Tag: SPP 6.2

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Optimizing color processing in SPP

In the past few days I have tried to further optimize my SPP 6.2 color processing workflow, I introduced in this blog entry. What I particularly like about those settings is that they deliver reproducible results for photos taken in sunny conditions, cloudy skies and light shadows and that the colors appear very vibrant. In ...

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New SPP 6.2 insights and many cat photos

As I’ve discovered recently SPP 5.5.3 is much faster than newer versions at processing Merrill X3Fs, but I find myself missing SPP6’s “color square”. IMO the older version has one additional advantage: its color rendition in regard to Merrill Foveon output is much better. When applying small color corrections, however, there is no way around ...

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SPP 6.2: a comparison of the various color modes

As I have promised in this blog post about the „portrait“ color mode, I went over the 10 color modes available in SPP 6.2 with a fine-tooth comb. To this end I imported a Quattro X3F in SPP and exported it ten times consecutively as a 16 bit TIFF. All settings were left at 0, ...

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SPP 6.2 vs 5.5.3: which one is faster at processing Merrill X3Fs?

Ten days ago Sigma released SPP 6.2, which according to the changelog should be considerably faster at processing QuattroX3Fs. I installed the new RAW converter “fed” it and the previous version (6.1) with the same Quattro X3F and measured the time it took both versions to perform the same tasks. 6.2 needed only half as ...

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Sigma News & Rumors: SPP 6.2 is available and it is considerably faster than 6.1!

Sigma has released SPP 6.2 (download site) and as you can read in the changelog below, the main focus of this version of Sigmas RAW converter are improvements to processing and write speeds. Before I installed SPP 6.2, I imported a Quattro X3F into 6.1 and measured the time with my smartphone it took for it to ...