Raw Converter Showdown: Capture One Pro 7, DxO Optics Pro 8 and Lightroom 4: Digital Photography Review
For the past 6 months, I’ve been using Capture One Pro by Phase One as my RAW converter and image editing software. In this article, I am going to share How I switch from Lightroom to Capture One Pro. I won’t cover Why as many others have already covered this topic (see resource links at
The Three Rules of Noise Reduction Probably everybody who creates HDR images will agree that you need to apply proper NR techniques to your HDR images. But what is the best point in your workflow to do so? Which software should you use? And how should you apply this software? There are different answers to each of these questions, and it is not obvious which one is correct. Let us start with the When. In the following, I will briefly list the steps in a fairly standard HDR workflow, and I…
Basically, the DR function automatically performs the tonemapping a "professional" photographer would have to do when he's deliberately (under-)exposing a RAW to the bright parts (lights) of an image, and then manually rescues the shadows and midtones by setting new white and black points and manipulating tone curves, fill light and "adaptive exposure" with all those nice and nifty tools modern RAW converters offer.