Before and after Lumix GX8 JPEG

I’m still playing with my Panasonic Lumix GX8 and learning about its capabilities and its limitations. I ‘m impressed with what you can get out of a JPEG post processing. Take a look at the two JPEGS below.

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Out of the camera JPEG

The shot above is the out of the camera JPEG. This was an early evening shot and as you can see there is quite a contrast range between the highlights of the setting sun and the cathedral.

Below is the final image, processed in ON1 Photo Raw 2018.

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There is a little dodging and burning but mostly the final JPEG was processed using tone, colour adjustments, highlight, shadow adjustments and adjusting the black and white points for contrast control.

I think that the final result is quite impressive as this is a JPEG and it shows that the Lumix GX8 JPEGS can be pushed quite hard in post processing. I would normally shoot a shot like this in RAW format but as you can see, the JPEG file has produced good results.

These days I tend to shoot in RAW and JPEG. I do this as I like to use my JPEGs as reference files and to save time editing when the JPEGs give me what I want out of the camera.

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