which would be the best raw processor for the XE-1?

Started Jan 26, 2013 | Discussions thread
nixda
Senior MemberPosts: 1,906Gear list
Like?
Re: which would be the best raw processor for the XE-1?
In reply to Uwe Steinmueller, Jan 27, 2013

Uwe Steinmueller wrote:

>I wonder if you have tried exporting linear DNG files from AccuRaw with all parameters 'zero'd' (essentially only demosaicing) and then importing into LR/PS.

What would be the advantage over export as 16bit TIFF?

-- hide signature --

In terms of post-processing latitude, linear DNG provides the least biased image (no gamma, no tone curve, just demosaiced). Next best thing is linear TIFF (gamma = 1), then TIFF with gamma set to the appropriate value (plus correct white balance and exposure, if so desired).

In the end, it probably doesn't matter too much. If the RAW processor can handle basic image processing aspects, then one might as well do as much as desired in the RAW processor and go the TIFF route. If, however, someone is experienced and prefers working with, say, LR/ACR then going into ACR with the least biased, greatest-latitude file might be the better route in terms of workflow.

AccuRAW provides both options (linear DNG, TIFF, plus output as JPG as well).

 nixda's gear list:nixda's gear list
Fujifilm X-E1 Fujifilm XF 14mm F2.8 R Fujifilm XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS Fujifilm XF 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS Fujifilm XF 27mm F2.8
Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
Post (hide subjects)Posted by
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark post MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow