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Amateur Photographer NR Software Survey

I thought it was not a good idea to bury this in the software forum.

http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk..._source=Eloqua

Of these, I have Topaz, Nik and Adobe Camera RAW (In PS). I have not done much with the Nik and nothing with ACR, being very happy with the Topaz DeNoise6.

The article makes comments about only working on TIFFs. I am not aware that my RAW files are converted to TIFFs at any stage before being saved as JPEGs.

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Re: Amateur Photographer NR Software Survey

I am now using DxO Optics Pro. It works very well as a raw processor for ORFs and the PRIME noise reduction is superb. Any subsequent editing required is done in Affinity Photo.
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Re: Amateur Photographer NR Software Survey

Thanks for posting that, but you may have cost me money...

My workflow currently includes Capture One pro as raw processor and the Nik bundle, including Dfine2 when noise is intrusive, with occasional forays in to PS Elements. Since I do a lot of low light street shooting I do use Dfine fairly often, although the native tools in CO aren't bad. I regularly use TIFFs to move between the applications, so that's not an issue for me.

On the Sony forums there have been some highly impressive results posted with DxO, often in its stand-alone mode since a lot of Sony shooters use CO because it's given away with the cameras. The retention of detail seems very good indeed and the resulting images look more natural than seems easily possible with the Nik product.

I have been seriously considering getting it purely as a de-noiser: I'd say it's expensive for most people, but for someone trying to specialize in low light work, and for some sports etc, if looks better value. I've got no intention of ditching CO since I've used it for the best part of 10 years now (but if they moved to a subscription-only model I would review that decision and DxO seems OK as a raw processor in general).
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Re: Amateur Photographer NR Software Survey

BTW I see that Prime won't work with Fuji X70 raw files, which is a bit of a pain.

Presumably until they implement it I could work around via TIFFs, but perhaps with inferior NR?
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Re: Amateur Photographer NR Software Survey

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The article makes comments about only working on TIFFs. I am not aware that my RAW files are converted to TIFFs at any stage before being saved as JPEGs.

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Your images will usually be converted direct from raw files to Jpegs unless you use an intermediate format such as PSD, which I do.

I suspect the use of TIFF files is recommended to avoid the losses associated with Jpeg compression. This is good practice, but in my experience Jpeg losses are so small that there is no noticeable effect provided that high quality/low compression is selected, and the file is only saved once or twice. That might be different if the file is opened and re-saved many times.
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BTW I see that Prime won't work with Fuji X70 raw files, which is a bit of a pain.

Presumably until they implement it I could work around via TIFFs, but perhaps with inferior NR?
Do Adobe still provide their free DNG converter?

If so you could process the files in an older version of Photoshop.
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Do Adobe still provide their free DNG converter?

If so you could process the files in an older version of Photoshop.
I'd only need the NR module to begin with and until/if CO changed their payment model. DxO must be working on implementing Fuji compatibility (if not, they must be mad!).
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Thanks for posting that, but you may have cost me money...
Don't expect a contribution, after the couple of weeks I've had.

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Re: Amateur Photographer NR Software Survey

if you don't believe their review of DXO try these which are ISO 1600 on an E620 - I'm a complete convert

http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthread.php?t=43628
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Do Adobe still provide their free DNG converter?

If so you could process the files in an older version of Photoshop.
Yes! It is what I suggest to people who do not want to pay for CC and have an older version of PS.

I use DxO Optics Pro for the majority of my RAW processing as the micro contrast is excellent for the very fine details of subjects such as lace.

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if you don't believe their review of DXO try these which are ISO 1600 on an E620 - I'm a complete convert

http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthread.php?t=43628
That's a great result, Andy. With modern software like DXO, the days of obsessing about differences in high ISO handling due to sensor size are effectively over.
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Re: Amateur Photographer NR Software Survey

I'm another dedicated Dxo Optics Pro user. I've been using it since version 6 and never found anything to better it for my needs.
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... the days of obsessing about differences in high ISO handling due to sensor size are effectively over.
Pssssst! Don't tell anyone on any full frame forum on dpreview

I'll see if they've got any special offers at the NEC.
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Re: Amateur Photographer NR Software Survey

Did everyone spot this the other week ?

https://www.dpreview.com/news/413988...4010_132618830

https://www.ephotozine.com/article/d...e-review-24436

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Re: Amateur Photographer NR Software Survey

BTW - ignore the February deadline - I've just checked and it still works - just enter your email address using the link in the article

por just use thuis

http://www.dxo.com/us/digitalcamerauk

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