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 Thursday, August 07, 2014
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From DxO:
 
692 new camera/lens combinations have been added to the DxO Optics Module library for DxO Optics Pro and DxO ViewPoint, providing support for Canon, Konica Minolta, Nikon, Olympus, Samsung, Sigma, Sony, Tamron, Tokina and Zeiss lenses for Canon, Fuji, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Pentax, Samsung and Sony cameras.
 
To see the combinations supported by DxO Optics Pro and planned combinations, click on the link below then select the second tab.
 
Supported or planned combinations
 
New DxO Optics Modules for DxO Optics Pro (also supported by DxO ViewPoint):
 
Canon | Fujifilm | Nikon | Olympus | Pentax | Samsung | Sony
 
B&H carries DxO Optics Pro 9 and DxO Viewpoint 2.
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Post Date: 8/7/2014 8:39:27 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, July 10, 2014
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From DxO:
 
07/10/2014 – DxO FilmPack v4.5.2 and DxO ViewPoint v2.1.7 are now available! These two upgrades allow both software products to integrate perfectly with Adobe Photoshop CC (2014 edition).
 
DxO FilmPack: All the quality and emotion of fine arts photography
 
Acclaimed by professionals for the fidelity of its analog film renderings, DxO FilmPack lets photographers apply to their digital images all the characteristics of the analog films that have made photographic history, as well as many original looks, filters, tones, and visual effects. All of these renderings and effects can be infinitely combined and customized for unlimited creativity.
 
Coming in two editions, Essential and Expert, a single DxO FilmPack v4.5.2 license lets the software be used as a standalone application for OS X and Windows, and as a plugin for Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, Adobe Lightroom, Apple Aperture, and DxO Optics Pro.
 
DxO ViewPoint: the indispensable companion to wide-angle lenses
 
DxO ViewPoint fixes even the most complex problems with perspective, and easily restores the natural shapes of subjects located on the edges of images. Taking advantage of all of DxO Labs’ know-how in terms of optical calibrations, the software corrects barrel, pincushion, and fisheye distortions. DxO ViewPoint supports all photographic equipment, much of which also benefits from the automatic corrections provided by DxO Optics Modules.
 
DxO ViewPoint is available as a standalone application for OS X and Windows, and as a plugin for Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, Adobe Lightroom, and Apple Aperture — all with the same license.
 
Availability
 
The Essential and Expert editions of DxO FilmPack v4.5.2 and DxO ViewPoint 2.1.7 for Mac and Windows are available at photo resellers.
 
B&H carries DxO FilmPack 4 and DxO ViewPoint 2.
Category: DxO News
Post Date: 7/10/2014 8:44:56 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, May 21, 2014
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From DxO:
 
DxO Optics Pro v9.5 offers a new image transfer feature that lets users process their RAW photos from Lightroom. Used in tandem with the Adobe software, DxO Optics Pro has definitively become the ideal solution when it comes to image quality.
 
This upgrade also adds support for 4 new cameras and 165 new DxO Optics Modules. Also available is DxO ViewPoint v2.1.6, which benefits from the addition of new DxO Optics Modules.
 
The first workflow completely integrated with Lightroom
 
Up until now, exporting a RAW image from Lightroom to another software application required first converting it to JPEG or TIFF format, which can reduce image quality. DxO Optics Pro v9.5 offers the first non-destructive workflow that is completely integrated with Lightroom.
 
This very simple process lets users transfer their RAW images in one click from the Lightroom cataloguer to DxO Optics Pro, process them, and then return them to Lightroom in DNG format, which retains the qualities of a RAW file so as to facilitate additional processing.
 
The dual non-destructive flow gives users optimal flexibility right through to the final adjustments to their photos.
 
To learn more about the interaction between DxO Optics Pro and Lightroom, go to our dedicated web page.
 
