DXO PL4 vs. PL5. Worth the upgrade? Or is Topaz Image bundle better

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logatom Regular Member • Posts: 222
Re: DXO PL4 vs. PL5. Worth the upgrade? Or is Topaz Image bundle better
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I myself find the PL5 DeepPrime NR better compared to the Denoise AI RAW model. Not by far, but I definitely can see the difference. Luma noise is handled better and PL does not leave as many artifacts as the Denoise AI do. I like other optical corrections from PL as well (sharpness, vignetting, CA).

In my case PL5 replaces Denoise AI for the above tasks. Still, I'm keeping Sharpen AI for those cases where heavy sharpening/deblurring is needed. Here Topaz SAI is unrivaled.

Also, PS enlarging (at RAW conversion) is not worse than Gigapixel AI in my opinion. I'm speaking about 2x or 4x enlargements at max. It might be different for higher factors.

Greg

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