X-LR reads Fuji’s film simulation settings and automatically applies the correct Lightroom profile.

“Film simulations” are Fuji camera settings that give JPEG files a look based on well-known Fuji film stocks such as Velvia or Provia. You see themย briefly in Lightroom’s Import dialog box and in the Library, but then Adobe’s raw conversion takes over. While you can use Develop’s Camera Calibration panel to apply a “profile” which Adobe modelled on Fuji’s styles, what if you use a variety of film simulations? How do you know which one you used for any photo? X-LR solves that problem.

What X-LR does

  • Reads the film simulation from the raw file
    • Applies the corresponding Camera Calibration Profile
    • Can also apply a Develop Preset
    • Records the film simulation as keywords
  • Applies star ratings from the raw file
  • Uses other Fuji settings to set Lightroom sliders or apply presets

See the feature requests and current work page.

How to use X-LR

  • Select the file(s) in Library or Develop
  • From the File menu, File > Plugin Extras > Apply the Film Simulation profile to selected photos
  • Leave the Apply boxes checked
    • Uncheck only if you want to exclude that film simulation
    • Since one does not always know which profile will eventually be used, it makes sense to apply all of them
  • Add a preset if you want
  • Press OK

Since one does not always know which profile will eventually be used, it makes sense to apply all of them. Here the plugin will look for every film simulation apart from Acros Red.

Installation

Unzip the download. You should now have a plugin called ‘jb_xLR.lrplugin’.

You then install the plugin via the Lightroom plugin manager.

  1. Move jb_xLR.lrplugin to a convenient folder of your own choosing.
  2. Open Lightroom’s plugin manager from the File menu.
  3. Click the “Add” button.
  4. Browse to the plugin and click “OK” on a Mac or “Add plugin” on a PC.

Cameras

  • Raw files from all Fuji cameras including the GFX
  • DNGs including those generated from Iridient X-Transformer

System Requirements

The plugin is tested on Mac and PC, and for Lightroom 5 or later.

It will not run on Lightroom 4 or earlier.