And there is not one but two!
but more on that later.
It was a race to get them ready in this short time, blood, sweat and tears have flowed – not really, but you know what I mean I guess 🙂
But it was painful, after having done a lot of work creating profiles and fine tuning, only to find out that I had based my profiles and fine tuning on a “suspected” Adobe Fujifilm preset and not an original SOOC.
So, unfortunately everything had to be redone and re-tested – but, no apologies, this was my own mistake, I should have been more careful with the test files.
While the “Adobe simulation” was actually quite easy and more precise to recreate, the SOOC certainly wasn’t, surprising?
No, it seems logical that Fuji has invested a lot of work in this, and that they have a very unique product.
But what is the result?
Well, it is done and I like it 🙂
Is the effect exactly like the in-camera conversion?
Yes, and No, confusing ?
I’ll try to explain
suppose you take 100 pictures with any Fujifilm camera,
set to one single Fuji film simulation.
Then it is possible to create a Lut that gives an identical result to one picture,
but if you use that same Lut on the 99 others,
then the result is always different from the SOOC. In other words: the Fujifilm film simulation adapts to different lighting conditions, WB, and possibly many other parameters – de Lut does not.
That is why I have two Luts, one gave “better” results with one part of the test pictures, and the other one with the rest of the test pictures. Now you can choose which one you prefer, or you can just use both of them.
Below is a comparison of the two PictureFX Luts with the original SOOC, and also with Stuart Sowerby’s Lut (s) and Pat David with Sébastien Guyader. All ( except the SOOC) developed in RawTherapee from Raf – Neutral – Lut applied – and exposure compensation.
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