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Old Jan 4, 2006, 11:13 AM   #1
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Dear My Fuji member,

As a valued member of MyFuji, we promised to give you the cream
of our on-line offers and promotions. So we think you'll be
pleased to see that we're offering FinePix S9500 and S5600
owners a cracking new year's deal on the Fujifilm Hyper Utility
RAW file conversion software. This offer will not be available
to existing camera owners who have not registered with MyFuji:


HS-V2 (version 3) Hyper Utility Software CD at a MyFuji exclusive
price of £29.99: a saving of £70 on the SRP of £99.(while stocks last)

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Make the most of your camera's high-quality RAW file option by using
optional Fujifilm Hyper Utility HS-V2 software. It converts your camera's
RAW files into 16-bit TIFF files with no loss of original tonality,
providing adjustable white balance, sharpening and other image parameters.
It's like being able to choose the camera settings in the comfort of
your own armchair!
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To take up this offer please click the relevant link below and select
the HS-V2 (version 3 ).


IMPORTANT: When in shopping basket please key promotion code
********* then click on RECALCULATE to receive discount.

Finepix S9500 owners click
https://secure.fujifilm.co.uk/shop/spares/accessories_by_camera.php?id=730

FinePix S5600 owners click
https://secure.fujifilm.co.uk/shop/spares/accessories_by_camera.php?id=744



All that remains is for us to wish you a very happy New Year.

With regards,

The MyFuji Team
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Old Jan 4, 2006, 11:28 AM   #2
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hi

ive just got my s9500 (this is my first post, plenty of questions to come!!) fuji have just emailed me the hs-v2 offer, has anyone used the software? is it worth buying?

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Old Jan 4, 2006, 3:01 PM   #3
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I wonder if they will eventually make the same offer to us S9000 customers in the United States. I just checked the US website for accessories for the S9000, and they don't even have it or the S5200 listed. It seems they are a bit behind with us.

I don't know if I would really hurry to purchase that software anyway. The latest beta version of Adobe Camera Raw is working just fine with my camera. Does anyone have any experience with the Fuji software?
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I agree with Jphess,

I am using Photosop Elements on my laptop ( have CS on my PC) and I read and open Fuji Raw files ( with the beta plug-in ) just fast and easily with all normal raw adjustments availabe.

PS Elements cost me $49 after rebates. Not bad.

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nickphoto123 wrote:
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I agree with Jphess,

I am using Photosop Elements on my laptop ( have CS on my PC) and I read and open Fuji Raw files ( with the beta plug-in ) just fast and easily with all normal raw adjustments availabe.

PS Elements cost me $49 after rebates. Not bad.

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Hi there, I too use Elements 4, could you give the url for the beta plug in you mention?

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Old Jan 6, 2006, 5:37 PM   #6
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http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop/cameraraw.html
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Thanks for the link. It works fine.

So buying the Hyper Utility2 was a wasted £35.00 incl. pp.

Oh well. Live and learn.

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Old Jan 7, 2006, 10:26 AM   #8
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I don't know if you wasted your money or not. I have never seen the Fuji program and haven't read anything about it. It MIGHT give you more control than you will get from Camera Raw. Adobe has disabled some of the features of Camera Raw when you use it with Photoshop Elements. I don't know what all the differences are, but as an example when you use Camera Raw with Photoshop you have a curves adjustment, and a lot of hue/saturation controls for individual color channels (don't know if Elements has that feature). Perhaps the Fuji software will provide you with some of those additional controls. I find that I use them frequently.
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Copied from the other thread:

Well, the Fuji program is not bad, but as far as RAW concerned, the only thing it does is converts RAF to TIF. End of story.

Then you load the converted TIF file into Photoshop elements.

So if you can load the RAW file into Elements without convertion (with the 3.3 beta), the Fuji program is redundant.


Another thing, I also bought the Fuji E900, and guess what! The HS-V2 ver 3. cannot read the RAW file, neither the Adobe beta 3.3 update.

It seems that every model, even from the same manufacturer has it's unique RAW file system. What the hell?
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That's the problem trying to work with RAW. There is no standard and it seems that the software engineers try to come up with a better file format for every model they release. I know that one of the challenges Thomas Knoll (founder of Photoshop, and author of Adobe Camera Raw) faces is obtaining files from all the new cameras that are flooding the market. I think one of the reasons that 9000 is at least partially supported is because I sent him a raw file that I found online so that he could start working on it. If you go to the Adobe forums you will find one specifically for Camera Raw and you can find his e-mail address. If you want support for that camera you might consider sending him a file. I know the files are big, but if you go to a website like yousendit.com you can ftp larger files to people. There isn't a fee at least for the basic service.
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