DxO Optics Pro v7.1
DxO Optics Pro v7.1 now available for both Windows and MAC. The Standard plus Elite versions 7.1 have added support for five more cameras: the Panasonic G3,, Sony Alpha 65, Olympus E-P3, and E-PM1 and E-PL3,.
Over 150 new DxO Optics Modules have now been added to DxO Optics Pro, surpassing the previous 5,000 DxO Optics Modules which are available now.
With improved system resource management, by using OpenCL technology within Windows, plus optimization of many algorithms, DxO Optics Pro 7 is now able to process photos in batches as much as 4 times quicker than previous versions. Version 7.1 features numerous enhancements to the DxO Optics Pro image processing engine, allowing it to be much quicker and more proficient for several configurations. The newest version contains increased stability and even quicker processing speed.
DxO Optics Pro v6.5.3 available
Jan 18, 2011
DxO Labs has announced the immediate availability of DxO Optics Pro v6.5.3 for Mac and Windows
which adds RAW support for the Panasonic DMC-GH2 and for the Sony SLT-A55 in both its Standard and Elite editions.
In addition, 95 new DxO Optics Modules are now available to DxO Optics Pro users, covering numerous Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, Pentax and Sony cameras.
You can download a fully-functional trial version for free:
Check the list of available and projected DxO Optics modules.
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Wednesday, October 20, 2010
DxO Labs announces updated DxO Optics Pro raw converter to version 6.5 for Windows and Mac. It offers a number of key improvements to Raw processing and noise reduction, and a new Single Shot HDR processing feature that corrects exposure in high contrast images with minimal noise. Version 6.5 extends Raw support to 5 additional cameras including the Canon EOS 60D, Pentax K-x and Sony Alpha DSLR-A290 in the both Standard and Elite editions, and comes with 150 new DxO optical modules.
DxO Optics Pro 6.5 introduces exclusive Single Shot HDR technology for optimized rendering of contrasted scenes
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Other new features include improved RAW conversion, Lightroom 3 support,
speed enhancement, and increased cameras and lenses support
October 20, 2010 DxO Labs today announced that the latest version of its award-winning image enhancement software for demanding photographers, DxO Optics Pro v6.5, will be released in early November. Along with providing photographers with high dynamic range (HDR) capability from a single RAW image, version 6.5 improves accessibility and productivity.
Single Shot HDR technology
While multi-shot HDR is becoming increasingly popular, to render both highlight and shadow details in scenes with extreme contrast, DxO Optics Pro 6.5 Single Shot HDR technology brings the power of HDR rendering to photographers working with a single RAW image.
"We found that, in a very large number of situations, Single Shot HDR technology reveals the full dynamic range of contrasted scenes without the need of cumbersome bracketing." explains Cyrille de La Chesnais, Director Sales & Marketing for DxO Labs' Photography business. "It widens picture taking opportunities in harsh lighting conditions such as backlight, opens up creative possibilities until now only available under dedicated shooting conditions and gives legacy pictures a potential new life."
Single Shot HDR technology is made possible by combining DxO Optics Pro's enhanced automatic local exposure correction with unsurpassed shadow noise removal, ensuring high-quality results from a single shot RAW image, even when aggressive tone mapping is required to bring out the details in every part of the image.
Improved RAW conversion engine for 100% automatic processing and unrivaled image quality
Considered by many professional photographers as the benchmark of RAW conversion quality and noise removal, this newest version of DxO Optics Pro further reduces low frequency color and luminance noise at any ISO ranging from 100 to 100,000, delivering more natural images.
DxO Labs' unique knowledge of sensor calibration and noise characterization allows DxO Optics Pro to automatically adapt noise removal for each image, delivering the ultimate image quality with no laborious manual tuning. DxO Optics Pro automatically applies optimal noise removal, along with optimal lighting and optics corrections appropriate for any supported photographic equipment.
Improved User Experience
The integration of DxO Optics Pro into the Lightroom 3 workflow now provides photographers with the best of both image processing and image management worlds.
Numerous improvements often based on customer feedback have been integrated in this version, such as a new large preview window for detailed inspection of images before adding them a Project.
Additional Camera Support
DxO Optics Pro has long been recognized for its unrivaled automatic optical fault correction based on DxO Optics Modules laboratory-grade mathematical models defining optical faults, including the exclusive lens softness, of each particular camera & lens combination. More than 2,500 DxO Optics Modules have been made available in the last six years, and this number will grow at an accelerated pace of 600 per quarter in 2011, to reach a total of 5,000 by the end of that year.
