Editing a RAW image

Started Aug 22, 2022 | Discussions thread
Digital Nigel Forum Pro • Posts: 19,136
Re: Editing a RAW image

cheddarman wrote:

Heres a RAW image taken on Skomer island on a recent trip. How "good" can you make it look? This is my best effort but looks a bit "flat" I think.

RAW image

Hope it's accessible......

Indeed it is, but it would be better if the raw file and the JPEG weren't apparently from different images!  Or have you very heavily edited your JPEG?  The bird seems to be elongated vertically, the wings look truncated and it's lower over the ground. If they're different images, it might be easier if you could show your JPEG for MJD09924.ARW.

Anyway, I put your raw file through DxO PhotoLab, and then Topaz DeNoise AI for an extra polish:

DxO PhotoLab 5, 100% cropped

PhotoLab 5, then DeNoise AI (Clear Model )

FWIW, comparing them:

Comparing a small crop from Michael's apparently heavily edited JPEG with similar crops from renderings from what may be a different raw file

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