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12-12-2013, 05:31 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by Giklab Quote
The white balance tool is simply amazing.
Indeed. Even a bit unique in what it can do, even for JPEGs.

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Although I prefer the flexibility offered by LR + NIK, in defense of PDCU-5, its adjustment nomenclature matches the adjustment features of the K-3's built-in JPG engine. This means can you import a file into PDCU-5, fine tune it to your liking then use these adjustments to fine tune your K-3 to produce similar OOC JPGs. In some cases, the output may not be perfect, but it gets you a long way toward getting things pretty close. Add a minor amount of tweaking to the exported image and you can produce output that's good to go.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Michaelina2 Quote
Although I prefer the flexibility offered by LR + NIK, in defense of PDCU-5, its adjustment nomenclature matches the adjustment features of the K-3's built-in JPG engine. This means can you import a file into PDCU-5, fine tune it to your liking then use these adjustments to fine tune your K-3 to produce similar OOC JPGs. In some cases, the output may not be perfect, but it gets you a long way toward getting things pretty close. Add a minor amount of tweaking to the exported image and you can produce output that's good to go.

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That is a nice feature IF I could get it to work on my desktop. Though it works on my laptop, that doesn't help much because Colormunki won't work on my laptop and the colors are off.
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BTW, I apologize for my apparent vitriol with my original post. I was getting frustrated and I don't always handle frustration well.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Michaelina2 Quote
Although I prefer the flexibility offered by LR + NIK, in defense of PDCU-5, its adjustment nomenclature matches the adjustment features of the K-3's built-in JPG engine. This means can you import a file into PDCU-5, fine tune it to your liking then use these adjustments to fine tune your K-3 to produce similar OOC JPGs
I think this is interesting. Seems like quite a bit of effort required to process DNG/PEF in order to produce results similar to out of camera JPGs with K-3. I have always preferred to shot RAW but I am shooting DNG+JPG with K-3 and generally preferring the JPGs. Maybe it is just Lightroom, but hate to admit that JPGs are maybe good enough that I am starting to question whether PP effort is worthwhile. Having said that, I will continue to shoot RAW+ just in case.
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I agree. I shoot RAW+ and have been very pleasantly surprised by many of the jpgs. Still need raw occasionally but this seems to be a big improvement.
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I accidentally switched to .PEF files which none of the software known to man (including the software that comes with the k-30, which was a pretty weak product itself) recognizes.
Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) as bundled into all versions of Lightroom does just fine with PEF files. That being said, I do feel your pain. My version of SilkyPix for Pentax (I don't remember its proper name) is still in its shrink-wrap in the box. I avoided it by reputation even before I took delivery of my K10D in 2007.


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