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s90 raw - comparison of Canon DPP and ACR

Each image was shot in raw, then translated by DPP or by ACR. The resulting files were then processed as similarly as possible in Photoshop CS5, with relatively minimal processing, including raw-light processing in Topaz DeNoise.

As of June 10, 2010, I'm still not very good at these comparisons and am still learning DPP. Given that caveat, my initial impression is that colors have more nuance and more richness when the original digital raw negative is processed first in Canon's DPP. Colors are subtly different, less nuanced when processed first in Adobe's ACR. That's my preliminary impression.

NOTE: My goal with each of these was not to create the most ultra-finished CS5 output but instead was to enact minimal CS5 tweaking (after the DPP and the ACR/Bridge routes of raw interpretation).
z DPP v ACR IMG_0039 Rhubarb plant - via ACR into CS5.jpg
z DPP v ACR IMG_0039 Rhubarb plant - via ACR into CS5.jpg
z DPP v ACR IMG_0032 Mushroom after heavy rain at SSE - acr into psd.jpg
z DPP v ACR IMG_0032 Mushroom after heavy rain at SSE - acr into psd.jpg
DPP v ACR - Yellow flower - s90 - DPP and ACR into CS5 - IMG_0034
DPP v ACR - Yellow flower - s90 - DPP and ACR into CS5 - IMG_0034
DPP v ACR - Yellow flower - s90 - DPP & ACR into CS5 - IMG_0034
DPP v ACR - Yellow flower - s90 - DPP & ACR into CS5 - IMG_0034
 Campers at SanSuzEd - DPP into tif - tweaked in CS5 - IMG_0060
Campers at SanSuzEd - DPP into tif - tweaked in CS5 - IMG_0060