DXO Optics Pro 8 Standard Edition Photo Enhancing Software for Macintosh & Windows - Free Upgrade to Version 9 when Released

DxO Labs

About DxO Labs DxO Optics

The DXO Optics Pro 8 Standard Edition Photo Enhancing Software is 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 8 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.

Summary of Customer Reviews

(5)
Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Good power output (4)
Best Uses:
Business (5)
Reviewer Profile:
Quality oriented (4)

DxO Labs DxO Optics Features

  • DxO Presets: The heart of DxO Optics Pro: Perfect capture of real world light can't be achieved with today's commercial cameras, as the contrast between direct sunlight and shadows can reach 1/50000 or more
  • Rapid batch image processing: A DxO Preset is a selection of correction parameters that is applied to all images to be processed
  • Optimized settings, thanks to imaging experts' know-how: From the moment you start up the software, unless you indicate otherwise, the default DxO Preset is active and will be used to process all your photos
  • DxO Presets for all tastes and all shooting conditions: The notion of image quality can be highly subjective. Some photographers prefer saturated colors and strong contrast, while others prefer reproducing delicate nuances of color and softened contours and edges

DxO Labs DxO Optics Specifications

Supported operating systems
Microsoft Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), Windows Vista (32 or 64-bit), Windows 7 (32 or 64-bit), Windows 8 (32 or 64-bit)
Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8
A 64-bit system is recommended for processing images taken with a camera with a sensor size larger than 20 Megapixels
The Nikon D800/D800E is supported only by the 64-bit version
System Requirements-1
Processor:
Minimum: Intel Core 2 Duo or higher, AMD Athlon 64 X2 or higher
Recommended: Intel Core i5 or higher, AMD Phenom II X4 or higher
Graphics Card:
Support for DirectX 9.0.c or higher for Windows operating systems
256MB VRAM recommended for support GPU acceleration
RAM:
Minimum: 2GB or more
Recommended: 4GB of more
Hard Drive:
Running the software requires a minimum of 2GB of hard drive storage space. 6GB is recommended for optimal software performance
System Requirements-2
OpenCL:
Supported nVIDIA cards: series 2xx, 4xx, 5xx
Supported AMD cards: series 5xxx, 6xxx
Recommended graphics cards: nVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 or higher, ATI Radeon HD 58xx or higher
Support for OpenCL is only available for Windows

DxO Labs DxO Optics Reviews

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3.4

(based on 5 reviews)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Easy to use

First, Adorama's free shipping is faster than any other retailers. I ordered the box version rather than download from DxO as I like to have the CD, which DxO charges extra for- so ordering from Adorama saved me $15. I've used several Raw processors, and find DxO Optics Pro the easiest to use, even in Advanced mode. I didn't want Lightroom, as the catalog system can cause problems, and DxO uses a file browser mode instead. However, when the selected folder files load in DxO's own browser, it ...

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First, Adorama's free shipping is faster than any other retailers. I ordered the box version rather than download from DxO as I like to have the CD, which DxO charges extra for- so ordering from Adorama saved me $15. I've used several Raw processors, and find DxO Optics Pro the easiest to use, even in Advanced mode. I didn't want Lightroom, as the catalog system can cause problems, and DxO uses a file browser mode instead. However, when the selected folder files load in DxO's own browser, it performs the default edits on all the thumbnails, which is very slow. Selecting and editing an image is fast on a decent system, and the tools are fast and responsive. DxO default settings for camera and lens combinations throw you in the ballpark, but I usually have to use Advanced Mode to tweak them. The file process and output is a little slow, and the 16 bit tiff output doesn't allow for any standard compression selections- a step behing other prgrams. I waited awhile to buy this program until DxO supported all of the cameras and lenses I have. If your equpment isn't supported you won't get much benefit from the program, which is it's main drawback.

