DxO Smart Lighting: Between shadow and light
Uncover important details and textures in underexposed and overexposed areas of your image with Smart Lighting, DxO’s exclusive automatic exposure optimization. The information that you thought was absent in your RAW files is instantly revealed, even in strongly backlit areas and the deepest shadows.
To further refine the different brightness ranges, from the darkest to the brightest areas, use the Selective Tone controls. For a more natural looking rendering of your images, the Shadows and Highlights sliders have been redesigned to recover the maximum amount of information without flattening the midtones.
DxO OpticsPro 11 introduces a new feature, Spot Weighted mode, which provides the same results as as spot metering in camera, but with the added benefit of post-capture fine-tuning capabilities.
Smart Lighting uses face detection to apply an intelligent tone map on the entire image, to better extend the dynamic range, add fill light, and improve contrast while optimizing illumination on faces.
PRIME 2016: Don’t be afraid of the dark anymore
Detailed and stunning images, even at the highest ISO values: DxO OpticsPro’s revolutionary DxO PRIME 2016 denoising technology has been designed to achieve optimal photographic quality. Its advanced algorithms read your camera calibration data, then analyze the image structure in depth to differentiate between noise and fine details with an unprecedented degree of automated precision. For each pixel, nearly a thousand neighboring pixels are studied to identify their similarities and to recombine information, resulting in perfectly denoised photos.
Bokehs and smooth transitions are even better preserved, as are fine details and colors, particularly in the shadows; and textures are conserved to produce images of exceptional quality.
With a newly-optimized algorithm, the DxO PRIME 2016 technology processes your RAW files up 4 times faster than before: in fact, the higher the sensitivity, the bigger the benefit of processing time.
Tailor-made optical corrections that defy the laws of optics
In our laboratories, using state-of-the-art scientific calibration and testing technologies, DxO’s engineers have compiled the world’s largest library of information regarding cameras and lenses. With now nearly 30,000 optics module combinations at the ready for you to download when needed, DxO OpticsPro can automatically apply the most precise corrections, perfectly adapted to your exact photographic equipment.
DxO OpticsPro corrects all the optical defects in your photos with unrivaled quality: distortion (barrel, pincushion, and fisheye); vignetting; chromatic aberrations; and lens softness, by homogenizing the sharpness from the center to the corners of the image.
DxO OpticsPro 11 enhances details with unparalleled accuracy. Thanks to a perfect knowledge of how your lens performs, the exclusive Lens softness tool harmonizes the sharpness in the field and makes your images razor sharp, whatever your equipment. Colors are perfectly preserved and artifacts are minimized even when you push the settings.
Broaden your horizons with DxO ClearView
DxO ClearView automatically eliminates the atmospheric haze in landscape photos, as well as the air pollution common to many urban photos. No need to manually apply a mask to your image nor to manipulate multiple sliders: DxO ClearView carefully analyzes the image’s color components and applies the appropriate settings. In just one click, the contrast visibly and noticeably improves.
DxO presets: Apply multiple corrections with a single click
DxO OpticsPro offers you presets that have been carefully designed to respond to your photographic intentions, whatever they may be: portrait, landscape, black & white, single-shot HDR.... You can also express your creativity with atmospheric presets that enhance your photos with desaturation, color filters, etc. Quickly access the various available presets by using the floating palette, preview the results in thumbnail form, and then apply them directly to your image with a click. Create a customized look with the presets editor, then save your settings and apply them to an entire series of photos seamlessly as a batch process.
View your images in full-screen mode for an immersive experience that lets you rapidly browse through your photo library while maintaining the display of useful EXIF data.
By removing unnecessary distractions, you can more easily rate and select your images for retouching and export, while using new keyboard shortcuts to help you sort through hundreds of photos quicker than ever.
And many other features!
Red-eye correction (NEW)Thanks to both face and eye detection, red eyes are automatically identified and corrected, which allows you to make the corrections on dozens of photos as a batch process.
Anti-MoiréGet rid of colorful patterns that appear on fine textures (fences, cloth, tiles, etc.).
Color rendering: consistency is keyThanks to the calibration of equipment in our laboratories, you can stay true to your camera’s color rendering, or you can choose another rendering to ensure uniformity among a series of photos taken with different cameras.
Protection of saturated colorsBring out all the richness of the details and textures in your shots, even in the areas of brightest colors.
ICC profile managementMatch rendered colors using ICC profiles for vivid prints.
DustGet rid of the specks that appear on your photos because of dust present on your lens or sensor in one click. Also works with batch processing.
Image sortingSort your photos according to several criteria such as camera type, ISO value, processing status, and virtual copy number.
Integrated printingQuickly and easily product full-size prints or contact sheets with full control over layout, metadata, color profile, rendering mode, sharpness, and more.
Retina screen compatibilityEnjoy all the visual quality offered by Retina screens and preview your images in high definition on Mac OS X.
To go even further with your DxO experience
Use as a standalone application or as a plugin for DxO OpticsPro
Integrate the powerful geometric corrections of DxO ViewPoint
DxO ViewPoint gives you absolute control over perspective and lets you correct volume deformation (a DxO exclusive) to restore the correct proportions to the subjects at the edges of the images you take with a wide-angle lens.
Give a unique look to your images with DxO FilmPack
Relive the emotion of analog photography, thanks to DxO FilmPack, the creative image-processing software. DxO FilmPack faithfully reproduces the style of more than 80 legendary analog films. Combine numerous original renderings with texture, framing, and vignetting effects.