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 the information is not in the original RAW file. • DxO Optics Pro 11 review I thought it would be interesting to try this out by processing the … [Read more...] about Testing DxO Optics Pro 9 highlight recovery
DxO Optics Pro
DxO Optics Pro is the forerunner of DxO PhotoLab, offering top-class RAW processing and optical corrections to get the best possible quality from even a modest camera/lens combination. All of its capabilities have been incorporated into its successor, DxO PhotoLab, which now includes local adjustment tools and has become a much more powerful photo editing tool.
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 each pixel processed in an attempt to separate genuine detail from noise. The payback is the processing time, which can run to … [Read more...] about Just how good is the new DxO Optics Pro 9 PRIME noise reduction?
DxO Optics Pro is a combined RAW conversion and lens correction tool. It uses lab-developed profiles for specific camera and lens combinations to automatically correct lens distortion, corner shading (vignetting), edge softness and chromatic aberration (colour fringing) and can transform the quality of pictures from even basic D-SLRs and lenses. Version 9 brings … [Read more...] about DxO Optics Pro 9 announced
DxO Optics Pro's speciality is optical corrections. It does this using a combination of automatic lens corrections and manual perspective adjustment options, including the DxO Force Parallel tool. DxO Optics Pro can identify the lens and camera used to take a picture from the shooting (EXIF) information embedded in the image by the camera, and it then uses custom made … [Read more...] about How to use the DxO Force Parallel tool
DxO isn't just a tool for correcting lens aberrations. It's also a very powerful and effective RAW conversion program, and while it might not offer the localised adjustments of Aperture, Lightroom or Capture One Pro, it does have some very precise tonal and colour controls – like the DxO Multi-Point Color Balance tool. • DxO Optics Pro 11 review I must admit I've steered … [Read more...] about How to use the DxO Multi-Point Color Balance tool
DxO Optics Pro started out as an automatic lens correction tool but has evolved into a sophisticated RAW conversion program too. And part of its armoury is the DxO Smart Lighting feature, which lightens the darkest parts of the picture to make the lighting more even. • DxO Optics Pro 11 review It might sound like an everyday HDR (high dynamic range) approach, which you … [Read more...] about How to get to grips with DxO Smart Lighting