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Fuji X-T2 - RAW Processing Examples

I downloaded a trial of the Iridient Developer application to do a quick, non scientific comparison of this RAW Processor compared to Adobe Lightroom which is my normal workflow for Fuji X-T2 RAW processing.

Here are two full-size 100% crops from the edges of a recent foliage rich photo that was taken with pretty high ISO settings and the 18-135mm lens.

I completed the barest of edits in both Lightroom and Iridient Developer and exported to TIFF. I re-sized in Photoshop and exported as 1500 square highest quality JPGS - Click on the images for the larger view.

Fuji X-T2 RAW Processed in Iridient Developer 

Fuji X-T2 - 100% Crop from RAW processed in Iridient Developer Defaults

Fuji X-T2 RAW Processed in Adobe Lightroom

Fuji X-T2 - 100% crop from RAW Processed in Adobe Lightroom defaults

I am obviously new to Iridient Developer but in this test I didn't see anything that inspires me to ditch Lightroom for RAW processing from my X-T2. I know that there is a lot of speculation about Adobe's ability to properly process X Trans RAW but even when I shift in to pixel peeping mode I don't see compelling evidence at least not with the higher resolution of the X-T2