11-24-2016 12:02 AM
Actually I have Lightroom and DPP and for small spot removal Lightroom is better, it allows more versatility in size, blend diameter and location of clone with editing of the spot
I'm not surprised. Note, however, that DPP doesn't usually require a clone source when removing small spots. You just put a circle around the spot, tell the program whether it's darker or lighter than its surroundings, and click the mouse button. The spot is removed, and the blending is automatic.
11-24-2016 12:14 AM
I love Lightroom. Clone for inorganic things. "Heal" for skin. Works great. Won't add Bigfoot or remove your ex girlfriend from a shot but does all the things you want done in a normal situation.
11-24-2016 03:09 AM
"Pimples and moles usually yield to DPP's "Stamp Tool". I don't doubt that LR has a similar capability."
Too much work to go over ever pore and pimple on someone's face, neck, arms, etc.
If you oversharpen a photo just a bit followed by a little too much noise reduction, you tend to lose some details, and usually that's just enough to smooth over the skn. It won't exactly make every pimple and pore go away, but it does make them far less noticeable. In fact, I don't really oversharpen a photo, I adjust the "radius" of the sharpening tool.
And, the effect is applied everywhere evenly. It's a trick I discovered using Lightroom. I cannot say how well it works with DPP, because you have fewer adjustments and less "control" over how much, and in what way, sharpening and noise reduction can be applied.