I was talking to another guy on a forum about which raw converter I use and why, and being new here on Photo.net I realized that I haven't spoke to anyone yet of an old post of mine. I think it can be useful to others, and that it's worth sharing so here we are: http://www.addicted2light.com/2012/05/28/review-raw-converters-mega-test-part-i Part 1 - unsharpened crops http://www.addicted2light.com/2012/05/29/review-raw-converters-mega-test-part-ii Part 2 - crops sharpened in the raw converter http://www.addicted2light.com/2012/05/30/review-raw-converters-mega-test-part-iii/ Part 3 - crops sharpened by a Photoshop action http://www.addicted2light.com/2012/05/31/review-raw-converters-mega-test-part-iv/ Part 4 - crops sharpened for the best possible result http://www.addicted2light.com/2012/05/31/review-raw-converters-mega-test-part-v/ Part 5 - conclusions and ratings it's a 5 parts post with 100% crops for each raw converter. I compared against each other almost all the raw converters available then. They were: Apple Preview, Canon Digital Photo Professional, CaptureOne 6, Corel AfterShot, DCRaw, DXO Optics, Gimp, Lightroom 3, PerfectRaw, Photoshop 5, RawTherapee, Rawker, RawDeveloper, RawPhotoProcessor, UFRaw. And then I added another interesting one, free for Apple users with the Developers pack, some sort of Aperture little brother: http://www.addicted2light.com/2012/06/30/review-core-image-fun-house-aperture-little-free-brother/ Core Image Fun House Hope this helps!