I know this is not optimal to see at the size of the posted images, but thought it might be useful.
I’m sure many of you have seen all the buzz about DXO Pure Raw in the past couple of weeks. I decided to download the trial and see what all the buzz was about. I won’t go into all the workflow as you can easily find that on the web, but suffice it to say as a LightRoom user, it could not be easier.
This is an image from 2017 taken at ISO 12800 on a Canon 5D Mark IV. Moon was at about 1/4 full so the entire scene is lit by the moon. Had to push the ISO that high to try to keep the shutter speed fast enough to avoid star trails and I had to stop down to f/5.6 to get enough DOF to keep the foreground rocks sharp and the distant mountains. The scene was quite dark even with the moon as it was pretty low in the sky.
Minimal processing after using DXO Pure RAW. I applied minor adjustments in LR. I then copied those adjustments from the DXO file and applied them to original RAW. I open both of them in Photoshop, then applied Topaz Denoise AI to the original RAW file with the default settings. The comparison image shows the top part of the image with the two images side by side at 100%. The difference in the luminance is solely from the demosaicing process between DXO and LR. Yes, I could brighten the image to get them closer, but wanted to show the result without any further processing.
This is just one example. I have no affiliation with DXO, just wanted to share my early experiences seeing what all the buzz was about.