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Save time and seamlessly move between your work in the field and your digital workflow in Adobe Lightroom Classic. Simply import your photos, run a quick batch process with this plugin, and dive right into your final edits.

Load In-camera Star Ratings

Do you utilize the star ratings built in to your Fujifilm camera? This plugin allows you to pull that data into your Lightroom catalog - so that you can quickly see all the images you flagged and focus on editing your best photos as soon as you get in front of your computer.

Load In-camera Film Simulations

Do you shoot .RAF RAW and wish you could import the film simulations you chose in-camera along with your images? This plugin enables you to swiftly load Lightroom's matching camera profiles (based on each photo's hidden metadata) - so that each edit begins with what you saw in your Fujifilm camera's viewfinder.

View ALL Metadata

Browse a list within of ALL the metadata attached to an image - including the hidden proprietary data fields that Fujifilm attaches to each and every one of your images.
Bonus: View the total shutter count (actuations) on your camera body - useful in cases of resale and repair.

Screenshot

Fujifilm Toolkit - screenshot of use in Adobe Lightroom Classic

Download and try for free

Download the plugin for Adobe Lightroom Classic and try it out for free! 

In this way, you can test the utility of the plugin to see if it’s something that fits your workflow. Unlicensed, the full functionality is available to you – except that it will only work on one image at a time.

This plugin works on Mac OS X (both Intel and Apple Silicon architectures) and Microsoft Windows operating systems – meaning it’s a tool you can rely upon across all platforms. That said, it’s always recommended that you try it first to ensure it works with your system and all its moving parts before purchasing a license (upgraded camera firmware, operating system, and Lightroom versions sometimes introduce unexpected behaviour).

All Fujifilm X and GFX cameras are compatible, with newly released models being supported free of charge (through updated releases on our website if necessary).

In downloading the Fujifilm Toolkit plugin, you agree to these Terms and Conditions.

current version: 1.1.0.0
(released on February 20th, 2024)

Buy a License

Purchase a license to unlock the full functionality of the Fujifilm Toolkit and support the continued development of this plugin. Licensed users have access to batch processing, so that you can select as many images as you like and run this plugin on all of them with a single command.

All purchases are processed securely through PayPal – payable with either an account or directly with a credit card.

SALE! Purchase a license now for only:
$25 $16 CAD

(license details will be sent to your associated email address)

Plugin Guides

Installation

Add plugin to Lightroom:

  1.  Download the plugin from the above Download section
  2. Unzip the downloaded file so that you have access to the FujifilmToolkit_v###.lrplugin file
  3. Move this single file to a place you’d like to permanently store it on your hard drive (maybe in your Pictures directory?)
  4. Launch Adobe Lightroom Classic
  5. Open the Plug-in Manager (in the toolbar, select: File -> Plug-in Manager) and click Add
  6. Locate the .lrplugin file from above on your hard drive (where you stored it in step 3) and click Add Plug-in (on Mac) or Select Folder (on Windows)

Registration/Activation

Register the full version of the plugin to unlock batch processing:

  1. Purchase a license from the above Buy section
  2. An email will immediately be sent to you with your Registration Key (check your spam folder if for some reason you do not see it) – note this and keep it private
  3. Launch Adobe Lightroom Classic
  4. Open the Plug-in Manager (in the toolbar, select: File -> Plug-in Manager)
  5.  Select Fujifilm Toolkit from the plugin list on the left
  6. Enter your Registration Key and click the Activate button
    • If you’re on Windows and repeatedly get a Connection Error, the connection to the activation server is mistakenly being blocked by your system – the easiest workaround is to temporarily disable Windows Defender Firewall and re-enable it after successfully activating the plugin

Usage notes

This plugin adds the following functionality for Fujifilm image files in Lightroom (accessed from the File -> Plug-in Extras menu):

  • Show complete list of metadata: Select a single photo and run this command to open a new window that displays a scrollable list of all metadata stored in the image file
  • Load in-camera film simulations: Select a bunch of files and run this command to set all the Camera Profiles in Adobe Lightroom Classic to match the film simulations you used when shooting in the field with your Fujifilm camera
  • Load in-camera star ratings: Select a bunch of files and run this command to set all the Star Ratings in Adobe Lightroom Classic to match those that you set on your Fujifilm camera
  • Show shutter count/actuations: Select a single photo and run this command to display the camera information at the time the image was made on a Fujifilm Camera (camera model, serial number, and shutter count)

