The DxO Labs Viewpoint Version 2 Geometric Distortion Correction for Windows and Mac (Electronic Download) is dedicated to fixing problems with perspective and to correcting volume deformations. This version includes an exclusive new tool for fixing convergent lines in even the most complex images. For perfect images, the software also uses the precision of DxO Optics Modules to correct optical distortions. Increasingly versatile, DxO ViewPoint 2 extends its compatibility to include Adobe Photoshop Elements and Apple Aperture.
Based on DxO Labs' exclusive correction technologies, DxO ViewPoint 2 offers simple visual tools that let users easily and efficiently correct two phenomena that frequently confront photographers who shoot with wide-angle lenses volume deformation of subjects on image edges and convergent lines. With just one license, DxO ViewPoint 2 can be used as a plug-in for Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, Adobe Lightroom and Apple Aperture and as a standalone application for Mac and Windows.
The DxO Labs ViewPoint 2's simple, visual tools let users easily fix all kinds of perspective problems. The software now offers a new, exclusive 8-point mode that lets users fix any convergent line in the image, regardless of its position. Further, a new "Natural" setting shortcut lets users adjust the intensity of their image corrections to achieve a more realistic look in just one click.
Reviewed by 2 customers
DXO Viewpoint is a quick and easy tool for distortion correction caused by wide angle lenses or simply shooting angle. Viewpoint operates as a plugin for programs like Lightroom, or as a stand alone program. This software has many lens/camera specific downloadable corrections. The the user can select from multiple options for horizontal and vertical plane correction. The program is easily usable without instruction but DXO has some really good tutorials as well as an online manual. For those that shoot a lot of indoor and/or architectural type photography, this is a great tool to have for polishing those final images.
I'm disappointed by DxO ViewPoint 2. Unlike DxO FilmPack, ViewPoint doesn't show up in DxO Pro 9 as a plug-in. If you work with RAW files, you must save your photo as a JPEG (or TIFF) from Pro 9, then open that JPEG in ViewPoint to use its perspective correction features. Since DxO Pro 9 has essential perspective correction capabilities (which operate on the RAW file), I expect to use ViewPoint rarely, if at all. If I had it to do over again I wouldn't buy DxO ViewPoint 2.