If the image size is the same but the file size much smaller it can only be a matter of compression. My thoughts. I don’t know why that can’t be said.
If it’s something else I’m glad I learned something.
Something as an tiff input file and a jpg output file.
So you are opening a RAW file (Nikon .def) in the standalone version of FilmPack and saving the edited file as a JPEG. In which case a large drop in file size is to be expected.
You’ve already found the solution to preventing the JPEG output being low resolution / highly compressed.
My next question is for others who frequent this forum and know more about DxO products than I do, perhaps @Wolfgang@Joanna@mwsilvers…
FilmPack is not a RAW converter so when a RAW file is opened in the stand alone version of FilmPack, what happens? Does FilmPack simply extract the embedded JPEG and edit that?
While we are waiting for any wisdom from others on that question, @kasperbergholt how do you normally process your RAW files? Do you use PhotoLab? Or do you use another application Lightroom / Photoshop / whatever? If you use Photolab then there is no need for you to use FilmPack as a standalone application because all of its features are available (at additional cost) within PhotoLab.
Support for RAW format
Now supporting RAW format, DxO FilmPack uses the calibrated data from your camera to apply analog presets with perfectly faithful colors.
And as it is based on all of DxO’s RAW processing know-how, DxO FilmPack automatically corrects — without any intervention on your part —
all of your equipment’s possible optical flaws: distortion, vignetting, and chromatic aberrations, all while efficiently reducing the undesirable
digital noise in your images.
No – at least not with jpeg output format. Better to complete development from the raw file as far as possible. When you are not sure yet, then save as tiff format, but in general avoid to work on a jpeg file, which is already compressed etc.