Overexposed highlights and Raw processors

Started Apr 1, 2014 | Discussions thread
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sherman_levine Forum Pro • Posts: 10,792
Overexposed highlights and Raw processors

I was attempting to improve an ISO 1600 image with badly-overexposed highlights.

The JPG looks like this in Faststone

and the .RW2 (in Fastone) doesn't look much better.

I was unable to improve the image very much in Silkypix, however both DXO and PhotoNinja performed impressively well. Keep in mind that I'm at the "try this slider" level in all of these products.

The PhotoNinja image is on the left, and DXO on the right

Here's a 100% view of the two images, with the PhotoNinja adjustments visible. I think I prefer the "clean" quality of the PN image. I made no particular effort to make the images "match"

Here's a download link for the .RW2 for those of you who want to try it at home


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