Lightroom 4.4 Updated With Support For Fujifilm’s Awesome X100S

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If you’re the proud owner of a Fujifilm X100s camera, then today is yet another happy day for you: Lightroom has been updated to v4.4 and now supports your camera’s wacky X-Trans sensor, the clever sensor which removes the need for an anti-aliasing filter by placing the color pixel filters in an irregular grain-like pattern.

And of course the update supports a whole bunch more camera (listed below), as el as fixing bugs.

I have an ulterior motive for this post – just yesterday I got my hands on an X100S (review to come, but the short form is that it’s amazing, and easily the best camera I have used since my old Leica M6), and now – just a day later – it is supported by my favorite RAW editing app. The X-Trans sensor has caused a bit of trouble with third-party software makers as it doesn’t follow the standard Bayer layout for the colored pixels. The layout of these separate RGB pixels is important as the RAW software needs to decode them both to make a full-color image and to extract the luminance (black and white) levels. The X-Trans sensor just needed to be reverse engineered is all.

But to be really honest, the JPGs out of the camera are so good that you might just want to stick with them – especially if you just shift your shots over to your iPad for processing.

Here is the full list of newly-supported models:

  • Canon EOS 1D C
  • Canon EOS 100D (Digital Rebel SL1 / EOS Kiss Digital X7)
  • Canon EOS 700D (Digital Rebel T5i / EOS Kiss Digital X7i)
  • Casio Exilim EX-ZR700
  • Casio Exilim EX-ZR710
  • Casio Exilim EX-ZR750
  • Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR
  • Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR
  • Fujifilm FinePix SL1000
  • Fujifilm X100s
  • Fujifilm X20
  • Hasselblad H5D–40
  • Hasselblad H5D–50
  • Hasselblad Lunar
  • LEICA M (Typ 240)
  • Nikon 1 J3
  • Nikon 1 S1
  • Nikon D7100
  • Nikon Coolpix A
  • Nikon Coolpix P330 (**)
  • Olympus XZ–10
  • Pentax MX–1
  • Samsung NX300
  • Sony Alpha NEX–3N
  • Sony Alpha SLT-A58
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