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The Olympus Studio 2 software (version 2.3) has a circus-like user interface, with garish amateurish icons, and an idiotic information display, placing things like ISO well below "35mm equivalent".
The feature set is quite good (as a checklist), but assembled as a frankenstein monster of hard-to-use functionality. To add insult to injury, you have to pay for it. It’s so bad that I rank it below Nikon Capture NX2 as the worst-ever RAW-file software I’ve ever used (and I have a dozen or so of them).
Innumerable details are screwball: non-standard save/open dialogs are nothing short of infuriating; double-clicking a folder starts to rename it instead of opening it (I really don’t want to rename my volumes, thank you).
You cannot batch-process RAW files as-is, you must save batch-processing settings first, and how to do so properly is an inscrutable operation without reading the crap manual. Little annoyances include the fact that it doesn’t remember the last settings used to open with the “registered application”.
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