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Started Aug 7, 2012 | Discussions thread
Robin Casady Forum Pro • Posts: 12,898
Re: Shadow & Highlight Recovery C1 Pro 5 vs. LR 4.1

Theodoros Fotometria wrote:

Robin Casady wrote:

BobYIL wrote:

Robin Casady wrote:

BobYIL wrote:

For Robin Cassady:

I think it's possible Robin..

What, specifically, is possible?

I have simply tried with your jpeg on the lowly Irfanview.. Just give it a try again, there is not much recovery issue with your sample compared to the sample I submitted. (You seem to be more experienced than I, you can get beautiful results with your D800E developed in C1.)

One of my criteria was preserving the clouds as much as possible. You can pull more shadow detail if you sacrifice the clouds.

You were inquiring somewhere above:"What should I do differently in C1 to better recover more shadows and highlights?" Ever considered to try with the exposure slider first and then playing with the curve? These two developers have widely differing parameter controls; it's not an issue to recover your shadows as they need only about half a stop push; whereas my sample demonstrated almost 3 stop push.

These are widely regarded and used programs, especially the C1 by a lot of top professionals. I think all you need is a little more practice with this new one for you.

Yes, I did try the exposure slider on both apps. As I said, the difficulty is in preserving both highlights (clouds) and shadows. Lightroom 4.1 seemed to do a much better job.

I've tried all the possibilities I can think of.

Lightroom 4.1 has separate sliders for black point and shadows, as well as for white point and highlights. C1 just seems to have back point and white point sliders for recovering shadows and highlights. The Lightroom 4.1 approach seems to recover without doing as much damage to the middle.

If you had any concrete suggestions on how to better use C1, I found them unintelligible. I don't recall you making any specific suggestions on which controls to use and how to use them.

DR is only one aspect among many on which to judge a converter. You brought up this aspect of C1 early in the thread. That inspired me to try it, but I found it disappointing and have reported what I found.

You attempted to prove your claim with your bus photo. My impression is that you didn't convince anyone who posted.

I posted the settings I used. If you think there are better ways, post specific instructions or screen captures. If you post verbose rants without actual instructions, I will ignore them.
Robin Casady

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