I recently purchased an 80D and 100mm f/2.8 IS L lens and am testing them.
I have also loaded Canon Digital Photo Professional 22.214.171.124 and am learning it.
Please help me to understand what I am observing.
My version of Photoshop is ancient, 5.5
When I open a jpeg in Photoshop 5.5 and open the same jpeg in DPP, the jpeg appears sharper and has better colors in DPP on the screen. Is this because of the age of my version of Photoshop or does DPP apply, by default, tweaks for sharpening, color saturation, contrast, etc. ?
Also I have been taking my test shots in RAW + JPEG at maximum file resolution and maximum size.
When I open the raw file in DPP and open the jpeg in DPP and compare them, the raw file appears sharper and has better colors on the screen. Does DPP apply, by default, tweaks for sharpening, color saturation, contrast, etc. to the raw file ?
I am trying to figure out if what I am seeing is enhancement by the software, or just better image quality in the raw file vs the jpeg.
Thanks for any guidance you can offer.
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Dear Wadizzle and Robert,
I think I understand now, but I think I have another question then.
How do these review sites that compare camera bodies or lenses or both make a fair comparison if the output of the camera + lens combination is always altered to some extent by the software displaying the image?
For example if brand X and brand Y cameras are compared and the software used is brand Z and if brand Z software displays one camera brand output better than another what you are comparing is not the cameras only, it is the whole combination.
Am I not understanding this correctly or is this a very convoluted system?
I think you raise a valid point, and it's one of the reasons why reviews that make such comparisons should be treated with a degree of skepticism. A careful reviewer might try to use different editors on a picture he presents, in order to minimize the effect of software on what is ostensibly a hardware comparison.
Let's see if Ernie Biggs weighs in. He/s stayed out of this discussion so far; but of all the regular contributors to this forum, he may be the one most contemptuous of such reviews.