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ylwdog Registered since 08th Jun 2009
Sat 03-Apr-10 06:14 PM

I shot a wedding a couple weeks ago, my first one, and I survived the event w/ only a few hiccups. However I found my images were less than stellar and I will have a lot of work to do on a lot of photos.

I had in the past used ACR to process all my RAW images. But I wanted to see if any of the other RAW processing applications would do a better job than Photoshop ACR. I started out w/ Lightroom 2 and that did about the same job, though w/ more efficiency than ACR.

I had read that Nikon's proprietary software could/would do a better job so I downloaded that and began playing with it. I really do not like the interface, it takes four clicks just to White Balance, and the two control Red/Blue controls are hard to get an accurate color quickly. Then there is Picture Control settings which takes another couple clicks to activate.

But what I have found is that Capture NX2 just does a better job. I just downloaded Lightroom 3 on the advice from a member here that Lightroom's new engine would handle RAW images better. Lightroom 3 is a nice interface but still does not render as good as an image as what I can get out of NX Capture Pro 2. I wish it did though... but it just doesn't.

I hope either Nikon will make its program easier to use and more efficient or Lightroom 3 has a few more tweaks before it releases in June to compete w/ Nikon.

I am about to test Capture One, 5.1 and see how it fares. I will report back.

If anyone has anything to add or would like to discuss how to improve the results from LR please feel free to post here.

Doug

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