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Re: ACDSee or DXO

There's a clear difference between the two Ian and I prefer your version. Maybe it's down to me over-sharpening.

It was hand held in a bird hide that I was visiting for the first time. The light wasn't that great either.
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Re: ACDSee or DXO

I think with the benefit of a side by side comparison, mine looks more processed in places but Mike's has less feather detail (unless that's just artefacts! ) and a bit more noise.

The hawk shot demonstrates that good light makes a big difference for noise and definition even at the same ISO, though I think that image was significantly sharper to start with.

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Re: ACDSee or DXO

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There's a clear difference between the two Ian and I prefer your version. Maybe it's down to me over-sharpening.

It was hand held in a bird hide that I was visiting for the first time. The light wasn't that great either.
I had sharpening at 50/1.6 radius, 75 detail and NR 60, 75 detail, contrast 0 and for what it's worth, colour noise on 100 - not sure it makes a difference though.

I think you applied post crop vignette - I certainly did

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Re: ACDSee or DXO



This shows the extent at which the image was cropped from the original frame!

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Re: ACDSee or DXO

Back to the original question. I've recently acquired ACDsee Ultimate 10 and am a bit disappointed to see that it has no lens data for the old Four Thirds lenses. I think 80% of my shots are with these lenses.
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Re: ACDSee or DXO

ACDsee was bery promising in the early days but has since been rather eclipsed by the likes of Lightroom, Capture One, and even less expensive competitors like Cyberlink PhotoDirector, among others. I see DxO Optics Pro as an accessory to programs like these rather than an alternative.

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Re: ACDSee or DXO

DXO for me ... easy to use and the noise reduction is superb on old e-series images

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Re: ACDSee or DXO

Sadly DxO does not support the E-300. I have quite a lot of shots taken with one that I'm sure would benefit from DxO's raw processing.
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Re: ACDSee or DXO

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Sadly DxO does not support the E-300. I have quite a lot of shots taken with one that I'm sure would benefit from DxO's raw processing.
I see you can't go via a DNG file, either:

https://support.dxo.com/hc/en-us/art...sPro-as-input-

That's a pain. Have you tried a metadata editor to see if you can fool it?
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Re: ACDSee or DXO

Like a fine vintage wine, your E-300 RAW files will have improved a lot with age with most good image processors thanks to the progressively improved processing algorithms, including Olympus Viewer.

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Re: ACDSee or DXO

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That's a pain. Have you tried a metadata editor to see if you can fool it?
I haven't, and I'm not sure I'd know how! However Affinity Photo does a good job of E-300 raw development, certainly a great improvement on the original out-of-camera jpeg especially in terms of noise reduction. OV3 is not too good on the noise and for me it's just too slow to be a contender.
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Re: ACDSee or DXO

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I see you can't go via a DNG file, either:

https://support.dxo.com/hc/en-us/art...sPro-as-input-

That's a pain. Have you tried a metadata editor to see if you can fool it?
This came up way back when some of us wanted to use DxO with the E-600 but it would only accept E-620 files. The answer is that you need to use a Hex Editor to change the camera type in the raw file and was IIRC found by Tordan58. A suitable Hex editor is XV132 which can be downloaded here https://xvi32.en.softonic.com/

It's quite easy to use, just do a search for E-300 in a raw file and change it to an E series camera like E-3 or E-30 that is supported by DxO.

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