VSCO Astia film vs Fujifilm X-Pro1 JPEG Astia

VSCO film pack 04 came out recently. It contains some Kodak film emulations as well as Fuji's Astia, Velvia and Provia emulations. These emulations come in the form of different presets that is installed on your computer for your Lightroom 4 or 5, or Photoshop/Adobe camera raw, program. More information about this here on VSCO's own website. They are easy to use, when in the develop module of Lightroom, just choose the profile/film type you like with a click. Sometimes it looks pretty good, but most of the time it need some minor tweaking. But it shortens the workflow a lot for me, and I'm not able to get similar results myself without using a lot of time - if at all. 

Last time I compared the VSCO Film pack 04 Veliva types against the Fujifilm X-Pro1 straight out of camera JPEG Veliva emulation. This time I'll check how close, or different rather, VSCO's Fuji Astia 100F is to the Astia JPEG right of the camera. VSCO film pack 04 contains several versions of the Astia films, but I will just check the Astia 100F. Like last time, I've removed the extra grain that VSCO add to the pictures. This comparison is for color and contrast. Unlike last time, I have not used auto tone on the RAW files, meaning the VSCO pictures here contains just two clicks: Apply Astia 100F profile and remove the extra artificial grain.The out of camera Astia JPEG comes first, and the RAW file with VSCO Astia 100f below it:

X-Pro1 Astia emulation.

RAW file+VSCO Astia 100F


X-Pro1 Astia emulation

RAW file+VSCO Astia 100F emulation


X-Pro1 Astia emulation

RAW file+VSCO Astia 100F emulation
Here I like the VSCO Astia red color more than the camera Astia JPEG.

X-pro1 Astia emulation

RAW file+VSCO Astia 100F emulation
Interesting, it seems the out of camera Astia JPEG is somewhat warmer than the VSCO version. That could easly be fixed by adjusting the white balance in Lightroom. I like the warmer camera JPEG here actually. Also the red berries have more "punch" in them in the camera JPEG version

X-Pro1 Astia emulation


RAW file+VSCO Astia 100F emulation
Not so different really. I like VSCO's results, but the last picture I think the clouds have too much color in them in VSCO Astia. The JPEG is closer to what I actually saw, which was somewhat more grey clouds.

Ok, again the VSCO profiles show them selves to be good starting points for adjusting the raw files. And the VSCO Astia emulation is closer to Fuji X-pro1 own emulation of Astia than the Velvia emulations were to the camera Velvia version. I get more predictable results with the Astia profiles than with Velvia too. So it's easier to apply and synchchronise a bunch of picutre with this one and thus shorten the time needed developing the pictures. 

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