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

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

geni1105 wrote:

Hint: you can execute a second conversion step on the Kalpanika generated DNGs, using Adobe DNG Converter. This seems to give additional DNG compliance, and then also other programs are able to open them.

You should select in the options „4.6 and newer“ compatibility, then DNG Converter directly color corrects the „raw“ data and you are not depending on the correct interpretation of metadata by the raw converter any more.

I found that for example Affinity Photo, but also Capture One and Darktable are able to process those files. AP and CO look fine, DT less so, but I am not familiar with that one.

I was using the second DNG conversion step, but didn't know "4.6 and newer" was the key. I was using a later version. It seems you are correct and that more programs work with that file type. I guess I'll be back to trying a bunch of programs now!

Looking through what I have, it seems that Pixelmator pro works very nicely and also integrates into Apple Photos, adding considerable power to that application. That makes it a rather nice "Lightroom" kind of experience. I am finding Raw Therapee is also quite powerful for single shot editing.

The only bummer is that I won't be able to Photomerge as easily as in Lightroom. Lightroom also had some incredibly impressive warping and auto fill capabilities in panoramas that I was quite impressed by. I suppose I could buy Capture One...but that's fairly pricey for how infrequently I do this.

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