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Iridient X-Transformer


KingBee Plus
14 544 2 Scotland
14 Sep 2020 1:04PM
Anyone ever used this , and, if so, how does it differ from Capture One 12 (free version)?

I find Capture One is fine for converting individual .RAF files to .DNG. Same goes for ON1 PhotoRAW 2020 (but not DxO PhotoLab Elite 2, of course, which won't touch .RAF). However, when it comes to batch processing, I would normally use Adobe's DNG converter to convert .RAF files to .DNG, and while the files look OK, they take forever to load in my PP software (eg LR6).

Is Iridient, as a stand-alone .RAF-to-.DNG processor or as an LR plug-in, worth a try (ie, will it do the job better than Adobe and will files thus converted be accessible in PP more speedily?

Thank you.
KingBee Plus
14 544 2 Scotland
14 Sep 2020 1:18PM
PS - just found a mention re RawTherapee which also seems to to be able to do the business better than Adobe DNG, if anyone has it.

At the end of the day, of course, I always have the simple option of exporting a .RAF file from Capture One as a .TIFF variant, either into LR or PSE. That doesn't necessarily or easily solve the batch processing issue but I'd rather have quality than quantity. Regardless, Adobe DNG evidently does not appear to be up to the task.
14 Sep 2020 7:20PM
Nick_Hilton 15 599 2 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2020 10:48PM
I use it to convert my Fuji files to DNG as itís the best converter with no worm effects on the files.
I have an older Mac so I canít use the latest Adobe DNG converter anyway.

Just bought the Sony one for my camera to and at £30 ish itís good value and I think it does a better job than ACR

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