This is my first post in here, I recently registered to this forum. I find it very interesting and informative.
I'm a hobbyist when it comes to my photography and I'm curious about your opinion regarding C17 Pro vs C17 Express+ NIK software.
I currently use C17 Express, I find its color rendition and highlight recovery among the best, at least with my files it seems to be the case,
now that C1 is on sale I'm tempted to upgrade to the PRO version and take advantage of its use of Local Adjustments through the use of layers and
also its very capable Color toolset.
I wonder if doing localized adjustments in RAW before exporting as TIFF gives better quality than doing basic adjustments in C1 then exporting as TIFF
and doing local adjustments in NIK Viveza, Color Efx and the like.
Would I be better served with C17 Express + NIK or jump to C17 PRO and later on get the NIK suite?
Months ago I installed the very generous trial version, but I mainly concentrated on C1 Express because that's what I was interested in and didn't play much
with the PRO version, in hindsight I should have done the opposite.
Any advice will be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance.