you say My images could greatly benefit from the tools in PL 3, but I’m unable to use them.
I’m surprised you can’t open your images in PhotoLab, the only restriction I see with your system is we won’t propose a lens correction module.
Can you upload one image you can’t use for analysis ?
What about non DSLR cameras such as an cooled Astronomy camera like an SBIG STF-8300C? I don’t have any of those images handy at work but I can test them when I get home. I know I get an error when I try and load images from my Pentax Q7. PL3 tells me it can’t load those RAW images which are .DNG files since it’s an unsupported camera, so I’m wondering how a cooled astro camera will be handled.
thanks for the file, I’ll pass it to the development team for analysis.
I thought it was a RAW file, if you have a RAW file from a supported camera the only thing is you won’t have the lens correction module.
For dng files from not calibrated cameras we are working on a solution to be able to handle them.
Thanks for the answer Marie. I’m not sure how familiar you are with astroimaging, but the basic process is to do calibration on each image before registering and stacking them (calibration involves removing noise by subtracting dark frames, similar to the in camera long exposure noise reduction in many DSLRS, removing vignetting and dust spots by subtracting out flat frames).
Once stacked the resulting output is done in either a FITS format (used for scientific images that I don’t expect DXO or any normal image editing sw to support) or TIF (32 bit or less commonly 16 bit format). I suspect that the file I sent you is a 32 bit TIF.
I’m glad to hear that you’re team is working on a solution to handle raw files from non supported cameras. I’d love to be able to edit my Pentax Q7 images in DXO PL3.
I think I understand what you mean,Gerrit, but this statement is a bit ambiguous, and could be misunderstood by a new user …
PL works with RGB images (JPGs, TIFFs, etc) and RAW images.
PL applies specific automated optical corrections to images according to the [Body+Lens] combination used to create them … assuming a corresponding DxO Optics Module exists for this combo. eg.
– Lens distortion correction
– Lens vignetting reduction
– Lens sharpness correction
Some of the discretionary correction tools work only on RAW files; eg.
– PRIME noise reduction
– RAW White Balance
– Optics-Module dependant Lens Sharpness adjustments … use Unsharp Mask instead.