Best RAW Developer for OM-1

Started Nov 13, 2022 | Discussions thread
ForumParentFirstPrevious
Flat view
Regor250
Regor250 Veteran Member • Posts: 7,102
Best RAW Developer for OM-1
4

Over the years, I have had a love hate relationship with OM Workspace. I used it quite a bit for a while, then abandoned it for ACDSee, which retained more details but... there is a but... at a cost. Noticing some antialiasing issue with ACDSee and OM-1 RAW files brought me back to OM Workspace and looking at other RAW developers. The comparison below speaks for itself. I don't have DxO, C1 or Lightroom, but I am interested in what RAW Developer you prefer and how it compares to OM Workspace (view at 400%) from a demosaic perspective. At this point I am not focusing on features, just interested on how good they can render the initial RAW file with man-made structures including straight lines:

Best to look at 100% to appreciate differences

There's no free lunch. "Blockiness" brings more details, but... not quite as smooth and I have seen nothing yet that beats OM Workspace in smoothness of rendering... but OM Workspace tends to have sharpening halos and coarser details ... just can't win!

-- hide signature --

Roger

 Regor250's gear list:Regor250's gear list
OM-1 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17mm F1.8 Olympus 8mm F1.8 Fisheye Pro Sigma 56mm F1.4 DC DN | C +4 more
ForumParentFirstPrevious
Flat view
Post (hide subjects) Posted by
(unknown member)
(unknown member)
(unknown member)
(unknown member)
(unknown member)
(unknown member)
(unknown member)
(unknown member)
(unknown member)
(unknown member)
(unknown member)
(unknown member)
ForumParentFirstPrevious
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow