The Canon Faithful style versus the Dcraw or Adobe color matrix

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Re: The Canon Faithful style versus the Dcraw or Adobe color matrix
In reply to PhilPreston3072, Oct 27, 2014

Now that I have Canon DPP post processing available, I find that a -2 contrast adjustment in the Faithful picture style provides the linear contrast that I am looking for. Adjustments in the white balance might account satisfyingly for the rest.

As for the Neutral picture style, it seems to have the same level of contrast as Faithful, so I would want the same -2 adjustment.

And so it is. A -2 contrast adjustment is what I wanted from DPP (and a +.54 brightness boost for this picture). The Faithful style from Canon then yields a close resemblance to the product of UFRaw; the delicate tracery in the sky is not overwhelmed by artificial contrast. But the colors from the Neutral style still differ.

So now I can use DPP to get things right when UFRaw has trouble with overexposed areas.

UFraw and its linear contrast

Canon DPP, Neutral style, -2 contrast and +.53 brightness

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