Verdict: 4 stars DxO ViewPoint 3 is a very effective and useful add-on for DxO PhotoLab but perhaps less useful these days as a plug-in for Lightroom and Photoshop, given that these have pretty good perspective correction tools of their own. ViewPoint also faces competition from the new and very similar Perspective Efex plug in that’s part of the DxO Nik Collection 3.
ViewPoint is a software plug-in/add-on from DxO software which is designed specifically for correcting both lens distortions and perspective distortion, such as converging verticals and keystoning effects.
DxO is best known for DxO Optics Pro, its combined RAW conversion/lens correction program. DxO ViewPoint 2 is a kind of cut-down version designed to work as a standalone program or, more usefully, as a plug-in within Photoshop, Aperture or Lightroom. It’s going to be especially useful within Aperture, which doesn’t have the distortion and […]
DxO Optics Pro is designed to correct a range common lens distortions automatically, including distortion, chromatic aberration, vignetting and edge softness. But the DxO Volume Anamorphosis option is less well known. It’s not enabled in the default DxO corrections, but it can make a big difference to super-wideangle shots and shapes near the edges of […]
DxO Optics Pro uses custom-made lens correction profiles to fix the distortion issues inherent in nearly all lenses, but it goes further than that – it can also correct the perspective distortion created when you photograph a rectangular object at a slight angle, thanks to the DxO Force Rectangle tool . You often don’t notice […]