The power of DxO processing accessible in just one click
 
Accessible directly from Lightroom, this workflow puts all of DxO’s image quality know-how into the hands of Adobe software users:

  • The quality of its RAW conversion based on prior calibration of each sensor;
  • The efficiency of its exclusive PRIME technology in eliminating noise, even under the most extreme shooting conditions;
  • The power and precision of its optical corrections which, based on the calibration of each camera/lens combination, eliminates distortion, chromatic aberrations, and vignetting, as well as restores image sharpness;
  • The intelligent exposure optimization of its DxO Smart Lighting feature, which among other things allows for perfect recovery of highlights.

DxO Optics Pro automatically adjusts all of these parameters to produce an optimized rendering during batch processing, thus saving users a significant amount of time.
 
Increased compatibility with XMP standard
 
With the aim of facilitating its workflow with Lightroom, DxO Optics Pro v9.5 offers greater compatibility with the XMP standard: star or color rankings stored in image metadata are now perfectly preserved during transfer.
 
More than 18,000 available Optics Modules
 
DxO Optics Pro supports most current camera models on the market. DxO Optics Pro v9.5 now handles RAW files from 5 additional cameras: the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II, the Nikon 1 V3, the Panasonic Lumix GH-4, and the Sony A6000.
 
Finally, 165 new camera/lens combinations have been added to the library, which today counts more than 18,000 available DxO Optics Modules.
 
DxO ViewPoint v2.1.6 now available
 
DxO ViewPoint v2.1.6 also benefits from the addition of new camera/lens combinations for automatic correction of distortion in JPEG and TIFF images.
 
Availability
 
Both DxO Optics Pro v9.5 and DxO ViewPoint v2.1.6 are now available at authorized photo resellers.
 
List of new DxO Optics Modules:
 
Canon | Nikon | Panasonic | Sony
 
B&H carries DxO Optics Pro 9 and DxO ViewPoint 2.

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Post Date: 5/21/2014 8:37:59 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, April 29, 2014
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From DxO:
 
New Optics Modules available
DxO Optics Pro v9.1.5 also benefits from the addition of new DxO Optics Modules: 472 new camera/lens combinations have been added to the library, which today counts more than 18,000 available DxO Optics Modules.
 
Produced in the laboratory, DxO Optics Modules contain copious information about the characteristics of each camera and each lens so as to be able to automatically correct distortion, vignetting, chromatic aberrations, and lens softness with an unrivaled level of quality.
 
The capacity of DxO’s laboratories enables DxO Optics Pro 9 to quickly offer support for the latest models — for example, DxO will support the Panasonic Lumix GH-4 and the Sony A6000 in the very near future.
 
DxO ViewPoint v2.1.5 now available
DxO ViewPoint v2.1.5 also benefits from the addition of new camera/lens combinations for automatic correction of distortion in JPEG and TIFF images.
 
Availability
Both DxO Optics Pro v9.1.5 and DxO ViewPoint v2.1.5 are now available at photo resellers.
 
List of new DxO Optics Modules:
Canon | Nikon | Nokia| Olympus| Panasonic| Sony
 
B&H carries DxO Optics Pro v9 and DxO Viewpoint v2.
Category: DxO News
Post Date: 4/29/2014 8:41:08 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, March 19, 2014
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From DxO:
 
March 19, 2014 - DxO Labs announces the immediate availability of DxO Optics Pro v9.1.4 for Mac and Windows. This upgrade allows DxO Optics Pro 9 to provide support for the Nikon D4S (Elite Edition only), as well as for three other additional cameras (Standard Edition): the new Sony A5000, the Leica X Vario (Type 107), and the GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition.
 
170 new DxO Optics Modules
 
DxO Optics Pro v9.1.4 has been enriched with new DxO Optics Modules: 170 new camera/lens combinations have been added to the library, offering support for GoPro, Leica, Nikon, Sigma, Tamron, Tokina and Zeiss lenses for many GoPro, Leica, Nikon, and Sony cameras.
 
Among the new lenses supported are the Sony FE Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS, the new transtandard lens in the line dedicated to the Sony Alpha 7 and 7R, and the Sony 70-200mm F2.8 G SSM II.
 
