DaveyBee

DaveyBee

Lives in United Kingdom Bristol, United Kingdom
Works as a Retired IT Professional / Manager
Joined on Jun 24, 2005
About me:

Photographer since mid '60s, seriously since late '70's. Started processing my own B&W negs / prints & 35mm transparencies late '70s (never quite in a position to afford equipment to process colour prints). Entered digital, early 00's. Canon SLRs previously owned: EOS 300D, EOS 20D, EOS 40D & EOS 50D - Canon SLRs currently owned: EOS 7D (along with EOS 650 & 600, just in case) & a Panny GH2 (well, it's almost a DSLR). P&Ss are the Panny TZ40 & TZ60.
Lenses owned: EF-S 10-22, EF 50 1.8 Mk1, EF-S 60 Macro, EF-S 18-200 (retained from 50D kit), EF 100-400L, EF Ext 1.4x II & EF Ext 2x II (plus EF 24 f2.8, EF 28-70, EF 70-200 for film EOS bodies), Panny Lumix G 14-140 & G 100-300.
Flash: 550EX, 580EXII & ST-E2.

Expert Mac & PC user - PC software (PSE 6 & PSP X) under VMWare Fusion VMs on Mac. Software currently used for PP / editing, Aperture 3.5, Optics Pro 9, Perfect Photo Suite 8, Lightroom 5.4 and PSE 12 under OSX 10.9.

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On DxO Optics Pro 9.5 now integrates with Adobe Lightroom article (62 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: According to the DXO web site only linear DNG is supported.

They should really be more upfront about this in the press release.

Given the limitations of Linear DNGs I suspect most folks will stick with TIFF which makes this just about as integrated as any other external editor used with LR.

DP bestflow . org has a nice explanation of Linear DNGs here:

http://www.dpbestflow.org/DNG#three-types-dng
"Linearize
Linearizing a DNG bakes in much of the conversion from a raw file. Adobe has buried that option three screens deep in the DNG converter because they really don’t suggest you do it unless it’s absolutely necessary. Only do this because you have to make the file compatible with some software, when no other method works. (Backwards compatibility will make use of Linearization only when it absolutely must do so, to make a file compatible)."

Thanks for the clarification DeMarcus, I now understand that Optics Pro 9.5 will still only handle file types that are supported natively within the software itself. That isn't made clear in the press release nor on the web site so I mistakenly thought that 9.5 would accept a processed file (other than JPEG or TIFF) from Lightroom as the "Offering a completely integrated and non-destructive workflow, DxO Optics Pro gives Lightroom users access to the power of its RAW conversion, its exclusive PRIME denoising technology, and its tailored optical corrections" and "Up until now, exporting a RAW image from Lightroom to another software application required first converting it to JPEG or TIFF format, which can reduce image quality. DxO Optics Pro v9.5 offers the first non- destructive workflow that is completely integrated with Lightroom." statements suggest.

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2014 at 18:00 UTC
On DxO Optics Pro 9.5 now integrates with Adobe Lightroom article (62 comments in total)
In reply to:

keeponkeepingon: According to the DXO web site only linear DNG is supported.

They should really be more upfront about this in the press release.

Given the limitations of Linear DNGs I suspect most folks will stick with TIFF which makes this just about as integrated as any other external editor used with LR.

DP bestflow . org has a nice explanation of Linear DNGs here:

http://www.dpbestflow.org/DNG#three-types-dng
"Linearize
Linearizing a DNG bakes in much of the conversion from a raw file. Adobe has buried that option three screens deep in the DNG converter because they really don’t suggest you do it unless it’s absolutely necessary. Only do this because you have to make the file compatible with some software, when no other method works. (Backwards compatibility will make use of Linearization only when it absolutely must do so, to make a file compatible)."

I've used Adobe DNG Converter 8.4 to convert a TZ60 Raw file to a Linear DNG file which is allegedly supported by DxO - it isn't! I'm either doing something very wrong or DxO's statement may have provisos that they're not telling us about - Hmmm, I'm still thinking this is a marketing ploy!

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2014 at 12:47 UTC
On DxO Optics Pro 9.5 now integrates with Adobe Lightroom article (62 comments in total)
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victor china: so will it be maybe possible to export fuji xtrans dngs to DXO>?

maybe (although i am not sure about it from the way the diagram looks).

This "integration" appears to be a marketing ploy - DxO won't open TZ60 Raw files either, it just says that it's a corrupt or incompatible file that's been transferred from Lightroom... That's full integration? I don't think so!

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2014 at 11:24 UTC
On Just Posted: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 preview article (80 comments in total)
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DaveyBee: Hmmm... I'm not convinced! It may well be the most fantastic m4/3 camera in the world, but if I'm going to have to carry a bigger and heavier camera around, I think I'll fall back on my trusty 7D. I love my GH2 because of its size and the fact I that I have travelled with it very successfully across Europe and have some fantastic photos - I will certainly need some convincing on this one, especially at the price (in the UK, we're likely to be looking at around £1000+ body only!). Ho hum...

Can't argue with that, but I still think I'll be keeping my hand in my pocket unless the GH3 turns out to be exceptional, blowing the GH2 and 7D out of the water. At that point I may consider trading the whole lot for one... Somehow, I doubt it'll be that good though!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 20:12 UTC
On Just Posted: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 preview article (80 comments in total)

Hmmm... I'm not convinced! It may well be the most fantastic m4/3 camera in the world, but if I'm going to have to carry a bigger and heavier camera around, I think I'll fall back on my trusty 7D. I love my GH2 because of its size and the fact I that I have travelled with it very successfully across Europe and have some fantastic photos - I will certainly need some convincing on this one, especially at the price (in the UK, we're likely to be looking at around £1000+ body only!). Ho hum...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 16:50 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies
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