DxO Optics Pro 11 has been replaced by DxO PhotoLab. Read the DxO PhotoLab review here. There’s a line on the DxO Optics Pro website that explains its aim perfectly: “Upgrade your images without upgrading your equipment”. DxO Optics Pro … Continue reading DxO Optics Pro 11 review
DxO has updated all three of its key image correction and enhancement applications. DxO Optics Pro 10.5.4 comes with support for six new cameras and 50 additional lens combinations to bring the total to more than 28,000 – camera and … Continue reading DxO Optics Pro 10.5.4 update and half price offer
DxO Optics Pro 10 comes with a whole bunch of interesting-looking presets, but it’s really easy to create your own. Once you’ve perfected a ‘look’ that you like, you can then apply it to your photos in the same way … Continue reading How to create and save your own DxO Optics Pro presets
DxO Optics Pro can produce stunning picture quality, and it automatically finds the right correction profiles for your photos, so mostly you can just sit back and admire the results. Unless you want to make some adjustments, that is, because … Continue reading Clear the decks! Create a custom DxO workspace in minutes, save hours later
Don’t write off DxO Optics Pro as a one-tricky pony. It’s brilliant at correcting lens aberrations and perspective and maximising the quality of your RAW files, but the lack of any localised adjustment tools can tempt you into migrating to … Continue reading Beautiful black and white with DxO Optics Pro: Part 1
DxO Optics Pro 9 came with a new PRIME noise reduction feature that was much more effective than the program’s regular High noise reduction process, but it was a processor-intensive task that took several minutes to render a finished image. … Continue reading DxO Optics Pro Prime 9.0 vs 9.1: is there a difference?
One of DxO Optics Pro’s trademark features is its Smart Lighting technology. DxO Smart Lighting works on your RAW files to bring out shadow detail without compromising your midtones or highlights. You can use it to recover far greater dynamic … Continue reading DxO Smart Lighting vs Selective tone: what’s the difference?
DxO Optics Pro made its name with its automatic lens correction profiles, but it has evolved into a powerful and effective RAW conversion tool too. And part of its success lies in the DxO Smart Lighting’ technology, which recovers blocked-in … Continue reading DxO Smart Lighting v7 vs v9: which is best?
Export sharpening is a setting that’s often overlooked when you generate images for online or on-screen viewing, but it makes a big difference to how sharp your pictures look. Every time you resample an image, you introduce a degree of … Continue reading Export sharpening part 2: DxO Optics Pro 9 and Capture One Pro 7
Editor’s note: This was written back in 2013 and I know it needs an update. The broad conclusions still apply – that different RAW converters produce very different results – but I do need to re-test the latest versions to … Continue reading DxO vs Lightroom vs Capture One Pro – which is best?
DxO Optics Pro 9 has just been released, and one of the new features is an improved Smart Lighting feature with what DxO claims is even better highlight recovery. According to DxO, it can now recover highlight detail even when … Continue reading Testing DxO Optics Pro 9 highlight recovery
DxO Optics Pro 9 brings a number of important enhancements and new features, but the new PRIME noise reduction processing is one of the most important. It’s a highly sophisticated noise reduction process which surveys a thousand surrounding pixels for … Continue reading Just how good is the new DxO Optics Pro 9 PRIME noise reduction?