Oogling with Olympus Viewer 3A technically challenging shot below - a quick one in the middle of the famous Petaling Street intersection. I didn't think of in-camera HDR JPEG at that time. Neither did I think of exposure bracketing that Olympus models do so well.
|SOOC JPEG shot with one of the Color Profiles|
|Processed with Olympus Viewer 3 Version 2|
|Histogram after adjustments in Olympus Viewer 2|
|The Highlight, Midtone and Shadow Control Curve that both the camera and Olympus Viewer have|
|Exposure Compensation and the Color Wheel for the Color Profile adjustments|
There doesn't seem to be much difference between the SOOC JPEG and Olympus Viewer if you are not especially skilled in working Olympus Viewer - that's both a pro and a con.
Lighting up with LightzoneOut of interest, I tried the community maintained Lightzone. Lightzone is one of the few programs that currently read the raw file from the PEN-F. I tried some Zone System adjustments and the Re-lighting tool.
|Lightzone Processed from raw|
I don't know Lightzone will and was surprised at the almost flourescent pink/red it managed to render. Also notice the sky and the buildings, quite a massive recovery from the bleached out version from Olympus Viewer and SOOC JPEG.
Sassing it up with Sagelight EditorSagelight Editor is one of my favourites (a quietly unknown raw processor). It is authored by one sole developer/programmer and is very quick to launch. The only worry is that this author has gone AWOL - the website is there but the forum hasn't heard from him for a while. Currently, it is the other raw processor that will read a PEN-F raw file. Here's what it produced.
|Sagelight Editor read the PEN-F raw file and I tweaked the image.|
|Sagelight Editor settings that produced the image|
|The raw read by Sagelight Editor Before and After|
So, three different software, different renderings (of course there's me, the human element)
Mike Boening says ON1 software now opens the PEN-F's raw.
On to Part 6