Postprocessing of RAW - comparison of Programs

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Holger Bargen Senior Member • Posts: 2,288
Postprocessing of RAW - comparison of Programs
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Dear all,

for a couple of years I used DxO for post-processing. When my K1 was not supported and the improvements of the actual version -DxO11 - was minor compared to the version before, I decided to change over to Lightroom 5.7.1. Now I had the chance to get the simple version of DxO11 for free (not elite).

From time to time I gave RawTherapee a chance - I liked that probram - but never managed to get good results from it.

Now we have RawTherapee 5.3 - and I ended up with results that looked good to me.

I did a comparison of these programs with a photo I took this morning. Here are the results:

DxO11

Lightroom 5.7.1

RawTherapee 5.3

They are different. Actually, I have best experience with Lightroom and I don't know enough about RawTherapee to use all of its options. It's a subjective comparison as I moved the sliders just to make things look good to me.

What do you think? What's the best of the three  versions?

Best regards

Holger

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