DxO, the makers of such fabulous products as the lens correction tool Optics Pro and the film simulation software FilmPack, now brings a new product that is aimed at restoring the natural beauty in faces that were unnaturally (or rather: unintentionally) distorted by a wide angle lens. As is the nature of a wide angle lens, objects that situated at the edge of the frame appear distorted. With DxO’s new ViewPoint software, this — as well as a number of other issues of lens distortion and perspective — can be easily corrected.
Beside this so-called anamorphic distortion, DxO ViewPoint is also able to correct for perspective, mimicking the effect of a shift lens (see example below.) Depending on the photographer’s position when shooting for example an architectural picture, his vantage point may lead to non-ideal vanishing points or convergent lines. Such perspective problems can now be easily fixed with DxO ViewPoint.
What’s more, ViewPoint automatically takes a lens’ focal length as well as parameters such as sensor size into account when applying its corrections.
DxO ViewPoint will be available this month as a standalone application for Windows and Mac OS as well as a plug-in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom. The MSRP is USD 79 for the USA, EUR 79 for Europe and GBP 69 for Great Britain. For more info, please visit the DxO website.
DxO products can also be purchased online from B&H Photo.
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