Originally Posted by noimmunity
Remember, with RPP, it's not processing, just conversion.
You generally still need to process photos after conversion by RPP. It works well in tandem with LR for that.
For the M8, I've always found C1 to be better than other options, but RPP gives better results. The same images look crisper and have better color. White balance maniupaltion in RPP isn't as easy as C1, but the results can be better.
I am reading this thread with great interest as I just started digital and have some questions. I don't post pictures and the print is my final goal. Calibrated my screen using a Spyder4Pro. Just got an Epson 3880 and ordered ImagePrint RIP to optimize my results.
I use LR3 with its ACR developer. If RPP is just a "converter", can you just use RPP to convert the photo and then use LR3 or Aperture to post process the WB, colors etc? RPP would allow better preservation of the details. Would something be lost if the other functions mentioned such as WB, local contrast, exposure, saturation be done in more commercial post processing programs rather than by RPP?