I have a 90D before that I used an 80D. Photolab just makes converting and editing RAW files of these cameras a breeze. Its a pleasure to work with it. Its not the only RAW converted/editor I have or have used but, darn it, it is the best.
Full disclosure I have all the DXO products. The Nik collection, Filmpack and Viewpoint. Plus I also bought PureRAW I have very little use for that as I prefer Photolab.
The changes DXO have made to Photolab have made a great RAW converter/editor even better.
That is a jpeg of a screen shot. The best way to understand what is going on is to have the original CR3 file so we can take a look at it. True you have put along side the PL version with others from different RAW converters. Still, I believe only the RAW file can tell us what we need to know to help.
Why not try the friendly colleagues on the forum instead. They are not employed by DxO and can therefore manage their time and effort independently… but they have no read access to the download server and can therefore not check out your files. Use whatever sharing our cloud platform you use to share a few files… Maybe we can help.
At the risk of sounding ungrateful, yes maybe you could help but given I’m not the only person griping about the way PL handles .CR3 files the real fix to this problem lies in the hands of DxO. Any help via the forum can only be a workaround. I’ve already got workarounds.
Do you mean DxO’s FilmPack and ViewPoint? While it’s true that these are additional software products, the licenses (particularly the Elite licenses) add the FilmPack and ViewPoint functionality seamlessly to PhotoLab without requiring that additional software be installed. I use them as a single software product (PhotoLab 4) and fortunately haven’t had to buy any upgrades for FilmPack and ViewPoint in quite some time to keep them up-to-date. I can’t imagine PhotoLab without these extra features, though - so I appreciate your point.
Thanks Wolfgang, great suggestion. I like the vignette created by Darken / Lighten Center. I need to play with it more. I guess I can also create a keyframe using borders and save a recipe as a starting point. It’s a shame that I can not do all of that using the raw file but it’s a good workaround.