Tips to use X-Transformer


#1

Hi folks!

A week ago I made a post on my blog explaining the new features in the latest version of Iridient X-Transformer (beta 4).

I will lazily link to my original post, but feel free to ask me any question here!

https://jacobroy.quebec/en/tips/2017/07/14/X-Transformer-Beta-4/


#2

Thanks for these tutorials, I would’ve been lost on my own trying to figure out x-transformer.

Is there a good method for automatically getting rid of the old .RAF files after converting?


#3

@heathvs Thanks!

Usually, I will set X-Transformer to output the DNG in a subfolder (inside the parent folder, where all my RAFs are) , or even a completely separate folder and then I can quickly select all my RAF (watch out for the output folder) and delete them.

Here’s the setting panel you want to look at :

You need to restard X-Transformer after these settings are changed.


#4

So from a workflow perspective, you develop the RAF to DNG (only on images you are processing) then make additional adjustments (global and local) to the DNG in LR? Is that correct?


#5

Exactly! You could also import the RAF to Lightroom, and retro-convert to dng the ones you want to edit further!


#6

Hey Jacob, I tried following your instructions for installing the plugin for light room. I wasn’t able to find the folder “Lightroom Settings” I am on Mac OS 10.12.5 and updated Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC. Thanks in advance for any feedback.


#7

If the “Lightroom Settings” folders are not in your Lightroom Library folder, they must be in ‘/Users/yourname/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Lightroom/’
To test the detail changes, here’s the easiest way :

  1. Import the RAF to Lightroom,
  2. Edit this RAF using X-Transfromer (as a plugin, as described in my post),
  3. Compare the two.

If the shot is in focus, you should see a big difference in small details (objects in the distance, trees, eyes, etc)
Then, if you batch convert all your RAF (in a future session) using X-Transformer and import them in Lightroom, You’ll see the same detail as the edited RAF in 2) and 3).

Hope I’m a bit clearer!


#8

Hi Jacob, thanks for your input. I was able to get loaded. I am wondering if I have not quite got it though. The resulting file is a TIFF file, and I can’t say that I see a notable difference in detail. The RAF file on the left is 100% view out of camera and the TIFF on the right is passed through X-Transformer with your sharpening preset applied in compare mode


#9

Hi Randy, sorry for the late reply, I didn’t saw your post!

When viewed fullscreen, I get the feeling that your picture might not be 100% in focus, because you can see the added details in the trees, in the rock, etc. But there is still a kind of blurryness all around the picture… Depending on the lenses and the subject, the results can vary greatly.

I do a lot of landscape shots with the XF10-24 @ F5.6 to 8 and focus at infinity and sometimes the tree are till blurry even with x-transformer (I suspect the lens if the problem).

On the other hand, I see the biggest difference between LR and X-transformer when using the XF23F1.4 and taking close-up portraits : the eyes will pop out more, the hairs will look crips, etc.


#10

Hey Jacob!

Thank u for that little tutorial!
I´m using Iridient X Transformers for a few days now and I´m suprised about the ingreas of the Imega quality!!
But I still have some troubles with it .

I used it as the Plug-In in LR and stack the TIFF/DNG´s in the same folder as the RAF. After I chose a couple of photos in LR, I sent them to X Transformer and than X Transformer asked me on every single file, if I want to transform
it to the DNG. Well that´s a bit annoying but for sure the better deal than having a bad Image quality.

But now I choose more than 100 Shots and send them to X Transformer. It seems to be, the program isn´t transforming the Images to DNGs. It´s not even asking, if it should transform the files. And as I develope them in LR there are just 3 options at the Whitebalance instead of 9!?
Maybe I have some settings wrong or did the program not handle so many files at once?
I hope u can help me!
Oh and I´m working on Windows…

Thx Rudi