DxO Optics Modules contain all of the information about the characteristics of each camera and lens so that DxO Optics Pro 9 can automatically correct distortion, vignetting, chromatic aberrations, and lens softness with an unrivaled level of quality. Nearly 18,000 camera/lens combinations are currently available.
 
Note: B&H currently has special pricing on DxO Optics Pro 9 Standard & Elite Editions:

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Post Date: 3/19/2014 9:13:47 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, February 26, 2014
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From DxO:
 
February 26, 2014 - DxO Labs announces the immediate availability of DxO Optics Pro v9.1.3 for Mac and Windows. This upgrade means that DxO Optics Pro 9 now supports the Nikon D3300, the brand’s latest entry-level DSLR, along with the Canon EOS M2. Of note, too, is that DxO Optics Pro v.1.3 also now works with the Panasonic DMC-FZ70 and the Samsung NX1000 and NX1100, thus completing support for the entire hybrid camera range.
 
Nearly 270 new DxO Optics Modules added
 
DxO Optics Pro v9.1.3 has been enriched with new DxO Optics Modules: 264 new cameral/lens combinations have been added to the library, which today counts 17,400 available DxO Optics Modules.
 
Among the new lenses supported is the NIKKOR AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II — the upgraded standard zoom found in most of Nikon’s entry-level DSLR kits, as well as the Samsung NX 20-50mm F3.5-5.6 ED II.
 
DxO Optics Modules contain all of the information characterizing each camera and lens, thus enabling DxO Optics Pro 9 to automatically correct distortion, vignetting, chromatic aberrations, and lens softness with an unrivaled level of quality.
 
Availability and prices
 
The Standard and Elite editions of DxO Optics Pro v9.1.3 for Mac and Windows are immediately available at photo resellers at the following prices:

  1. DxO Optics Pro 9 Standard Edition: $169
  2. DxO Optics Pro 9 Elite Edition: $299

B&H carries DxO Optics Pro 9.

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Post Date: 2/26/2014 8:18:05 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, February 05, 2014
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From DxO:
 
188 new camera/lens combinations have been added to the DxO Optics Module library for DxO Optics Pro and DxO ViewPoint, providing support for Canon, Sigma and Sony lenses for Canon and Sony cameras.
 
To see the combinations supported by DxO Optics Pro and planned combinations, click on the link below then select the second tab.
 
Supported or planned combinations
 
New DxO Optics Modules for DxO Optics Pro (also supported by DxO ViewPoint):
Canon | Sony
 
B&H carries DxO Optics Pro and DxO ViewPoint.
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Post Date: 2/5/2014 8:26:52 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, January 22, 2014
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From DxO:
 
DxO ViewPoint v2.1.2 is enhanced by the addition of new DxO Optics Modules for automatically correcting distortion in JPEG and TIFF images. DxO FilmPack v4.5.1 brings with it improved stability to provide photographers with an even more comfortable work experience.
 
DxO ViewPoint v2.1.2, the indispensable companion to wide-angle lenses
Indispensable companion to wide-angle lenses, DxO ViewPoint restores even the most complex perspectives, and easily reestablishes the natural shapes of subjects located on the edges of images.
 
Benefitting from all of DxO Labs’s optical calibration know-how, the software corrects barrel, pincushion, and fisheye distortion in JPEG and TIF images. DxO ViewPoint works with all equipment, much of which also benefits from automatic correction using DxO Optics Modules. More than 17,000 camera/lens combinations are currently available in its library.
 
With a single license, DxO ViewPoint can be used as a plugin for Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, Adobe Lightroom, Apple Aperture, and as a standalone application for OS X and Windows.
 
DxO FilmPack v4.5.1, the reference for creative photography software
Praised by professionals for the fidelity of its analog film renderings, DxO FilmPack lets photographers apply to their digital images all of the characteristics of the analog films that have made photo history, as well as numerous original looks, filters, tonings, and visual effects.
 
Thanks to DxOLabs’ exclusive calibration technologies, DxO FilmPack 4 provides a palette of analog film renderings whose quality is unrivaled in the field.
 
