Lightzone & DXO Photolab

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  • Oliver Ritter-Wolff
    Oliver Ritter-Wolff
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    Other Raw Converters
    on: November 3, 2020 at 5:03 am

    Hello everyone,

    Mostly I develop my RAW photos with Capture One, that is before 2007 and more since 2020, even if I have used it again and again in the meantime – where I used Adobe Lighroom as much as possible.

    Over the years, I have tried various other RAW converters and besides Iridient, which interacted very well with Nikon and Fuji files, we used to use Lightzone (with its very interesting zone system) and currently DXO Photolab again.

    Photolab introduced with version 4 an AI anti-noise feature called “DeepPrime” and some first tests with older mFT HighISO files were very promising.

    After a few years I have updated Lightzone under macOS again. But my Lumix S RAW files are not supported, even if I convert them to DNG. So there is only the detour over a 16Bit TIFF-file. But I still find the zone concept of Lightzone very exciting.

    What is your experience with Lightzone?

    Oliver

    http://www.riwodot.de/vorsitzender.html

    Joerg Thomas Klein
    Joerg Thomas Klein
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    Re: Lightzone & DXO Photolab
    Reply #1 on: November 13, 2020 at 7:22 am

    I worked with Lightzone when it was new. I liked the concept. Even bought a license, but when the developer changed to Apple, the software started to die.

    Oliver Ritter-Wolff
    Oliver Ritter-Wolff
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    Re: Lightzone & DXO Photolab
    Reply #2 on: November 13, 2020 at 11:00 am

    Hello Joerg,

    that’s how it was with me, i.e. I bought the software at that time and at some point I didn’t use it anymore when the developer went to Apple.

    But at some point I saw that the software is now maintained as an opensource project:

    https://lightzoneproject.org/

    Even if my Lumix S1(R) RAW formats are not properly supported by the software, I will experiment with 16bit TIFF files, because I found the concept more than interesting at that time.

    Oliver

    http://www.riwodot.de/vorsitzender.html

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