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Gerard van Oostrom 
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Posted 28 May 2019 - 14:24 CET

Hi all, is there anyone who has experience with ON1 Foto RAW 2019.5?

I read that it could be an interesting altenative for Lightroom.

Jetzguy 

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Posted 29 May 2019 - 20:09 CET

Sorry. Can't help you with this question Gerard. I have never even heard of this software package. A quick review of the software right now has me curious as well. It could be a nice package. I use LR 6 and I am happy with it. Just wish it had the same "equalize mode" the screeners always use to find faults with so I could fix the issues prior to uploading.

Gerard van Oostrom 
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Posted 29 May 2019 - 20:23 CET

Same here Jetz. In fact I have a question running where I can obtain that screen that the screeners use because sometimes it is impossible to see where you have a dustspot on that 'negative' screen in LR.

The journalist who wrote the article about that software was very positive but I prefer feed back from users.

Jetzguy 

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Posted 29 May 2019 - 23:11 CET

The equalize or equivalent mode is available in Photoshop I hear but don't have the software to confirm.

Philippe Ardin 
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Posted 30 May 2019 - 17:08 CET

https://www341.lunapic.com/editor/?action=quick-upload.php

-> upload image -> filters -> equalize

Richard Parkhouse 
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Posted 30 May 2019 - 17:46 CET

Hi Gerard and Jetz. The equalize function is indeed available in Photoshop but also in the cut down version, Photoshop Elements. Elements is great value for money and, in combination with Lightroom is all I need for my editing. I use the equalize function on every shot as it's great for spotting dust spots but also halos and banding/compression. Cheers, Richard.

Gerard van Oostrom 
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Posted 30 May 2019 - 21:06 CET

Richard, I use Photoshop Elements too and I feel a bit dumb to ask here but I have no idea where I can find the equalize function. Can you make me wise? Thanks in advance, Gerard.

Gerard van Oostrom 
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Posted 30 May 2019 - 21:09 CET

Philippe, that is also a good option, thank you!

Philippe Ardin 
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Posted 30 May 2019 - 23:44 CET

In PS Elements : Filters -> settings -> Equalize.

But the PSE Equalize function is very "soft" compared with the usual screener's tools : the Lunapic's filter is very similar with the "Dust check" function of JetPhotos.net.

Jetzguy 

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Posted 31 May 2019 - 01:46 CET

Thanks Richard and Philippe.

Gerard van Oostrom 
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Posted 31 May 2019 - 07:37 CET

Thanks Philippe!

I have the Dutch version but I see now where I can find it. Indeed the Lunapic version looks 'stronger'!

JAMart 
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Posted 31 May 2019 - 16:23 CET

DxO PhotoLab

Capture One

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GIMP (freeware) Colors > Auto > Equalize

LRCV 

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Posted 31 May 2019 - 19:04 CET

Is more simple in PS. image, adjustment, equalize. For good duspot view, is good to have a duplicate layer, and after put down brightness image, adjustment, brightnes and contrast. And zoom 100%. Good luck...

Ricardo Hebmüller 

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Posted 31 May 2019 - 23:30 CET

The prices for LR and PS are high and well known to all. I had not heard about ON1 Photo RAW 2019.5, but it seems to be affordable.

DxO PhotoLab and Capture One are, in my opinion, expensive. I tested DxO for a short period and I was very pleased with some of the quick approaches it offers with its own internal presets. It is very quick to import a raw photo, level it, crop it, apply a good preset and save or export it. I used this program to see which photos I would later select to edit them in PS + LR and also to share some of them in social midias.

The problem I see besides the price is having the time, patience and dedication to learn deeply how to master the new software.

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