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Nik and LR4 Workflow Recommendations

 
BigBadWolfie
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Jun 17, 2012 03:28 |  #1

So I've been struggling coming up with a workflow that works for me. I want to as much as possible in Lightroom, but I like using Nik Software. Particularly, I prefer using Nik DFine over LR's noise reduction.

This leads me to the problem. It is recommended that DFine be used as early as possible in the workflow and I myself discovered that it is best to use Nik before any exposure adjustments are done. But I learned that editing Tiff files and editing DNGs is different. Adjusting exposure for Tiffs lead to highlights being blown than the same exposure adjustments done with DNGs. So I don't know what to do. I'm thinking of two options:

1) Run Nik Dfine first and make my exposure adjustments on Tiff files.

2) Run Nik Software last. Do all my exposure adjustments in LR and then run Dfine and other Nik filters as a finishing touch.




  
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Jun 17, 2012 10:14 |  #2

You are correct - Nik Dfine is better than Lightroom's noise reduction.
I prefer to run Dfine after all the various exposure adjustments (exposure, highlights, shadows, levels, curves) because these can change the visible noise in the image. I also prefer to edit RAW files instead of TIFF files (I don't use DNG).

I generally run noise reduction at the end of my workflow with output sharpening as my final step.


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