The Help button displays a longer explanation of how to decode Fuji tags, while Create Sample File generates a sample Expert Mode definition file.

I don’t intend to include other in-camera settings like dynamic range, sharpness etc in the core plugin. X-LR needs a clean interface that works for 99% of users and focusses on the really important job.

So Expert Mode is for those users who can figure out other Fuji tags, and it lets them associate presets and slider values with them. It’s not particularly difficult, but Expert Mode is not for everyone, and Expert Mode is only a bonus feature. If you ask nicely, I might reply, but please don’t depend on it.

How to use Expert Mode

The plugin’s Help button displays a file that explains exactly how to use Expert Mode, so this is a summary intended to let you assess whether you would be able to take advantage of it.

Expert Mode requires editing text files like this (below), so a comma-separated format with 4 columns:

  • the Fuji tag name
  • the Fuji value
  • the Lightroom slider name – or the word “Preset”
  • the value for that slider – or the preset’s ID.

NB ranges will only become available in the next version of the plugin

Fuji tags

You can see the names of Fuji tags if you use the option to save the Exiftool data extract and review the text files saved to your Documents folder. Alternatively, run the plugin with the keywording option and examine the Keywords panel.

Lightroom sliders

Lightroom’s slider names can be seen if you open a preset in a text editor.

People are welcome to share their definitions by adding comments to this post.