DxO Optics Pro

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License: Shareware

Version: 7.2

Release date: 2012-01-17

Company: DxO Labs

Category: Converters & Optimizers

OS support: Windows

(2014-08-25)

             Editor's Review

DxO Labs specializes in photo assessment, lens and video testing and optical adjustments, and DxO Optics Pro is the result of all this hard work. It makes use of special correction profiles developed for particular lens and camera combinations to correct an assortment of optical bugbears, counting distortion, chromatic aberration, edge softness and corner shading also called vignetting. These optical defects are the truth of life for the majority of us, since it is difficult for lens suppliers to make lenses that do not have all or some of these flaws, but supply the zoom ranges we really wish and at costs we can pay for! However, DxO Optics Pro does not merely correct lens problems. It additionally transforms raw documents, and it has some techniques up its sleeve below too, through DxO's Smart Lighting innovation to open up shadow specifics and retrieve the maximum possible dynamic array from your photos.

There are a few working limitations to be dealing with, though. Primarily, DxO Optics Pro can only compatible with your original data directly from the camera. Secondly, in case you implement a professional or high-end D-SLR, you’ll entail the pricier Expert version -- the official site lists the cameras compatible with each version. Its features are even very intricate, intimidating, hence while you take all these aspects into consideration, it's apparant that DxO Optics Pro is created for professionals and enthusiasts as opposed to novices. DxO is continuously launching profiles for cameras as well as new lenses; hence the new functions in version 9 centre on the photo processing and RAW conversion tools.

PRIME noise removal
Among the top attributes is DxO's PRIME sound reduction alternative. This utilizes a highly-sophisticated procedure that evaluates over a many thousand surrounding pixels for every pixel in the photo. PRIME noise reduction sounds processor-intensive. It can take a few minutes to implement the PRIME procedure to a solitary photo, though you could proceed with various other works when it operates in the background. The outcomes are striking, though most high-ISO shots will have problems other than noise-- sensors arrest less detail at high sensitivities, you are about to be shooting at or near optimal aperture, where your lenses will not be at their best, and camera shake and focusing problems could play their component as well.

Indeed, DxO's 'High' sound reduction process, likewise boosted in model 9, is quite efficient and almost instant by evaluation. If you place the two side-by-sides, the PRIME variation is definitely smoother, but does not appear rather as sharp. The High variation has a bit more sound, however appears somewhat crisper. The new PRIME noise reduction offers smooth tones, but does not supply more details compared to the typical 'High' technique.

DxO Smart Lighting
This RAW converter claims its Smart Lighting innovation is boosted also, declaring enhanced highlight and shadow recovery with lesser shade errors. It's absolutely among the best for highlight and shadow recovery, but there are restrictions to what any kind of RAW converter could do with overexposed locations, hence the advancements are refined rather than noticeable. DxO Smart Lighting could likewise recuperate a quite amazing level of shadow detailing, and devoid of badly effecting highlights and mid-tones. This sort of massive tonal compression that can leave some shots appearing a little flat, but in many situations the outcomes are actually outstanding. The innovative Smart Lighting system is less complex than the old ones and could be extremely effective at recovering shadow detailing.

Portrait rendering
There is a new 'Portrait' rendering mode also that is made to generate more natural as well as precise colours. In our evaluations it did appear to cut down on 'hotspots' on facial areas such as cheeks, but it even appeared to darken the skin tones slightly that might be a plus, relying on your subject.

Visual presets
The other major modifications associate with the user interface along with the workflow. Optics Pro 9 can now present 'visual' presets-- you could view the effect a pre-programmed conversion will carry your image before you use it. The user interface has been upgraded to be both easier and more reliable, and DxO has actually rationalized the tools in the right sidebar. If you are acquainted with previous variations, you'll observe one additional adjustment; there is no more an Export tab. Rather, you export pictures through a button in the bottom right edge. This does feel even more spontaneous and keeping out individual pictures as converted picture files is much simpler-- though in case you were working with the older versions, you might feel as if it's change for change's sake. Ultimately, DxO claims Optics Pro 9 has been made a lot quicker and it definitely does appear a little more approachable compared to preceding versions.

The Verdict
Optics Pro 9 provides clean and sharp raw conversions, fantastic lens corrections, highly effective highlight and specifically shadow recovery, one-click 'intelligent' modifications that frequently require no further job. If we could possibly include a tool, we would prefer localized adjustment features with the intention that you don't need to shift to various other programs for more enhancements, and more localized compare with heavy Smart Lighting changes. The initial time you apply DxO Optics Pro you are in for a shock. You will locate merely the amount of distortion and corner shading your lenses generate, and you will view the quality of your images look devoid of chromatic aberration-- this frequently 'colours' fine details. Moreover, it is totally automated.

 The program recognizes your lens and camera from the embedded shooting (EXIF) information and chooses and uses the ideal correction profile automatically, leaving you with almost absolutely nothing to execute. It also occurs to be an incredibly ideal RAW converter, generating significantly crisper element and much less sound than Adobe Camera Raw, for instance. However, it is rather inflexible. It’ll just work with your original pictures directly from the camera, and you will entail Elements, Photoshop or a few other image-editors for jobs such as localised adjustments, cloning, special effects and various other photo manipulation tasks.


Publisher's Description

Uneven sharpness, vignetting, distortions, chromatic aberrations? DxO Optics Pro automatically corrects all the optical faults in your images because it is based on a precise knowledge of your equipment and its weaknesses.
DxO Optics Pro adapts to your style: simply adjust the settings to obtain the photo you envisaged when you took the shot!

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