Pro 2 and XF 35mm f/2 WR. Imported into LR and ACROS Ye Filter applied
The biggest question I get asked is: Where do you find the profiles in LR or PS? For LR it is found under CAMERA CALIBRATION tab while you are in Develop mode. The default setting is ADOBE STANDARD. If you click that window, all the film profiles appear and you can select any of the available profiles. I suggest making all your adjustments first and then select your film profile last, then you can proceed to either export the image or continue editing your virtual camera roll.
To apply film simulations with Photoshop, you must start by clicking on the RAW image file. The CAMERA RAW (current version 9.4) application automatically opens up if this is your default RAW converter application. Again, I suggest making all your basic and advanced adjustments first (white balance, tone curve, etc.) and then make your way to the Camera Calibration tab (the little camera icon). Again, the default camera profile is ADOBE STANDARD. Click it and all the film simulations will come up. Now you can see in real time and on a large monitor how each film simulation profile affects your soon-to-be-processed image. Within this Camera Calibration tab you can also tweak the film profile itself. Very cool.
|ADOBE CAMERA RAW 9.4 for Photoshop CC