Reviewed by 5 customers

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Terrible customer support

By

from Los Angeles, CA  -  Quality Oriented

I was once a loyal fan of Dxo Optics software. The software was expensive but useful & fairly intuitive. I ran into problems when I purchased a new Mac. Contacted Dxo & played the "email support runaround game" for weeks. Finally, Dxo released a new version & wanted me to pay full price. Dxo was unable or unwilling to solve my issue & offered me NO incentive whatsoever to pay $$$ upgrade or continue using their product. In summary: Dxo makes good software but their customer service & support is totally unacceptable.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Bought at a discount to upgrade to 9

By

from Pittsburg, CA  -  Quality Oriented

I primarily use Lightroom for my workflow, in fact the only reason I bought this item was primarily what it is known for, the noise reduction. Needless to say it serves it purpose. It is the best de-noising program I have ever seen. It has actually given my beloved Canon 7D new life for higher ISO's, because I can clean up the images quite well without losing detail or really degrading my images. I am very happy with this purchase both with Adorama for the fantastic deal and the program itself.

 
5.0

Easy to use

By

from Tampa, Fl  -  Value Oriented

First, Adorama's free shipping is faster than any other retailers. I ordered the box version rather than download from DxO as I like to have the CD, which DxO charges extra for- so ordering from Adorama saved me $15. I've used several Raw processors, and find DxO Optics Pro the easiest to use, even in Advanced mode. I didn't want Lightroom, as the catalog system can cause problems, and DxO uses a file browser mode instead. However, when the selected folder files load in DxO's own browser, it performs the default edits on all the thumbnails, which is very slow. Selecting and editing an image is fast on a decent system, and the tools are fast and responsive. DxO default settings for camera and lens combinations throw you in the ballpark, but I usually have to use Advanced Mode to tweak them. The file process and output is a little slow, and the 16 bit tiff output doesn't allow for any standard compression selections- a step behing other prgrams. I waited awhile to buy this program until DxO supported all of the cameras and lenses I have. If your equpment isn't supported you won't get much benefit from the program, which is it's main drawback.

(3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good bye adobe raw conversion hello dxo

By

from NYC  -  Quality Oriented

Hold on tight because the power of DxO will take you for a ride. I meet the sales and edu manager at a trade show sometime ago really nice young man at first I thought he was full of it. But after putting some serious thought into it I pulled the trigger and made the purchase he was nice enough to give me his info and offer me a private one on one training and I was blown away by the power of DxO and there dedicated modules next thing you know I found myself re-processing images from 2 yrs ago. Great product and great support bye bye adobe raw hello DxO.

(20 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

DO NOT BUY DxO SOFTWARE

By

from Washington State  -  Quality Oriented

I have purchased from Adorama for 30 years and have spent tens of thousands of dollars over that span without a single return until this order. I purchased two items: A fisheye lens that more than met expectations & this flagship product from DxO that failed miserably. The program would crash immediately when the program recognized a B&W image in any folder I opened even if a B&W image wasn't selected. I called Adorama and they said I needed to call DxO for help. The DxO tech in France immediately recognized what was causing the many crashes & suggested I remove all B&W images from my photo folders, a solution that would be a monumental task & would screw up the organization of my hundreds of photo folders. He said DxO knew of this problem but had no intent to fix the problem. He would not refund my purchase because I activated the software & because I didn't buy it from DxO. Adorama didn't want to give me a refund because I opened the package. When Adoorama could not get DxO to respond to their concerns to either me or Adorama after repeated requests, Adorama finally decided to refund the purchase of the product. I suggested to Adorama they not sell DxO products. I recommend to all to not buy this software... you will regret it.

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Andrew S  This is definitely very 8 not version 9?
David R  As of my purchase in September of 2013 it is still version 8. I have not yet received notification that 9 has been released.
Shopper  Is this DXO Optics 8 Standard Edition supports /compatibility Nikon D600 camera? Thanks
RALF D D  You can use the DXO website to determine if your camera is supported by DXO Optics Standard. Most popular cameras are supported. My Nikon D7100 is supported, and I would be surprised if the D600 is not. Use the DXO website to find out. Please be aware that DXO uses the camera body + lens to provide a profile for correcting your NEF files. When using the website, have your camera model and your lens models available. BTW, DXO works better than anything else I have seen, including Adobe Camera Raw, CS6, etc, etc.

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