Hi all

As promised (and requested) I tested the capabilities of Adobe PhotoShop CS5 and Corel PaintShop Pro 3.

Adobe CS5 is indeed one of the best SW tools, it opened quickly and easily the Sony Raw files and presented them correctly (which many tools fail to do including Picasa)

However, the current database of CS5 doesn’t support the Sony line of lenses, it supports Sigma and Tamron, but not Sony, so the only way to apply Lens Correction was manual

Corel PaintShop Pro 3 is a nice, cost effective program. It failed to open A55 Raw files correctly, also it doesn’t apply automatic lens correction.

So, as noted in the previous post, the only tool so far capable of automatically opening Sony A55 Raw files and apply lens correction for the 18-250mm is DxO Optic Pro http://www.dxo.com/uk/photo

I suppose this is the down side of selecting Sony line of cameras and not Nikon/Canon 😦