Available in two editions, Essential and Expert, DxO FilmPack can be used as a plugin for Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, Adobe Lightroom, Apple Aperture, DxO Optics Pro, and also as a standalone application for OS X and Windows — all with a single license.
 
Availability
DxO ViewPoint v2.1.2 and DxO FilmPack v4.5.1 are immediately available at photo resellers.
 
B&H carries Dxo ViewPoint 2 and FilmPack 4.
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Post Date: 1/22/2014 9:42:44 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, January 15, 2014
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From DxO:
 
January 15, 2014 - DxO Labs announces the immediate availability of DxO Optics Pro v9.1.2 for Mac and Windows. This upgrade means that DxO Optics Pro 9 now supports the Panasonic Lumix GM-1, the Nikon 1 AW1, and the iPhone 5s.
 
DxO Optics Pro 9 includes powerful tools for processing RAW and JPEG images. Its revolutionary PRIME denoising technology restores the finest details even in images taken at very high ISO. In addition, the software provides amazing optical and geometric corrections along with the DxO Smart Lighting tool, which intelligently optimizes exposure and contrast.
 
New DxO Optics Modules
DxO Optics Pro v9.1.2 benefits from the addition of new DxO Optics Modules: 160 new camera/lens combinations can be found in the library, which today counts 17,000 available DxO Optics Modules.
 
DxO Optics Modules contain information about the characteristics of each camera and lens. This unique database enables DxO Optics Pro 9 to automatically correct distortion, vignetting, chromatic aberrations, and lens softness with an unrivaled level of quality.
 
Availability and New Year’s sale
The Standard and Elite editions of DxO Optics Pro v9.1.2 for Mac and Windows are now available at photo resellers at a special discount price through January 31, 2014:

ProductOrig. PriceSale Price
DxO Optics Pro 9 Standard Edition$169$99
DxO Optics Pro 9 Elite Edition$299$199

B&H carries DxO Optics Pro 9.

Category: DxO News
Post Date: 1/15/2014 8:38:43 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, December 18, 2013
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From DxO:
 
16,800 DxO Optics Modules now available – Special Holiday Season sale on all DxO products through December 25, 2013
 
December 18, 2013 – DxO Labs announces the immediate availability of DxO Optics Pro v9.1.1 for Mac and Windows. This upgrade allows DxO Optics Pro 9 to provide support for the Nikon Df (Elite Edition), the Sony Alpha 7 (Elite Edition), as well as for the Sony DSC-RX10 and A3000, the Pentax K-3, and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1.
 
The image processing software of reference for all exacting photographers, DxO Optics Pro 9 integrates powerful tools for processing RAW and JPEG photos so as to bring out the best in photos in just a few clicks. Furthermore, the software offers the revolutionary new PRIME denoising technology that recovers details even in photos shot at the highest ISO; DxO Smart Lighting, an intelligent tool that optimizes exposure and contrast; and powerful lens and geometrical corrections.
 
New DxO Optics Modules
DxO Optics Pro v9.1.1 benefits from the addition of new DxO Optics Modules: more than 580 new camera/lens combinations have been added to the library, which now counts 16,800 available DxO Optics Modules.
 
Among the new lenses now supported are the Carl Zeiss Distagon T* Otus 1.4/55 for Canon and Nikon (which received very good scores on DxOMark), as well as the Carl Zeiss Apo Sonnar T* 2/135 for Canon and Nikon. Also note that six long-awaited Zeiss lenses for Nikon cameras are now also supported. 
DxO Optics Modules contain numerous information about the characteristics of each camera and lens. This extraordinary database enables DxO Optics Pro 9 to automatically correct distortion, vignetting, chromatic aberrations, and lens softness at an unrivaled level of quality.
 
Availability and special Holiday Season offer
The Standard and Elite editions of DxO Optics Pro v9.1.1 for Mac and Windows are now available at photo resellers at a special discount price through December 25, 2013:

  • DxO Optics Pro 9 Standard Edition: $99 instead of $169
  • DxO Optics Pro 9 Elite Edition: $199 instead of $299

Adorama carries DxO Optics Pro 9.

