Thanks John. DxO’s lens profiles are renowned and work very well indeed. Still, I would rather turn distortion correction off and do it in Capture One (which is very good in this respect too).
The reason for this is that sometimes I prefer my wide-angle shots not to be undistorted, e.g. if distortion correction leads to unsightly deformed heads. Above all, I do not want my fisheye images to be corrected. When I shoot with my fisheye I do this deliberately because I want and appreciate the effect. I regard it as a flaw of the DxO products that they apply their distortion correction to fisheye lenses by default - CaptureOne on the other hand, while correcting the distortion of rectilinear lenses automatically, doesn’t do so for fisheye lenses (i.e. you have to activate distortion correction manually).
I know it is possible to turn lens correction off for selected lenses in PureRaw. But this also turns off CA- and vignetting correction (not too big a deal as I can also do them in Capture One) as well as lens sharpness. While lens sharpness is way too strong as it is now, turning it off completely leaves the images overly soft. Sharpening them afterwards re-introduces part of the noise Deep Prime got rid off before.
So alltogether I second @Eddy.Baldon: While I really like the idea of PureRaw and its simple approach, it sorely needs more customization options. I’m not looking for a possibility to tune parameters individually for a given image. This is PhotoLab4’s domain and would contradict the very idea of PureRaw. Instead, I would like to have the possibility to change some general settings in the preferences (lens sharpness, noise reduction strength, distortion correction).
As it stands now, the idea of PureRaw is brillant, but because of its too minimalistic approach it falls way short of what it could be imho.