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Old 23-11-2013, 16:42   #1 (permalink)
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As I has written in a previous post I have just purchased the new DXO Pro 9 and have been getting into the way of it, processing old RAW files that I had previously worked in Lightroom and CS and compared the difference. I have no doubt that the DXO gives a better conversion than aforementioned. It brings out more detail in the shadows and highlights than Lightroom could manage. Noise is also very much more reduced and sharpening improved.
Here are two photos of a winter sunset at Carrickfergus Castle Co Antrim. I was coming along in the car ant saw the sunset which was starting to fade, jumped out quick no time for tripod and shot quickly at 800 iso.. The lightroom images were not as good colour and had more noise. These were a big improvement. DXO was the only processing done on the images.
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Old 23-11-2013, 21:23   #2 (permalink)

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VERY NICE SHOTS COLIN, PLEASED THAT THE DXO PRO9 WORKS WELL.
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Old 23-11-2013, 21:29   #3 (permalink)
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VERY nice indeed
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Old 24-11-2013, 10:09   #4 (permalink)
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Two good ones Colin, like them.
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Are you not going to post the Lightroom images so that we can see the difference. Also which version of Lightroom were you previously using.
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Old 24-11-2013, 13:41   #6 (permalink)
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Are you not going to post the Lightroom images so that we can see the difference. Also which version of Lightroom were you previously using.
John, these were taken in RAW and processed in LR 3 and CS 4. I thought they were not too bad at the time but was never satisfied with them. They took a lot of work in both programs burning, dodging adjusting exposure etc. Only took a short time in DXO, the beauty of which it deals much more effetely with blocked shadows and burnt out highlights. These were difficult images to process and that is why I chose them as a test. What do you think? The most difference is in the walkway image.
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Much more shadow detail in the DXO to the old Adobe one.

Can't remember when ACR introduced the shadow / highlight slider. That makes a big difference now.

Too small to compare the noise, but that sounds like and added bonus.
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Well the DXO images are certainly punchier than the Adobe ones, but without meaning to confrontate you (is that really a word?) software wise you aren’t actually comparing like for like, as DXO Pro 9 is the latest version, whilst LR3 and CS4 are several years old. That said I don’t think DXO Pro 9 does anything that can’t be achieved with the latest Adobe offerings, or for that matter, the software that you already have. But at the end of the day it’s all about personal preference, and if you are happy with the results DXO gives you that’s all that counts.

It would be interesting to see the results that you get by applying the DXO adjustments to the same image in Lightroom.
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I am on the fence about up grading on DXO,,, it shows the actual white balance from the camera and I have had and used DXO for years. You guys are right that you can process your way around light room and PS. I made a deal with my wife for the last 6 months of the year to not spend money on camera stuff. I made it, this is tempting because to me DXO is well supported and continues to make good changes. I need an up date and will consider it............."For me I live for layers and PS", but a 2 nd processor that makes changes you notice to give you results you like and not be afraid to work outside your comfort zone. Colinmac makes a sound suggestion.
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Hi Boofers, I switched to DXO about 4 months ago and recently got the new upgrade (9.1).
I use it for my processing and use elements 11 for if I need layers etc.
For me this is the perfect combination and does all I need.
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Old 27-12-2013, 13:45   #11 (permalink)
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Boofers, I have the new DXO 9 now for about three months and I am so satisfied with it that I now hardly ever use Adobe only for a bit of cloning, type tool and occasionally layers which can't be done in DXo. I have been working on some old studio portraits of a model and the results have been so good I did not need Adobe or my Portrait professional. I will post some soon. The best thing about DXO is that is does a lot of adjustment automatically as it knows what camera and lens has been used.
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