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  • #91
    Re: Olympus Workspace - Replacement for OV3

    In OV3 under the RAW editing tab you could see the camera settings for White Balance, Picture Mode, Highlight/Shadow Control, Gradation, Contrats, Sharpness, Saturation, Noise etc. Against each of these labels is the camera setting in force i.e. ON/OFF, 0/1/2/3, LOW/MEDIUM/HIGH, Vivid/Natural/Portrait... etc and underneath is a dropdown box alllowing you to override the camera setting with one of your own choosing to revert back to "as shot".

    I see no such "as shot" in Olympus Workspace. If open up a RAW file does it apply the camera settings to what you see? If you export (save) the RAW file as a JPEG will it be the same as the in camera settings JPEG or will it apply all the settings as the factory default?

    For some settings like Picture Mode it does start with the camera setting in the drop down box (but no specific area to display the camera setting) and if you make a change by selcting another option the the tick box gets ticked to show you have made a change. Unticking the box reverts the drop down box back to the in camera setting but re-ticking the box does not put it back to the setting you had selected.

    Some settings like Sharpness do not seem to know what the camera setting was and always start with the factory default.

    And some settings like Noise Filter do not revert back when you untick the box.

    Can anyone explain please? Is it me or is this all a backward step from OV3?
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    • #92
      Re: Olympus Workspace - Replacement for OV3

      Originally posted by OM USer View Post
      In OV3 under the RAW editing tab you could see the camera settings for White Balance, Picture Mode, Highlight/Shadow Control, Gradation, Contrats, Sharpness, Saturation, Noise etc. Against each of these labels is the camera setting in force i.e. ON/OFF, 0/1/2/3, LOW/MEDIUM/HIGH, Vivid/Natural/Portrait... etc and underneath is a dropdown box alllowing you to override the camera setting with one of your own choosing to revert back to "as shot".

      I see no such "as shot" in Olympus Workspace. If open up a RAW file does it apply the camera settings to what you see? If you export (save) the RAW file as a JPEG will it be the same as the in camera settings JPEG or will it apply all the settings as the factory default?

      For some settings like Picture Mode it does start with the camera setting in the drop down box (but no specific area to display the camera setting) and if you make a change by selcting another option the the tick box gets ticked to show you have made a change. Unticking the box reverts the drop down box back to the in camera setting but re-ticking the box does not put it back to the setting you had selected.

      Some settings like Sharpness do not seem to know what the camera setting was and always start with the factory default.

      And some settings like Noise Filter do not revert back when you untick the box.

      Can anyone explain please? Is it me or is this all a backward step from OV3?
      I don't think OWS is necessarily a backward step but does do things differently, although there may be somethings I might like to be more familiar but it's more a case of getting to know how to use OWS instead & its little foibles etc.

      The following were two ways OV3 could edit raw files,

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      while OWS does it this way with all tabs accessible for various modes of editing.

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      Note the WB values in Custom WB. It shows what the RAW file settings are.
      The point you made about the Noise Filter not returning to previous setting (or 'As Shot') is not a disadvantage or fault because as soon as you 'untick' it you notice the image updating with the little wheel at the top left of the image, as it reverts back to 'as shot' Noise Filter. I do agree there are certain things that need to be refined (& fixed). The cropping is one area needing attention. If cropping the Original it does not maintain aspect or have the option to do so & if cropping from one of the selected aspects (4:3, 3:2 etc) it can only be cropped in the same aspect & not in portrait aspect if it is a landscape image when trying to change its size as it annoyingly changes back to landscape etc. Try it & see what I mean.
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      • #93
        Re: Olympus Workspace - Replacement for OV3

        Ross, thank you for images showing what's going on.

        Originally posted by Ross the fiddler View Post
        ...Note the WB values in Custom WB. It shows what the RAW file settings are... The point you made about the Noise Filter not returning to previous setting (or 'As Shot') is not a disadvantage or fault because as soon as you 'untick' it you notice the image updating with the little wheel at the top left of the image, as it reverts back to 'as shot' Noise Filter.
        The WB and the Noise Filter setting appear to have the same quirks. Yes, the applied setting does revert to the in-camera setting when you untick the little box.... but you don't know what thet setting was (unless you can remember it) making it difficult to move the setting up or down one notch from the in-camera setting. However if you click on a different thumbnail and then click back it does revert the drop down box display back to the in-camera setting. Given that OV3 told you explicitly what the in-camera setting was I feel that OWS is a backwards step in this regard. For those that shoot RAW with the default settings and do all changes in post then this will not be a problem.

        Originally posted by Ross the fiddler View Post
        I do agree there are certain things that need to be refined (& fixed). The cropping is one area needing attention. If cropping the Original it does not maintain aspect or have the option to do so & if cropping from one of the selected aspects (4:3, 3:2 etc) it can only be cropped in the same aspect & not in portrait aspect if it is a landscape image when trying to change its size as it annoyingly changes back to landscape etc. Try it & see what I mean.
        I just did... and it seems bizzare. My pedantic nature says that "original" cropping is free form (as that preserves the aspect ratio orientation if rotate the crop box and then adjust one side/corner) whereas if you select "16:9" then you must mean "16:9" and not "9:16".

        If you are editing a RAW file in OWS then the "adjust colour" option is greyed out, when editing a JPEG there is no "noise" option. OV3 gave you distinct tabs for editing the RAW and the JPEG in the same view (the second of your images), the RAW tab corresponded closely with the camera options, and the JPEG options were always availabe to edit the rendered (developed) RAW. Why can't I "adjust colour" on my RAW file in OWS and where has the JPEG noise reduction gone? The in-camera and OV3 RAW tab options for sharpness and contrast range from -2 to +2, the OV3 JPEG Edit tab allowed you to further refine this with options from -7 to + 7 and -100 to +100. This has been rolled out to OWS with the RAW and JPEG edit options of OV3 being split depending on whether you are editing a RAW or JPEG and not giving you both sets when editing RAW. So, If edting RAW the "detail" sharpness goes from -2 to +2 (same as camera) and the "basic" contrast also goes from -2 to +2 (same as camera). If edting JPEG the "detail" sharpness goes from -7 to +7 (same as OV3 jpeg edit tab) and the "basic" contrast goes from -100 to +100 (same as OV3 jpeg edit tab). Why should the values change depending on the file type you are editing?

        Here is an example workflow. I set up some in-camera options and create both the RAW and JPEG. I edit the JPEG and refine it and save it. In OV3 I can go back to the RAW, apply the in-camera settings (by not overwriting them), make the same JPEG refine edits, and save that to get an identical JPEG. In OWS I need to edit the RAW, apply the in-camera settings, then SAVE (export) to a new JPEG so that I can open the new JPEG and get the jpeg refine options to further refine the image further and save it for a second time.
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