DxO Labs Adds a Dehazing Tool with Optics Pro 10, More Films for FilmPack 5

Kevin Lee The Phoblographer DxO Optics Pro 10 Product Images 2DxO Labs has unleashed whole new fleet of photo editing software. Starting with DxO Optics Pro 10, the biggest and foremost change is that version 10 will work with all cameras no matter which edition you get. Optics Pro 10 also brings new features called ClearView to reduce the effect of haze. The software company says it’s the perfect way to bring back the contrast of images shot in fog or pollution.

Across the board DxO Labs has improved all the features previously seen on Optics Pro 9. Users can expect even better Denoising performance, an improved lens softness tool as well as Smartlighting to intelligently bring back details lost in shadow. Optics Pro 10 can also apply optical corrections for over 20,000 different camera and lens combinations.

The biggest kicker is DxO Optics Pro 10 will now work in Lightroom in a non-destructive workflow. This lets you edit your images and always return to the original photo whenever you please. This is also the first version of Optics Pro that will work seamlessly with DNG files created by Lightroom and Adobe’s DNG convertor. Lastly DxO Mark has overhauled the Optics Pro 10 interface to be more intuitive, follow the incoming flat look of the OS X Yosemite, and will load images 10 times faster on Windows and Mac systems plus.

To coincide with Photo Plus happening in New York, DxO Optics Pro 10 launches today. The Essential Edition rings up to $129 and the Elite Edition costs $199.

DxO FilmPack 5

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Aside from the newly minted version of Optics Pro, DxO has also added 16 new analog film renderings in FilmPack 5. These new additions include black and white favorites like Adox Silvermax 21 and Fujifilm Neopan 400, as well as new color options such as Kodak Portra 400.

FilmPack 5 also adds RAW format support with the standalone version, whereas the older versions required the app to be run as a plugin to work with RAW images. Like Optics Pro 10, FilmPack 5’s interface has been redesigned. Users will find all their settings neatly arranged in a lateral menu for quick and easy access.

DxO FilmPack 5 is also available now with the Essential Edition priced at $79 and $129 for the Elite Edition.

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DxO ViewPoint 2.5

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Lastly DxO has updated its perspective manipulating software with ViewPoint 2.5. The newest version improves on the software’s abilities to correct for perspective problems, barrel distortion, and volume deformation. One of the other upgrades ViewPoint 2.5 brings is the ability for it to be used as a plugin with DxO Optics Pro.

You can download DxO ViewPoint 2.5 today for $79.


Kevin Lee

Kevin Lee is a freelance journalist and photographer based in Brooklyn.