Do I need a sophisticated RAW Developer?

Started Apr 27, 2012 | Discussions thread
AnandaSim Forum Pro • Posts: 13,422
Re: Do I need a sophisticated RAW Developer?

Randyflycaster wrote:

Right now I have PSP X4 and Olympus Viewer 2.

I have both.

They both have simple RAW developers. To me my RAW photos look fine.

Oly Viewer 2 is the maker's choice. It has the smarts to read the proprietary metadata from Olympus RAW files and has close to the camera's calculations. Thus it is not a simple RAW developer it has smarts that no other program can have.

PSP x4 is NOT a RAW developer per se - it is a Photoshop competitor - it can be used to do graphic artworks whether they are photos or not. It is very powerful for a low price. It does have a module to read RAW files like Adobe Camera Raw.

Because it is only a module to read, it just offers basic import controls because once in, you will be using the full power of PSP X4 to do things like other raw developers cannot do.

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