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Post Date: 12/18/2013 8:56:53 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, December 04, 2013
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From DxO:
 
December 4, 2013 – DxO Labs announces the immediate availability of DxO Optics Pro v9.1 for Mac and Windows, an update of its image processing software for all demanding photographers. DxO Optics Pro v9.1 enhances its revolutionary PRIME denoising technology that restores the finest details in images even at the very highest sensitivities; provides support for eight new cameras; integrates the features of new DxO FilmPack v4.5 in plugin mode; and includes a new Export to Facebook option.
 
Even more spectacular images
DxO Optics Pro v9.1’s PRIME (Probabilistic Raw IMage Enhancement) technology has been enhanced to obtain an even more detailed rendering, particularly at high ISO. Textures and details are better preserved, and noise is eliminated more efficiently.
 
A DxO Labs’ exclusive denoising technology, PRIME, has been designed to achieve unrivaled image quality. Its algorithms analyze the structure of RAW images in depth: for each pixel, nearly a thousand neighboring pixels are studied in order to identify similarities and to reconstruct information. This unusual denoising produces spectacular results: details, color saturation (particularly in dark zones), and textures are preserved for a natural-looking rendering.
 
With PRIME denoising technology, DxO Optics Pro 9 offers a gain in image quality of up to one stop beyond the best noise reduction algorithms currently available on the market.
 
Support for new cameras and new DxO Optics Modules available
DxO’s laboratories calibrate the most recent equipment on the market. This means that DxO Optics Pro v9.1 supports the following eight new cameras: the Sony Alpha 7R (Elite edition only) and the Olympus OM-D E-M1 (Elite edition only); the Nikon D5300, the Pentax K-500, the Canon PowerShot G16 and PowerShot S120, the Panasonic Lumix GX-7, and the Sony NEX-5T.
 
DxO Optics Pro v9.1 also benefits from the addition of new DxO Optics Modules: nearly 500 new camera/lens combinations round out the library, which now contains more than 16,000 available modules. Developed in the lab, these modules contain exhaustive information about the characteristics of each camera and lens so as to automatically correct distortion, vignetting, chromatic aberrations, and lens softness (lack of edge-to-edge sharpness) with an unmatched level of quality.
 
Faster display for greater productivity
DxO Optics Pro v9.1 is now faster for greater user comfort. Images now display instantly, facilitating sorting and speeding up photographers’ workflow.
 
All the creativity of DxO FilmPack v4.5 applied to RAW images
With DxO FilmPack in plugin mode (and thus without quitting the DxO Optics Pro interface), photographers can give their photos a unique look by directly applying to their RAW images the characteristics of any of dozens of analog films, as well as numerous filters, tonings, and visual effects — all of which they can customize in an infinite number of ways.
 
Integrating the latest features of DxO FilmPack v4.5, DxO Optics Pro v9.1 offers two additional new analog films – the legendary Agfa Scala 200x and Kodak Ektar 100 – as well as new Designer renderings and enhanced frame and light leak tools.
 
New Export to Facebook option
DxO Optics Pro v9.1’s new Export to Facebook option lets users share their photos via the popular social network. Photographers can publish their photos directly from RAW images, with processing and uploading combined into a single operation.
 
Availability and prices
The Standard and Elite editions of DxO Optics Pro 9 for Mac and Windows are now available at photo resellers at a special discount price through December 25, 2013:

  • DxO Optics Pro 9 Standard Edition: $99 instead of $169
  • DxO Optics Pro 9 Elite Edition: $199 instead of $299

Adorama carries DxO Optics Pro 9 and DxO FilmPack 4.

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Post Date: 12/4/2013 11:45:58 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, November 27, 2013
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From DxO:
 
348 new lens / camera combinations have been added to the DxO Optics Modules library, providing support for Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, Pentax, Samyang, Sigma, Sony, Tamron and Zeiss lenses for Canon, Fuji, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Pentax, Samsung and Sony cameras.
 
To see supported and planned combinations, click on the link below then select the second tab.
 
