Should you upgrade to DxO PureRAW 3?
DxO PureRAW 3 vs PureRAW 2 and should you upgrade?
I have it all in shown in my video below or continue reading if you prefer the written word rather than a video.
Processing time for the 4 shots.
I have a link at the end of the page where you can download all these photographs and see them in closer detail if you want to rather then looking at the compressed versions on my website.
First Photograph results in PureRAW 2 vs PureRAW 3
The above shot is the original unedited version in PureRAW 2.
The below shot is the edited version in PureRAW 2.
The shot below is the edited version in PureRAW 3.
The first photograph results in PureRAW 3 are a good bit better and that was a bit of a surprise to me as I always thought PureRaw 2 was about as good as it could get so this much of an improvement was a bit of a shock to me.
Wildlife Photograph, shot 2 in PureRAW 2 vs PureRAW 3
The edited shot in PureRAW 2 is below.
The PureRAW 3 edited version of shot 2 is below.
PureRaw 2 vs PureRAW 3 Conclusion.
As you can clearly see the edited Photograph is a lot cleaner after using PureRAW 3 than what PureRAW 2 could achieve. So why is there such a big difference in noise reduction between the two? Well, the introduction of DeepPrime XD in PureRAW 3 has proven to be a real game changer and with it’s state of the art noise reduction it really is starting to show how much better it is with very noisy images.
Considering that DeepPrime was always one of the best noise reduction software tools out there is is some serious step forward.
My conclusion is if you use DxO PureRAW 2 I would say PureRAW 3 is a very nice upgrade and something you should seriously consider.
I also edited two more photographs in the video and over the next week or so I will expand this post to include the other images.
See you out there,
DxO PureRAW 2 vs PureRAW 3 Review
If you are wondering if you should upgrade to PureRAW 3 from a previous version of PureRAW then let me just say do it! PureRAW 3 is a nice step forward even over the sublime PureRAW 2 which has been my default RAW editor