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Forum: Software 2nd August 2017
Replies: 26
Views: 3,276
Posted By Ian
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....
Forum: Software 1st August 2017
Replies: 26
Views: 3,276
Posted By Ian
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....
Forum: Software 23rd November 2016
Replies: 26
Views: 3,276
Posted By Ian
Re: ACDSee or DXO

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/511/dunnock_lr.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/91246)

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

Ian
Forum: Software 23rd November 2016
Replies: 26
Views: 3,276
Posted By Ian
Re: ACDSee or DXO

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...
Forum: Software 23rd November 2016
Replies: 26
Views: 3,276
Posted By Ian
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...
Forum: Software 23rd November 2016
Replies: 26
Views: 3,276
Posted By Ian
Re: ACDSee or DXO

Thanks to Mike for letting me have a go with his RAW file :)

It's a very challenging picture as a) the dunnock is very small on the frame indeed and b) the light is flat and dull, typical dunnock...
Forum: Software 23rd November 2016
Replies: 26
Views: 3,276
Posted By Ian
Re: ACDSee or DXO

Here's an ISO 800 E-M1 shot using the 75-300 taken 2 1/2 years ago and processed in Lightroom. It's a crop down to nearly 1/7th of the total area of the frame:
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Forum: Software 23rd November 2016
Replies: 26
Views: 3,276
Posted By Ian
Re: ACDSee or DXO

Out of curiosity I had a look at your Flickr site and this one caught my eye:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5577/30244975224_7248df5bf6_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/N5Dpq5)Dunnock...
Forum: Software 23rd November 2016
Replies: 26
Views: 3,276
Posted By Ian
Re: ACDSee or DXO

With all due respect I detect a change of tune here! :) Originally you stated your main dissatisfaction was with RAW conversion quality with Lightroom. Do you know if ACDSee is any better? DXO Optics...
Forum: Software 23rd November 2016
Replies: 26
Views: 3,276
Posted By Ian
Re: ACDSee or DXO

What's wrong with Adobe? DxO is more of an accessory to complement a primary photo editing application. I haven't used ACDSee for a while, but it was at that time feeling quite out of date.

Ian
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