Editing a RAW image

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Re: Comparing C1, DxO PureRAW + C1 and Topaz Photo AI + C1

Digital Nigel wrote:

I wonder who are the audience for your processed images? Are they very demanding (like some of us, including me), or do they just look at images on smallish screens, with no pixel-peeping? Do they have sharp eyes? Do you routinely crop heavily?

If your audience isn't very demanding, you can probably stop worrying about top quality NR and sharpness, and save the money required for class leading software. It seems that you can't see the difference that advanced software can make, and if that's true of others who view your images, why bother with such software? It really doesn't matter if people like me are critical of what we see as noisy, soft images, if you can't see the faults.

That is good advice. I will add that even if someone can see the faults maybe they don't care depending on the subject matter or the extent of the faults. Take noise for example. My threshold for noise is lower for many but higher than others. I have posted photos that were criticized for noise while I thought the noise levels, while visible, were so low that I didn't care. Some people are willing to sacrifice detail to get rid of all the noise while I will put up with a little noise for more detail.

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