Supported or planned combinations
 
Canon | Fujifilm | Nikon | Olympus| Panasonic| Pentax| Samsung| Sony
 
Adorama carries DxO Optics Pro.
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Post Date: 11/27/2013 12:25:46 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, November 06, 2013
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From DxO:
 
More than 15,000 DxO Optics Modules now available
 
November 6, 2013 - DxO Labs announces the immediate availability of DxO Optics Pro v9.0.1 for Mac and Windows, the new version of its image-processing software of reference for all demanding photographers. This upgrade means that DxO Optics Pro 9 now supports the latest full-format DSLR from Nikon, the D610, as well as Nikon's COOLPIX P7800 compact camera.
 
Based on DxO Labs exclusive approach of prior calibration of equipment in its laboratories, DxO Optics Pro 9 includes unique tools for processing RAW and JPEG images: the revolutionary new PRIME denoising technology, DxO Smart Lighting's intelligent optimization of exposure and contrast, powerful optical and geometrical corrections, and preservation of colors and details.
 
New DxO Optics Modules
DxO Optics Pro v9.0.1 benefits from the addition of new DxO Optics Modules. 250 new camera/lens combinations augment the library, which now counts nearly 15,400 available DxO Optics Modules.
 
DxO Optics Modules contain copious information about the characteristics of each camera and lens. This database allows DxO Optics Pro 9 to automatically correct distortion, vignetting, chromatic aberrations, and lens softness with an unrivaled level of quality.
 
Availability and special offer
The Standard and Elite editions of DxO Optics Pro v9.0.1 for Mac and Windows are now available at photo resellers at a special discount price through November 20, 2013.
 
Adorama carries DxO Optics Pro 9.
Category: DxO News
Post Date: 11/6/2013 8:33:46 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, October 30, 2013

 
From DxO:
 
Free download through November 3, exclusively in the Mac App Store
 
October 30, 2013 – DxO Labs announces the immediate availability of DxO Perspective for Mac OS X, its exclusive application designed to correct perspective and horizon problems. Thanks to its system of applying anchor points directly on images, DxO Perspective offers a simple and innovative solution that puts its powerful geometric corrections into the hands of all photographers, even beginners. Indispensable for architectural and landscape photography!
 
DxO Perspective is available exclusively in the Mac App Store as a free download through November 3, 2013.
 
Easy yet powerful perspective corrections
In architectural or urban photography, depending on the position of the photographer with respect to the scene, buildings? vertical and horizontal lines can lose their parallelism. With DxO Perspective, making buildings plumb again has never been easier: users simply place the anchor points directly on the image along the lines they want to correct, and unnatural façades instantly return to their original appearance.
 
DxO Perspective corrects all kinds of perspective problems, even the most complex. Using its Rectangle tool, when a photo contains two perspective flaws, DxO Perspective?s Rectangle tool immediately reestablishes a full-frontal view of the object ? essential when shooting a photo of a poster or painting! In 8-point correction mode, DxO Perspective handles even more complex perspectives: the independent placing of horizontal and vertical guidelines provides highly precise corrections on multiple planes.
 
With just one line, DxO Perspective also restores balance and authenticity to landscape photos by perfectly straightening a slanted horizon.
 
Full-frame photos
Regardless of the corrections applied, DxO Perspective keeps photos full-frame, thanks to its automatic cropping feature that optimizes the visible field. Users can also customize the framing to highlight a particular element. A composition grid facilitates precise adjustments.
 
Advanced settings
Serious photographers can also adjust the intensity of the correction and the horizontal/vertical ratio according to their own tastes.
 
Availability and special introductory offer
DxO Perspective for Mac OS X is immediately and exclusively available in the Mac App Store. To access the application, click here. The software is free through November 3, 2013, instead of priced at $19.99?.
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Post Date: 10/30/2013 10:05:20 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, October 23, 2013
DxO Optics Pro 9 Software
DxO gave me the opportunity to test drive Optics Pro 9 Elite Edition before its release. The noise reduction technology is very good, although the "PRIME" noise reduction algorithm takes a substantial amount of time and computing power. So much time, in fact, that denoising runs continously in the background and will only allow you to see its effects on a small preview section of the image before it is saved.
 
