Just tried Silky Pix 4.0 (non Pro) on DP2 and....

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Raist3d Forum Pro • Posts: 43,479
Just tried Silky Pix 4.0 (non Pro) on DP2 and....

Wow, I can shoot ISO 1600+ in B&W with it. It doesn't do the destructive noise reduction of SPP4.x after you do the right settings, and seems like even color is somewhat doable (just developed an ISO 3200 shot no less in color, F4.0, 1/80th sec.).

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Re: Just tried Silky Pix 4.0 (non Pro) on DP2 and....

Samples of SPP and Silky Pix photos?

JohnLindroth Senior Member • Posts: 2,906
Re: Just tried Silky Pix 4.0 (non Pro) on DP2 and....

I had the same experience. I really liked the control it provides over noise and sharpness settings. If they had supported SD9 files, they would have gotten some of my money...
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Raist3d wrote:

Wow, I can shoot ISO 1600+ in B&W with it. It doesn't do the destructive noise reduction of SPP4.x after you do the right settings, and seems like even color is somewhat doable (just developed an ISO 3200 shot no less in color, F4.0, 1/80th sec.).

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Bodoh Contributing Member • Posts: 552
Re: Just tried Silky Pix 4.0 (non Pro) on DP2 and....

Any idea when they'll add support for DP2s? Last time I checked they didn't support it. I wrote to them at that time, they said the couldn't say when.
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Re: Just tried Silky Pix 4.0 (non Pro) on DP2 and....

Bodoh wrote:

Any idea when they'll add support for DP2s? Last time I checked they didn't support it. I wrote to them at that time, they said the couldn't say when.

I guess all developers were on summer vacation and development was slowed... for example Panasonic LX5 has a version SilkyPix as its OEM raw converter, yet the general version of SilkyPix does not support it yet...

they have a blog, so if you know japanese you can post a question there - http://silkypix.exblog.jp/

PS: correction - actually Japanese version that supports LX5 was released very recently - 4.x.37

http://www.isl.co.jp/SILKYPIX/japanese/

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pacoSP Junior Member • Posts: 36
Green blotches: Silky Pix and others...

I had the chance to use Silkypix Studio Pro and I was surprised with the result. Same happened with SPP 4.1 but for different reasons.

I did an unscientific test comparing all the programs I had available in order to check the best shadows handling.

The picture used is from my DP2 (ISO 400, 1/10, f2.8) and has some areas underexposed.

This:

Next are the same upper right area cropped showing the diferent programs results. Minimun adjustements done in all the cases, default options used mainly with no other tweaks than white balance (tried to be similar) and the adition of some exposure (Silkypix) or sharpness (LR).

SPP 3.5.2

SPP 4.1

LR 2.5

Silkypix DSP 4.1.34.0

The results with Silkypix default options (just open the raw) are almost neutral, only very mild green blotches remain in the more lighted area.

SPP 4.1 has the more harsh green blotches. Updated DP2 firmware to the last release (by the case) with no change. I am stuck to SPP 3.5 because this.

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Re: Green blotches: Silky Pix and others...

SilkyPix is quite good in dealing with green/yellow color blotches using its "neat noise" slider

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allendelasaguas Regular Member • Posts: 396
Re: Just tried Silky Pix 4.0 (non Pro) on DP2 and.... - My approach...

Hi there.

I was more interested in recovering badly exposed images, and this was the result.
http://allendelasaguas.zenfolio.com/p487565494
Nothing scientific intended.
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tilman Regular Member • Posts: 198
Re: Green blotches: Silky Pix and others...

pacoSP wrote:

The results with Silkypix default options (just open the raw) are almost neutral, only very mild green blotches remain in the more lighted area.

SPP 4.1 has the more harsh green blotches. Updated DP2 firmware to the last release (by the case) with no change. I am stuck to SPP 3.5 because this.

Interesting comparison. Thanks for sharing!

Have you tried the different noise reduction settings in SPP4.1? Did changing them make any difference with the green blotches in SPP4.1?

cheers,
Tilman

pacoSP Junior Member • Posts: 36
Re: Green blotches: Silky Pix and others...

A good observation, I didn't check : - )
Here is the result.

SPP 4.1 with chroma noise reduction maximum adjustment

Only chroma applied because the second control, "Luminancia" in Spanish, had no effect.

Better than SPP3.5.2, which lacks this possibility. In any case is not a perfect tool as can be seen in the left down corner of the picture:

Now the same corner with the default Silkypix adjustement. No chroma noise reduction applied.

So just regarding for the green blotches issue SPP4.1 seems to me now better than SPP3.5.2 and Silkypix better than both. I have to say that Silkypix is far more complex to learn and in some cases I prefer the SPP yield in IQ terms.

SPP has something difficult to explain that makes some images looks better. Just a subjective feeling.

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