Apple Aperture support for X-Trans Files.
- Fujifilm X20
- Fujifilm X100S
- Fujifilm X-E1
- Fujifilm X-Pro1
My initial review of the results are positive. Although my Aperture skills have gotten a little rusty, it does at least provide very favourable results that are better than the out of camera JPG images.
- No detail smearing or chroma smearing (watercolour effect)
- Excellent details throughout
- No zipper aliasing
- Good colour renditions
- No moire maze artifacts
- Moire issues (even with moire adjustments in Aperture). There are horrible colour noise or colour blotches
- Way over-sharpened. My sample here has the detail slider reduced then sharpened after export
- On some samples I've seen some other over sharpening artifacts that creates odd noise like pattern
At least now for those that are still using Aperture, there is now support for the X-Trans sensors. I am impressed by the details, but you have to very careful not to over-sharpen frankly you might find yourself turning down some of the details to compensate.
Not an Aperture users? For iPhoto users, and eventually iOS users, this is a welcome addition to RAW support for those platforms. I'm finding more and more people using iOS to directly process and upload files from their cameras, and with this latest update, gives that kind of hope to X-Trans users and IOS applications.
I may add more later to this review, but in the meantime, well done Apple.