Which Post Processing app do you use, if any?

Brian Mosley

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Hello everyone,

I'm interested in which format you shoot with most, i.e. raw or jpeg, and which Post Processing application you use, if any?

It would also be interesting which app(s) you use... if you'd like to post below?

I use Olympus Studio (for the Oly colour signature), Capture One PRO 5 (for the fantastic CA correction tool), Bibble Pro v5 (nearing completion - a long time coming!) and Lightzone for Post Processing (superb for relighting images).

I also use Qimage Studio for printing and some scaling / profile conversion.

Cheers

Brian
 

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I use Aperture 3. I used to use RAW a bit more with the E-P2, but now seem to use jpeg mostly with the E-PL1. Granted once Aperture 3 easily supports the E-PL1 I may give it a shot more often if I feel I really need to. Generally love those jpegs.:wink:

Voted for both jpeg and RAW.
 

mauve

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I use mostly the KDE digikam suite under linux ; a touch of The Gimp in the end when I'm working for the web, cinepaint when I have some tricky colour profiles conversion to do.

A special mention to Hugin too, a software toolbox used for stitching (mostly), but also a powerful software that can in fact apply any geometrical transformation you may wish to your image or group of images (think projections for instance).

for example : Picasa Web Albums - m-viet - misc

Composite image of 10 snapshots ; my full version at home is *HUGE*.

I also use picasa, mostly to handle the adminstrative aspects of keeping albums together.
 

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Raw & Photoshop & Lightroom with Nik Plugins in both aps.
Sometimes I use the art filters cause they are so nice but nit to often.
I use an Imac & a Macbook and convert everything to DNG.
Shooter
 

Ian_Holmes

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Up until now I've shot jpeg and used iPhoto though I think its about time I started shooting RAW. I've recently purchased pse8 and intend to investigate RAW further
 

ryno

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I've always shot raw. With pentax I used lightzone for conversion and processing. Now that I've switched to 4/3, I want lens correction. I just got a copy of elements 8. I really like camera raw that's in elements, I find I don't really need to use the editor much. If I need extra editing I'll have to decide between elements and lightzone. If lightzone did lens correction, I wouldn't have switched.
Ryan
 

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When I was doing Canon it was all RAW, processed in LR. I've been trying jpg only on the EP1 with a great amount of success. Very excited. I tried using only iPhoto, but I really missed the local brush in LR, and iPhoto has a known issue with their sharpening not "sticking" on export. So, right now it's jpgs in LR, but I'm still looking for an alternative possibly.
 

Ray Sachs

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All RAW and Aperture.

The Aperture part was not an educated choice - I had been using iPhoto with my P&S and my mind is pretty well adapted to Apple's conventions for integration, similar tools across applications, and file management, so I figured I'd start there and IF I ever want more I might try something else. But it looks like its gonna take a long time to find all of the nooks and crannies in Aperture, so I'm not sure what would make me switch.

-Ray
 

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Always RAW, always Aperture.
Almost never go to PhotoShop anymore with images, Aperture does the job.
 

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With a PL1 I prefer to shoot RAW/ORF and open in Irfanview, resize/resample to 70%< Then one hit of sharpening and they are good to go. Color is usually dead on. Fast and simple. I can batch process much the same in the free Irfanview also.
 

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With a PL1 I prefer to shoot RAW/ORF and open in Irfanview, resize/resample to 70%< Then one hit of sharpening and they are good to go. Color is usually dead on. Fast and simple. I can batch process much the same in the free Irfanview also.
What's the benefit of resizing/resampling to 70%? I have to admit, I see a number of folks talk about resizing/resampling, but I'm pretty ignorant on this. What is the benefit of this approach? (I'm assuming it's more than just file size reduction).
 

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I shoot raw+jpg, so I voted for raw and jpg.
Use photoshop for post processing. Currently evaluating lightroom and aperture3.
 

EasyEd

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Hey All,

RAW and JPG and use Artizen HDR for PP. If your ever looking for a program that reads RAW files, has all the standard "stuff" (curves, levels, layers, exposure adjust, hue, filters, etc, etc) combines multiple exposures and has 4 HDR tonemapping algorythms - for less than $50 - Artizen is it.

-Ed-
 

Jonas B

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raw,
ACR and Photoshop
a couple of Photoshop plug-ins

sometimes:
Photoacute, PTGui,

printing:
Qimage, always

Maybe I should try Artizen.

/Jonas
 
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