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DxO Optics Pro 8
LIGHTEN UP YOUR PHOTOS
DxO Smart Lighting
Master lighting with a single slider
Easily brighten or darken your photos with DxO Smart Lighting. Make your life easier by using just one slider to add or reduce the light in your image. DxO Optics Pro 8 automatically lightens dark areas (under-exposed) and restores details to too-bright areas (overexposed), while preserving contrast by dynamically adapting settings.
To go even further, use the Selective tone tool to accurately apply corrections to highlights, midtones, and dark zones.
DxO Optics Pro 8’s default preset incorporates DxO Smart Lighting’s automatic corrections, perfectly adapted to your image without any need for further manipulation. Indisputably efficient!
DxO Smart Lighting is exclusive to DxO Labs.
Restore the textures in vivid colors
Retrieve all the details and rich textures in your images with the new automatic Protection of saturated colors tool. The smallest details are revealed even in zones with highly-saturated or “burnt” colors. The correction algorithm takes into account the photo’s global color rendering and your settings to produce the best possible color and texture quality.
Exceptional optical corrections
Boost sharpness and detail
Spectacularly improve your photos’ sharpness with the Lens softness tool, which has been significantly enhanced for this new version. Your images are perfectly sharp, even when you push the settings. This evolution is the result of our drive to calibrate even more cameras and lenses in our laboratories, as well as to analyse image content in greater depth. A DxO Labs exclusive.
Totally suppress undesirable colored fringes. This new version combines DxO Optics Modules with in-depth image analysis to clean up images with uncommon efficiency, effectively putting an end to chromatic aberrations!
The most advanced RAW conversion
Enhance your low-light images
Push the limits of your camera’s sensitivity for images shot at high ISO or shot at long exposures (> 2 seconds). DxO Optics Pro’s perfect knowledge of your camera makes it possible to restore all the details and textures in your photos. And with DxO Optics Pro 8, you can use the new dedicated slider to eliminate dead or hot pixels that can appear during long-exposure shots.
More details, fewer flaws
Restore the finest details without introducing flaws. Use the moiré correction slider to obtain precisely-tailored results for your photos.
Directly print your RAW and JPEG photos
Your photos are now directly printable in both full-page mode or as contact sheets using DxO Optic Pro’s new print module. Page setup options include margin settings, image size, and printing of EXIF information — all for quickly producing prints of the shots you need.
Harmonize the color rendering of your images thanks to DxO Optics Pro's support of ICC profiles. Sharpen your images and achieve dazzling results, regardless of print size.
A better-organized workspace
Quickly find the tools you need in the new Lighting palette. You can now perform all the major operations in the same workspace: white balance, exposure compensation, color and contrast adjustment. DxO Smart Lighting uses just one slider to adapt the light and contrast to low-light zones and restore details to highlights in your images.
All the other detailed and advanced control settings are of course present in DxO Optics Pro 8, and available to the most serious and exacting photographers.
Your photos in real time
Make your selection immediately in the image browser, thanks to the new live preview that updates the photo thumbnail in real time. No need to figure out if a photo is the original or a version you worked on - you can tell instantly!
To further improve workflow, now every photo once opened in DxO Optics Pro loads instantaneously, even after closing and reopening the application — a real time-saver.
Optimized for Retina display
DxO Optic Pro 8’s Mac interface has been entirely redesigned to take advantage of all the visual quality offered by Retina screens. Enjoy unprecedented clarity as you view all the details in your images!
Interface and ergonomics
Higher-quality thumbnail display
DxO Optics Pro 8 now offers a better-quality thumbnail display for more accurate display of corrections in preview mode, along with easier batch processing.
Improvements to Mac interface
The Mac version of DxO Optics Pro 8 adds a new FilmPack palette (if DxO FilmPack is activated), a new slider reset function (via double-clicking), and slider activation using a mouse wheel.
Greater visual comfort
Work even more comfortably on your Mac: the information about active corrections that cannot be previewed no longer appears on your image but instead appears directly in the corresponding palettes.
New image sorting options
DxO Optics Pro 8 lets you sort the images in your image browser by ISO speed and by virtual copy number.
Automatic preset preview
The Mac version of DxO Optics Pro 8 offers you a new automatic preset preview mode. In just one click, you can immediately evaluate the effects on your image of the presets you select.
Faithful preview rendering, even at high sensitivity
DxO Optics Pro 8 directly displays denoised images in the image preview window (requires activating in Preferences). Thanks to this more accurate rendering, you can more easily apply all your other settings!
The most complete EXIF data
Shooting mode, exposure compensation, and light measurement mode now complement the information already available in the EXIF palette.
Controls and tools
DxO Optics Pro 8’s new histogram can display color channels separately for greater readability.
Simplified output options
DxO Optics Pro 8’s output options are easier to access and better organized.
Better color rendering
Color rendering has been improved to more faithfully reproduce the way specific cameras render colors.
Enhanced output resampling
DxO Optics Pro 8 lets you resize your images and improve the sharpness of resized images.