Fuji Jpegs: Shooting and Processing Guide

Ever since Fujifilm introduced the first X-Series camera, the company has won a lot of praise from its users for the quality of its JPEGs. Fuji’s cameras produce excellent quality JPEGs, but getting the most out of them can still require some extra thinking. In this guide, we will take a look at the various aspects of shooting and post-processing Jpegs with a Fuji x-series camera.

About the Guide

In this guide, we will take a look at the various in-camera settings that you can change on a Fuji x-series camera and how these changes will affect your output when shooting JPEGs. We also look at various other tips and tricks for shooting JPEGs as well as discussing some useful techniques for post-processing JPEGs, which can sometimes require a different approach than you would take when working with RAW.

This book does not attempt to teach every aspect of photography or post-processing as it would require volumes of information to cover such a broad topic. Instead, it focuses on the parts of the process that are specific to shooting JPEGs on Fuji cameras, with a little extra information where appropriate. It is also designed as a starting point to find your style and technique. You shouldn’t view the suggestions in this guide as the only way to approach shooting JPEGs with Fuji cameras, but they are the point of view of the author and how he approaches it. The intention is to give you ideas and a grounding in the fundamentals, so you can develop your personal way of working and your individual style.

Chapter 1: Introduction

In this chapter, I discuss why you would want to shoot Jpeg. I outline some of the advantages and disadvantages of shooting Jpeg and I talk about the pros and cons of shooting Jpeg and RAW to separate cards on cameras with dual card slots.

Chapter 2: Shooting Settings

In this chapter, I look at some of the settings that you can change in-camera on Fuji X-Series cameras, and I talk about how things like shadow tone and highlight tone work. I also discuss noise reduction and sharpening settings, and how to optimise the in-camera jpegs for post-production.

Chapter 3: Tips for Shooting

In this chapter, I discuss some various tips to help you get your images as close as possible to what you want them to be in-camera. I also talk about how I have my X-Pro 2 set up for normal use.

Chapter 4: Shooting Recipes

In this chapter, I present a number of recipes that I use when shooting JPEGs with my Fuji camera to achieve certain looks.

Chapter 5: Post Production Techniques

In this chapter, I look at various techniques for post-processing Fuji jpeg files using various applications. We look at working with Lightroom Classic and CC, Photoshop and Apple Photos. We also discuss Fuji’s own X-Raw Studio, as well as working with the in-camera conversion. The focus is primarily on the technical side of editing (Sharpening etc.), although some creative tips are included too.

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