Raw PhotoStudio in Action

Developed with Raw PhotoStudioThis is a pretty different look from the Lightroom developed version. I found Raw PhotoStudio (also called Arcsoft PhotoStudio Darkroom) to do a great job, a Sigma Photo Pro 3 on steroids. You have great color control, great picture control, and you can play with the picture in a way similar to Lightroom. The way of the slider! BTW, click on picture for full size – be aware. Not very sharp. :) Should have brought a tripod or not used ISO50 so much.

Developed with Raw PhotoStudioNot a very good photo BUT – Here we have one that is adjusted for more correct vertical perspective. Great stuff! You can even remove both distortion and CA (Chromatic Aberration). Very easy to use and VERY fast. Someone said it’s made by the same people who gave us SPP3 and in that case this would be the perfect upgrade for us SPP lovers!

Developed with Raw PhotoStudioThis is ISO400 – click for full size.

Developed with Raw PhotoStudioISO50 – wonderful wonderful ISO50. Thanks you Sigma for bringing this to us!
Developed with Raw PhotoStudio

Developed with Raw PhotoStudioLast pictures are ISO500 (cheep is ISO400) you have great vignetting control and the only downside to this software is the pretty lame sharpening control (not terrible result but..) and maybe black and white control. It works but I’d like RAW Developer implementation better.

I’ll see if I can do a video about this software. It’s worth it. Oh, and full size of all images available on flickr. .

About Carl Rytterfalk

Welcome to my blog! I'm Carl Rytterfalk, a swedish photographer who loves everything that is interesting in the world of photography. In 2002 I fell in love with the three layered Foveon sensor and has since then been an addicted user of Sigma cameras. Though I use Canon and Nikon as well. :)
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3 Responses to Raw PhotoStudio in Action

  1. Clive says:

    Hmm. Are they at Arcsoft winning your heart, Carl, with this software they put out, _instead_ of fixing the mess they made for Sigma?

    Or do I read something improperly here, maybe?


  2. For me most of this is news, I just heard. And the SPP3 that I have is made by a Japanese group, not Arcsoft. Frustrating. All I want is good IQ. :) but still annoying that they can’t do better with SPP when this software is this good. grrrrrrr

  3. Chris says:

    Hi Carl, I’ve just downloaded ‘Arcsoft PhotoStudio Darkroom′ from the arcsoft website. (They don’t list the raw formats they support on their website which is a bit irritating!) I get a message saying ‘ this file is missing or unsupported’ when I try to open the x3f. The software seems to be able to read the exif – and produce a thumbnail of the file. – What did you mean about SPP3 – is there a change in software supplier in progress?

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