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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 8:19 pm 
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I'm still debating if I should get DxO. Of all raw converters I've used it seems the most powerful. I let the first trial run expire without much use, and just reactivated for another go.

To fit with my existing workflow process which is working off jpegs, I just told it to batch convert a folder of ~1300 raws with its defaults, which seem to work quite well on the few I picked at random. First time it just crashed without warning. 2nd time I skipped the prepare step and went straight to process. Save to jpeg at 95 quality. Hit go. In 10 minutes it's done about 30 conversions. This might take a while. (hardware is Q6600, 3.2GB ram). I'm sure it's doing a lot more correction that the average raw converter, but is it that slow? It seems to fluctuate between 2 and 4 cores active. And I notice general desktop usage is a bit more sluggish than normal.

Any tips to optimise the system or software to make it a bit faster?

I know I should pick just the shots I want to convert, but have yet to experiment much with the selection stage yet. So I'm doing this as a blunt way just to just convert everything.

Edit: Just worked out an approximate rate, I'm getting about 170 done an hour. This will take a while...

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 8:45 am 
Hello Popo,

I use DxO over a year now and I must admit that I don´t have a clue to increase it´s speed. Those 170 in an hour sounds reasonable.

The only thing I watch sometimes is the fact that if you want to do some changes to quickly (after eachother), it crashes and does not store the changes made already :evil:

What can speedup the whole process is making your own presets for different cases.

Kind regards,


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