DxO Optics Pro Version 7 Elite Edition Photo Enhancing Software for Macintosh & Windows--Free Upgrade to Version 8.0

DxO Labs

About DxO Labs Optics Pro

The DxO Labs Optics Pro 7 Elite is a photo editing software based on your specific camera and lens combination. DxO has tested all compatible lens and camera combinations, considering each piece of equipment's weaknesses and automatically compensating for these shortcomings when editing. The result is highly optimized photo editing that's faster than the norm. Whether you're a pro, a student or a beginner, this software ramps up your workflow and allows you to spend more time shooting and less time in post-production.

In addition to the intimate knowledge DxO has gleaned from all the compatible cameras and lenses, Optics Pro 7 features presets that make your workflow even smoother. The interface is also extremely user-friendly and able to be customized for your specific needs. Other important functions like dust removal, color management, exposure and contrast and RAW conversion give you the ability to tweak and modify to suit each specific situation.

DxO Labs Optics Pro Features

  • Lens Sharpening: Using a new technique to analytically read image content, DxO Optics Pro 7 offers improved preservation of the bokeh while avoiding the creation of artifacts in homogeneous or out-of-focus zones
  • Sharpness Mask: Lenses tend to soften (or blur) image elements located at the edges. A new cursor lets you harmonize the sharpness of your image from the center of the periphery. This feature is available even if your equipment is not yet supported
  • Colors and Textures: No more flat stretches of uniform color! DxO Optics Pro 7 includes a tool that brings out the details and textures in saturated areas
  • Optimized Ergonomics (A Streamlined Workflow): Easier to use, DxO Optics Pro 7 offers even more intuitive handling. Working in project mode is now optional! From now on, you can work directly from your files and directories
  • Increased Performance (Up to 4 Times Faster): The use of OpenCL technology with Windows and optimized algorithms, DxO Optics Pro 7 can process batches of photos up to 4 times faster than previous versions, while offering improved image quality after processing
  • Tailor-Hand DxO Optics Modules (Tailor-Made for All): The DxO Labs team has optimized its calibration methods in order to accelerate the production process and has set a goal of supporting 10,000 modules
  • Optical Corrections (Pep Up Your Lenses): Uneven sharpness, vignetting, distortions, chromatic aberrations? DxO Optics Pro automatically corrects all the optical faults in your images because it is based on a precise knowledge of your equipment and its weaknesses
  • A DxO Labs Exclusive: Does your lens lack sharpness? Instantly recover the fine details in your photos, regardless of the quality of your lens
  • Lens Distortion: DxO Optics Pro automatically corrects all types of lens distortion by taking into account such signification factors as the focal point and focusing distance. The focal range covered is extremely large, from ultra-wide-angle lenses, fish-eyes & optic kits all the way to super-zooms
  • Vignetting: Sometimes referred to as edge or corner fall-off - is at the core an optical phenomenon which results in a loss of light or a darkening in the corners of the image. DxO Optics Pro is able to automatically correct this issue with a high degree of behind-the-scenes sophistication
  • Color Fringing (Chromatic Aberration): Color fringes, particularly noticeable at the edges of high-contrast photos are principally caused by lateral chromatic aberrations, where the lens - like a prism - splits the visible light into its different color components
  • Geometric Corrections (Get Your Photos Back in Shape): DxO Optics Pro integrates three simple, practical and powerful tools to tilt straighten, raise and restore real perspective and a horizon line worthy of the name
  • Volume Anamorphosis: Think of volume (i.e. 3D) anamorphic distortion as the photographic equivalent of the problem that mapmakers have when trying to represent the 3D planet on a two dimensional sheet of paper
  • Keystoning/Horizon: Unlike the corrections described above, keystoning and horizon corrections are not based on DxO Optics Modules and must be manually set by the user
  • RAW Conversion (Go Beyond the Limits of Your Camera): Shooting in RAW format gives you that absolute control over how your photos are rendered. DxO Optics Pro's RAW converter is based on detailed characterization of your camera by DxO Labs
  • Select a Tool Tailored to Your Equipment: If you are shooting in RAW, it's because you want to avoid standard processing and to take full advantage of your camera's potential. So you need a RAW converter that is both powerful and intelligent
  • Discover Unparalleled Productivity: DxO Lab's prior calibration of a camera identical to the one that you use allows DxO Optics Pro to automatically correct one photo or hundreds of photos in a way specifically designed to guarantee very high image quality
  • Keep the Details, Not the Artifacts: Images generated by digital camera sensors must undergo RAW conversion, a process analogous to silver-halide film development
  • Push the Limits of Low-Light Photography: DxO Optics Pro's noise reduction module lets you restore the details and saturation of an image up to 100,000 ISO. Gain up to two stops
  • In Search of Shadows and Lost Light (HDR Mono-Image): Digital cameras do not do well with overexposure. Once sensor pixels are saturated, they produce only white
  • Change Your Camera at Will: DxO has tested a wide range of digital cameras, giving you the choice of applying their different color renderings to your photos, regardless of the camera that you actually use. This is a great way to unify all your images, even if you work with several different cameras
  • Denoising (Defy the Shadows): With DxO Optics Pro, no need to rely on flash photography to bring out the full emotion of your night shots and to obtain detailed textures and incomparable colors
  • A Custom Tool that Guarantees Quality and Automaticity: The characteristics of noise can vary greatly from one camera to another. DxO Labs has applied its reputation-enhancing principles of custom settings to its noise reduction tool
  • Saturation and Sharpness: Gain Up to 2 Stops: DxO Optics Pro equals outstanding noise reduction. Thanks to the latest technological advances, DxO Pro's denoising module lets you preserve the saturation of your images and reduce noise to a very fine grain, even at very high sensitivity
  • Interface and Use (An Optimal Workflow): Easy to use, DxO Optics Pro allows you to process your images in an instant. When you select an image file or files to correct, the default setting is automatically applied, letting you see all corrections and start processing with ease

DxO Labs Optics Pro Specifications

Operating Requirements: Windows
Microsoft Windows XP SP3 (32), Vista (32 or 64-bit), 7 (32 or 64-bit)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or higher, AMD Athlon 64 X2 or higher
Graphics card: Supports DirectX 9.0c or higher for Windows operating systems; 256MB VRAM recommended to support GPU acceleration
Operating Requirements: Macintosh
Mac (Intel processor)
Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6, 10.7
Operating Requirements: Memory
2GB of RAM
Operating Requirements: Disk Space
Running the software requires a minimum of 2GB on the hard drive

DxO Labs Optics Pro Reviews

Reviewed by 1 customers


Has the Potential to Swamp Adobe


from San Diego, CA  -  Quality Oriented

It has features that make it superior to Lightroom, but slow processing - even with an 8 teraflop GPU - and quirks like corrections only showing at certain magnifications make it hard to keep using. Even registration proved quirky as my firewall proved too challenging for the software. I would withhold endorsement of serious use of this product until it is made efficient.

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