Current State-of-the-Art in SPP Processing Alternatives?

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TN Args
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Re: Current State-of-the-Art in SPP Processing Alternatives?

stansbca wrote:

Capture 1 with Auto Adjust

Lightroom with Auto Adjust

SPP with just a touch of Fill Light

Here is a random shot of Mammoth Falls in Yellowstone. Seems both Lightroom and Capture 1 are fighting color casts. The even whiteness seen in SPP is most accurate (not to say it doesn't need a bit of warmth to look best).


I don't think your SPP image above is on Auto WB, which is a bit unfair to compare with C1 and LR on Auto WB.

Below is what I get in SPP on Auto WB (left) compared to yours (right):-

Somewhat green cast on SPP with Auto WB

Just thought I would mention that Affinity Photo (AP) can process your X3F raw files. If the quality is good enough (I have never looked closely with Merrill files), then AP offers a great end-to-end editing solution with its Photoshop-like power.

I did a quick Auto-everything on your file with AP and compared it with SPP on Auto (and with its Sharpness at -2.0 for fairness), showing a 100% crop for you to look at. It's a start.

SPP left, AP right, 100% crop


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