DxO Optics Pro 6.6 Standard Edition Photo Enhancing Software for Mac & Windows. Free Upgrade to Version 7

DxO Labs

About DxO Labs Optics Pro

• The uniqueness of DxO Optics Pro lies in its ability to perform the highest quality corrections without human intervention.
• Whether you want to enhance your pictures in a single click without having to bother setting up sliders, or you want to manually set up your own correction parameters, you will find an operating mode ("auto", "guided" or "expert") to suit your needs.
• The all-new DxO Optics Pro version 4 brings a wealth of innovations to demandingphotographers worldwide, building on the superior foundation of DxO Optics Pro v3.5's breakthrough automatic corrections.
• The DxO Color Engine incorporated in this very latest version DxO Optics Pro software revolutionizes color possibilities with a palette of all-new color functions, from unique Color Rendition Profiles through Color Modes, to the innovative DxO Multi-Point Color Balance. Now DxO Optics Pro helps you achieve even better image quality with ever greater flexibility and control.
• At the very heart of DxO Optics Pro, the award-winning DxO Optics Engine uses unique hardware modeling to automatically eliminate optical defects. Based on sophisticated models of camera and lens performance, DxO Optics Engine automatically removes lens distortion, vignetting, lens softness and chromatic aberration, and with input from the user, can also apply perspective corrections (keystoning, horizons).
• To implement DxO's unique Optical corrections on a particular combination of camera and lens, thousands of scientifically set-up pictures are taken by our lab team, and then processed to produce a mathematical model of imaging performance. DxO Optics Engine then uses this model called a DxO Correction Module to reverse imaging defects and improve image quality.
• DxO Optics Engine, now in its third generation, is a core component of DxO Optics Pro that is responsible for solving geometrical and optical problems in digital images. The third generation, unveiled now in DxO Optics Pro version 4, builds upon this solid foundation to introduce revolutionary new features to widen your choice of lenses and provide unmatched control over image geometry.

System Requirements:
• Software installation may require a total amount of disk space up to 60 MB.
• Memory requirement: DxO Optics Pro Starter: 512 MB of RAM, DxO Optics Pro Standard: 512MB of RAM (1GB recommended), DxO Optics Pro Elite: 1GB of RAM.

Windows: Intel® Pentium® 3 processor or AMD® equivalent (Pentium® 4 2.0GHz or equivalent recommended)
• Microsoft® Windows 2000, Windows XP Professional or Home Edition (Windows XP 64 bits is not supported)

Macintosh: PowerPC® G4 or G5 processor (will not run on G3)
• Mac OS X.3 or X.4



Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Accurate colors (8),Easy to navigate (7),Easy to collaborate across programs (5),Reliable (5),Versatile (5),Fast (4)
Best Uses:
Professional quality (8),Easy to use (6),Educational purposes (3),Presentations (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Quality oriented (8)

DxO Labs Optics Pro Features

  • Color Rendition Profiles to easily switch from one camera body look to another, or between specific film looks, or to achieve color fidelity when developing Raw files.
  • Color Modes options to select your preferred "color ambiance" in Raw or JPEG.
  • Multi-Point Color Balance to exploit the full range of available color space forRaw or JPEG files.
  • Easy controls to save presets and apply them to stacks of images.
  • Camera custom ICC profiles to ensure absolute color fidelity or creative color rendering.
  • DxO Labs has characterized more than 300 camera & lens combinations.
  • DxO Optics Engine includes specific technology to avoid increasing image noise when performing corrections.
  • DxO Noise Engine Reduces noise by up to 2 stops
  • DxO Lighting is a unique local exposure and dynamic range optimizer that can reveal shadow detail & preserve highlights.
  • For optimum results, noise correction is specially-tailored for each camera that we support.
  • Many Canon, Konica-Minolta, Nikon and Sony Digital SLR Camera Body & Lens Combos Supported.
  • Many Canon, Fujifilm, Kodak, Konica-Minolta, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Samsung & Sony Point-n-Shoot Digital Cameras Supported.

DxO Labs Optics Pro Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.6

(based on 14 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Unbelievable improvements to my images

I tried the demo of this product based on a review I read in one of the better photo magazines. When the demo ran out, I just had to get the full thing. I was amazed at how the software could automatically improve both my "keepers" and photos I would have previously rejected. Even after several years of practice, I am unable to reproduce in photoshop what this software does on its own in a matter of ten or 15 seconds. Very highly recommended.

