Art 1.6 and Capture One comparison

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Erik Baumgartner Senior Member • Posts: 3,205
Re: Art 1.6 and Capture One comparison

maltmoose wrote:

Erik Baumgartner wrote:

JayPhizzt wrote:

Erik Baumgartner wrote:

To my eye the Capture One versions here are definitely sharper and retain better highlight detail. Whether C1 has any inherent advantage or the differences are just down to development choices is another thing entirely.

Very odd, to my eyes it's the exact opposite. The Art 1.6 photos definitely look more detailed. This is however not surprising to me since RawTherapee has the best X-trans demosaicing I've ever seen.

Not from where I'm sitting, C1 (left), ART (R). I don't think there's a clear standout amongst the various X-Trans demosaicing options out there, they each shine in different areas, but if I had to pick one, it would be X-Transformer. If the 50 f/2 is anywhere near as sharp as it's supposed to be, I would expect better than these examples using Lightroom w/IXT.

C1 (L), ART (R)

Check the centre of the same image on the golems? and the ART image looks more detailed, its weird.

I don't disagree. it's not uncommon for different demosaicing methods to excel in different areas of the same image. I did say the C1 image looks sharper, not necessarily more detailed, much of that is down to the applied sharpening and not the demosaicing. The C1 image is definitely more contrasty which make a critical comparison somewhat problematic. I don't think C1's demosaicing is better than RAW Therapee"s, but I think C1's sharpening is tuned to affect the fine detail more than ART's is in these examples. If you'd like a LR/IXT version for comparison, I'd be happy to oblige. I really think it comes down to how well the operator knows the intricacies their software. IMO, any of these programs are capable of excellent results.

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