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03-23-2013, 08:39 AM   #1
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Shooting RAW with K5 - Postprocessing

I usually shot RAW for few years now, but until recently I was Canon 400D with good (best buy) glasses 17-85IS, 50/1.8 and 75/300 III USM, all good very good IQ. When I switched to Pentax K5 my RAW quality at first seemed lower then my 6 years old camera, then I figured I need postprocessing, not sure if Canon did some basic processing of RAW in camera like little bit of sharpness or something. Anyhow, does someone has some basic tips in K5 RAW postprocessing ??

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The pixels of the K5 could be of lower quality when comparing like for like but since the K5 has 60% more, it easily equals that out in total image.

For the K5 i mostly use high sharpening strength (200 to 400%) with 0,5 to 1 pixel radius.
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How are you processing your RAWs now? It would help to know what software you use.
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It would help to know what software you use
+1, aye, we don't want to give a load a gen about software you don't have.

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... aye, we don't want to give a load a gen about software you don't have.
Only a Scot could really understand this.

I read it while imagining Scotty from Star Trek - when he is most excited.
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when he is most excited
No that would be; aye we dinae wanna geev ye a load of guf aboot softy you dinae hav.
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Only a Scot could really understand this.

I read it while imagining Scotty from Star Trek - when he is most excited.
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I use ACDSEE Pro 6.0, I'm not so demanding, yet, and it's a good piece of software. I tried lightroom, Raw therapee, Corels Aftershot pro, Camera one, and DxO ... but decided for ACDSEE, on sale it's not so expensive, and I like photo management, also not so bad other options and it has development mode (I don't like libraries and importing of photos).

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