DxO Announces ViewPoint Perspective Distortion Correction
Wednesday, September 05, 2012
From DxO Labs:
DxO ViewPoint restores the natural proportions in your photos
DxO ViewPoint, DxO Labs’ new software solution for Mac and Windows entirely dedicated to correcting distorted elements on photo edges, and to redressing keystoning and other problems with perspective, will be available during the course of September 2012.
Based on DxO Labs’ exclusive geometric correction technology, DxO ViewPoint allows you to easily and efficiently restore the natural proportions of the subjects in your images as an integral part of your workflow.
CHANGING THE POINT OF VIEW
The deformation of subjects located on the edges of photos is due to the use of wide-angle lenses, and affects numerous situations, particularly social photography (e.g., events, marriages) and photo reportage. Thanks to its dedicated tool, DxO ViewPoint easily fixes this flaw, automatically restoring the natural proportions to distorted faces and bodies to make them look as normal as those in the center of the image.
Problems with perspective such as keystoning have a big impact on urban, interior, and architectural photography, and are most frequently tied to the photographer’s vantage point when shooting the scene. DxO ViewPoint eliminates unsightly vanishing points and convergent lines, and corrects the most complex perspective problems without having to resort to expensive shift lenses or to a view camera.
Each of these features comes with advanced controls for fine-tuning settings and for obtaining optimal precision when producing larger prints. For example, some tools offer the possibility of virtually changing the shooting position of the photographer so as to perfectly align the vertical lines along the edges of the image.
A CLEAR AND INTUITIVE INTERFACE
DxO ViewPoint has a workspace composed of a large viewing area along with simple and intuitive toolbars and control palettes. Thanks to the software’s explicit icons, photographers can readily identify the rights tools for applying their corrections in just a few clicks.
The corrections palettes are detachable so as to enable working in multi-screen mode and displaying the full image. A visualization palette and a composition grid allow for precise placement of anchor points for fine-tuning adjustments.
Two display modes are available: single image for making corrections with a maximum of accuracy, or side-by-side for manipulating the original image while viewing real-time corrections.
POWERFUL AND EFFECTIVE
Based on DxO Labs’ renowned expertise in geometric corrections, DxO ViewPoint automatically applies corrections while taking into account such shooting parameters as focal length and sensor size, and while respecting the image proportions, for a more natural rendering.
Thanks to its automatic cropping feature, DxO ViewPoint maximizes the field of view for optimal results.
ACCESSIBLE TO ALL
DxO ViewPoint is available as a standalone application for Mac and Windows, and also as a plugin for Adobe® Photoshop® CS3, CS4, CS5, CS6, and Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 3 and 4.
DxO ViewPoint will be available for Windows and Mac during the course of September 2012 in DxO Labs’ online store and at photo resellers at a price of 79 € (suggested retail price, tax included).