Originally Posted by AndresR
Hi, I need help with SPP. I barely know how to use it properly. I have a Sigma Sd Quattro and a Merrill. I take pictures in X3F, when I start SPP the photos look amazing, after a few seconds, a series of changes in the image automatically happen. I don't want this to happen, I like the photos as they come out of the camera. I notice many changes from the first image to the result after the changes made by SPP. What do I have to adjust in SPP so that this does not happen? Thanks and best regards.
Most likely it is set to AUTO or Custom for the processing. Change it to X3F and it should use the settings in the file itself.
If you like the look of the setting as is you might also try shooting RAW+JPEG. Your initial view is from the JPEG that is embedded in the X3F file. You can also export that JPEG using SPP. The JPEG engine in the sd Quattro is extremely good, esp. if you load the low noise reduction firmware option into the camera.
The Merrill JPEG engine isn't to the same quality as the sd Quattro engine.