Developing α7 RAW images

Started Mar 17, 2014 | Discussions thread
JamieTux Veteran Member • Posts: 4,079
Re: Capture One Pro

Fritz85 wrote:

stevo23 wrote:

I don't think you're testing one vs. the other here, your'e testing your own ability to use each one.Do you actually think the Sony results are better? To me, the right one looks better. The one on the left looks over sharpened with too much structure and contrast while the one on the right is smoother, has less noise in the lower right quadrant and has more manageable detail.

These are images out-of-the-box from each program. No modifications at all except for processing RAW and outputting to JPEG. The quality discrepancies exist inside the software interfaces too.

JamieTux wrote:

but why don't you just use the Sony one if you like the output?

Out of curiosity - what picture style mode were you in? Looks like it might have been vivid to me - try the Lightroom Vivid Camera Calibration and I am sure that it will get you a lot closer straight away.

I don't like the Sony software at all, just as I don't like almost every software product Sony has ever produced. The layout is bad, it's slow and workflow doesn't flow.

I was shooting in intelligent auto. I don't recall shooting in anything but auto across the board. Colors don't concern me, actually, as I normally fine-tune that myself in Lightroom. I'm more concerned about sharpness of the photos before processing colors, highlights, shadows, cropping, etc.

But it will have chosen - or you wlll have set a picture mode (I think that's what Sony calls them )
If you go to the bottom of the lightroom develop panel and choose the similarly named one it will affect the colours, contrasts, highlights and shadows and perceived sharpness in a similar way to the Sony software. Lightroom has no visibility of how your camera was set in terms of that so it defaults to the adobe basic style - which is fairly conservative on all settings.

I have my own recipe that I use on import in Lightroom - that's one of it's nice features for me

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