SPP or Iridient for XF3 files?

Discussion in 'Sigma DP Forum' started by rybolt, May 1, 2014.

  1. rybolt

    rybolt Itinerant picture taker

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    Mar 24, 2014
    Yellow Springs, Ohio USA
    Paul Rybolt
    I'm finding that I use the Sigma Merrell cameras more and more. I shoot raw + jpegs and find myself using SPP to convert to 16 bit Tiff files and then finishing them off in LR. SPP works okay but is very slow to load and not very precise in many of the adjustments. I've played with Iridient with the Fuji RAF files and it seems to do a very nice job and load somewhat faster. The last thing I want to do is buy another piece of software that won't get used. Does anyone have any comments or suggestions? I'm on a Mac so the Faststone viewer is off the table.
    Thanks,
    paul
     
  2. Andrewteee

    Andrewteee SC All-Pro

    Jul 8, 2010
    Iridient is faster, but still not as fast as with other file types. I feel that SPP is "better" but just a hassle to use. ID offers more options plus I have a lot of processing profiles I can use.

    In general, I love ID!
     
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  3. Ripleysbaby

    Ripleysbaby supernatural anesthetist

    Sep 9, 2011
    Cumbria UK
    Garry
    I get on great with SPP on my quite slow 4 year old iMac .
    If I can put up with the slowness of the Merrill's in the field. I can live with SPP
     
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  4. rybolt

    rybolt Itinerant picture taker

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    Mar 24, 2014
    Yellow Springs, Ohio USA
    Paul Rybolt
    It's amusing that I can be so deliberate when shooting and so impatient when I get to the computer. I guess I want to get done so I can go shoot some more.:thiagree: