A useful thread.
I just downloaded v5.3 over the weekend and have been amazed at the difference it makes in terms of optical correction. My Learner plates are very much in place, but can see the advantages the software offers.
Good to see how others have tackled the Workflow. I too see LR2 as better way to select/delete images. Limitations of losing RAW status if in LR2, exporting to DXO then back again didn't appeal. So was contemplating a quite convoluted approach: Card import into LR2, doing selection, deleting files not worthy of processing, renaming files then removing keepers from LR2 library. Processing them in DXO saving as DNG, then reimporting these DNG files into LR2.
Concur presets look good. Also this is the only RAW converter I have seen which minimises some posterisation/banding issues I've been having with D700 files of grey skies. Whereby there is a shift to green and magenta at some tonal values. LR2 (and ACR 5), Aperture, C1V4.5 and Nikon NX2 all see this banding from card download.
Would love to find a source of decent tutorials so that I can get up to speed with minimum hassle! Any advice gratefully received.
First real hiccup encountered. Have been processing some images and there seems to be a colour management issue between appearance in DXO which appears very intense colours and LR2 which appears more normal. When I export DNG, then import this into LR2, the colour is significantly different than when viewed in DXO review mode. I'm on a Mac. DXO Help says that Colour management settings are automatic on Macs. I've looked in Prefs and in other menu items, but cannot see anything to check/alter CM settings. Any solutions/recommendations please?