Both the Standard and Elite editions of DxO Optics Pro v6.5 now include support for the following Canon, Pentax and Sony cameras:
150 new DxO Optics Modules are now available to DxO Optics Pro users covering numerous camera bodies.
- Canon EOS 60D, PowerShot S95 and PowerShot G12
- Pentax K-x
- Sony A290
Availability and pricing
DxO Optics Pro v6.5 for Windows and Mac, Standard and Elite editions are scheduled for release in early November 2010 from both DxO Labs' e-store and selected resellers:
All customers who purchased DxO Optics Pro since June 1st, 2009 are entitled to a free upgrade to version 6.5. All other users benefit from the following upgrade pricing:
- Standard edition: 149 / $169 / £ 135
- Elite edition: 299 / $299 / £ 269.
- DxO Optics Pro Standard (any version) to DxO Optics Pro 6 Standard: 69 / $79 / £ 59
- DxO Optics Pro Elite (any version) to DxO Optics Pro 6 Elite: 99 / $119 / £ 89. and £ prices include sales taxes and VAT.
DxO Labs introduces HDR plug-in for DxO Optics Pro v6.5
DxO Labs has announced an HDR plug-in for the upcoming version 6.5 of its Optics Pro raw converter. Designed to combine exposure-bracketed Raw files to give a single high dynamic range image, it offers a number of presets and tools for fine-tuning, shadow/highlight recovery, and removal of ghost images arising from objects that move between exposures. According to the company, the plug-in can also be used to stack multiple images shot at higher ISOs to reduce noise beyond the sensor's capability. It will be available for both Windows and Mac OS from late November alongside DxO Optics Pro v6.5, at a price to be confirmed.
New DxO HDR plug-in for DxO Optics Pro 6.5 brings the power of multi-image processing for high quality HDR images or dramatic noise reduction
DxO HDR plug-in
DxO HDR plug-in includes automatic alignment to merge images effortlessly and efficient ghost removal technology; leverages unsurpassed DxO Optics Pro RAW conversion and automatic optical faults corrections
October 20, 2010 DxO Labs today announced that a DxO HDR plug-in for DxO Optics Pro 6.5 will be released in November. The new DxO HDR plug-in will enable photographers to merge several RAW shots effortlessly to either capture a greater dynamic range in the scene or to reduce noise beyond the camera's sensor capability.
High quality HDR to capture a greater dynamic range from multiple RAW shots
Even with high-end digital cameras, the sensor dynamic range limits make the capture of extremely contrasted scenes difficult for photographers who wish to keep both highlight details and opened shadows in their pictures.
With the new DxO HDR plug-in for DxO Optics Pro, photographers can overcome this limitation by merging bracketed RAW images into a single image file capable of handling a wider dynamic range than a regular RAW image. Specially designed multi-shot HDR Presets will let photographers render this new image effortlessly with a broad range of intents from the most natural looking image to extreme creative styles.
DxO Optics Pro's best of breed RAW conversion and optics correction, ensures optimal image quality.
"The DxO HDR plug-in also provides automatic image alignment, needed to compensate for camera motion when shooting hand-held, and ghost removal, needed to account for moving objects within the scene." said Cyrille de La Chesnais, Director Sales & Marketing for DxO Labs' Photography business. "Photographers can even decide which instance of the moving object they want to keep in the final image."
Noise reduction beyond sensor capability, from multiple RAW shots
In situations such as handheld telephoto or low light where low shutter speed is not an option, taking a burst of RAW images at the same exposure and merging them together with the DxO HDR plug-in proves to be an extremely powerful way to reduce noise beyond the sensor's intrinsic capability.
"DxO Optics Pro's best of breed noise removal applied on a merged photo, whose noise has already been significantly reduced by the virtue of merging photos, produces an image of outstanding quality," said La Chesnais.
Availability and pricing
DxO HDR plug-in for DxO Optics Pro 6.5 for Windows and Mac is scheduled for release late November 2010 from DxO Labs' e-store. Final pricing is not available.
September 13, 2010
DxO Optics Pro adds 99 lens correction modules
DxO Labs has updated its DxO Optics Pro raw converter software with 99 lens and cameras combinations for Canon, Nikon, Fujifilm, Pentax
and Sony users. These new lens correction modules join the existing list of
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Monday, August 2, 2010
DxO Optics Pro adds 100 lens correction modules
DxO Labs has updated its DxO Optics Pro raw converter software with 100 lens and cameras combinations for Canon, Nikon, Olympus and Sony users. These new lens correction modules join the existing list of combinations.
