We’d like to think that white balance is a science, right? And that the Temperature and Tint values that form the basis of white balance adjustments are universal constants that we can expect to be consistent across all software applications? That’s not how it is. If you’ve ever suspected that different RAW converters interpret white balance settings differently, here’s the … [Read more...] about 3 RAW converters, 3 different white balance settings!
DxO PhotoLab is the replacement for the old DxO Optics Pro, adding in local adjustment tools when DxO bought the Nik Collection and its technologies from Google. PhotoLab is now a powerful all image browsing, raw processing, lens correction and editing tool, and is renowned for the image quality it can create.
Verdict: 8/10 PhotoLab 2.3 is a terrific standalone photo browser, RAW processor and photo-editing tool, producing superb picture quality and with rather good local adjustment tools. But which version should you get? PhotoLab Essential is cheapest, the DxO Nik Collection (which includes it) is best value, and it makes PhotoLab Elite (which doesn't have the Nik plug-ins) look … [Read more...] about DxO PhotoLab 2.3 review
Verdict: 9/10 The Nik Collection is a brilliant set of creative photo-editing plug-ins that’s as good now as it ever was, but apart from 42 new “En Vogue” presets, the plug-ins themselves are unchanged from the previous version. The big difference is that that DxO PhotoLab 2.3 is now included as standard – whether you want it or not. The Nik Collection 2 is too good not to … [Read more...] about DxO Nik Collection 2 review
DxO PhotoLab can create superb black and white imagery, both in terms of image quality and in creative control, but you need to get the DxO FilmPack 5 Elite add-on to do it. • DxO PhotoLab 2.1 review This does make things more expensive, and it does feel a bit like you’re paying for some things that other programs offer as standard. DxO FilmPack 5 Elite currently costs … [Read more...] about How to get great black and white in DxO PhotoLab… but you’ll need FilmPack 5
DxO has announced updates to both PhotoLab and its recently-acquired Nik Collection software. These products are likely to prove key to the company’s future as it restructures its financial activities around its software portfolio. Nik Collection review DxO PhotoLab review Nik Collection 2018 DxO acquired the Nik Collection from Google late last year and its … [Read more...] about DxO brings PhotoLab 1.2 update and launches Nik Collection 2018
Your camera’s sensor, your lens’s image stabiliser and the latest photo-editing software technology may surprise you with what they can do together. When you’re on vacation or on a once-in-a-lifetime trip or just strolling through warm city streets at night, you’re going to want to capture the sights with your camera but you don’t want break the mood by wrestling with a … [Read more...] about Don’t be scared of high ISOs!
In one of the best pieces of news we've heard this year, DxO has announced it has acquired the Nik Collection and plans to "continue to develop the Collection for the benefit of the photographer community". “The Nik Collection gives photographers tools to create photos they absolutely love,” says Aravind Krishnaswamy, an Engineering Director with Google. “We’re thrilled to have … [Read more...] about DxO acquires the Nik Collection and launches DxO PhotoLab