I see there’s a recently released new revision of PL but I generally wait a bit for others to find the new problems before I install. So I haven’t installed it yet.
My version/revision is v2.1.0 build 23440 Elite Windows 10
Camera: Lumix FZ1000
It looked as though lens correction for the focal length I used might be incorrect according to the results from different photo processing software (in any case, I happened to like the proportions of the other software’s output). So I changed to manual distortion correction in PL and got close to matching the other software’s output by changing the pincushion to 41. “Keep aspect ration” is enabled. Closed PL and reopened it later (almost certain I had closed and then reopened – but it might have been left open).
When reopened, I saw that the pincushion setting was 41, but then I changed the distortion type to look at the other types – which were displaying values of ‘0’. When I returned to pincushion type, it too now displayed ‘0’ instead of ‘41’. But the photo distortion didn’t change from when I first opened it with ‘41’ displayed.
I wanted to record all distortion type values by reviewing them. But it seems the values revert to 0 when switching between distortion types rather than reloading the values which had been set.
Apparently, the software understands what the manual settings are without displaying them properly (if a new distortion type is selected). And because the values I selected don’t get retained in the DOP file, it’s essentially impossible to record my choices unless I remember to write them down.
Has this been corrected in the latest release? If not, it would be nice if you could remedy that so there’s a way to review and record the chosen settings.
Can I also ask this here?.. While I’m at it, I’m suspicious of whether the lens correction (at certain focal lengths) for my fixed Lumix zoom lens is even close when looking at some photos. I see that I can change the focal length in PL, but when I tried that (both in Auto and Manual correction) nothing seemed to change. Is that normal? And, if I find that the lens correction is way off, is there a file I can edit to somehow force a particular correction dependent on the focal lenght? I know to shoot a grid pattern of parallel and vertical lines to see if the proper correction is being applied.