3
Jan
2013

AccuRaw: X-Trans-RAF conversion software

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image courtesy: dmcgaughey

I’ve already mentioned the AccuRaw-beta conversion software in this post here and Rico Pfirstinger mentioned it in the comments to his post here. Now dmcgaughey sent me a link to his website, where you can read his review about this RAW-conversion software alternative. The two main reasons that make this software interesting are, according to dmcgaughey:

1. It explicitly aims to produce accurate rendering of color and tone. Many RAW converters, by default, will produce a fairly contrasty and saturated image.

2. It gives you control over multiple sources of artifacts. By default, it shows you maximum resolution. It then allows you to independently reduce chroma (color) and luma (brightness) artifacts – the downside being resolution is reduced. You can also sharpen the chroma and luma channels independently.

Click here to read the whole review.

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  • Foliage

    Rather very good. ACR now looks more and more as a complete joke. Still though, what was really the point of that X-trans sensor is beyond me. Looking at what they managed to do with the Sony 12MP sensor in the X100, just tweaking the 16MP one and taking out the AA filter would’ve been perfectly enough.