EDIT LIKE SILKYPIX: A Silkypix Developer Studio Pro 10 Review.

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VALID QUESTION. This is an extremely important question because you are about to spend your hard working cash and you want to stick with it forever. At the time of this writing, Silkypix Developer Studio Pro 10 is retailing at 200.00 US dollar (if you are buying from their US-Canada distributor) , and 180.00 euro if you are buying from the German, Swiss and Austrian distributor. 22000.00 Japanese yen if you are buying directly from the Japanese store . (I highly recommend you to buy from your local distributor, to get the best customer service possible)

That is not cheap. The big names such as DXO Photolab Elite is currently at 199.00 euro, Capture One Pro is 349.00 euro, Adobe Photography Plan is at 9.99 euro ( includes Lightoom and Photoshop with 20GB storage). And there are ‘the other ones’. Notably ON1 and Topaz. They are even cheaper. So, why buy Silkypix Developer Studio Pro 10?

Lets Break it down One At A Time:

During 3 months of global lock-down, I have edited about 15000 raw files from FUJI XT20, Panasonic DMZ200 and my GoPro 7 Black from my Paris home. It was a golden opportunity to try out the major softwares in the market. How the hell did i managed to accumulate this many photos do edit? Just before the virus attack, me and my wife did a crazy travel. 100 days in Europe. 11 countries. 39 cities. We returned home 3 days before the Airport closure. No, we didn’t know that we were about face a global shutdown. It was pure luck.


1. Problems with other Softwares2. INTERFACE3. COMPOSITE MODES


I actually bought this software only to return it after editing about 200 fuji files. This software has lot to catch up. It has so many potentials and Editing Options. But sloppy performance. Personally, a big No.

WHY NOT DXO Photolab?

Not only DXO does not support Fuji RAF, but also, DXO Lab has zero intention to support FUJI RAF in near future. I edited about 3500 raw files with DXO Photolab in 30 Days trial. Mostly Panasonic and GoPro files. I almost convinced myself to buy it anyway because of Prime Denoise and Optical sharpness ability. Their HSL Color wheel is juicy! It is an extraordinary software. But, I had to put logic, before my heart.

Why? In a professional world, you should be able to work with ANY raw files comes in Your way. Sony, Canon, Nikon, Fuji ….whatever. You work with anything and everything. Specially when we are seeing the rise of the FUJIFILM .I live in France and saying no to a French product (DXO) IS a big deal. Thankfully, later I found out that Silkypix has the same tools and abilities.

Update: DXO Photolab 4 is released after I wrote this Review. They are heavily marketing the AI capabilities. However, DXO as usual do not support the new big player on the market, FUJIFILM.


At first I was using the free Capture One Fuji express version. But I had other raw files to work with. So I downloaded their 30 days trial version. This software is a monster. You can do anything with it. It is fast, efficient etc etc. This time i had no excuse not to buy it.

But… Aha! You knew it was coming.

Problem NO 1: This is personal. I DO NOT like catalogue method. Nope. I am simple. I am old school. All the photos and videos I organise them manually. FOLDER (Year) > SUBFOLDER (Month) > SUBFOLDER inside SUBFOLDER (DAYS or OCCASIONS). This is how I organise my life. And if I have to edit on the go, I edit directly from the folder. Professionally, I make another copy to my another SSD and work from there. Easy Peasy. Their ‘Session method’ needs lot of work. So, Nein!

Problem No 2: Color. Wait, WHAT! Yes. It is true Capture One is excellent in color control and manipulation. But Fuji JPEGS by the “RAW FILE CONVERTER EX powered by SILKYPIX” or IN-CAMERA JPEGS are not the same as CAPTURE ONE versions of FUJI JPEGS. They are not bad. They are different. It disappointed me. Sole reason why I bought a FUJIFILM camera in first place, is to enjoy their beautiful FILM SIMULATIONS.

That is ENOUGH, SOUROV! How do you know that!