Updates

Updates are provided free of charge as they’re made available. Simply remove the old version and replace it with the new one. Here’s how:

  1. Launch Adobe Lightroom Classic
  2. Open the Plug-in Manager (in the toolbar, select: File -> Plug-in Manager)
  3. Select Fujifilm Toolkit from the plugin list on the left
  4. Note the version number (it will be of the format: 1.0.2.0)
  5. Visit the download section of the website to check the latest version number – if it differs from your installed version, remove the old version from Lightroom’s Plug-in Manager (the Remove button is at the bottom-left) and once again follow the installation instructions to add the newer version
  6. If you are a registered user, your Registration Key will persist across versions (no reactivation necessary)

The story of why

Why does this plugin exist?

The short answer...

Personal strife!

This plugin started as a personal solution to some time-consuming walls I was hitting in my workflow with Fujifilm RAF files in Adobe Lightroom Classic.

Others told me they had the same frustrations - so I optimized, refined, and put a simple but effective user interface on the algorithm I created and now offer it for public sale here.

The long answer...

I (David Quiring) am a photographer too. When I started working with Fujifilm cameras, I enjoyed them amply in the field but, upon returning home, quickly became frustrated with some things that didn't work as they seemingly should once I loaded my images into Adobe Lightroom Classic.

After a month of traveling around Guatemala in 2017, I found a solid travel routine with my new-ish Fujifilm X-T2 camera:

  • Composing with the electronic viewfinder, a major perk of mirrorless camera systems allowed me to compose the frame exactly the way I intended it, film simulations and all.
  • Reviewing my images each night, I could identify what worked and what didn't in the field that day - the star ratings I applied would help me focus my processing workflow on the flagged favorite photos when I got home, and the daily review also let me identify what shots I had for the wider assignment and which I needed to still seek out.

Unfortunately, when I got home and loaded all the RAF raw files into Lightroom, all of my chosen film simulations and star ratings were nowhere to be found. I found myself staring at an impressive grid of 4000 images and the daunting task of sifting through them loomed in front of me.

Was this image shot with the intention of emphasizing leading lines with the simplicity of black and white in ACROS? Or, was this image all about the color in PROVIA.

I certainly couldn't remember.

After some searching, the workarounds I found were disappointing: either switch to a new digital asset manager (like Capture One or DXO Photolab), shoot in JPG where both settings were baked in, or set the camera in front of me and manually enter each detail from its rear screen into my computer. Not wanting to give up the strengths of Lightroom (things such as my print workflow and category/keyword organization) or RAW (for its editing malleability), I opted for a more involved option where instead I would solve the problem by creating a plugin.

Now, I simply select all of my Fujifilm images after I import them, run the plugin on the whole batch, and am ready to do my final edits in a matter of seconds.

I've personally been using it to optimize my workflow for years. Since packaging and making it available here, many others have downloaded and benefitted from it as well. Maybe it will be helpful for you too?

Support

Uh oh. Did something strange happen?

Get in touch and I will do my best to squash those bugs for you. This is a solo venture, so please be patient. If I am in the field making photos myself it may take me a few days to get back to you, but rest assured that each message is read and forms the backbone of ongoing development goals.

Current Fujifilm cameras that have been tested extensively (new cameras will be added as they are released): X100, X10, X-S1, X-Pro1, X-E1, XF1, X20, X100S, X-M1, X-A1, X-E2, XQ1, X-T1, X30, X100T, X-A2, XQ2, X-T10, X-Pro2, X-E2S, X70, X-T2, X-A3, X-A10, X100F, X-T20, X-E3, X-A5, X-A20, X-H1, X-T100, XF10, X-T3, X-T30, X-A7, X-Pro3, X-T200, X100V, X-T4, X-S10, X-E4, X-T30 II, X-H2S, X-H2, X-T5, X-S20, GFX 50S, GFX 50R, GFX 100, GFX 100S, GFX 50S II, GFX 100 II

Currently supported Fujifilm raw/raf film simulation detection (new film simulations will be added as they are released): Provia, Velvia, Astia, Classic Chrome, Pro Neg Hi, Pro Neg Std, Classic Neg, Eterna, Bleach Bypass, Acros including all green/red/yellow (G/R/Ye) filters, Monochrome including all green/red/yellow (G/R/Ye) filters, Sepia, Notalgic Neg, Reala ACE