Confusion between DPP & LR results

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Confusion between DPP & LR results
Sep 8, 2012

7D. Usually use LR4 on RAW files but today decided to try DPP for old time's sake.

Here is an example on one image. Long distance (400mm lens), up-sun, hazy. Truly dreadful.

For any kind of recovery I was looking for increased contrast in the first intance and maybe then some sharpening if it would withstand it.

First tried DPP on the JPG file - huge potential scope for increasing contrast, half-decent outcome.

Then I re-tried DPP on the RAW file - similar scope for adjustment, similar outcome.

Then I tried LR4 on the RAW file - nowhere near as much scope for increasing contrast. Felt very hard to recover to anything like as good as DPP gave.

All of which surprised me as I thought LR4 would win hands down in all situations, which is why I use it 99% of the time.

Thoughts?

Below = OOC jpg. Truly dreadful.

Below = DPP on JPG. Better. And very easy. Contrast slider was up only about 25%.

Below = DPP on RAW. Similarly easy to playing with JPG.

Below = DPP on LR4 - hard work to get close to DPP result. Had to move contrast slider to 100% to equal DPP at about 25%.

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