Well, I have edited approximately 4000 Fuji RAF files in Capture One Pro. I did local adjustments in each photos. I also made a Black and White and a Color version of each photographs. I also, compared 10% of those photos (that is about 400 minimum) SIDE by SIDE with Fuji Raw files converted by RAW FILE CONVERTER and IN CAMERA JPEGS. I shoot Raw+JPEG. So, I do not think. I know.

Problem No 3: Interface. I work from a laptop a lot. A simple workspace is important to me. Capture One I believe, is made for bigger screens or multiple screens. In my tiny laptop screen, the C1 UI looks really busy.

So, such an incredible software. But I had to put a stone on my chest and had to say no to Capture ONE. I was not ready to spend 350.00 euros with a lot of ‘ifs and buts’ in my head. Their upgrades are not cheap either.


It was an easy decision. I did not try. Not because their subscription model. 9.99 euro is not far from Spotify or Netflix subscription or about 4 coffees at a coffee shop. I did not try because C1 made the decision easier for me. I DO NOT LIKE CATALOGUE. I do not want a software company to take control of my editing life. Opening an account to run a software is also a big NO! NEIN! NET! Also, I am not going to let a 2nd year intern engineer at the ADOBE decide how my image color should look like. They had issues with FUJI files anyway. Out of curiosity, I went to their website to download the trial version of Lightroom. 7 days Trial! They got to be kidding me, right? If it was 30 days, then I would at least edit a couple of thousands of raw files. And I would learn its strength and weaknesses before I made a move. I guess that was exactly what they do not want. 7 days trial was no way enough to justify a lifetime purchase. They do not need to care. They have established enough user bases.

I should note that I do not use FUJI any more. But I have accumulated more than 20,000 raw photos to go back and re-edit them if I have to.

Enter ‘The Solution was right in front of me all the time!’

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RAW FILE CONVERTER EX powered by SILKYPIX. Say What! Yes. Where do I start. We need a software that understands a RAW file properly. We need a software that can get inside soul of the Raw file and can extract the maximum juice (image quality) out of it. We need a software treats the raw files like they are married to each other. I am being sentimental. But isn’t that we all looking for?

So, First choice would be the RAW converter comes with your camera. And that is the best choice. Canon DPP ‘Understands’ Canon raw files, Nikon’s Capture NX-D (Silkypix engine) ‘understands’ Nikon Raw files, Fuji X Converter ‘Understands’ Fuji Raw, same goes for Panasonic’s own Raw converter by Silkypix, Sony Raw converter and so on.

Guess What, All the camera brands that I have mentioned above are all collectively dominating the market. They are all Japanese. Silkypix supports all the Japanese camera brands. They created FUJI, Panasonic and Nikon’s Raw converters. Silkypix themselves is “Made In Japan”! I do not know if DXO, ADOBE, CAPTURE One have worked directly with that many Japanese camera brands or as close as Silkypix did. So, It is logical to believe that, One small Japanese software company of about 40 employees, understand another Japanese companies, share each others philosophy, maintain the same highest standard and know each other extremely well. They are even geographically close to each other. Hence, Silkypix is expected to treat the Raw files as good as respective raw converters does with their own camera brands. So, I downloaded the fully fledged flagship software Silkypix Developer Studio Pro 10 for a trial. This is the final software I tried for 30 days. I bought it on 28th day. Here is why.

The Interface:

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Pretty simple, basic and straight forward. When you click SELECT silkypix developer studio pro 10 on the top-right, it will load the raw files quicker with the integrated preview jpegs within the raw files. It is useful for those who wants to Tag the photos with Green, Red, Blue etc with the buttons at the bottom right corner. You can also do your picking and culling here. Left column where you navigate to your image folder and Left column shows the metadata.

最高の写真編集ソフトウェアの名前はSilkypixDeveloper Studio Pro10です。
The interface with Select button

But I like to do all those directly at the “Adjustments” Interface by clicking “Adjustments” button, next to “Select”.

