K-5 RAW - colors

Started Jan 20, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: K-5 RAW - colors
In reply to PaulParis, Jan 22, 2012

PaulParis wrote:

Always use DCU as a RAW porcessor, the colors are excellent, once you have see the difference with Adobe (Phoshop, Lightroom) you don't want anymore. PP is done with Adobe.

That's been my experience too. I do most of my processing and convert with DCU4. I find cropping clumsy, so I use another program for that feature.

Interface of DCU is in the beginning difficult, but after a few months it becomes easy. There are aslo excellent tools such as distortion correction, horizon leveling and CA/PF corrections.

I find the interface dead simple. It's just a replication of the camera menus, but with more power and control. As long as someone understands the camera's jpeg processing, they can use DCU4 for superior results.

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