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01-09-2014, 10:01 PM   #31
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Ming Thein's essay has some very interesting ideas 'bout this. Not sure it is totally true, but not totally nonsense either. Good read.


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I just rechecked my file library and my trial version of DxO Pro 9 (9.1.1 build 1563 (64-bit)) reads PEF, TIFF, JPG formats, but not DNG. I could be wrong, but DxO does not seem to have a camera profile for the Pentax Q (Q only records in DNG, or JPG), or its lenses. It will read my Q's DNG files that have been saved to the TIFF format.

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I noticed that DxO won't show Q files, I hadn't thought about checking with a tiff file from it though. I had noticed that the Q was not on the list of supported cameras.

But it does show me the K3's DNG files. That's why I'm confused about what people mean when they say that DNG files aren't supported. Does that mean that the program won't automatically make the corrections, or will the program not show the files, like it does with the Q?

I'm using DxO 9.1.1 Build 39 for the Mac - I wonder if there's a difference between running it on a PC vs. a Mac? Or if there's a difference between the paid version (mine) and the trial version? I didn't think there was any difference, I downloaded the trial and just put in the serial number they sent me to register it. Or maybe it only shows if you are shooting raw+jpg, like I've been doing?

Here's a photo I took of my computer screen, showing DxO showing a K3 DNG file. It doesn't recognize the lens because the photo was taken with the 1.7AFA (and the DA*200), and there's obviously no profile for it, but the program does show the file and I can edit the file.

As far as noise reduction, it seems to me that sometimes I prefer the results from Topaz Labs DeNoise and sometimes I prefer DxO. I'm certainly no expert with DxO - I had owned it at version 5, I think, then forgot about it as I started using Lightroom for organization as well as raw conversion. With all the talk about DxO coming out with the K3 profiles, I thought about giving it another try. It's slow on my computer - looks like getting it won't change the fact that I should upgrade my computer.

Here's a screenshot of a K3 DNG file showing up in my version of DxO:


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