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was excited to get an email saying photolab had been updated thinking surely the tl and cl would have been added to the modules database. sadly, this is not the case. the d-lux 7 and the q2 were added, but not the cl and the tl. until they are added, i won't be processing any raw images.

/guy

 

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8 minutes ago, gteague said:

was excited to get an email saying photolab had been updated thinking surely the tl and cl would have been added to the modules database. sadly, this is not the case. the d-lux 7 and the q2 were added, but not the cl and the tl. until they are added, i won't be processing any raw images.

/guy

 

I was suprised to find that Photos (iMac) will not process RAW files from the Canon 90D.. I haven't tried the RAW/DNG from my D-Lux7.. maybe I should try.. L

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Why don't you use Darktable?

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8 minutes ago, jaapv said:

Why don't you use Darktable?

Aloha, if you are referring to my Post, Until I get my eye Op, I'm just using jpegs..   L

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because i detest editing at all and dxo is not only one of the universally recognized best quality raw processors available and has the actual data collected over decades of laboratory testing to perform corrections, but is the best at selecting the corrections needed automatically. thus, 98% of the time all that is needed is to load your images, let the batch process work, then save them back out. cropping and rotating and resizing i can do in the native mac /preview/ app, but it's really poor at exposure corrections and sharpening &c.

 i do have affinity which is very well reviewed, but i haven't dug into it enough to know how to use it. i believe it shares the lens correction modules with adobe lightroom/cc though.

/guy

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Tried DXO and disliked their user interface and their defaults on raw conversion. 

After testing a bunch of other raw processors—wanting to ditch Adobe—I ended up getting Lightroom Classic. It produces the nicest results on the defaults for the CL that suit what I'm looking for. Many raw files out of the CL process to perfect without touching a single adjustment, and the hardest to render image I've got out of the CL that I really wanted (over the past two years and some, 18,000 exposures) took me 45 seconds to finish. 

Whatever works is all that matters to me. :) 

G

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Hmm...

https://www.dpreview.com/articles/8219582047/raw-converter-showdown-capture-one-pro-7-dxo-optics-pro-8-and-lightroom-4/6

Same here. Whatever works. I  always come back to Photoshop; I detest presets. I don't want somebody else determining what my photograph will look like. Photoshop gives the best control and has the tools I need.

IMO the act of creativity does not stop with pressing the shutter. I am from the Ansel Adams school. The darkroom, today postprocessing, is at least as important in producing a photograph. The only process that limits the photographer to using no more than the camera is the slide.(and of course, vintage direct processes)

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10 hours ago, jaapv said:

Hmm...

https://www.dpreview.com/articles/8219582047/raw-converter-showdown-capture-one-pro-7-dxo-optics-pro-8-and-lightroom-4/6

Same here. Whatever works. I  always come back to Photoshop; I detest presets. I don't want somebody else determining what my photograph will look like. Photoshop gives the best control and has the tools I need.

IMO the act of creativity does not stop with pressing the shutter. I am from the Ansel Adams school. The darkroom, today postprocessing, is at least as important in producing a photograph. The only process that limits the photographer to using no more than the camera is the slide.(and of course, vintage direct processes)

I like presets ... but not canned presets delivered by a vendor.

I have bunches of presets that I use in LR: I defined them all myself and they make for efficient and consistent operations in image rendering, import of new work, export of finished work, assigning metadata, printing, etc etc. This is extremely useful stuff. 

Image processing apps that depend entirely upon provided "black box" presets ... I avoid completely. :)

G

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