I've used LR for a few years, and I've gotten used to how ACR renders RAWs. However, I've always wanted better noise removal performance at higher ISOs, so I downloaded the trial copy of OpticsPro 10 to test out. I like how OpticsPro's prime noise removal seems to do a better job than LR, and some of the distortion tools seem to be better as well, but I like LR's local adjustments and other tools better. How do users that use both these programs do it?
Is the best way to weed out/catalog in LR, denoise and apply lens profile in DXO OP, and the do all other adjustments in LR (crop, brushes, etc.)?
I would say that may differ from person to person.
I use both packages. I start with DxO (lensprofile, noise removal and some other adjustments - like cropping) I then open it in LR for some minor tweaks and sometimes adding some interesting presets I downloaded from the net. I hate the file management in LR where I often need to 'synchronise'. DxO just is seeing a new file immediately.