FPVPro claims the following: "The result is one of the most accurate and faithful color reproduction available in any viewer, especially on high-end wide gamut display monitors, with the smoothest possible gradients and no artificial banding effect
introduced by less exacting software applications."
However with both the Codec (viewing with Windows Photo Viewer) as well as with FPVPro I get artifacts and banding when viewing RAW files. In FPVPro I tried disabling GPU acceleration, ICC profiling, using different profiles, yet still I get the artifacts.
A view specs from my side that might provide some clues:
Windows 7 64bit
Monitor: NEC 2690WUXi (native Adobe RGB colourspace)
GPU: Radeon 4870 1GB
I have also tried this on a laptop with an NVIDIA NV3100M GPU, an TN screen, yet the issue is still there.
So my question is, what's the deal with that? Known issue? Something on my side?
I've included the original RAW file and two screenshots, one from FPVPro and one from CR for comparison. This might seem like an extreme example, but it's there and it's rather distracting when viewing this type of photos.