DxO PhotoLab vs Lightroom vs CaptureOne

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Digital Nigel Veteran Member • Posts: 8,751
Re: DxO PhotoLab vs Lightroom vs CaptureOne

Yes, processing PRIME NR is computationally intensive, and therefore slow, unless you have a very powerful computer. But the time is also almost irrelevant to a PhotoLab user, as the processing happens in the background, and doesn't stop you from working on the next image. You could have several images processing in the background, with no discernible effect on the interactive editing response.

So the solution is to use DxO PhotoLab as a standalone program, not as a plug-in. PRIME NR processing may take tens of seconds per image, but I don't care, as it doesn't affect my workflow or productivity.

I process all my images without the involvement of any Adobe products whatsoever. Even on my current almost seven-year-old 4-core computer, the performance is just fine (and it will be even better when I switch to my new 12-core CPU, 32GB RAM PC later this week).

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