Is Panny G5 JPEG color as good as Oly color now, particularly skin tones?

Started Jan 3, 2013 | Questions thread
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Re: Silkypix.
In reply to Aleo Veuliah, Jan 4, 2013

Aleo Veuliah wrote:

bowportes wrote:

Philly wrote:

Marco Cinnirella wrote:

Hen3ry wrote:

I have had the impression what what I have read that there has been change with each model.

Cheers, geoff

i have G5, GH3 and E-PL5 - the Oly JPEGs are still superior I am afraid - nicer color and better high ISO. But I mostly shoot raw and the Panne colors are fine in Lightroom

Do you have any standard Lightroom adjustments for the Panny raw files, to try to get them to look more like Olympus files?

I just got a G3, and like it quite a bit. I usually process raws in Lightroom also. So far, I just try to get the color balance right in raw. After that, I don't do any other color adjustments. To me, the photos don't look bad after just doing this. But are there other adjustments that may improve it further, for color tonality?

If your primary concern is color style, tonality, etc., you might try the Silkypix raw software that came with your camera. The interface is quite different from Lightroom, but it offers more options for color styles with just a single click. I consistently get better colors (colors that I prefer) from Silkypix than from Lightroom. The greens, in particular, come out better.

Yes, Silkypix is not often used but it is a very good software, but it needs some learning to take full advantage of the features.


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Actually, if you simply load the file into Silkypix, the default look is much like the OOC JPEG from a Panny camera. Then you click on the "Color" icon, and select a preset other than "standard." (I tend to use either "Memory Color 2" or "Film Color A.")

Then simply type CTRL+S for "one scene development."

It's a piece of cake if all you want to do is look at the different color settings.

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