DxO PHOTOLAB 3
BEST IMAGING SOFTWARE 2020
“DxO PhotoLab 3 is an amazing RAW processing software. Its wide range of adjustments adds to the already large arsenal of creative tools available in previous versions.”
DxO PhotoLab 3.2
The Most Advanced Photo Editing Software
- Improved local adjustment mask management
- Simplified Repair Tool display
- Multi-image keywords
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A totally new approach to managing and adjusting color
DxO PhotoLab 3’s new HSL (Hue, Saturation, and Luminance) Tool is an exciting and superbly visual way to manage color that can help you produce more creative and natural-looking images. The new DxO ColorWheel is a fantastic new color adjustment tool that you can use to select color ranges from eight separate channels, including orange and purple.
The DxO ColorWheel can fine-tune color values, select replacement colors, and it can even adjust transitions and tints for truly distinctive effects.
A few clics, Endless possibilities
DxO’s exciting new ColorWheel can be used in countless creative ways. It’s incredibly easy to use and immensely powerful. The DxO ColorWheel is the perfect launchpad for your image-editing creativity.
Uniformity slider for consistent color
The new Uniformity Slider helps you standardize color variations within a specific range
Easy Partial desaturation
The new DxO ColorWheel is ideal for partially desaturating images and getting instant creative effects
Beyond Black & White
Saturation and Luminance Sliders now work independently of each other, making them perfect tools for converting color to black and white without the use of complex masks.
Redesigned Repair Tool with a new Clone Mode
There will always be something in a photo you might want to erase, such as a bird, a person, or a piece of rubbish. DxO PhotoLab 3 can make them disappear with the redesigned Repair Tool, with big improvements to the ‘Repair’ mode and a brand new ‘Clone’ mode.
The Repair mode works as a retouching brush that samples pixels from one part of an image for you to use in an area you want to reconstruct or repair. It’s the perfect way to cover up unwanted objects and it adjusts pixels to match the color and lightness levels of the area you’re repairing.
The brand new Clone mode is the ideal way to replace areas of an image with an exact copy of another part of a photo. Opacity and Feather settings can be adjusted in both modes, making repairs look completely natural without harsh edges or visible transitions.
A more complete workflow through keywords
If you have a large image library you’ll know how difficult it can be to find the image you’re looking for. Thankfully, DxO PhotoLab 3 makes searching for photos much easier thanks to the new DxO PhotoLibrary new features.
Keywords now pop up as tooltips whenever you hover your mouse pointer over images in the File Explorer tab. Keywords are also displayed directly in the Metadata palette, plus you can directly add, delete,rename keywords or assign them to a batch of images.
If you’re importing images into DxO PhotoLab 3 that already have keywords attached, including data written by other XMP-format software, these will be imported automatically. With its new and improved PhotoLibrary feature, DxO PhotoLab 3 is seamlessly compatible with other photo-editing packages on the market and makes for a faster and more efficient workflow.
New Local Adjustments Masks Manager
Applying Local Adjustment Masks to photos is now easier than ever with the new DxO PhotoLab 3. A special new palette lists the local adjustments that have already been applied to your image. With one click you can see all the settings for the local edits applied. You can choose to display the adjustments or else hide them instantly as a Photoshop Mask, all with a single click.
The Local Adjustment Masks feature is extremely flexible and non-destructive, enabling you to flex your creative muscles fearlessly. With the new Opacity slider, you can adjust exactly how much your local edits show, all without going back to adjustments.
There’s also a brilliant new function that inverts adjustment masks with just one click, making this an even more versatile and creative tool.
As a photographer who hates too much change, I was relieved to find DxO PhotoLab 3 hadn’t changed my favourite features too much, only enhancing them more. The image sharpening and anti-noise techniques have now caused me to do away with rival software. I can now do all of my post production in one place, meaning a far simpler workflow. The software feels both smoother and snappier.
I already fell in love with DxO PhotoLab 3 thanks to the possibility to finally have my beloved U Point technology of Nik Collection by DxO’s Viveza directly applied to a RAW file. With the new DxO PhotoLab 3 version, I have even more control over the image thanks to the new ColorWheel that let me adjust selectively HSL in my image, in a way that I could just dream before.