DR Results from Raw

Started Jan 19, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Randy Benter
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DR Results from Raw
Jan 19, 2013

There have been several threads discussing the best way to process raws and extract the most detail. This thread will be about extracting the most DR.

I personally decided not to use SilkyPix for X-Trans files due to the limited amount of DR that I can get. I think that SilkyPix does a better job with fine details than Lightroom does, but there is no way I am going to give up 2-3 stops of dynamic range. It really seems like a trade-off when processing RAFs; CaptureOne is not perfect, but seems to do a decent job with both DR and details.

Here is the raw file I am using for this DR stress test: https://www.dropbox.com/s/153on4uwbz4xfvz/DR%20Test.RAF

Here are the results I got from LR:



Download the JPEG here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/szc6n4l38w6a4di/DR%20Test%20LR.jpg

I can't get anything near this good from SilkyPix. It would be great if the SilkyPix experts could show us how to process the highlights and shadows to get this kind of results.

Please download the raw file and process it with your favorite app. Let us know how you achieved the best results. Thanks.

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