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DxO OpticsPro 8
DxO OpticsPro 8

DxO OpticsPro 8

DxO Optics Pro 8 is the newest version of DxO Labs' raw editing software. Optics Pro combines image organization and management with a wealth of editing and optical correction tools and the ability to batch process your camera's native raw files into TIFF, JPEG and DNG file formats. While Optics Pro 8 isn't a dramatic upgrade from version 7, it does introduce a new automated tonal recovery tool and print capability along with a revised user interface and image editing enhancements. In this very brief overview I'll highlight the most significant changes for current users. In an upcoming article we'll be taking a much more detailed look at image quality, workflow and output options as we compare Optics Pro 8 against Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 and Phase One's Capture One Pro 7.

Among the changes users will find in version 8 are a reorganized palette layout that puts the most commonly used editing tools in close proximity, a new highlight and shadow recovery tool, sliders for localized tonal adjustments and a 'smart' saturation option, which treats colors differently depending on their vibrancy. Version 8 also introduces a basic print module with support for single and multi-image layouts along with automated output sharpening tuned for the specified print size.

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Been free for a while (or at least this offer keeps coming round every few weeks). I got this free not long ago. Version 8 is old, DxO Pro is now on version 10. Version 8 is still a worthily tool to have for free but version 10 is much, much better.

never heard of this one before ,worth a try . cheers

Be aware that this is certainly not a Photoshop replacement. All it is intended to do is correct (raw) images according to the model of camera and lens you use. It is intended for DSLR users. While it can alter colour / contrast / saturation of a "happy snap" photo, there are many less complicated and smaller applications that will do this.

If you want to see exactly what this will do and who it's intended for, here's the PDF manual:
support.dxo.com/att…pdf

as pete_I said this isn't intended to replace photoshop, but to make the best from a RAW photo image this is hands down the BEST you can get, you can even make a profile for every lens you own. I was amazed when i first used this all those years ago on how much it brought my pictures to life just by calibrating my camera and lenses.

stevvie

as pete_I said this isn't intended to replace photoshop, but to make the … as pete_I said this isn't intended to replace photoshop, but to make the best from a RAW photo image this is hands down the BEST you can get, you can even make a profile for every lens you own. I was amazed when i first used this all those years ago on how much it brought my pictures to life just by calibrating my camera and lenses.


other than price how is it better than lightroom or topaz (cant remember name)?
Edited by: "brilly" 21st Dec 2014

brilly

other than price how is it better than lightroom or topaz (cant remember … other than price how is it better than lightroom or topaz (cant remember name)?


It's not, DxO is another tool to use which compliments Lightroom etc. DxO is almost a single click solution to producing great results. Download the app and see for yourself.
Edited by: "MPLP" 21st Dec 2014

MPLP

It's not, DxO is another tool to use which compliments Lightroom etc. DxO … It's not, DxO is another tool to use which compliments Lightroom etc. DxO is almost a single click solution to producing great results. Download the app and see for yourself.


cheers, trying to avoid downloading so much crap on my limited space but will maybe give it a whirl.

edit: quite liking it tbh but is a bit slow to apply changes and could use a gradient filter at least
Edited by: "brilly" 24th Dec 2014
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