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M8/M9: DNG to Monochrome DNG SW (Windows only)
Old 01-07-2013   #1
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M8/M9: DNG to Monochrome DNG SW (Windows only)

Copying from the website:

Pros and Cons
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Let me try to sum up the pros and cons, as objectively as possible:

positive
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sharper output
cleaner output (no color noise)
full blown monochrome DNG (fully editable in Lightroom and others)
ability to go for full red or blue

negative
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spectral sensitivity is unclear (although it can be found out by comparing to other methods, other cameras and/or film, I can not change it if you don't like the current output)
possible artifacts if you use the most dangerous settings
possible artifacts I haven't spotted
the method is untested in (large) printing
you have to know what you're doing and get a bit of an understanding of the method
you have to be careful with the results and inspect them more thoroughly than you might be used to, especially if you intend to go over a 100% in printing.

http://frozenphotons.blogspot.sg/201...onclusion.html

SW found here: http://www.mymymyohmy.com/software/dngmonochrome.html
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Interest concept and I applaud him for doing the hard work. If you try it post your results.
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I'm a bit puzzled by the concept - it does not add anything to normal conversions in ACR or C1. And if one insists on working in Luminosity only nothing is simpler than to switch to LAB in Photoshop. Dan Margulis has a whole chapter on the subject in "The Canyon Conundrum"
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Seems interesting. I'll try it some time when I have more time.

Are there any comparisons with for example a typical lightroom black and white conversion? I mean one of its claims is about imagequality?
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I'm a bit puzzled by the concept - it does not add anything to normal conversions in ACR or C1. And if one insists on working in Luminosity only nothing is simpler than to switch to LAB in Photoshop. Dan Margulis has a whole chapter on the subject in "The Canyon Conundrum"
While having GIMP as a puzzling concept when Photoshop exists (if one forgets that one is free and the other one isn't), one must point out that not all RAW conversion implementations are equal. Like lens design, there are a lot of design compromises that have to be made, all weighed by the knowledge of color rendition, matrix interpretation...actually way too many things to list.

I like the idea behind this just as the Monochrom is to the non monochrome digital sensors which, evidently, can produce B&W images with postprocessing.

Having said all of that, I have yet to take this app for a spin.
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Still, I am reminded of the Emperors clothes...
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Still, I am reminded of the Emperors clothes...
We'll just have to wait and see
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