Even so, I was very impressed with DxO Optics Pro 9. They've done a good job at reducing noise while preserving a good amount of detail in the image - even with their standard (non-PRIME) desnoising compared to previous Optics Pro editions. [Sean]
 
From DxO:
 
With its award-winning and unrivaled image processing quality, DxO Optics Pro definitively emerges as the software of reference for the most demanding photographers
 
Special introductory offer through November 20, 2013

 
October 23, 2013 - DxO Labs announces the immediate availability of DxO Optics Pro 9, the major new version of its image-processing software. DxO Optics Pro 9 introduces PRIME, a revolutionary noise reduction technology whose spectacular performance produces detailed and vividly-colored images even under the most extreme shooting conditions.
 
Based on DxO Labs' exclusive approach of prior calibration of equipment in its laboratories, DxO Optics Pro integrates many powerful tools for automatically processing RAW and JPEG images: precise optical and geometric corrections, intelligent optimization of exposure and contrast, preservation of colors and details. Its numerous presets can be adapted to photographers' personal tastes and will help them bring out the best in their photos in just a few clicks.
 
Breathtaking images, even at extremely high ISO
 
Thanks to PRIME (Probabilistic Raw IMage Enhancement) denoising technology, which analyzes the structure of RAW images in depth in order to differentiate between noise and fine details, DxO Optics Pro 9 offers a gain in image quality of up to one full stop over the best noise reduction algorithms currently on the market.
 
"In contrast to the usual approach of finding a better compromise between image quality and execution speed, we have created a tool whose sole purpose is to obtain the best image quality possible," explained Frédéric Guichard, Chief Scientific Officer of DxO Labs. "For each pixel, more than a thousand neighboring pixels are analyzed. This vast exploration allows DxO Optics Pro to identify similar data that can serve to reconstruct image information. Several minutes may be required to do this, but this process takes place in the background, so users can work on other images and projects while they wait for the results."
 
PRIME technology results in truly spectacular images: noise is suppressed, and textures, details, and color saturation are preserved, particularly in shadows, for a beautifully natural look.
 
For photographers who prefer to denoise their images immediately, DxO Optics Pro 9 still offers a newly-improved high-quality "classic" denoising tool that produces finely-detailed renderings quickly, even at the highest sensitivities.
 
Unrivaled highlight management and color rendering
 
The exclusive DxO Smart Lighting feature optimizes the overall contrast of an image by intelligently adapting to its contents. This tool has been further improved in DxO Optics Pro 9, which now offers even more powerful highlight management: details that once were thought lost are revealed, even when the information is missing in the original RAW data, and colorimetric errors are minimized.
 
DxO Labs' highly precise knowledge of the way each camera reproduces color allows DxO Optics Pro to emulate the rendering of any camera on RAW images. DxO Optics Pro 9 goes even further by proposing a new color rendering called "DxO Portrait," which preserves skin tones and naturally-saturated colors.
 
New visual presets
 
DxO Optics Pro 9's library of presets has been completely redesigned. Portrait, Landscape, Black & White, Single-shot HDR: the new DxO presets respond to different use cases that photographers frequently encounter, and are supplemented by "Atmospheres," a new set of creative renderings.
 
A new visual presets window makes it easier for users choose which preset to apply to their images by letting them preview thumbnails of the rendering effects prior to application.
 
New export tools
 
DxO Optics Pro 9 simplifies its workflow by allowing photographers to go directly from customizing their images to using and sharing them.
 
The "Export to Disk" feature lets users generate and save JPEG, TIFF, and DNG images in just a few clicks. The new "Export to Application" feature groups into a single transaction both processing and opening images in an external application, such as other DxO software products or other editors that specialize in photo retouching, panoramic shots, HDR, and cataloguing. Finally, the "Export to Flickr" feature adopts this same new approach, letting users process and publish their photos directly online in just one step.
 