The interface with Adjustment selected.

Section 1: Left column is where you do two tasks. You navigate to you Image folder by clicking section 3. You look and edit Image metadata, when necessary by clicking section 2.

Before I explain Section 4 and Section 6 (Because they are related and your main tools are there), Section 7 is temporary Before/After button, Section 8 is to Tag your Photos with colours, Section 5 is a typical toolbar like almost every other softwares, where you can manually access to all of your tools and settings if needed. Section 9 is your main Viewer

Section 4: Typical toolbar with some important tools and viewer modes. You can Right-click and customize it the way works for you.

From the far left, you have 2 buttons to navigate between photos, different viewer options, Undo, Redo, Display warnings, Other tools : notably Exposure Bias Tool: If you took a photo with a Grey card or if your photo has somewhat grey areas, you can click on that grey spot with this tool. You should have a good base to fine tune from there. With Grey Balance Tool, you click on grey or white spot or on WB card to automatically correct your WB. My another favourite is Film Negative Inversion Tool. Pretty nifty tool if you have your old scanned film negatives and you want to convert them with one click of a button. Make sure you click on the whitest part of the image to get the best result.

You have Develop and batch Develop button to export a single or multiple images (JPEG or TIFF, Compressed or Uncompressed, sRGB or AdobeRGB). You can also watermark your photos. You can add output sharpening for Web or Prints. You have them all. World is your oyster.

In Open in another Application section, you can register Photoshop, InDesign, Affinity Photo or any other plugins where you can do further retouching or to publish your photos. With Perspective Correction you can straighten buildings and architectures with it. It is excellent. You also have tools to Crop and Rotate your photos. Before get to the new fantastic Composite modes, you also have Print button to customize your printing needs.

Composite Modes or Composite Selected Images

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The new Composite Modes are impressive. They are like “Easy to Use” version of Stacking in Photoshop. Another reason not to use Photoshop or similar software for stacking. It looks like this

Composite Selected Images in Silkypix Developer Studio Pro 10
Composite Modes

Multiple Exposure and Multiple Exposure (Night view) Both are excellent choices for Noise Reductions. But you also can use Multiple Exposure for HDR

HDR in Silkypix DEVELOPPER Studio Pro
最高の写真編集ソフトウェアの名前はSilkypixDeveloper Studio Pro10です。



I have not tried it. But it supposed to be good for star-trail and fireworks. I will give that a go one day. Astrophotography is currently not my jam. But it feels good to have that option available if needed.




Photos selected for focus stacking
focus stacking

These modes are my favourite. Then, I of course ‘fine tune’ a little bit here and there to finish my retouching. Mostly, by adjusting Highlights, Contrast and Sharpening as needed. So, As I said before that these modes with save you some valuable times by not using Photoshop for stacking. Voila! Moving on.


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The HQ of the software. This is where all the magic happens. It is divided in to 4 simple part. It is perfect and simple for my style. My workflow goes like this: Pick a Color or Style & WB Correction > Exposure Correction > Back to Color Correction if necessary > Highlight Or Shadow recovery > add Contrast or Depth > Noise Reduction > Sharpening. This method applies for every photos. After that there are other adjustments Depending on Portrait, Landscape, Black & White, Underwater photos or Spots removal. The column is divided in to 4 simple sections. It is almost like the Engineers thought of every angles when they created this software. You can attach or de-attach each options if necessary. Or you can create extra column. Starting with histogram or the digital version of your image. The picture below should explain everything.

最高の写真編集ソフトウェアの名前はSilkypixDeveloper Studio Pro10です。


Time to show you what tools I find equally good or better than C1, DXO Photolab and I can not talk about Lightroom.


