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Does Helicon Focus respect ACR settings?

Posted: 03.06.2017 10:45
by BobStone
This is my first posting to the forums... have searched of an answer to this question, but so many related to DNG could not find an existing thread. Hope this is not repetitive and has a simple answer.

I use Bridge and Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) to Photoshop in my work flow. A number of 3d party applications that read raw files do not apply ACR settings to the raw files, so their output suffers from, and sometimes exaggerates, some of the artifacts that ACR corrects, i.e. chromatic aberrations, geometric distortions and vignetteing. In these cases I use a batch process to open the images in Photoshop, save them as TIFFs, then load the TIFFs into the software.

So with the new DNG capabilities in Helicon Focus, my questions is does Helicon Focus respect the ACR corrections or is the TIFF conversion a better approach?

Re: Does Helicon Focus respect ACR settings?

Posted: 06.06.2017 12:42
by Stas Yatsenko
No, I don't think it respects them unless the Adobe DNG converter automatically handles this internally. We'll look into it.
Perhaps, it's best to process the original raw images and then correct the result, unless the distortions interfere with the focus stacking process too much.

Re: Does Helicon Focus respect ACR settings?

Posted: 16.06.2017 14:02
by BobStone
Thank you ... I've set up a macro in PS to generate TIFFs from the adjusted raw files, so quite easy.

Re: Does Helicon Focus respect ACR settings?

Posted: 03.10.2017 19:32
by Clipping path
BobStone wrote:So with the new DNG capabilities in Helicon Focus, my questions is does Helicon Focus respect the ACR corrections or is the TIFF conversion a better approach?


No, Adobe DNG converter automatically handles this inwardly. i consider that it doesnt respect them.