The new Portrait preset is pretty amazing in terms of getting you very close to ideal settings in one click
But is the ideal look still the ideal look if everybody who can click once is able to get it :-) ?
Good point, and probably not in terms of style, but in terms of portrait basics like desaturating reds, softening skin imperfections while sharpening eyelashes and such that you probably want to with any portrait, it works great. It's a great start and from there, you can tweak to your heart's content to make it your own
Also, some random DxO tips:
- If you have more than 2 cores/processors, change the Preferences to match - it sets it to 2 by default
I don't see anything in the preferences for setting the number of cores, just the cache size and GPU acceleration? I like optics pro but would like it to work faster. That is something I like about DPP, it just pops open and is good for quick sorting and deleting.
It's under Preferences>Advanced and there should be a slider to adjust the number of cores/processors, but DxO cautions:
"DxO Optics Pro uses all of your computer’s core processors to process one or several images. However, if you increase the number of images you want to process, make sure that you have enough RAM available so that you can take full advantage of your processors, rather than risking being slowed down because of the rate of data exchange between the RAM and the hard drive."[/list]