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Preparing this page cost me undue effort and frustration with ultimately a less than satisfactory understanding of any way of doing better. Topped off with Sony Imaging Edge software discarding all the settings that had taken me an hour to tweak, and even though I had saved.
There were numerous difficulties with the Sony software; I failed to be able to achieve the combination of opening shadows, preserved highlights and sharpness that met my expectations. This is a best hours-long effort, such it was with the Sony software—but seconds in Adobe Camera Raw.
Several areas are addressed here:
- Quality with and without pixel shift using Sony Imaging Edge software.
- Artifacts that result from using pixel shift, even in this seeming simple and static scene.
- Noise and noise reduction between the raw converters and between pixel shift and non pixel shift.
- Sharpening in ACR and Sony Imaging Edge.
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