Those who have read some of my latest posts know that I have been using Dxo as a pseudo PureRAW, using only the PureRAW adjustments and creating a dng file for use in a pixel editor.
I had (ha, ha) assumed that Dxo with the same adjustments would produce the same final image as PureRAW, but that turns out to not be correct. The two apps do NOT produce the same result, at least as dngs.
Here is a sample composite image with the Dxo output on the left and the PureRAW output on the right. In this case the Dxo output has better contrast and color and I believe is a better interim image, but in some tests the DeepPRIME output was clearer and sharper with better color.
I am going to do this test again with jpgs just to make sure that the problem is not something to do with the dng outputs. It is too bad that PureRAW will not allow TIF outputs as I think that that would be a better test than using jpgs.