Well; that’s an excellent tutorial. This trick with double action (highlights + highlight contrast) is a good one. I didn’t know that. Thanks a lot.
Equal adjustment – I will remember this.
But there is lot of variables. So I need to double all my actions? We have Selective tone tool with Highlights, Midtones, Shadows and Blacks slider and then Contrast tool with Highlights, Midtones and Shadows sliders. How to control all this to get a good image?
Why there are no such DxO tutorials on Youtube? You know; a famous photographer or someone skilled (like PiXimperfect for Photoshop) is sitting behind computer and showing step-by-step how he develops his RAW files. I can find tons of such videos for LR, C1P and Photoshop but nothing similar for DxO.
Are there no such DxO users?
I think Smart lighting sometimes also does not have enough separation. Sometimes I put the box on highlights but midtones are also affected. Sometimes when I put the box on shadows this also affects midtones.
It’s somehow complicated. Where to put those boxes? Move them around – which box where? How big should they be? Lots of variables. For me more complicated then sliders.
‘’ (i think LR does this “equal adjustment of Tone and Contrast” in one slider.) ‘’
Yes, I think so. I guess this is part of ‘’behind the curtain’’ AI thing LR is doing. I hope DxO will implement something similar in the future to upgrade Smart lighting.
Highlights slider all the way to the left….
I know; you get this nasty look. I think I have seen somewhere – if you move Highlight slider to the left then you need to compensate and move Midtones slider to the right.
The same logic I tried with Shadows and Blacks slider but Shadows slider also affects midtones so I guess I need to do double compensate? Move Shadows to the right and then move Blacks and Midtones slider to the left to compensate?
That’s why I’m confused. You need to do this compensations because sliders interact. Then why they need to interact? Odd logic if you ask me.
And about sharpness;
It is about final time they give us sharp image on screen. When the image is ‘’Fit on screen’’ it should be sharp. It’s easier to work with sharp image. How can I adjust and not see sharp image?
It would be even nicer if we get a preview, how the image will look after ‘’export to disk’’. I do export to disk and look at jpeg. Sometimes is too sharp and sometimes not enough. So I just export to Photoshop and there I do resize and smart sharpen and export to disk.
Odd sofrware. Some things are excellent like Prime noise and some other things but sharp image on screen is not possible. Is this part of ‘’Dxo is not Lightroom’’ thing?
Every other RAW software can show sharp image when fit on screen.