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Sigma DP-1 Merrill

Color Rendition (Portrait)

This page shows the various color renditions produced by Sigma Photo Pro at its various canned daylight settings, compared with the JPEG rendition as well as my best-effort to make a reasonable looking image.

The main problem with Sigma Photo Pro (SPP) is that it does not render an image using the monitor display profile, so it is impossible to see what the effects will be of any particular color balance. This fact alone makes the software unusable for any kind of color correction or even brightness adjustment.

Portrait

After some effort, I was able to achieve an acceptable white balance in Sigma Photo Pro (SPP), with the various daylight settings not very helpful.

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Sigma DP-1 Merrill

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