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
I love film. It’s what I grew up with, and it’s what I made most of my photographic discoveries – and mistakes – with. I love its richness, depth, unpredictability and character. So I’m especially interested in any film simulation … Continue reading Which film simulation plug-in is best?
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?
DxO made its name with DxO Optics Pro, its high-powered RAW converter/lens correction application, but it’s also branched out into film simulation software, with DxO FilmPack. Version 4 brings some big improvements over the previous version, with the ability to … Continue reading Have you tried DxO FilmPack 4?
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?
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 … Continue reading DxO Optics Pro 9 announced