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This is the next best thing after Fuji’s IN-CAMERA jpegs. Both Jpegs by Fujifilm and Silkypix are same. Period. To add the cherry on top, You can do multiple Local adjustments with the PARTIAL CORRECTION tool. How cool!!

best software for fujifilm simu


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Silkypix has plenty of other Tastes and color profiles. You want to start with Faithful (Standard Color) from the Color List, if you desire 100% neutral and true color. Then I use the Fine Color Controller Tool (HSL Slider) to edit Color. I also had a conversation with Silkypix Japan personally about other Picture Profiles. These should help you. Here is the part of this conversation:

> 1. What is the difference between Faithful, Neutral and Standard Color modes?
> Which mode is closest to the true accurate Color?

 – 4.6.3. Color profile

– Faithful
Faithful” maintains the saturation (color) even if the “tone (contrast)” is changed.

It features a color expression with high gradation.

“Natural” is a profile that creates colors, which is the standard of SILKYPIX.

This is the default parameter (initial value) of SILKYPIX.

– Standard Color
It is the standard color making of “SILKYPIX”.

This mode aims for faithful color reproduction.
Standard color” is the mode closest to the true accurate Color.

> 2. On same color subject, what are the purpose of Memory color and Film color?

 – Memory color
This mode has higher saturation than the “standard color” mode.
Vividly exaggerates colors close to the primary colors.
It is a color making suitable for landscape photography.

Film color
It is a color expression mode like a positive film.

Film color V1
This mode simulates and reproduces high-saturation regular reversal film.

Film color V2
This mode simulates and reproduces a reversal film with ultra-high saturation and exaggerated primary colors.

 Film color P
This mode simulates and reproduces a neutral and vivid reversal film.

 Film color A
This mode simulates and reproduces highly saturation reversal film.

 Film color K
This mode simulates and reproduces a profound feeling reversal film.

As I mentioned earlier, Faithful + Standard = Your Base. This is my “Go To” profile for my other cameras. You can also Start from there. Or you can just use the other profiles. They are not bad either.


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This tool I find same as C1 Color Wheel or DXO’s HSL tool. In fact, I will dare to go one step ahead and say that even better then them. Why you ask? You can manually move each white dot inside the circle to change your Color. You can either select the list of color from the top list and use the sliders to correct colors.

But, How do I suppose to know which part of the photo I am changing? Just put your mouse cursor anywhere on the image. A moving dot on the Color Circle will appear. Easy.


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You have these two tools to perfectly fine tune your WB. First one looks like this.

white balance correction in silkypix developer
white balance correction

This is the 2nd one. It is important to get rid of any color cast. You will find something like this even in your camera. Take a look inside your camera menu if you didn’t know. Similar principle. Again, I am in love!


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There are 3 ways to control your contrast. Curves, Presets or Sliders. I prefer Good Old school Curves.

lightroom alternative
Pinch and Zoom to see the Results


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Another department where Silkypix Developer is superior. This is to me the best software to recover highlights.

Pinch and Zoom to see the results.
best software to recover blownout highlights.
Pinch and Zoom to see the details


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Boy Oh Boy ! After seeing the NR capabilities of Silkypix, I do not feel bad not buying DXO Photolab any more. Seriously!

Also, Silkypix will add a recommendation mark in Color Distortion (Color Noise) and Smoothness (Luminance Noise) sliders, by using its algorithm. So that you do not need to spend too much time with NR. It is automatic. I usually Stick to them. There are two modes: Standard and Fine Detail. To me, Fine Details is as good as DXO’s Prime De-Noise.

best noise reduction software on the market.
Pinch and Zoom to see the details.


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This is another area where Silkypix is a champion. There are 4 modes.

Natural Sharpening

 With the “Bokeh preservation” function, you can reduce sharpness, reduce noise, and smooth blur on backgrounds that you do not want to be sharpened. For subjects that are in focus or slightly out of focus, you can leave sharpness so that the sharpness effect is averaged. It is suitable for photos with smooth texture and photos that want to take advantage of “blurring”. Notably Photos with Bokeh, Night Photos, Photos with High ISO will be benefited with Natural Sharpening. Compared to other sharpness, the resolution in dark areas is also increased, and the details in dark areas can be reproduced.

