That RAW Troublemaker Again With Files

Started Sep 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
mick232
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Re: That RAW Troublemaker Again With Files
In reply to Gary Eickmeier, Sep 4, 2013

Gary Eickmeier wrote:

OK I tried to put links to four files, but it led to links to all of my stuff in my computer - or it seemed like.

Still struggling with Google Drive.

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Original JPG:

Original RAW conversion by OP:

Photo Ninja version:

Please make sure to compare the 100% images.

I see the following differences:

- shadow detail much better preserved in RAW (bushes in the background)

- highlights better recovered (shirt on shoulder)

- fewer sharpening artifacts (fence), I think the JPG is oversharpened and I deliberately kept sharpening to a lower amount

- there is more noise in my RAW version, but I kept the noise reduction at a medium setting to avoid the watercolor effect I see in the JPEG image (e.g. tree at the top, mast)

Overall, it is a matter of taste. And honestly, the JPG version in fact is quite good actually, except maybe for the lost details in the shadows.

Here is the full photo after RAW conversion:

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