Developing α7 RAW images

Started Mar 17, 2014 | Discussions thread
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In reply to Terry L, Mar 18, 2014

Terry L wrote:

Sorry...I should have said that it was given the PRIME Noise Reduction treatment in DxO.

And I don't normally have the camera set to ISO25600 -- I was testing to see what DxO Optics Pro 9 could do.

DxO PRIME comes at a premium cost, but it does an outstanding job and can beat the OOC JPEG.

Runtime can be upwards of 5min per image, so use it sparingly ...

It does a better job than LR5.3 - this typically does not keep up with the JPG.

Other than DxO and LR5, most of the available RAW conversion tools do not have as rich a set, or none at all, as these two tools have to apply lens profiles. With LR5 you can add your own (clumsily), with DxO you cannot, but you can save your adjustment settings.

Adjusting color corrections, in batch mode, is also slightly different between DxO and LR. DxO is easier in batch mode, LR is more flexibly, especially when developing from RAW.

I tend to use DxO for RAW conversions (with or without PRIME) and then finish in LR if needed.

I tend to use LR for JPG conversions (add sharpening, clarity, pull shadows), for convenience.

Awaiting the firmware update for the A7 tomorrow, see how this changes the flows...

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