ATP62

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Does darktable support some of the Topaz prog as a plugin ?

Link | Posted on Dec 31, 2021 at 01:30 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies
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MyReality: I am looking for a complete photo software program to put on my 7-year-old I-5 desktop. I have about 150k photos to catalogue.
It needs to be very complete and versatile, but not as complete as Photoshop or Lightroom. I don't want either of those or Photoshop elements.
It can be free, or I am willing to pay up to about $100(US).
I am considering the Corel Paintshop Pro Suite. It seems to be a great value.
Any advice would be appreciated.
Thanks!

Paint Shop Pro is pretty powerful (for JPEG) , but you still need a first class RAW editor. The bundled After Shot 3 is not so good for editing a RAW file to say the least.

Link | Posted on Dec 31, 2021 at 01:26 UTC

Why not bigger .. like 34-38" ?

I have a 4K 32" Monitor and it's ok, but I would love to have it 3-4" bigger.....

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2021 at 19:43 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies
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MatFoto: Being a long time user of Lightroom, I seriously wanted to give photolab a try but it didn't have fuji support but now it does! (I shoot both Sony & Fuji). From what I read, it does take more time to master and it is slower than LR but it produces better results, what a dilemma... Acquiring both would be a serious budget

I don't care.
Hope they never add DAM , or at least make it possible to turn it off.

DAM is the reason I went from LR to ACR.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2021 at 21:29 UTC
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Tom_A: Can I assume that Photolab is also a decent raw convertor? No need for another one?

What in Local adjustment have C1 that DxO doesn't have ?

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2021 at 08:03 UTC
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Rosember: DxO PL4 is my standard RAW processing and editing software. But being a Nikon and former Pentax shooter using a non M1 Mac, I am completely missing out what is new. And yes, I tried the free trial and will continue to do so. But up to now I can't detect anything that would justify an upgrade. :-(
For Fuji shooters/M1 users it may be different, though.

Color and Luminocity masking is new.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2021 at 08:00 UTC
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TerryV81: Too bad it doesn't work with Lightroom mobile. I only use Lightroom mobile on my smartphone to edit my pictures and I imagine I'm not the only one.

I think you are right about that. I could never edit a photo i a cellphone.....

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2021 at 20:15 UTC
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KoolKool: DXO need to come up with AI sharpening as well (or call it Deep Sharpening...maybe)

You need Filmpack 5 Elite. Apply Fine Contrast to make it sharper.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2021 at 18:53 UTC
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Reilly Diefenbach: "Competitive pricing, no subscription"

Not really competitive because you don't get Photoshop. Photoshop rules.

"Class-leading (but slow) DeepPRIME noise reduction filtering"

Topaz Denoise AI for one third the price works about as well. This obsession with ultra high ISO is a mite disturbing :^)

"Friendly and easy-to-learn user interface"
You must be joking. No flyout panels after all these years.
"Great automatic lens and image quality corrections"

Lens corrections are handled well enough by Adobe. The LR Develop panel leaves everyone but Capture One in the dust for control of highlights and shadows.
Lightroom AI Auto is NOT garish at all. It works spectacularly well. Maybe the reviewer needs to turn down his monitor. Adobe's Enhanced Detail eliminates 80% of moire and false color on AA free cameras with absolutely no increase in artifacts. No one else comes close or is even thinking about it as far as I can tell. I could go on...

" When DXO comes out with Content Aware Fill, I might take them more seriously"
Photoshop has Content aware fill , but it's a pixel editor. DxO and LR is a RAW editor , and will never get that.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2021 at 20:17 UTC
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drajitsh: I have tried out DXO, but the main sticking point is the lack of panorama support. I wonder is there is a low cost, easy to use program for just panorama stitching.

Microsoft ICE (free) or Affinity Photo

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2021 at 20:11 UTC
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gaul: Does it rival the « Top 3 », listed in alphabetical order:
. Adobe Lightroom
. Capture One Pro
. DxO PhotoLab

I have both Lightroom ( latest) and DxO PL 4.

Exposure is very good with local adjustment.

Comparing it against DxO with high iso and noisy image didn't end up so well. DxO is simple in another league. Thats why i rejected it.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2021 at 21:57 UTC
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Mariux: Really and no Canon R5/R6 support and i think earlier models also? F*** you Adobe

Since Adobe doesn't make custom profile for your R5/R6 and older Canon cameras , you should be able to find a solution to that.

The Pro's simple make their own custom profile for each camera.......

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2020 at 22:18 UTC
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ATP62: Have darktable come up with a brush tool ?
Didn't find it last time I tried darktable.

In Lightroom , Brush Tool is essential to my workflow.

Thanks , I will have a look at it.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2020 at 15:34 UTC

Have darktable come up with a brush tool ?
Didn't find it last time I tried darktable.

In Lightroom , Brush Tool is essential to my workflow.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2020 at 12:48 UTC as 21st comment | 3 replies
On article DPReview TV: Canon EOS R6 review (574 comments in total)
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Canon5DSmith: Good camera no doubt about it. I think that those who get it will be thoroughly satisfied and it is finally on par with the competition.

The low resolution and price difference to the competition might be a deterrent in having mass adoption like the Z7/A7III. I think its what it will hold this camera back.

Ilove that it must look and feel like a DSLR but the lack of top LCD is a bit of a disappointment but.

It can't beat Olympus so I don't know why Canon is shooting itself in the foot and saying it provides 8 stops.

The manual and auto exposure for video is baffling. Why in heavens name are those the only two options?

The video shows that the Dual Pixel AF is still quite competent even facing stiff competition.

I wish it would have been filmed with the R6 so we could see what it delivers.

I still would not leave my 5DSr for these new bodies but the new lenses are looking good. Let's wait for the R5 review.

They claim IBIS is better than the one in Panasonic S1 in the test. I don't know what to say about it ...

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2020 at 10:28 UTC
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StefanW: Noise reduction seems not really good with Exposure X5. I am still using LR 6 as the last non-subscription version but bought LR mostly for one of the best noise reduction more than 10 years ago. But would be happy to get a faster raw processor. So just tried X5, and X5 is indeed much faster, but noise reduction is not really on level of LR 6.

I tried to compare NR and shadow recovery vs DxO. It didn't go so well to say the least. DxO is just in another league.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2020 at 21:49 UTC
On article Phase One Capture One 20 software review (418 comments in total)
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onlyfreeman: It's nice they improved noise reduction, because it wasn't really useful before, no longer need a separate program now I guess.

I would trust my own eyes , like you do .....

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2020 at 17:05 UTC
On article Phase One Capture One 20 software review (418 comments in total)
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onlyfreeman: It's nice they improved noise reduction, because it wasn't really useful before, no longer need a separate program now I guess.

There's lot of threads in the retouching forum, showing that Topaz is not so good with RAW files.

It's better to let PRIME do the work with RAW file , save it as a 16 bit tiff , and let Topaz do the rest of the work.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2020 at 16:55 UTC
On article Phase One Capture One 20 software review (418 comments in total)
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onlyfreeman: It's nice they improved noise reduction, because it wasn't really useful before, no longer need a separate program now I guess.

@Glen
PRIME in DxO is the exception. It is simply in is own class , far ahead of any RAW editor on the market.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2020 at 15:49 UTC
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ATP62: Are the developers on Github working with a brush tool ?
Alpha - Beta ?

I know about the Local lab and the new and very powerful ART fork.

Thanks , but that's not the same at all.

All major Raw editors ( I know you have to pay for it ) have a brush tool.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2019 at 15:56 UTC
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