DxO PureRAW  4 learning resources

Quick tutorial videos

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Quick tutorial videos for getting started

Short videos to help you to get grips with DxO PureRAW  4

1. DxO PureRAW  4
Getting started

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2. DxO PureRAW  4
What’s new in version 4

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3. DxO PureRAW  4
Lightroom workflow

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4. DxO PureRAW  4
Photoshop workflow

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5. DxO PureRAW  4
Advandced batch renaming

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6. DxO PureRAW  4
Quick processes

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7. DxO PureRAW  4
Queuing system

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8. DxO PureRAW  4
Capture One workflow

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9. DxO PureRAW  4
Nik Collection workflow

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Affinity Photos workflow

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11. DxO PureRAW  4
Workflow for generic third-party applications

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Your questions answered

Can I use DxO PureRAW  4 with Adobe Lightroom Classic?

Yes, when you install DxO PureRAW  4, you’ll be given the option of adding it as a Lightroom Classic plugin. This means you can highlight an image or images in your Lightroom catalog and then trigger the plugin to start processing. New improved files will appear back in your catalog, or collection, ready for editing.


Can I use DxO PureRAW  4 with Adobe Photoshop?

Yes, although unlike in Lightroom, not as a plugin. Instead, simply use the standalone app or select files for processing from your computer’s file browser. These new Linear DNG files will open into the Adobe Camera Raw interface like any other RAW file – but better because they’ve been processed with DxO PureRAW  4!


How many computers can I install DxO PureRAW  4 on? Can I use it on Mac and PC with the same license?

DxO PureRAW can be activated on a total of two personal computers, as long as it is only run on one computer at a time. You may install on both Mac and PC using the same license code.


Are RAW files from my camera compatible with DxO PureRAW  4?

DxO PureRAW  4 works with a huge range of camera and lens combinations from all popular manufacturers including Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax, Leica, Panasonic, Olympus, Hasselblad, and more. However, because each RAW file is unique to the model of camera that made it, it has to be in our database to be compatible. Therefore the very latest models may not be available for a few weeks after release. You can find the full list of compatible cameras and lenses, here [LINK].


How does DxO PureRAW  4 fit into my workflow?

DxO PureRAW  4 can be used as a plugin within Adobe Lightroom, as a standalone application, or as a context menu extension in Windows Explorer, on PC, or in Finder, on Mac.


Is DxO PureRAW  4 complicated to use?

Not at all. DxO PureRAW  4 offers the same ease of use as previous versions, which means converting your RAW files is as easy as selecting them for processing in your Lightroom catalog, dragging and dropping them into the standalone app, or right-clicking within Windows Explorer or Finder. Processing is automatic, though PureRAW 4 offers plenty of options to tailor how each file is dealt with.


I already have a previous version of DxO PureRAW. Do I need to upgrade?

DxO PureRAW  4 comes with numerous improvements, including new accurate DeepPRIME XD2 processing, a new lens softness correction algorithm, real-time denoising previews, a processing widget, improved batch naming, and more. DxO PureRAW uses DxO Optics Modules to match its correction algorithms to the exact make and model of camera and lens you used to make each photo and the latest version of the software will support the newest photographic equipment.


Does DxO PureRAW  4 use DxO's Optics Modules?

Yes, like all DxO software, PureRAW 4 uses our famous, independently verified, Optics Module profiles to apply corrections based on the exact camera and lens you used to make each photo. These data files are usually identified, downloaded, and installed automatically before you begin processing.


Is the trial version lacking any features?

No, your trial version of DxO PureRAW  4 works just like the regular application – no watermarks, no missing features, and no limits to the number of files you can process. We want you to see how good it is, and you have 14 days to do it.


I use DxO PhotoLab 7. Do I need DxO PureRAW  4?

DxO PhotoLab 7 and DxO PureRAW  4 share similar processing engines. The main difference is in workflow. DxO PhotoLab is a full photo editing and organizing application while PureRAW is a dedicated RAW conversion application which lets photographers choose their own preferred image editing software — like Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom. DxO PureRAW  4 features the latest in machine learning technology for denoising and demosaicing: DeepPRIME XD2. DxO PhotoLab 7 features DeepPRIME XD. Please note that DxO PhotoLab ESSENTIAL does not include DeepPRIME, however. Users of PhotoLab 7 should note that DeepPRIME XD2 and the new lens softness correction algorithm are currently only available in PureRAW 4. However the development team at DxO are planning to add them to the next major release of PhotoLab.

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