Even more comfortable and productive
 
The DxO Optics Pro interface has undergone another evolution, with a new workspace that highlights essential correction tools, optimizes vertical space, and reorganizes toolbars and palettes in an even more logical fashion. Further, it is now possible to access context-sensitive help directly in the correction palettes.
 
Availability and special introductory offer
 
The Standard and Elite editions of DxO Optics Pro 9 for Mac and Windows are now available at photo resellers at a special discount through November 20, 2013:

  • DxO Optics Pro 9 Standard Edition: $99 instead of $169
  • DxO Optics Pro 9 Elite Edition: $199 instead of $299

Photographers who acquired a DxO Optics Pro 8 license on or after September 1, 2013, are entitled to a free upgrade to version 9.
 
Adorama has DxO Optics Pro 8 available for purchase and is eligible for a free upgrade to DxO Optics Pro 9.

Category: DxO News
Post Date: 10/23/2013 8:36:12 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, October 02, 2013
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From DxO:
 
October 2, 2013 – DxO Labs announces the immediate availability of DxO Optics Pro v8.3.2 for Mac and Windows, the new version of its award-winning image-processing software of reference for all demanding photographers. This upgrade allows DxO Optics Pro 8 to provide support for the latest expert consumer DSLR, the 20.2-million pixel EOS 70D, as well as for Sony?s full-format compact, the DSC-RX1R.
 
Based on an exclusive process of prior laboratory calibration, DxO Optics Pro 8 includes many powerful and automatic tools for processing RAW and JPEG images. The software provides the most advanced lens corrections on the market, the best tool for adjusting light and contrast, and precise and accurate color management.
 
DxO Optics Pro 8 was awarded the 2013 TIPA prize for Best Photo Software, the 2013-2014 EISA prize for Photo Software, and the 2013 Hot One prize for Capture/Processing from the Professional Photographers of America (PPA).
 
New DxO Optics Modules
 
DxO Optics Pro v8.3.2 also benefits from the addition of new DxO Optics Modules. 445 new camera/lens combinations round out the library, which today counts more than 14,000 available DxO Optics Modules.
 
DxO Optics Modules contain copious information about the characteristics of each camera and lens. This unique database allows DxO Optics Pro 8 to automatically correct distortion, vignetting, chromatic aberrations, and lens softness with an unrivaled level of quality.
 
Availability and prices
 
The Standard and Elite editions of DxO Optics Pro v8.3.2 for Mac and Windows are available at photo resellers, at the following prices:

  • DxO Optics Pro 8 Standard Edition: $169
  • DxO Optics Pro 8 Elite Edition: $299

This upgrade is free for all owners of DxO Optics Pro 8, as well as for all photographers who acquired a DxO Optics Pro 7 license on or after September 1, 2012.
 
Adorama carries DxO Optics Pro 8.

Category: DxO News
Post Date: 10/2/2013 9:10:07 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, August 01, 2013
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From DxO:
 
07/31/2013 - 233 new lens / camera combinations have been added to the DxO Optics Modules library, providing support for Canon, Pentax, Samsung, Nikkor, Sigma, Tamron and Tokina lenses for Canon, Fuji, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Pentax, Samsung and Sony cameras.
 
To see supported and planned combinations, click on the link below then select the second tab.
 
Supported or planned combinations
 
Canon | Fujifilm | Nikon | Olympus | Panasonic | Pentax | Samsung | Sony
 
Adorama carries DxO Optics Pro.
Category: DxO News
Post Date: 8/1/2013 9:24:57 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, July 24, 2013
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From DxO:
 
07/24/2013 - 257 new lens / camera combinations have been added to the DxO Optics Modules library, providing support for Canon, Nikon, Sigma, Tamron and Zeiss lenses for Canon, Nikon, Pentax and Sony cameras.
 
To see supported and planned combinations, click on the link below then select the second tab.
 
Supported or planned combinations
 
Canon | Fujifilm | Nikon | Pentax | Samsung | Sony
 
Adorama carries DxO Optics Pro.
Category: DxO News
Post Date: 7/24/2013 8:44:48 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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