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Re: What are most people using for processing RAW
« Reply #15 on: September 22, 2012, 02:46:09 AM »
Mac users use Aperture, pc users use Lightroom.  Of course, there are many users who use other software, they are all pretty good, but I believe that more raw photographers use the two above.

Well Mac users can use Aperture but what I understand many use Lightroom that seams to have the upperhand in tests. I myself is an OS X user and I really like Lightroom.

Haven't used aperture but what Ive heard its good and have a nice price but I find Lightroom outstanding if the price is right.

I think photoshop lacks Lightrooms great workflow.

Tried Gimp a couple of years ago and while functioning not at all on the same level as Lightroom working with raw files.

Canon DPP isn't bad but I abandon it when Lightroom 3 arrived before LR3 I though DPP had better noise handling but Lightroom is rather good nowdays at removing noise.

Then there are some others that Ive heard have better control over certain aspects of an image but never used them or read any test since I'm quite happy with Lightroom


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Re: What are most people using for processing RAW
« Reply #15 on: September 22, 2012, 02:46:09 AM »

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Re: What are most people using for processing RAW
« Reply #16 on: September 22, 2012, 02:48:27 AM »
Mac users use Aperture, pc users use Lightroom.

I think Lightroom dominates the marketplace across both platforms.

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Re: What are most people using for processing RAW
« Reply #17 on: September 22, 2012, 03:00:59 AM »
I use DPP but - as others stated - batch processing is awful.

Why DPP?
  - simple and clean user interface
  - good functionality
  - fast on my 6 year old PC (with 40D, not with 600D)

What's missing ...
  - IPCC/XMP editing/data management
  - keeping resulting JPEGs in a mirror directory hierarchy in different sizes
  - updating the above described JPEG mirror directories after adding and editing
  - somefunctions which can be used to write own cmd files to handle
    batch jobs ...

Tried DxO Optics Pro which gave a little bit cleaner results at the 100% level (if you have just 10 Megapixels each pixel is of value) but software ergonomics are - for me - not as good as DPP.
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Re: What are most people using for processing RAW
« Reply #18 on: September 22, 2012, 03:02:31 AM »
Mac users use Aperture, pc users use Lightroom.

I think Lightroom dominates the marketplace across both platforms.

I'm a Mac user and I use LR4 and I think a fairly substantial number of Mac users use LR4 over Aperture.  I was surprised about earlier posts about Canon's DPP being better than both, has anyone else had the same experience or done test regarding DPP vs. any Adobe products?
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Re: What are most people using for processing RAW
« Reply #19 on: September 22, 2012, 03:11:05 AM »
Mac users use Aperture, pc users use Lightroom.

I think Lightroom dominates the marketplace across both platforms.

I'm a Mac user and I use LR4 and I think a fairly substantial number of Mac users use LR4 over Aperture.  I was surprised about earlier posts about Canon's DPP being better than both, has anyone else had the same experience or done test regarding DPP vs. any Adobe products?

DPP comes free with Canon bodies and it covers the basics. I can understand why a lot of people are enthusiastic about it. But if people had to pay for it, I doubt it would even exist. Lightroom can be a bit confusing to learn, but it's the best photo workflow program on the market. And it is, after all, Adobe software.


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Re: What are most people using for processing RAW
« Reply #20 on: September 22, 2012, 03:30:41 AM »
Mac users use Aperture, pc users use Lightroom.  Of course, there are many users who use other software, they are all pretty good, but I believe that more raw photographers use the two above.

And Linux users use DPP running under WINE.
or at least I do because I am, I don't think there's too many of us around though...

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Re: What are most people using for processing RAW
« Reply #21 on: September 22, 2012, 04:34:23 AM »
LR4 and I am very happy with it. Very easy to learn, tons of good articles to check out and learn from. Intuitive workflow, great preset profiles for lenses etc etc. I love the sliders although many might consider them being for amateurs. I find this sw to be very stabile and powerful The export function is just as easy as it gets. Happy to recommend it.

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Re: What are most people using for processing RAW
« Reply #21 on: September 22, 2012, 04:34:23 AM »

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Re: What are most people using for processing RAW
« Reply #22 on: September 22, 2012, 06:50:33 AM »
What about Adobe Bridge?

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Re: What are most people using for processing RAW
« Reply #23 on: September 22, 2012, 07:06:30 AM »
wow...loads of replies. very helpful thanks.

thing is as i'm so familiar with ACR and then doing further editing work in elements 8, if money was no object i'd just buy photoshop CS6...and LR4 as well probably :)

moving to LR scares me a little  :P or will i find the transition from ACR fairly seamless?
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Re: What are most people using for processing RAW
« Reply #24 on: September 22, 2012, 07:15:27 AM »
lightroom

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Re: What are most people using for processing RAW
« Reply #25 on: September 22, 2012, 07:17:55 AM »
moving to LR scares me a little  :P or will i find the transition from ACR fairly seamless?

it´s the same.

LR has just a bit different GUI for the ACR engine.

ps: look at the adobe cloud offer.... a friend stopped smoking now he has adobe master collection.   :D

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Re: What are most people using for processing RAW
« Reply #26 on: September 22, 2012, 07:25:35 AM »
I fully agree with you, DPP constantly produces cleaner images that are more color accurate, with better tones, it has nothing to do with being free, I have LR and CS4, and if an image is "really" good I will spend the time with it in DPP than convert to jpg and tiff, then bring it in to Lightroom for organizing.  Everytinh goes through Lightroom though(to be tagged, sorted)  And if I want deep adjustments, I will do it in CS4

And it works with all current Canons.

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Re: What are most people using for processing RAW
« Reply #27 on: September 22, 2012, 07:36:56 AM »
I use CS5 and the associated software (AdobeBridge, etc). It's a bit overkill, but I paired it up with a large graphics tablet which makes editing a breeze.
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Re: What are most people using for processing RAW
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Re: What are most people using for processing RAW
« Reply #28 on: September 22, 2012, 08:08:45 AM »
Aperture is the one for me
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Re: What are most people using for processing RAW
« Reply #29 on: September 22, 2012, 08:09:29 AM »
Ive been ugrading from CS2 to CS5 and now CS6. I can tell ACR of each CS is different, the latter the better and more effective. I tried LR4 and DDP before CS6 but didnt like it.
Yeah, I'm still on DPP but I may switch over to LR at some point in the future. The main thing that always held me back was raw didn't look anything like the out of camera jpg or what it looked like in DPP. In LR it was super contrasty and had a greenish tint to it almost all the time. The new process I believe 2011 or 2012 fixed a lot of that stuff. It's probably still not exactly the same but it's a heck of a lot closer. I was close to switching but I've gotten a little bit comfortable with DPP. Not to mention it's free so at this point I'm putting my money towards other things but at some point I might circle back around.
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Re: What are most people using for processing RAW
« Reply #29 on: September 22, 2012, 08:09:29 AM »