Quattro smooth and crispy control vs. Merrill look?

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tagscuderia
tagscuderia Senior Member • Posts: 1,365
Re: Quattro smooth and crispy control vs. Merrill look?
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PrebenR wrote:

... The Merrill look is not nice for portraits, quattro much better at that.

In your opinion!! I greatly prefer Merrill for portraits: Chroma NR 4/5 and Luminance NR 5/5 gives beautiful rendering with plenty of detail. And SPP’s Merrill Luminance NR doesn’t smear nor speckle so the files sharpen well.

P.S. I would post an example but the only portraits I have are of my niece and nephew and my sister doesn’t like their shots online.

@OP, think of SPP’s Detail tool as akin to Adobe’s Clarity or Apple’s Definition. Definitely doesn’t ape the Merrill rendering.

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