Fuji Frontier ?

Discussion in 'Fuji' started by Cliff Spicer, Aug 13, 2003.

  1. Cliff Spicer

    Cliff Spicer Guest


    I just started having some of my work proofed on a Fuji Frontier and I am
    finding the images have too much contrast, are too saturated and have little
    to no shadow detail. I don't find the same thing on images I print out on my
    2200. Is this the Frontier system or is this the operator?
    Cliff Spicer, Aug 13, 2003
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  2. Cliff Spicer

    Cliff Spicer Guest


    I totally get what you are saying but I think you are being too technical in
    the sense that I suspect the problem is the machine using Auto Color, Auto
    Contrast and Auto Saturation which anyone who does regular corrections knows
    this is too general and gives really bad results, especially with the black
    cat in the coal bin or polar bear in the snow sorts of shoots. I was
    wondering how much personal intervention takes place on a machine like this
    or is this a totally automated process.


    Cliff Spicer, Aug 14, 2003
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  3. David Griffin, Aug 14, 2003
  4. For whatever it may be worth, I know a wedding and portrait (etc.) freelancer
    who has been very impressed with the Frontier system. I get the impression,
    however, that you do want to be particular about which particular technician
    uses it on your work. That is, once you find somebody who does a good job,
    keep going back to not only that lab, but if possible, that particular
    Gary Morrison, Aug 14, 2003
  5. Cliff Spicer

    Cliff Spicer Guest

    Thanks for you help. I will convert to the Frontier Space before I take the
    images in and see what happens. I saw on the Popular Photography Site a
    profile for the 2200 lustre and I thought I would give it a go. No matter
    what I do I can not get it to install on my XP machine. I have tried the
    right click install and manually copying it to the right folder but still
    doesn't show up or recognize the profile. I even tried renaming the
    extension but nothing.

    Any ideas?

    Cliff Spicer, Aug 14, 2003
  6. Cliff Spicer

    > Guest

    I don't know that much about the Fuji Frontier machine, but on the AGFA
    d.Lab 3 we have at work we can set up a professional channel which does not
    auto colour correct an image. The Frontier should have the same
    functionality. Just ask the lab where you get your prints done to set one up
    or ask them to turn the "Auto adjusts" off for your prints.

    ..... and yes, change your colour space on output to sRGB or the proprietary
    colourspace of the Frontier.


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  7. Cliff Spicer

    Canongirly Guest

    Proberble cause is that the files your putting through the frontier haven't
    been set up for that machine. To get the best results you need calibrate
    your monitor and embed the frontier profile into the image files you send to
    the lab.

    A chap called Ethan Hansen of Dry Creek Photo in Oregan has produced some
    profiles for the frontier. Have a look there and get the profile for the
    frontier. There are ones for matt and gloss paper.


    Canongirly, Aug 14, 2003
  8. Bill Hilton wrote in message

    I don't think so. The lab I use for prints has one, they have
    standardized on AdobeRGB, and so have I.

    My 20x30cm (about 8*12") prints are printed from PS. They match my
    calibrated CRT monitor perfectly. In other words, tonality and color is
    excactly as I want them, and certainly without burned ut highlights -
    shadow detail is also excellent (provided, of course, that I've treated
    the files adequately). . My digital files have been scans from Minolta
    Scan Multi Pro, or processed RAW files (i.e. TIFF) from Nikon D100 and
    Canon 1Ds (where AdobeRGB is set as standard).

    Carsten J. Arnholm, Oslo, Norway.
    Carsten J. Arnholm, Aug 14, 2003
  9. Cliff Spicer

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    Flycaster, Aug 14, 2003
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