Thanks! Added a tag and a license. Do I need to do anything else?
Fixed your title to make it more obvious.
Thank you! Personally, I would really like to also see RawTherapee edits of this photo.
Now that it is a play raw you can happily post your RT edits here.
I’ll definitely submit my take
A truly nice image to work on (though it has its imperfections), I came up with this in DT. A few masks to operate on the darker and lighter parts, and then some color corrections. Not 100% happy with the final color, but it’s close
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…and here it is, for what it’s worth
RawTherapee (dev version) only.
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Very interesting image to work on. I actually really had a hard time getting something close to @David_LaCivita. After some fiddling around I actually used the unorthodox way to use a hugely feathered gradient. RT only.
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Everything and the kitchen sink from RawTherapee.
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Fuji Raw Files: Convert Uncompressed to Compressed?
thanks @isagalaev for making a playraw from a question and @Morgan_Hardwood for insisting , always fascinating such different approaches… Mine using RT it’s assumedly a bit heavy handed with the micro constrast, which creates (among other things) nasty spits of vertical dark lines… next life better =)DSCF3284d.tif.out.pp3 (10.9 KB)
An attempt with LightZone. (Next life better.)
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Edit: Ups, trigger-happy with the blue sky …
Nice version @McCap. Sometimes I use the gradient in such a way as well. The tools are there to be used in a creative way, aren’t they!
Here is my attempt; no gradients, RT 5.3
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Just a small update: (for what it’s worth) let me upload also some results from lightroom. The first one is processed with a single click of a new AI button.
The next one is limited to raising blacks and shadows.
Probably the “shadows and highlights” module but I was just going quickly.
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Normally I would not sharpen when saving full-size images, and only do the sharpening after downscaling when re-saving for a specific medium such as a desktop wallpaper (i.e. downscale to 1920x1080, then sharpen). However, as most of the entries here are full-sized, I’m submitting this second full-size sharpened image:
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And this one is the same as the previous one except that I scaled it down to a width of 1000px and applied lens correction, so that it can be compared to @kazah7’s Lightroom’s entry:
Using RT 5.3 in an attempt to bring out shadow detail without losing the inherent high contrast nature of the photo.
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@kazah7 the new auto stuff of lightroom is quite impressive!
We have nothing as cool in RT (yet? probably never… not without a massive amount of data to analyze, as a bare minimum), but we did make some efforts in reducing the amount of work needed to get in the same ballpark. FWIW, here’s a little demo:
And here’s the result:
I’m aware of those new tools! To put it simply - a great work and really useful staff! Can’t wait for 5.4 and further releases. When it comes to lightroom and its ‘magic’ AI button, there is no denying that it’s impressive, especially if one has a lot of pictures to process. However, if I have time I prefer to work in RT. It simply gives me more fun and joy to work with. Lightroom is kinda soulless, like a cold beast, professional and powerful but without this special touch or feeling that RT has.
a thowall darktable slighlty overcook sky, could not get a grip with the paramedics (next-next life better)
Indeed despite the slugginess LR’s auto got a wild and useful boost, but their general profile still too punchy for my taste, RNI’s better IMO
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I say that’s a love story