"Bart van der Wolf" <spam> wrote in message
I'm very curious about this 'romance' you have with picmantec, Bart. Do you
favour this program because it has no automation, putting the end results in
your hands alone or is there some other reason? I downloaded it at your
suggestion and came to the conclusion it is not a photographers tool but a
As a photographer, I prefer not to dwell on post processing any more than I
have to. I do shoot RAW but for me, the work afterwards is a right royal
pain. I much prefer DxO because it addresses the faults in my lenses and
makes a very nice conversion of the data to an image file. The subtlety of
pastel colours is often lost in today's saturated images.
Sure some of the files could do with a touch-up in Photoshop after
conversion but on the whole, it is the closest I have come to the days when
I shot film, sent it to a lab and ordered prints from the proofs. It seems
to me that far too many programs exist now that demand so much extra
learning or personal input after the shoot as to make the art of photography
far too complicated.
Your reply is eagerly awaited.
It's actually Ryadia here.
My PC is being upgraded so I'm using daughters until it comes back.