Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by Parkersdad, Feb 8, 2018.
The OP's opening sentence was, "I shoot with a Nikon D300 in RAW mode." -- no PicMonkey.
Lightroom is really good and I think it's a must for every photographer. It can also be used if you are into graphic design.
There are free (opensource) software alternatives to try before you buy something. Trying is free, just backup your pictures beforehand so you can use them again after you decided to buy a license for example Adobe software. Thanks to Joe i got myself turned into using Rawtherapee, and Gimp is on its way to version 2.10 and is now able to import 32 bit files. Hope it helps.
I use RT as well. Pp3s for various camera and (adapted) lens combinations. I find the auto distortion corrections for the 'native' lenses a bit conservative though, usually increase the correction values.
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