DxO PhotoLab anyone ?

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fbungarz
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DxO PhotoLab anyone ?

Post by fbungarz » 13 Jun 19 21:23

Hi,
is anyone using PSu together with DxO PhotoLab 2 Elite?
I still have a DxO Optics Pro 11 license that woks well with PSu and I wonder if it is worth the upgrade. Seems like PhotoLab is now also doing metadata stuff, which I would not use but would be worried it may not play nicely with PSu...
I'd rather not mess with a good workflow, if it's too much of a hassle.
Cheers,
frank

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Re: DxO PhotoLab anyone ?

Post by dlp0918 » 13 Jun 19 23:32

I have been using DxO PhotoLab for a few years. The current version continues to refine and integrate it's interaction with the Nik plug-ins, and they are doing good things with it. I use PhotoLab mainly for it's ability to do marvelous things with raw files. I do not use PhotoLab to alter or manage image metadata. With that division of responsibilities, PhotoLab has caused no problems for my image data in Photo Supreme.
Bottom line: both Photo Supreme and PhotoLab work very well for me and I use them a lot.

- David
Running Photo Supreme on Windows 10 Pro 64-bit with a Ryzen 2700X processor, 16 GB RAM, 1TB SSD, 4 TB HD/SSD hybrid

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Re: DxO PhotoLab anyone ?

Post by fbungarz » 14 Jun 19 1:02

Great, thanks for the comments. One more quick question: when I first tried DxO it was messing up DNGs. They fixed it in DxO 11. You probably use native RAWs? In case you have access to non-camera native DNGs, do you experience any issues?

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Re: DxO PhotoLab anyone ?

Post by dlp0918 » 14 Jun 19 16:54

Great question, Frank.

In response, I fired up PhotoLab, noticed there was an update to version 2.3 available, installed that to make sure that I could offer the most current info.

Then I tried opening some dng files in PhotoLab. The dng files are from my Android phone and they would not open in PhotoLab.

Next I tried opening a dng file that had been created by an old version of DxO OpticsPro. They would not open in PhotoLab either.

I conclude that if dng processing is important in your workflow, the current version of PhotoLab is not a good option (though it is great for raw).

- David
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Re: DxO PhotoLab anyone ?

Post by fbungarz » 14 Jun 19 20:06

Thanks David for testing...
I conclude that if dng processing is important in your workflow, the current version of PhotoLab is not a good option (though it is great for raw).
Hmmm, that is annoying. I guess it is ironic. Adobe initially had this idea to promote DNG as an universal format that would supersede the native raw mess of all the different cameras. Though that seemed to have been a good idea at the time one could have foreseen that nobody else in the industry really ever bothered about standards. Software and Standard almost seem like an antagonym these days. Everyone does their own thing. Nikon deciding to encrypt white balance data in their NEF files was quite outrageous at the time.
Fortunately I never threw my original raws away. I am beginning to wonder if it even worth keeping DNGs...

Thanks,
Frank

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Re: DxO PhotoLab anyone ?

Post by Mke » 15 Jun 19 15:19

I've also been a DxO user for several years, including PhotoLab 2 Elite since it launched, purely for RAW processing (which it does very well).

As noted above though, support for Android phone DNGs isn't there yet - but DxO have said on their forum that it is in their pipeline - see https://feedback.dxo.com/t/support-of-t ... hones/3416. However from experience that doesn't necessarily mean any time soon; I first requested Android DNG support on their old forum back in 2015, around the same time as I requested it in PSU (https://mantis.idimager.com/view.php?id=2854).

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