Reviewed by 14 customers

 
5.0

Excellent Software

By

from Denver, CO  -  Quality Oriented

The program works great but you have to switch between the arrow pointer and hand pointer to move around in the photo. You can leave as the arrow and use the space bar held down to navigate but old school. The upgrade to 7.5 was flawless but when they go to 8.0 you will probably need to upgrade. All of my cameras and lenses are supported so I will not chase the upgrades and 7.5 works great for me. The jpeg output from the software is smaller than the in camera jpeg of the same size, but is of higher quality. You can see the difference in prints!

 
4.0

Fixes lens "problems" quickly

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from Upstate NY  -  Quality Oriented

To be fair, the freezes probably have more to do with my older system-about 5yrs old. Can still load up a batch of 200+ images and be done in about an hour. Fixes lens distortion with no fuss. Provided the proper lens module is available and loaded. I've had no problems with my Nikon D7000 with: Tokina 11-16;N(Nikon) 35/f1.8;N18-105;N80-200/f2.8D;N18-200

 
5.0

Powerful & easy to use

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from Raleigh NC  -  Quality Oriented

Does a beautiful job of removing lens distortion for each of my Nikon lenses. It corrects perspective distortion using a very intuitive method of drawing a closed box around an area that should be rectangular.

 
5.0

is easy Editing

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from Fl.  -  Value Oriented

Best place to start

 
4.0

This product is hot!

By

from Chula Vista, CA  -  Quality Oriented

This product is not Photoshop by any means. That being said, DXO stands in area of its own! This is a great program that preforms well on its own. For those who want to spend more time shooting and not behind a computer. This may be the program for you.

 
4.0

A worthwhile investment

By

from Seattle, WA  -  Quality Oriented

After some initial snags with v5, I was able to upgrade to v6 and I am very happy with how this makes my already good pictures so much better. The clarity, sharpness and depth are amazing.

 
5.0

Great product, a super time saver

By

from California  -  Quality Oriented

Once I got used to the software, it proved to be a great time saver. I followed dxo's recommendation of using it first in a workflow, it corrected most of problems on first pass. It crashed few times but generally problem free.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Amazing Results

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from Chicago, IL  -  Quality Oriented

I have been using DxO since I purchased my first Digital SLR Camera. The software has done a great job of putting out a quality image. There were some problems with the early releases of version 5, but DxO has corected those issues.

 
4.0

Win/Mac Ver 4 is great;Win Ver 5 is bugy

By

from Washington, DC

Windows/Mac version 4 is great. Improved my photos a lot. Windows version 5 is buggy. Crashed several times. I am back using version 4. Still waiting for Mac version 5.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Easiest software ever!

By

from Chicago  -  Quality Oriented

For a Fraction of the price of anything else I have used, this gives me the best results in just a few seconds. 95% pf the time, DxO does a better job than I can in Photoshop. Use a Digital SLR? I would get this software first. Tha manual is not the best I've seen but the software is really easy to use.

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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
DAVID C  A must have for the hobbyist or pro to get the most out of their shots.
Shopper  Can DXO operate as a plug-in to Apple Aperture 3?
FRANK K  I don't believe so. I have Windows 7 OS and MAC OS but I don't own Aperture. I believe DxO is a stand alone program just like Aperture and Lightroom. Their Film Pac is a plug-in type program. Personal note - I don't use any photo software that uses the "catalog" way of saving files because they all appear to have eventual file corruption problems and cause you to have 2 file systems on the computer. If you do RAW then no software can be more acurate than the native software that came with your camera to develope the initial pictures. After you get them into your computer, DxO is the only program that makes lens faults a non-issue. Its makes lenses perfect, in a sense. Besides all that, I get better and faster results using DxO for Raw or JPEG. I use ACDsee 14 for sorting pictures. These are personal choices in software.
Shopper  when??
FRANK K  I don't understand what you mean by "When??" but I've had this program for a few weeks and love it. Its the only program out there that automatically corrects your camera and len's imperfections. I also purchased the Film Pack3 that goes with the program and I like it also. I have around 5,000 pictures and videos that take up 50+ gigs of space. Adobe CS5 and this program do all the picture fixing I need. I'm still looking for a picture / video management system. Right now, ACDsee 14 is looking like the best and simpliest. I'm an enthusiast. I build my own computers. I have both Apples and PC's. Also own 3 Canon DSLRs. I have Lightroom 3 and stopped using it because I don't like database system programs in general. The database is too easily corrupted. The DxO program stores pictures just like Adobe Bridge and your computer's file system. Did this info help?
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