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Old May 2, 2012, 3:34 PM   #1
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My meager knowledge tells me that this question is silly. Yet, my eye is telling me it's not.

If I open a Canon CR file with Canon software, the image appears to me to be much better photo than if I open it with Lightroom.

That doesn't make sense to me since a CR file is a more like a computer file than it is a jpeg file. It seems to me that either program, when opening the same file should look the same.

Yet, the Canon software makes the photos look much smoother, less grainy, less noise.

Is this in any way correct or do I need to visit my eye doctor?

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Old May 2, 2012, 5:33 PM   #2
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Canon DPP will be picking up the settings of the camera in the RAW file, Lightroom just gives it to you as is. I used to use DPP all the time, now I use Lightroom and I like the results much better and I can edit a wedding far more quickly.
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Old May 2, 2012, 10:31 PM   #3
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Mark,

Thank you so much for the reply.

My follow up question is this: If I do nothing in post processing, except convert the CR files to jpeg, will I see a difference?

I love the convenience of LR. Being able to adjust the white balance to a group of photos all at the same time is worth the price of the software! So, I tend to agree with you on using LR.

I'd just like to understand a bit more about what it means for the Canon software to read the camera files.

Again, thank you very, very much.

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Old May 3, 2012, 2:32 AM   #4
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i used to use DPP but now use aperture 3 and i ditto Mark
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Mark,

Thank you so much for the reply.

My follow up question is this: If I do nothing in post processing, except convert the CR files to jpeg, will I see a difference?

I love the convenience of LR. Being able to adjust the white balance to a group of photos all at the same time is worth the price of the software! So, I tend to agree with you on using LR.

I'd just like to understand a bit more about what it means for the Canon software to read the camera files.

Again, thank you very, very much.

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If you don't touch the settings then as those from the camera are picked up by DPP then yes they will likely look better, but after spending some time I had more pleasing results from Lightroom.

As for changing settings for batches, that can be done easily with DPP as well.
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I only use DPP to see where my focus point was on a shot I think I may have missed BUT use LR for much of my editing now.
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