So RT will be my first ever photo editing software. And I would like to express my admiration to all the contributors giving their time to make RT a reality.
I am scanning negatives with a V800 using Silverfast (Negafix is a lifesaver).
In Silverfast, I can scan in TIFF or DNG :
- TIFF 48 > 24 bits where I can edit the image (iSRD, Negafix, etc.)
- HDR 16 or 48 bits TIFF or DNG with some image editing
- HDRi 32 ot 64 bits TIFF or DNG with some image editing.
I understand that with TIFF 48 >24 bits, all the editing will be “baked in” the image, where HDR/HDRi the editing is saved in the TIFF file for later modification (non destructive editing process). Also, with HDRi, the infrared channel is saved. But then, is seems that HDR(i) is a format for their HDR software family.
My questions : does RT read the HDR TIFF format from Silverfast? Or, to put things in another perspective : is there an advantage to scan in HDR 48 bits TIFF instead of 48>24 bit TIFF ? I guess that RT does not read the infrared channel (no tools to use it) - no need for HDRi.
I understand that RT 5.8 does not recognize DNGs coming out of a scanner (will / should be the case in 5.9 with negative inversion of TIFF/DNG). In other words, should I worry about TIFF when DNG is available ? Is there any advantages of DNG over TIFF ?
Thank you for your time.