Advise for workflow from raw

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Peace_VN
Peace_VN Regular Member • Posts: 170
Advise for workflow from raw

Dear

Im doing photography for hobby so i m not under time or project pressure.

I currently use lightroom but trying capture 1.

I see lots of software around.

And got confused. Dxo raw, dox photo?? And then some AI deep noise?

Can i ask how do you develop your raw file, edit colour and fix basics things

IanYorke Veteran Member • Posts: 4,580
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Peace_VN wrote:

Dear

Im doing photography for hobby so i m not under time or project pressure.

I currently use lightroom but trying capture 1.

I see lots of software around.

And got confused. Dxo raw, dox photo?? And then some AI deep noise?

Can i ask how do you develop your raw file, edit colour and fix basics things

Just keep using LR and come back in a year, I think you are worrying over nothing at this stage. 😀

Ian

KCook
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Even though I shoot with small sensors, NR and lens corrections just are not a big deal for me.  So I almost always stay in one editor instead of piping the image through a chain.

Color to me means tweaking the WB, I'm not creative with color.

Fixing things is the tricky bit.  Lots of tools can go into that.

If a particular image is giving you problems, post it on this forum for ideas for that one image.

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Glen Barrington
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Agreed.  You don't need BOTH Lightroom and CaptureOne, both are good enough by themselves to do excellent work.

Raw development is mature technology.  About ANY raw developer can do excellent work.  Now some do better at some things, while others do better at others.  But if you're a newbie, just pick one and learn to use it.  Lr is fine.  In a year or a year and a half, you will know what it is you like and dislike about your existing software.  THAT is the time to worry about software, and 'workflow'

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Peace_VN
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Re: Advise for workflow from raw

Dear all,

Last question, how about the result from the software compared? DxO PhotoLab may have an advantage ? or not?

davidedric Veteran Member • Posts: 6,719
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Peace_VN wrote:

Dear all,

Last question, how about the result from the software compared? DxO PhotoLab may have an advantage ? or not?

I dont think a significant advantage for you (I have both Lightroom and PhotoLab 4)

One big difference between the two is that Lightroom also has "Digital Asset Management" based around it's Library module, PL doesn't have anything comparable

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maggiemole Senior Member • Posts: 1,789
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RPeace_VN wrote:

Dear all,

Last question, how about the result from the software compared? DxO PhotoLab may have an advantage ? or not?

IMHO, Photolab has an advantage if you have a low light raw file with too much noise. Otherwise concentrate on the overall image and get used to a more comprehensive raw developer and editor. DxO does too much automatically, so it doesn’t help you learn.

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CrisL Contributing Member • Posts: 932
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Peace_VN wrote:

Dear all,

Last question, how about the result from the software compared? DxO PhotoLab may have an advantage ? or not?

If noise is a concern for you try dxo pl4 deepprime nr mode to judge by yourself

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Peace_VN
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davidedric wrote:

Peace_VN wrote:

Dear all,

Last question, how about the result from the software compared? DxO PhotoLab may have an advantage ? or not?

I dont think a significant advantage for you (I have both Lightroom and PhotoLab 4)

One big difference between the two is that Lightroom also has "Digital Asset Management" based around it's Library module, PL doesn't have anything comparable

Hi. Thanks. How about captureone? I trying capture one and it seems a bit nicer (maybe i just put a different setting..) than LR?

BillyBobSenna
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Peace_VN wrote:

davidedric wrote:

Peace_VN wrote:

Dear all,

Last question, how about the result from the software compared? DxO PhotoLab may have an advantage ? or not?

I dont think a significant advantage for you (I have both Lightroom and PhotoLab 4)

One big difference between the two is that Lightroom also has "Digital Asset Management" based around it's Library module, PL doesn't have anything comparable

Hi. Thanks. How about captureone? I trying capture one and it seems a bit nicer (maybe i just put a different setting..) than LR?

All the photo editing programs will do the job. Only you can try them each and decide what is best for you. Again, they are all good.

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dj_paige
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Peace_VN wrote:

Hi. Thanks. How about captureone? I trying capture one and it seems a bit nicer (maybe i just put a different setting..) than LR?

The big picture: some people prefer Capture One; some people prefer DxO; some people prefer Lightroom Classic; some people prefer other software.

Unless you can articulate a specific need (like noise reduction in low-light photography, or built in DAM), they will all do an excellent job, and you should try the free trials and see what you like and pick one. There is no right answer. They all have advantages and disadvantages. There will be no agreement between the people who post here about which one is best.

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davidedric Veteran Member • Posts: 6,719
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Peace_VN wrote:

davidedric wrote:

Peace_VN wrote:

Dear all,

Last question, how about the result from the software compared? DxO PhotoLab may have an advantage ? or not?

I dont think a significant advantage for you (I have both Lightroom and PhotoLab 4)

One big difference between the two is that Lightroom also has "Digital Asset Management" based around it's Library module, PL doesn't have anything comparable

Hi. Thanks. How about captureone? I trying capture one and it seems a bit nicer (maybe i just put a different setting..) than LR?

It's taken me many,many hours spread over years to get to a reasonable level with Lightroom.  I expect it would be the same with other products.

As others have said, pick the one that you like and dive into it, unless there are specific features that are important to you.  (As an example, if you print your own pictures then Lightroom's Print module is excellent.  If you don't, it has no value at all.)

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