DxO PhotoLab vs Lightroom vs CaptureOne

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Digital Nigel Veteran Member • Posts: 8,555
Re: DxO PhotoLab vs Lightroom vs CaptureOne

Zeee wrote:

Digital Nigel wrote:

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.

Except DXO advertises it be used with LR and provides a plug-in. Not a biggie.

Yes, it can be used as an LR plug-in, and DxO was very quick to issue a fix when an Adobe change broke the link. But it's much better used as a stand-alone program. It's much slicker that way, with a better workflow.

I actually use it less than I expected but it is there if I need it.

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).

That may happen with me one day depending on what Adobe does.

Now that PhotoLab has some limited (but likely to be growing) local adjustment capabilities, there's less need to use other programs with it.

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