Normal Sharpening

 Sharpening can also be applied to areas where the difference between the R, G, and B color values of adjacent pixels is small. Use “Normal Sharp” when you want to emphasize fine details. If you apply strong sharpness, the RGB balance will be lost so the saturation will increase slightly, and the opposite colors and noise will be noticeable. When to be adjusted, please adjust while watching the balance of the noise. So, this mode is excellent for Low ISO, Low Noise photos, Photos where everything is in focus. This suppose to recover details, meaning that High iso photos are not suitable.


Stronger cousin of Normal Sharpening. So, Use it with caution.

High Pass Filter:

I do not use it as a normal sharpening. Usually i save it for the Export Part.


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Pinch and Zoom to see the details


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On top of Effect tab you will Find something called Portrait Beautification. It is an excellent professional level tool to achieve smooth skins by reducing rough edges. Just like any other skin retouching applications on planet, you have to play with modes and sliders a little bit to get the best results. But I still find it super easy to use. Just becareful about one thing that it is easy to overdo with this mode. You can also add Grain/Noise to achieve some filmlook with Add Noise section. With Blur/Sharp Periphery, you can add Bokeh or Background Blur to your subject. You can also Sharpen soft corners with it. But you can not do both. But Why!! Well, I am pretty sure you do not need sharp edges if you are adding Background Blur at the same time. Right?


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Excellent! You can create pretty hefty sized JPEG from a 16MP Panasonic Raw files, 20MP Canon CR2 files or 24MP Fuji XT20 raf even after cropping. You can also create 8-bit compressed and 16-bit Uncompressed TIFF file for printings and further retouching in Photoshop if required. I was happy like a child when every time I test my files in 100% zoomed in. So much details! Results are same as DXO and CAPTURE ONE. I wish I could show you some examples. Instead I invite you to download the trial and give this software a go with your own raw files. Did you know that you can achieve pro quality images with the raw files, created with Iphone, Samsung, HTC etc? Even if you have a raw file from a GOPRO, you can convert it to DNG and edit in Silkypix.

La Vida Loca!!


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Demosicing, De-noising, Sharpening are very processor heavy tasks. So, I was actually disappointed at first. Because it was taking FOREVER to render photos. Ok, I admit, I was working with 200+ raw files at a time. Then I remembered one thing. DXO Photolab is slow when I was making any micro adjustments. Because every time you are making any change, the software has to redo all the de-noising and sharpening process. Same goes for C1 or Lightroom. As a matter of fact, this issue applies for any editors.

Therefore, there is a simple solution. Turn off automatic Noise Reduction. Turn off Sharpening, Turn off also Demosicing Sharpening at Development Settings. I also would set Faithful + Standard Color profile as my default Color. Save this setting as a Tastes. Make this Tastes as default. Then you will end up with a very boring looking Flat Raw file. This is excellent.
After that you can step by step follow my Workflow below.

ALWAYS start with Color (Saturation, Color Wheel, White Balance, Monochrome etc) > then Exposure ( and Curve, Highlight, Shadow) > Local Adjustments, > Turn on NR > Turn on Demosicing Sharpening > Turn on Other sharpening. And Boom!! You got yourself a great looking picture. Are you happy? I know I am!!


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Yes. Silkypix Developer Studio Pro 10 is as good as Capture one Pro, DXO and ‘I can not talk about’ Lightroom. To me, It is better than them because I personally like it. And I have given you enough reasons why. It’s worth your money. It is even the best software for editing if you use Fujifilm. Silkypix produces fantastic color, it possess multitude amount of tools to recover highlights, Noise Reduction is so good that I feel confident enough to use my old camera at 6400 ISO without stress. Silkypix Fine Details = DXO Prime Denoise. Photos are sharp!! It also has a dedicated tools for Monochrome images, Portrait, Underwater photos.

