I've been using lightroom 6 for years and quite happy with it. Definitely not into the adobe subscription mode (not going to happen) so looking for alternatives. Tried ON1 a few times and what always turned me off is the noise reduction feature. Compared to lightroom it looks poor. Don't need to discuss that the original picture was take with a lot of noise. Lightroom seems to make it nicer ( showing the noise-slider at 12 and 50). Obviously 50 is a lot softer, but it's way more usable than the flecks of color produced by ON1.
Updated/Purchased to ON1 2020 when I saw the noise functionality was improved assuming I'd finally get the results from LR6, but so far disappointing. This is the major thing keeping me from switching over entirely ( and with LR6 being older, at some point the decision will be forced to move 'elsewhere').
How can I get similar results to lightroom6 with ON1 2020?
Same raw picture, imported in both LR6 and ON1-2020, exported in 20Mpix as png and cropped to be roughly the same size.
- Tone & Color: AI Auto
- Tone & Colors -> High (preset)
- "Auto" and noise reduction to 12
- "Auto" and noise reduction to 50 (too extreme, but just to show the difference)
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