Nick Vittum wrote:Is PhotoLab freeware (and computer-based, rather than cloud-based)?
No, it's far from free but if you hold your nerve and ignore other offers that may appear during the year and wait until Black Friday you'll get it at half price. It is computer-based.
Nick Vittum wrote:I'll have to try it
Not unless you have RAW files to work with, see below.
Similarly, Affinity Photo is not free but I bought my copy when it was on offer. Mind you, even full priced it is a fraction of the cost of PS. It too is computer based.
Nick Vittum wrote:But hey, as far as converting to TIFF, have you tried just doing batch conversions in IrfanView?
If all I was doing was taking the JPEGs that comes straight out of the camera then I could do that. However, although my camera does generate JPEGs, I work with the RAW files it creates. Such files are as their name implies, raw data straight off the camera sensor and are not directly viewable as an image. The files have to processed, to convert them into a TIFF/JPEG/whatever. DXO Photolab is (primarily) a RAW converter. It can do other stuff as well but PS/Affinity Photo often do those things better. Using this workflow I can get far better pictures than the JPEGs generated by the camera.