FZ200: Silkypix RAW and Standard JPG comparison

Started Feb 1, 2013 | Discussions thread
Mikedigi Forum Pro • Posts: 10,629
Re: Don't edit RAW with FastStone

Ronomy wrote:

I have SP pro 5.0, and Neat Image which I love on the SOOC jpgs sometimes so all I wanted was a good viewer and boy I downloaded Picasa and will never look at another viewer.  Fabulous!  I didn't need any editing controls although I think it has some.

I find FastStone Image Viewer views sharper than Picasa 3 and has that amazing compare-up-to-4-pics feature.

I edit in Picasa and it's great.

Having used both I finished up using the best of each (to my eyes):

FastStone Image Viewer for viewing, sorting, comparing (brilliant), deleting, resizing and batch
resizing, cropping, straightening (without losing sharpness), and a lot more. Magic.
Picasa for general photo editing - brightness, contrast (highlights/shadows), colour saturation, colour temperature, sharpness, etc, - and for adding text. For many photos, the one-click "I'm Feeling Lucky" button does a good job. The Wiggers Hack helps a lot.
Note: For straightening, I avoid Picasa, it reduces sharpness. I use the straightening tool in FastStone Image Viewer.


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