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Re: What are most people using for processing RAW
« Reply #45 on: October 03, 2012, 10:31:18 AM »
I don't believe anyone said it but I don't like the workflow in LR and Photoshop CS6 is great for the big edits but I have been using DxO Optics Pro 7 for batch processing and I've been liking it a lot. It isn't technically better than LR but the work flow feels better for what I do.

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« Reply #45 on: October 03, 2012, 10:31:18 AM »

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Re: What are most people using for processing RAW
« Reply #46 on: October 03, 2012, 10:45:57 AM »
Mmmh, I am using LR since LR 3 and I am using it primarily, because of workflow efficiency. Another must have for me is the crop tool from LR. Perhaps I am just used to LR, so I have nothing much to complain about. My primary comparison is with Canon's DPP, which I also use sometimes. I particularly like the spot removal tool in DPP.

I am not a big fan of post-processing I have to admit. I rather concern myself with what goes into LR, trying to avoid having to fix things afterwards, but when I have to post-process shots, I prefer to do it in LR.

Nevertheless I would like to learn what is easier in other software. Perhaps somebody can shed some light on this.

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Re: What are most people using for processing RAW
« Reply #47 on: October 03, 2012, 11:19:15 AM »
Anyone else just use Apeture 3?
Seems to work great as far as I can tell with RAW from the 5D3....

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Re: What are most people using for processing RAW
« Reply #48 on: October 03, 2012, 11:46:58 AM »
If anyone likes Nik Software ( I do ) - it is very much cheaper for LR  than PS

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Re: What are most people using for processing RAW
« Reply #49 on: October 03, 2012, 12:21:11 PM »
right now, I use Aperture 3 with Nik and onOne plug ins...Nik IS GREAT!

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Re: What are most people using for processing RAW
« Reply #50 on: October 03, 2012, 12:25:35 PM »
i actually prefer the quality (less noise) of DPP - you really should do a side-by-side comparison of DPP to LR41 - i have - and i'm convinced

The default noise reduction in DPP is "lots", while in Lightroom, it's "off".  If you compare like that, then you'll get the results you posted.

Try LR with sharpening at 40/1/25/40, and L-NR at 40/90 and see what you think.  DPP stinks severely by comparison.

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Re: What are most people using for processing RAW
« Reply #51 on: October 03, 2012, 12:47:29 PM »
Quote from: SPL link=topic=9623. msg178774#msg178774 date=1349281271
right now, I use Aperture 3 with Nik and onOne plug ins...Nik IS GREAT!

From what I can tell...Apeture 3 handles Canon RAW just fine...what are the Nik and onOne plugins for?

TIA,

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« Reply #51 on: October 03, 2012, 12:47:29 PM »

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Re: What are most people using for processing RAW
« Reply #52 on: October 03, 2012, 01:07:56 PM »
What do most people use? I guess the answer is Lightroom 4.1.

I don't know of any other alternatives :-)

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Re: What are most people using for processing RAW
« Reply #53 on: October 03, 2012, 01:17:01 PM »
What about Adobe Bridge?

When I shoot, I come back with a large number of images (several hundred per day) and I've been shooting for some time.  I've tried lightroom and while it is very good (it uses the same raw processor as CS6), it wants to put all your images into one large catalog.  It then makes several backups of that catalog so you don't lost it when your machine crashes.  It also keeps the thumbnails even when the hard drive that was attached to your system is gone.  Really very nice.  I have a total of ten external hard drives that go from 500MB to 3TB is size and from USB2 to now USB3. 

However my choice for my work volume is CS6 and using bridge as my viewer.  I do wish it was faster but the hardware boys will help me out there as machines get faster (like USB 3).  I've decided to specialize in Photoshop for whatever years I have left.  I don't think I will ever know all of it - but I like that.  I am always finding new jewels in photoshop.  Lightroom is actually knowable because it only does so much.  Lightroom only does what Camera raw in Photoshop can do and that is it as far as processing a Raw file.  But with Photoshop you are only started once you initially process the file.  The Bruce Fraser and Jeff Schewe (sp?) book on Camera raw is an absolute must if you really want to understand Raw processing.  It has changed how I work.  Bridge is great for batch file edits and great for one at a time.  Photoshop is universal - but I do have a question - For Canon 5d3 and Nikon D800 does anyone know of good RAW processors that run on Android 4.0 tablets?

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Re: What are most people using for processing RAW
« Reply #54 on: October 03, 2012, 01:40:23 PM »
ACR 99% of the time.  I really, really, really wish Adobe would make this standalone, or alternatively, let me use LR4 without its wonky (to me) workflow.  I script alot of my workflow, and I don't want to get forced into somebody's library concept.
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Re: What are most people using for processing RAW
« Reply #55 on: October 03, 2012, 01:53:27 PM »
I started with Lightroom, so far....so good.
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Re: What are most people using for processing RAW
« Reply #56 on: October 03, 2012, 02:09:26 PM »
I really like DPP actually. For most of the normal stuff, it does the job fast and fine.  Occasionally I like to do some really 'artsy' stuff, in which case I use ACR (Photoshop) because it has a wider range of adjustments more easily at hand.

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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 #58 on: October 03, 2012, 02:50:35 PM »
I use DxO Optics since version 1, been quite happy with the results (one of the best RAW engine as far as I know, better than LR2 but I hear it's been much improved with LR3 and LR4). I tried LR since it is the standard (for once Adobe sells an affordable software), but I am not very happy with the ergonomic. When you get used to something.....
Plus DxO has excellent lens correction modules, as well as a practical geometry correction module to straighten architecture.
Can be tried free for 30 days.
Has anyone else tried it or does the fact it is related to DxO mark make it the evil software ?
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Re: What are most people using for processing RAW
« Reply #59 on: October 03, 2012, 03:19:37 PM »
I like using DXO Optics along with their FilmPack software. You can choose from 26 Black and White "looks" and fine tune from there. FilmPack also works as a standalone program.
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Re: What are most people using for processing RAW
« Reply #59 on: October 03, 2012, 03:19:37 PM »