On 11/22/2022 2:13 PM, Mike Lazzari via olympus wrote:
I use v. 3 very occasionally. It works. My current thought is to do
the upgrade to v4 for $45 ... if it makes my coffee in the morning
too. Otherwise I'm good. :)
I've been trying out the trial version. Better than my recollection of the
first version. Esp the auto functions.
On photos with the Voigtländer "Hyper-Wide" Heliar 10/5.6, the basic correction does almost nothing, same as in their
Photolab, as the lens is well corrected. Volume deformation correction with H and V correction works well.
With diagonal correction, it improves the natural look of corners - but bends straight lines further in, even slightly
in the center. That's a definite non-starter for many images. Once I got into doing lots of perspective corrections
examples, I did find a couple where diagonal worked, and was helpful.
Perspective correction is another matter. Once I got into looking at it, I realized how much post time I spend on
perspective correction. I tried it on 35+ images, of a wide range of subjects. I'd say AUTO Mode nailed over 80%, and
simple manipulation of the sliders brought that up to almost all.
The combination of volume correction and perspective correction did a really
good job on some.
I started out with an image that perhaps nothing can really correct, and was skeptical. As I tried image after image,
and recalled with some my time and effort to correct them another way, I came to the conclusion that it would save me
oodles of time, so I bought it.
One oddity, which I'll bug them about is that mostly, one may not do both DxO lens correction and perspective correction
at once. I had to do one, save, then do the other. May be only in the PS plug-in.
What if the Hokey Pokey *IS* what it's all about?
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