A strange Mirrorless Gear Journey

Started Aug 18, 2011 | Discussions thread
kenw Veteran Member • Posts: 5,350
ACR does just as well as RT...

GregGory wrote:

Only RawTherapee seems to be able to extract Panasonic RAW files to look their best: http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1041&message=39074378

That was a flawed comparison. It used the default ACR settings which don't use deconvolution sharpening. Setting Detail to 100 in ACR/LR uses deconvolution sharpening and gets very similar results to RT which also uses deconvolution sharpening:

RT does have a wider selection of demosaicing algorithms and you can definitely eek out a little more detail with careful tuning in RT. That said, the comparison and conclusions drawn in that thread were bogus because of the wildly different sharpening settings used in the ACR and RT images. RT can be a bit better to be sure but the difference is rather small and nothing like the exaggerated examples in that thread.
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