Ugh! Looks like the “Magenta Overlay Ghost” is still haunting us.
I tried a few images. I’m not getting the color shift, but I am seeing a kind of haziness and reduced contrast after processing directly from raw (Canon .CR2). I suppose LibRaw has to process and rasterize the raw file in order to open it in DeNoise. Then has to convert it back to a “raw” format (DNG).
Hard to imagine having DeNoise as the first step in my processing chain. I’d want to at least develop the raw file (even if I turn off noise reduction) before sending it to DeNoise.
Trying to match my original .CR2 to what I get from DeNoises DNG requires reduced exposure, reduced contrast and a slight boost in saturation.
I downloaded a trial version of DeNoise on Friday 29th May, used it and pleased with the results (although a tad slow, but I can live with that). Today 1st June I paid my money, the software transferred itself over to me OK. But then I get a message saying that a new update is available, is there anywhere else where I can find out what the update is without having to download another app just to read the message. As I have heard of people having issues with newer updates and not being able to go back to the previous version.
Noteworthy, the purple color cast (on this particular image) does not show in preview, or thumbnail, only when the DeNoise AI DNG is opened in another RAW processor. The color cast does not show with other file formats. Notwithstanding, the color cast, the DeNoise AI output (from RAW ORF) is still much different than what Olympus Workshop default generates, hence using TIFF as input is indeed the next best option.