Short Answar: Yes. Go for it. Silkypix deserves your hard working money. Plus I felt good about supporting a small company which is “Made In Japan”.


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34 Replies to “EDIT LIKE SILKYPIX: A Silkypix Developer Studio Pro 10 Review.”

  1. Bravo et merci pour cet article !
    Possesseur d’un appareil Lumix, je suis persuadé depuis le début de la supériorité de silkypix. A noter que Panasonic recommande seulement lightroom et silkypix.
    Les rendus des couleurs et le rattrapage des hautes lumières est sans commune mesure par rapport aux autres logiciels.
    J’ai entendu (et lu) beaucoup de personnes dire que l’un ou l’autre logiciel c’est pareil, il suffit de savoir bien s’en servir pour obtenir les mêmes résultats …. Mais je n’ai jamais vu de développement (de Lumix) aussi propres qu’avec silkypkx.
    Par contre j’ai vu beaucoup de photographes qui passent des heures à photographier avec du materiel valant le prix d’une voiture, et avoir des milliers de photos développées fades, sans relief, sans nuances, presque désaturées.
    Je ne pige pas la logique.

    En revanche, silkypix est d’une lenteur exaspérante !! C’est tellement galère que j’en suis revenu à lightroom alors que J’ADORE silkypix.

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    1. Bonjour, Merci beaucoup pour ces mots gentils. Je suis d’accord avec vous. Silkypix Developer est vraiment une logiciel extraordinaire, simple.

      “”J’ai entendu (et lu) beaucoup de personnes dire que l’un ou l’autre logiciel c’est pareil, il suffit de savoir bien s’en servir pour obtenir les mêmes résultats …. Mais je n’ai jamais vu de développement (de Lumix) aussi propres qu’avec silkypkx.””
      —- Exact. Comme vous avez dit, les autres logiciels sont pas le même chose. Pour moi, une bonne couleur naturelle est une grande priorité. Silkypix Developer non seulement peut rendre de belles couleurs naturelles, il est également capable de réduire le bruit de couleur, peut fournir de bonnes photos nettes et tout facilement. Pour moi, c’est plus que suffisant.

      “”Par contre j’ai vu beaucoup de photographes qui passent des heures à photographier avec du materiel valant le prix d’une voiture, et avoir des milliers de photos développées fades, sans relief, sans nuances, presque désaturées.
      Je ne pige pas la logique.””
      Malheureusement, de nombreux photographes suivent la tendance. Cette tendance particulière a commencé avec un blogueur canadien sur YouTube appelé Peter MacKinnon. Il utilise ce type de couleur dans son blog et il les vend aussi. Je ne l’aime pas.

      Bonne nouvelle pour nous que, nous pouvons garder les belles couleurs originales dans nos photos, car la tendance d’aujourd’hui est différente.

      “C’est tellement galère que j’en suis revenu à lightroom alors que J’ADORE silkypix.”
      Écoutez, Je vous comprends bien. Pour moi, Je l’achèterai Capture One quand je commencerai à gagner plus d’argent que maintenant avec la photographie et la vidéographie.
      Parce que pour moi, dans le monde commercial, il est important de créer de bons résultats à grande vitesse. Nous devons également être exceptionnellement organisés. Et nous devons pouvoir exporter rapidement différents formats.

      Sincèrement par curiosité, puis-je vous demander si vous avez une entreprise de photographie?

      Merci d’avoir lu mon blog. Je vous souhaite une merveilleuse journée.


  2. Bonjour.
    Quand les contenus sont de qualité et surtout qu’ils ne se limitent pas à répéter bêtement les âneries des autres, c’est normal de les mettre en avant.

    Le point qui me semble vraiment important mais qui est très difficile à éclaircir, c’est le fait de savoir si les éditeurs de logiciels ont, ou non, les informations nécessaires de la part des constructeurs pour “dé-rawtiser” correctement nos images. Les constructeurs communiquent peu et se limitent à recommander un logiciel en particulier. Quant aux éditeurs de logiciels, ils parlent seulement de “supporter” tel ou tel format de raw.

