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Lightroom, Aperture, FlexC, Phocus and file formats

OlivierC

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I have a lot of questions about softaware and file format...

First Q :
- What is the difference between .fff and .3fr files ?

I do a lot of HighKey Photos. So I need a particular command into software to preserve very high lights. As far as I know, Only 3 software can do that : LightRoom, Aperture 2.0 and Capture One 4.0.

I seems that Aperture can open .fff files. I think that LR 2.0 will do so.

But now I must export DNG and develop them into LR

- Do u know if Phocus will have the Very High Lights control ?
- Have somebody heard about .fff files opened by the next version of LR
- Is Aperture working well with .fff files ?

Excuse me for mistakes, I am French...

An example of HK photo developped into LightRoom :
 

nickt

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Alors..
A .3fr is the raw file captured in camera. FFFs are the files that Flexcolour works with. This wil;l change with Phocus to an all 3fr workflow.
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As long as you use the clipping display in flexcolour you can be sure to preserve highlight detail. Do you mean highlight recovery?

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Pas de probleme, my French is terrible!
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Tres Jolie

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OlivierC

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Cool

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No. With Lightroom you can do this :

- You expose your photo "right" (with the highlights fully on the right of the Histogram)
- You open the raw file into LR
- You overexpose the "exposition" of the photo for 1,5 stop
- So the High highlights are burned for 1,5 stop
- With the cursor "Highlights recovery", you recover the burned higlights (for an amount of 1,5 stop) : Your photo isn't burned anymore
--> You got a beautiful HighKey photo, with a 1,5 stop "shift" of the highlights

--> Totally impossible with FlexC. Only possible into LR, C1 ans Aperture 2.0

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Thx for her :)
 
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