The modules are available for immediate download from the company's website.
DxO Optics Pro adds more than 60 lens correction modules
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
DxO Labs has updated its DxO Optics Pro raw converter software with more than 60 lens and cameras combinations for Canon, Nikon, Olympus and Sony users. These new lens correction modules join the existing list of over 2000 combinations. The modules are available for immediate download from the company's website.
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DxO Labs releases DxO Optics Pro v6.2 for Win & Mac
Monday, May 10, 2010
DxO Labs has updated its DxO Optics Pro raw converter to version 6.2 for Windows and Mac. The latest versions support Canon 550D and Sony Alpha DSLR-A450 in both Standard and Elite editions. The Elite edition also supports the Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and Nikon D3s in its Elite edition and comes with 85 new DxO optical modules. Both OS versions also offer a number of new features including automatic noise reduction setting and a default sharpening preset.
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Unrivaled automatic optical corrections of DxO Optics Pro v6.2 now available for Windows and Mac for 2000 lens-camera combinations
Support for Canon 550D and 1D Mark IV, Nikon D3s and Sony A450
Exceptional 30% discount through June 15
May 10, 2010 DxO Labs announces the immediate availability of DxO Optics Pro v6.2 for Windows and Mac, providing Mac users with powerful RAW conversion and advanced optical corrections, along with a more intuitive interface.
DxO Optics Pro v6.2 now supports Canon 550D and Sony Alpha DSLR-A450 in both its Standard and Elite editions, and the Canon 1D Mark IV and Nikon D3s in its Elite edition.
In addition, 85 new DxO optical modules are now available to DxO Optics Pro users, supporting the following cameras: Canon 350D, 400D, 450D, 500D, 550D, 20D, 30D, 40D, 7D,1D Mark III, 1D Mark IV; Fuji S5 Pro; Nikon D3000, D40X, D50, D60, D90, D700, D3, D3s; Pentax K200D, K-7; and Sony A450. This brings the number of lens-camera combinations supported by DxO Optics Pro to 2000, permitting users to obtain an unequaled precision of optical fault correction.
The availability of the Canon 1D Mark IV and Nikon D3s cameras that permit access to previously unimaginable ISO settings has represented an enormous opportunity for DxO Optics Pro to utilize its technical expertise. Instead of being considered as 'emergency' settings that produce poor-quality photos, we have been able to demonstrate that photographers can use these very high ISO operational settings on a daily basis to produce outstanding, high-quality images, explained Cyrille de La Chesnais, DxO Labs' Director of Sales & Marketing for the Photography business.
New features of version 6.2 for Mac users
Version 6 offers Mac users access to:
The latest noise-suppression technologies, resulting in remarkably high-quality photos at normal ISOs, or even pushing the sensitivity above current limits up to one or two stops above the usual settings, without noticeable loss of image quality
New features of version 6.2 for Mac and Windows users
This version brings to Mac and Windows users many improvements in terms of interface and features, including
Manual optics correction control for lenses that have not yet been calibrated, and supplementary control of high spatial frequencies for greater preservation of details in an image
A user interface redesigned for easier handling by new users, and optimized work flow for greater productivity for expert and professional photographers
Support for the following cameras: Pentax K-7, Sony Alpha DSLR-A500, Sony Alpha DSLR-A550, Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 and Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1.
Simplified and improved user interface that makes the software even more intuitive to use;
Availability and special price
DxO Optics Pro v6.2 for Windows and Mac, both Standard and Elite editions, are immediately available from both DxO Labs' e-store and selected resellers at an exceptional discount until June 15, 2010:
A new default preset that offers a better sharpening of the smallest details;
A new automatic denoising setting that restores even more RAW image details
XMP data conservation to allow better integration with Adobe Lightroom;
New and improved shortcuts;
Standard edition: 99 instead of 149 (for a savings of 50)
All customers who purchased DxO Optics Pro 5 or 6 after June 1, 2009 are entitled to a free upgrade to version 6.2. All other users benefit from the following discounts until June 15, 2010:
Elite edition: 199instead of 299 (for a savings of 100).
DxO Optics Pro Standard (any version) to DxO Optics Pro 6 Standard: 49 instead of 69
DxO Optics Pro Elite (any version) to DxO Optics Pro 6 Elite: 69 instead of 99.