I have changed my mind.

Started Mar 23, 2008 | Discussions thread
Steve Bingham
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Re: no problem on my part

knickerhawk wrote:

Steve Bingham wrote:

You are correct. However, I have neen using Photoshop for 18 years
(Feb 2000) and taught it at the local college. I pretty much know
what it can do. :^) In fact, until this latest version of Capture it
was my converter of choice. And, yes I still use it along with
Capture.

I guess those were dog years?!?

Terrible math! Try 1990. I only missed by 10 years! :^) Funny.

Anyway, I agree with you and am only surprised that it took you this
long to discover the IQ advantages of NX. Julia/Illiah and others
have periodically posted side-by-sides and other definitive examples
of where ACR trips up compared to NX (and some other converters). As
you discovered, it particularly comes out in microdetail and more
headroom in the channels.

Agreed.

Color profiles, curves etc. don't overcome

the fundamental differences in the algorithms being used.

Workflows, user interface, speed etc. may push some users back to
ACR/CS3, but if you want to squeeze out the best base image possible
from the RAW, then you should be looking at other converters than
ACR...and you should be looking very hard at NX.

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