    Bref, ça sent l’embrouille car personne n’est clair. On peut donc facilement penser que les fabricants sont réticents à confier leurs secrets, et que les éditeurs font au mieux pour obtenir un résultat potable.

    Dans le cas de silkypix et de Panasonic (le seul cas que je connaisse vraiment) le constat de résultats bien meilleurs par rapport à d’autres logiciels va incontestablement dans ce sens.

    Cela dit, on trouve des photographes détracteurs qui se contentent de résultats “moyens” (je suis poli) et ne voit pas le souci. En général la raison invoquée est simplement une méconnaissance du logiciel utilisé (ou peu être une cataracte ignorée 😁).

    Quand je parle de photos fades, sans relief (encore une fois c’est pour être poli) je pense justement à ces photographes qui investissent des milliers d’euros dans un boîtier pour développer vite fait mal fait dans un logiciel inadéquate.
    En effet, on aime ou pas Peter McKinnon mais au moins il faut reconnaître qu’il a une démarche artistique et qu’il sait développer ses photos (même si on n’aime pas).

    Je suis d’accord que l’obtention de bons résultats rapides est important, que l’on soit professionnel ou pas. Pour le pro c’est une question d’argent, pour l’amateur c’est une question de rester motivé. Je suis dans ce dernier cas de figure, ne voulant pas être lassé soit par de mauvais résultats doit par beaucoup trop de temps passé au développement.

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  9. Thank you for your review. I have purchased SilkyPix and have now used it for a day. I agree with all your observations except for one.

    When I open an unedited Nikon RAW file in Capture NX, Capture NX2, Capture NX-D, NX Studio and SilkyPix Select, they all have the same histogram and render the image the same.

    Then in SilkyPix, as I next select the Adjustment tab, SilkyPix “Default” completely changes the image. The “Default” setting should not have manipulated the image. “Default” should be the same as the jpeg.

    Displeased with the SilkyPix’s ‘Default’ manipulation, I then endeavor to correct it by changing the Color Profile to ‘Faithful’ and the Color Representation to “Standard’ with no success.

    Is there a setting or list of settings that will restore the image histogram and rendering to original as displayed in the Select tab?

    I also use DarkTable and own DXO PL4 Elite. Both do not render Nikon RAW images as faithful as the Nikon software.

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    1. Hi Steve, thank you for your time commenting.
      Now, I do have some old nikon files but I am personally a fuji and canon user (currently). Nikon NX softwares are built on Silkypix engine. So, at least it is guaranteed that, you will have nice colour fidelity, Noise reduction and Sharpening from silkypix.
      Also, by using the Warnings, you can get accurate colour clip warnings.
      Back to the question of matching the colours, same as Nikon NX softwares or Nikon picture profiles. I know for fact that, in Silkypix, you can use Fujifilm, Panasonic and Olympus’s own picture profiles.

      When it comes to Big 3, Canon Nikon and Sony, they do not share their secret sauce. So, personally for nikon and canon, I use Natural + Memory 1 or 2 for Landscape and Natural + Portrait 1/2/3 for people.
      What are you seeing in “Select” that is the thumbnail integrated inside the Raw.

      Personally, if you absolutely want the nikon colour
      Then, Do your global adjustment in NX, leave the sharpening and NR to default.
      Then export 16bit tiff files. Then do your other adjustments in Silkypix.

      As for personal opinion, It is true that Silkypix do not possess canon or nikon picture profiles. But, it sure knows how to treat the raw files from their fellow Japanese counterparts.
      You can either start from Standard and Faithful. Then add colour manually as you wish. Or use Natural + Memory 1 or 2 for Landscape and Natural + Portrait 1/2/3 for people. I have had beautiful prints for professional work.

      Please, I am here to answer more questions.

      Greetings from Reunion Island.


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