Which is best for processing RAW files, DxO PhotoLab, Lightroom or Capture One? Here’s a set of eight image comparisons that aims to find out.
DxO Optics Pro
DxO Optics Pro was a high-quality RAW processing and lens correction tool with some sophisticated global image adjustment tools and image effect presets. It's since been superseded by DxO PhotoLab, which now has local adjustment tools following DxO's purchase of the Nik Collection and its control point technology.
DxO has updated all three of its key image correction and enhancement applications. DxO Optics Pro 10.5.4 comes with support for six new cameras and 50 additional lens combinations to bring the total to more than 28,000 – camera and lens profiles are used together to provide the software’s automatic RAW conversion and lens correction […]
DxO Optics Pro 10 comes with a whole bunch of interesting-looking presets, but it’s really easy to create your own. Once you’ve perfected a ‘look’ that you like, you can then apply it to your photos in the same way as the built-in presets. Here’s how it’s done. DxO Optics Pro 11 review 01: Start […]
DxO Optics Pro can produce stunning picture quality, and it automatically finds the right correction profiles for your photos, so mostly you can just sit back and admire the results. Unless you want to make some adjustments, that is, because that’s when DxO Optics Pro shows a very different side. Here, you must swap to […]
Don’t write off DxO Optics Pro as a one-tricky pony. It’s brilliant at correcting lens aberrations and perspective and maximising the quality of your RAW files, but the lack of any localised adjustment tools can tempt you into migrating to another app as soon as you’ve fixed the basic issues. But don’t be in such […]
DxO Optics Pro 9 came with a new PRIME noise reduction feature that was much more effective than the program’s regular High noise reduction process, but it was a processor-intensive task that took several minutes to render a finished image. Worse, some users remarked that the processed files looked a little ‘soft’. I wasn’t exactly […]
One of DxO Optics Pro’s trademark features is its Smart Lighting technology. DxO Smart Lighting works on your RAW files to bring out shadow detail without compromising your midtones or highlights. You can use it to recover far greater dynamic (brightness) range from your RAW files. But it’s not always been easy to figure out. […]
DxO Optics Pro made its name with its automatic lens correction profiles, but it has evolved into a powerful and effective RAW conversion tool too. And part of its success lies in the DxO Smart Lighting’ technology, which recovers blocked-in shadow detail to reveal a full range of tones in your pictures. But it’s not […]
Export sharpening is a setting that’s often overlooked when you generate images for online or on-screen viewing, but it makes a big difference to how sharp your pictures look. Every time you resample an image, you introduce a degree of blur because the software has to interpolate new pixel values – and this applies when […]
DxO Optics Pro 9 has just been released, and one of the new features is an improved Smart Lighting feature with what DxO claims is even better highlight recovery. According to DxO, it can now recover highlight detail even when the information is not in the original RAW file. • DxO Optics Pro 11 review […]