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I agree, when I was using Canon, I wouldn't use anything else but DPP. I think it's the cat's ass.
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thanks for your reply.
In my own scheme of things, I've never looked at ACR. Since I have the original edition of CS, there's no way it would cope with my 7D.
I've since bought paintshop pro X4, which I'm in the middle of experimenting with. I'm still trying to understand DPP. I'm starting to use the video tutorials for DPP. Just need to get my head engaged with the project in hand. I've also purchased an e-book for DPP, so I may yet get to grips with the wonderful world of photo processing!
just try DPP !
I wouldn't mind giving DPP another run, but as I have a motley collection of lenses it seems I may be better off sticking to LR. In particular, a fast third-party 50mm that is very prone to axial CA - which I can't fix in DPP but which can be addressed in v4.2 Lightroom.
Don't know if Canon intend ever including third-party lens profiles in their Digital Lens Optimizer, but being proprietary software it'd be optimistic to expect it I suppose.
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I use ACR for both Olympus and Canon RAW files. I have tried DPP, but found it a bit clunky. To some extent it's a question of what you become used to, though.
Quote: I use ACR for both Olympus and Canon RAW files. I have tried DPP, but found it a bit clunky. To some extent it's a question of what you become used to, though.
I have become used to various raw convertors, but DPP always did a great job with colour, in particular. It's very easy to get files looking good with minimal effort, despite a UI that's often seen as clunky.
Lightroom/ACR just looks like a fuller box of tricks for Canon unfaithfuls like me (seems a strange way to label myself having spent many thousands on their camera bodies and 'some' of their lenses).
I might give DPP another go for Canon RAWs. As I understand it, the software has been improved over the years.
I don't mind what I use for RAWs so long as it's effortless!
As I pointed out earlier in the thread before getting slated for it, there are other 'FREE' alternatives, personally myself I've never had any bother with DDP, especially the latest version which has some clever little tricks up it's sleeve.
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Quote: ahead of the elements version of Camera RAW.
It's all very well you saying that but what are the advantages over ACR? I could never find any. Is there an equivalent of the Clarity slider?
canon's DPP used to be not very good so i thought , but i went back for a look & have stuck with it this last year & it is so much better now
Quote: It's all very well you saying that but what are the advantages over ACR? I could never find any. Is there an equivalent of the Clarity slider?
I have not noticed any substantial benefit of DPP over Lightroom/ACR but some experienced photographers prefer the way DPP renders colours. I think my technical ability (or lack of!) is a far more limiting factor than the veracity of DPP !
i can tell you one big thing of DPP over lightroom , its free with your camera !!
Biggest benefit of Lightroom over DPP, it works better.
Give DPP a folder of 1000 images and I might was well kiss my computer goodbye for a day.
In that time I can get Lightroom to process every image I took in 2010, 2011 and 2012 - on any camera (not just Canon).
I am not sure that for me DPP is even worth what I paid for it.
You're mixing up faster with better.
I think DPP is definitely a bit slow at the batch processing I'll give you that. doesn't mean LR does a better job. At least DPP does batch processing. There's no way I'd do em one at a time in ACR and Elements if the OP was to upgrade that.
DPP is the only one that saves your adjustments to your actual raw file. I too love the way it handles colour (no wonder as it's the same software routines that are used in camera Canon's fab jpegs)
A lot of people who criticise DPP probably haven't updated the version they got with their camera to the latest version.
What is the very latest version of DPP?
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