I just used the DXO Elite demo program on a job to work over a house photo shoot... (Canon 5D with 16-35 L)
Am very disappointed in the software. Anyone else have this problem or can tell me what stupid thing I am doing to cause this?
1) color adjustments are quite easy...
2) the presets for neutral color and gamma and color saturation and density are all great
3) lens distortion system is the best part of the software (only works on dng or RAW, no Tiff or Psd)
4) Picture looks great until you take it up to 100 percent to check sharpening and noise reduction.
Then you have Problems:
A) Colors are clumped and blotchy.
Only parts of the image are sharpened... others are actually made softer than original.
C) Detail is good some places completely gone in others.
D) Noise is good in sky but horrible in shadows and other lower middle tone....
E) At 100 percent the image looks like you have run it through a water color or paint daubs filter.
F) I have tried running the program with sharpening and noise elements turned off... Problem persists. The image is plagued with blobs of color.