Affinity Photo's Raw Processing

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Chaplain Mark
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Re: Affinity Photo's Raw Processing

Bobthearch wrote:

I like it very much as an editor.

But it's not my normal workflow for raw developing. It can work directly with raw files but it does a poor job of development-specific functions such as shadows.

Here is one example. The photo is deliberately dark because it's the -2 exposure from a set of bracketed shots. I've downsized these for fast uploading. These have been tested these by attempting to lighten and reveal details from the shaded portion of the bluff.

The original:

Here is the result of my standard RAW program, the nearly-vintage Capture NX-2:

Here is DxO Optics Pro 9, which I don't often use.

And here is Affinity. Not a bad job with the shaded bluff, but look at the trees!


The trees look like splashes of pea soup.

Your example gives me reason to run my own comparison test of the shadows lifting RAW function.

I will compare with Affinity Photo Beta and DXO Essentials.

Thanks, Bob, for a concrete example...!!

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