Confusion between DPP & LR results

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Confusion between DPP & LR results

7D. Usually use LR4 on RAW files but today decided to try DPP for old time's sake.

Here is an example on one image. Long distance (400mm lens), up-sun, hazy. Truly dreadful.

For any kind of recovery I was looking for increased contrast in the first intance and maybe then some sharpening if it would withstand it.

First tried DPP on the JPG file - huge potential scope for increasing contrast, half-decent outcome.

Then I re-tried DPP on the RAW file - similar scope for adjustment, similar outcome.

Then I tried LR4 on the RAW file - nowhere near as much scope for increasing contrast. Felt very hard to recover to anything like as good as DPP gave.

All of which surprised me as I thought LR4 would win hands down in all situations, which is why I use it 99% of the time.


Below = OOC jpg. Truly dreadful.

Below = DPP on JPG. Better. And very easy. Contrast slider was up only about 25%.

Below = DPP on RAW. Similarly easy to playing with JPG.

Below = DPP on LR4 - hard work to get close to DPP result. Had to move contrast slider to 100% to equal DPP at about 25%.

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