Which RAW converter do you use?

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tokumeino Senior Member • Posts: 2,276
Why not using DT

gaul wrote:

Dave_Good wrote:

gaul wrote:

Dave_Good wrote:

RawTherapee 5.6....previously used: Capture One, LR (v1-v5.6), DPP.

Your opinions on these would be interesting .. Not too difficult to switch from LR, then C1 to the opensource RawTherapee (less user-friendly?)

No, not difficult at all. My initial motivation was financial as I'm on a pension now. After all these years working raws I find the tools to be mostly the same in the converters (imho). At first glance RT can be overwhelming but it's easy to just collapse the tools you don't use. Future versions will add a Favorites tab to drag and drop just the tools you want.

RT's ability to use both DNG and ICC camera profiles is a plus if making your ownand I do. Demosaicing choices, deconvolution sharpening, and wavelets (still learning) are a few of the other reasons for my switch. It does lack adjustment layers such as in LR and C1 but for my purposes that's not a deal-breaker. Give it a try...

Dave

Fully agree Dave.. Both DarkTable and RawTherapee are the 2 undisputed FREE alternatives to LR & co..

If you can get for 0 $ the same results, only with a longer learning curve and some settings to change, why not?

Well… whatever positive I think about DT (which I consider as the best RAW developer I know, by far), I'm using C1P thus sacrifying end-quality result. Why ? Because DT is somfortable with a GTX1060, and I only have a laptop with a MX150. While such a configuration is nice for most operations, as soon as I put NR modules (like the 2 regular ones : one wavelet chroma blended, and the other non-local-means luminance blended), it is no longer comfortable to use. I mean : worst than LR. So to me, C1P is less expensive than a super high-end laptop.

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