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Greetings Readers,

1. I am getting serious about processing my moon images for a photo competition and to this end I need to process my RAW (CR3)  images and convert these RAW images to *.tiff files for further processing.

2. The RAW processor in Affinity Photo (AF) allows some " Basic Adjustments" of the RAW images prior to the development process. The developed files may be processed further.

3. The AF RAW processor allows for the use of a clarity filter, among many basic adjustments,  prior to development. An exported *.tiff file may also have a clarity filter applied to this developed file.

Questions:

Does it make any difference as to where this clarity filter is applied ?

Is there a difference between pre-development application of  the clarity filter and post development application of the clarity filter ?

Many thanks in advance,

Jeremy.

 

 

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I would have thought the application of clarity in Develop Persona is a matter of quality, although because there is no sidecar file created it’s a destructive process on the developed raw, whereas applying clarity on the tiff file using a live filter gives the flexibility of repeated adjustments in a non destructive way.


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Greetings firstdefence,

Re: I would have thought the application of clarity in Develop Persona is a matter of quality

I think you're right.  I have noticed when I apply the  clarity filter  at 100% (for these moon images) the clipping alarm shows that some small areas are over exposed so  I have to reduce the exposure so that no part of the image is over exposed. The final image will be of higher quality when one jointly adjust the exposure and clarity before development.

Re: whereas applying clarity on the tiff file using a live filter gives the flexibility of repeated adjustments in a non destructive way.

Yes. This is true. I like using the adjustment layers and the live filter layers as they me be brought into service as required.

Classic destructive / non-discructive processing dichotomy.  Given your description of the process using a quality argument I will proceed with using the Clarity filter pre-development and adjusting the exposure pre-development.

Many thanks for your reply,

Jeremy.

 

 

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