knickerhawk

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  • I'm confused. Are you just saying the source raw image into which you inserted a set of  synthetically produced tonal patches originated from IR? Is there something specific to DNGs that you're ...
  • Interesting. Using your test file I'm seeing similar behavior with PL5 (I don't have PL6). I've had my doubts about DXO's highlight "recovery" chops (compared to ACR), but I've never ...
  • Since you seem to respect the "many people in the Printers and Printing forum" (but fail to actually reference anyone in particular or any posts in particular that support your simple take on what ...
  • The OP appears to have abandoned the thread, so we'll probably never get a definitive answer to where the focus point was placed. I provided objective evidence and assume that focus was centered ...
  • Maybe you should register a complaint with Iliah then. :-) FastRawViewer with Contrast Edges peaking turned on FastRaw Viewer with Fine Detail peaking turned on "In Focus" selection from Photoshop ...
  • FastRawViewer Focus Peaking - Fine Detail indicates that the most in-focus details are in the wall and castle. Likewise, Photoshop's Focus Area tool set to a narrow in-focus range indicates the ...
  • [earlier replies in the post have been deleted for sake of brevity] However, your CA setting indicated in the crop above is pretty extreme and might result in problems elsewhere. Below are screen ...
  • The crops below have been upsized 300% using Preserve Detail 2.0 interpolation in Photoshop with no other changes: Left=ACR version; Right=DXO version When viewed full-sized in the DPR viewer, the ...
  • That's a definitional claim arising out of ongoing confusion about the rather unfortunate term "Expose to the Right". Originally, Michael Reichmann's article that introduced the concept excluded ...
  • No it definitely does not prove anything about how close to clipping the raw data really is at the raw level. Photolab (like most other converters) can err on both sides of the clipping point - ...
  • That's very true, but just as importantly, 100% of the time when the dynamic range of the scene exceeds the dynamic range of your in-camera's JPEG output, you'd be better off shooting raw. And ...
  • No noise, but still a lot of detail lost throughout. DXO's AI adds a lot of plausible but ultimately unreal detail. It's often an effective trick, especially with natural/random detail, but with ...
  • I took a quick look at several threads on the DXO forum in which her technique was used and it seems like +1.7 was the amount being applied. In those threads she didn't indicate that the amount ...
  • The camera matching profile in LR/ACR will mostly attempt to match colors (hue and saturation). However, it usually doesn't get the overall tone curve quite right and is often off somewhat with ...
  • I think we can safely say that your train shot was underexposed. As others have noted and you've agreed, this shot could have safely been taken at a significantly slower shutter speed. A ...
  • You're missing the point. Spot metering on non-neutral highlights and then adding +EC to lighten the metered highlight to just under clipping may indeed result in clipping of other highlights. I ...
  • I was a big fan of PhotoAcute. It was a fantastic tool for stacking. Alas, support for it ended years ago (although you can still use it with DNGs for unsupported cameras/lenses). I tried a ...
  • Review MEDISN's excellent primers on HiRes shooting that he linked in his response above. Regarding the pros and cons of bracketing vs. HiRes. Here are a couple things to keep in mind: (1) In extreme ...
  • Right but supposedly the color counter works for the raws as well. That’s some pretty impressive marketing.
  • Yes, but that problem is nicely offset by the problem of how many of the colors turn out to have a dE of less than 1. In the end, I'm sure it all works out perfectly and Faststone's calculation is ...
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