Some Thoughts on DXO Photolab 4 vs Silkypix Developer Studio vs Canon DPP

Canon DPP vs Silkypix DS vs DXO Photolab 4.

Thank you for taking time watching the test. And pointing out your thoughts on it.
I pinned it for other readers.
Now, please allow me response one at a time in chronological order about something else came to my mind.
Interestingly, I have written the most of what in the written version of the video and here. Some of them I ever cut out of the video in fear of making the video way too long than it already.

At least, viewers can judge for themselves. Like you did. Thank you.

So, about white Balance difference. I think I mentioned it in one point of the video. I also said almost at the end of the video that, may be I have been looking at the screen for too long and I should take a break. So, I asked the viewers for their opinions. As you did.
What I found interesting that, DXO and DPP made a change in WB value even though I didn’t touch anything. And I actually wanted to touch the WB sliders of DPP and DXO to match the DS (Cooler). But I didn’t. Idea was to see the default results. They were not good or bad. They were different.
At 5500 WB , GoPro 7 will not be same as Canon 70D.
Also we established that, at 5500 WB, different Softwares WILL render different colors. Even if the raw file came from same camera. Just like the good old Film Developer. Different ‘Human’ Developer will render different results, form the same Film. I learned that when I was 11 from my father. He was fussy 🤣.

Is it good or bad? Nothing is good or bad. Just different. It’s the Artist who will make the judgement call.
Same opinion goes for contrast.

The idea of using default was to see, which Software will provide the most ideal “Base” results. Because, I am sure that pro or ametuer, almost everyone WILL move at least one sliders no matter what. No one will leave the photo at their default settings (or do they? Huh, I think this opinion is biased, based on what I would do, so, I can be wrong).

In DS, I changed the Noise Reduction to Fine Details Mode. Because that’s the new addition of DS. And for some reason, they kept the older ‘Standard’ mode even though it’s not necessary. Same they did with all the HDR modes. I don’t understand their logic on that part.

I admit that I am not an AI expert nor a Software engineer. I am a photographer and videographer. So, I tried my best to make it look as scientific as possible.

Not being able to use Prime or Deep Prime in Tiff or on JPEG, was a deal breaker for me. I was hoping to buy the DXO elite and edit JPEG or TIFF exported from Canon DPP. So that I could use the Canon Color, and use DXO prime or Deep Prime to do the Noise Reduction. Sigh!
Also, that was another reason why I had to Export each file from each Software in order to make this test. But let me admit, my first reason was to not let my laptop explode.

In my other article, EDIT LIKE SILKYPIX: A Silkypix Developer Studio Pro 10 Review.
I also said that, it was heartbreaking for me to to be able to use DXO PL, because it’s doesn’t support Fuji RAF (I have almost 16000 raw files that I need to go back more often).
Because, it is a great piece of Software. And I wish nothing more than supporting a home grown (France, my 2nd home) Software.

Also, in my another article
I mentioned, Silkypix Developer natively support Panasonic Lumix too.
As a matter of fact, I did a test on a Lumix raw file on DXO and DS. In DXO PL, the Vignette was visible. But that’s a minor issue and easily can be fixed with an update. But it’s there.

Also, DXO Photolab 4 will only make lens corrections to the JPEGS made from CANON DPP only. So, If you let say exported a jpeg from Silkypix (or RawTheraape for example) without any lens correction using its library, then decided do the lens corrections in DXO with this JPEG, you can not. I tried many times.

To be honest, all the Softwares are great today. Just like all the cameras are excellent today. I love SP color . But I wish they improve performance a little bit. Personally, I am not in favor of using multiple Softwares.
I have one Software for videography (DaVinci Resolve Studio) and 2 softwares for Photography (Silkypix and Affinity Photo) , one Software for vector (Affinity designers) and One for Audio (Fairlight Audio built in Resolve)
This simplicity helps me to be productive.

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