Which post production Software/App is good for Raw?

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fferreres Veteran Member • Posts: 3,090
Re: Which post production Software/App is good for Raw?

sluggy_warrior wrote:

fferreres wrote:
Very good clarification, as my post maybe it wasn't clear. My point is that, for example, Rawtherapee doesn't have layers or local adjustments. For that, you need to get into Photoshop or Gimp. This is not PP, but more photo retouching. And to get there, well, you need a flat PNG, TIFF etc. and after making any modifications, you cannot go back to RT (or any other) and now say...I want to adjust exposure a bit. You need to run the entire workflow of changes forward again.

RT is nondestructive as well, and for developing RAW it can be said to be overkill...it has a bestiality and zoo of options. Once you know it, there's little you can't do.

darktable doesn't have layer, but you can have multiple instances of a module, thus kinda equivalent to layers.

You can have both parametric and draw masks, with edge detection as well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WY1wdgQk-M

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAbND9N5R4U

It seems very good. WIsh they'd merge with RT. Darktable has a lot more including photo management. RT is just pure RAW workhorse with like 9 RAW demoisaics and over 2000 settings all to a really fine grade. It's akin to having a Caterpilar instead of a Ford Pickup. I will have to try Darktable one day.

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