This morning, DxO introduced DxO PhotoLab 6 as well as ViewPoint 4, upgrades to both software applications that add new features and capabilities. In addition to a brand-new DeepPRIME XD denoising technology, PhotoLab 6 features advanced color management, powerful new retouching tools and library refinements.
DxO PhotoLab 6
DeepPRIME technology gets even better
DxO is one of the leaders in the industry when it comes to denoising, and it gets even better with DxO PhotoLab 6. DeepPRIME XD (eXtreme Details) adds further quality to RAW files, removing noise, retrieving previously unseen details and restoring vibrant, natural color.
DeepPRIME XD uses a neural network trained using billions of image samples and routinely gives photographers improvements of more than 2.5 stops. For example, an image shot at 4000 ISO will more closely resemble an image captured at 500 ISO in terms of noise, color and clarity. And because it is fundamental to the RAW conversion process, DeepPRIME XD can even increase dynamic range, providing photographers with greater flexibility when shooting in low-light situations.
The original DeepPRIME mode is also still on board for faster enhancements or for images that simply need less adjustment.
“We were thrilled by the response to DeepPRIME in DxO PhotoLab 5, but we knew we could do more,” explains DxO’s VP of Marketing and Product Strategy, Jean-Marc Alexia. “The new DeepPRIME XD has been a year in development and the AI has literally been teaching itself how to do its job better. The results speak for themselves.”
More accurate color for better images
DxO PhotoLab 6 introduces re-engineered color processing algorithms that push the boundaries of color management, and a new, extended working color space. These are complemented by a Soft Proofing mode to ensure accuracy throughout the entire workflow, allowing photographers to make adjustments according to how their photographs will be reproduced for display, whether it’s on a high-definition screen or as a fine-art print.
The upgrades allow authentic reproduction for even the most saturated colors, and ensure that photographers can harness the full potential of the latest monitors and printers.
New tools for powerful retouching
DxO PhotoLab 6 adds the new ReTouch tool that extends the capability of healing and cloning well beyond that of other RAW processing software. Photographers can now transform the source through mirroring, rotating and scaling, or use brushes to fine-tune the area they’re editing into a more accurate shape.
The new tool ensures fewer trips outside of DxO PhotoLab for complex cloning and healing tasks, and speeds up workflow while ensuring that editing never moves away from the original RAW file and therefore remains non-destructive.
A refined library system for smarter workflow
Building on its simple but powerful PhotoLibrary system, DxO PhotoLab 6 extends its range of Exif and IPTC tags, adds nesting for Projects, and introduces color labels for easier organization and management of files — all without clumsy, time-consuming catalogs.
Pricing and availability
DxO PhotoLab 6 is available for Windows and macOS, for $139 (Essential) or $219 (Elite). Previous owners of PhotoLab 4 or 5 can upgrade for $75 (Essential) or $99 (Elite).
DxO ViewPoint 4
DxO ViewPoint 4, the software that gives photographers ultimate control over perspective, geometry, and image quality, gains a host of new tools and updates, including the innovative ReShape tool for local adjustments, improved cropping and rotation, new guides for perfect alignment, an easier-to-use interface, and full Apple Silicon support.
The latest version is available as standalone software, as a palette within DxO PhotoLab or as a plugin for Photoshop, Photoshop Elements and Lightroom Classic.
Perfect every last detail with the new ReShape tool
Headlining DxO ViewPoint 4 is the new ReShape tool, a powerful feature that eclipses rival software in its ability to warp and repair individual parts of a scene. It is now possible to realign nagging details like crooked architecture and broken patterns so that images have greater impact and improved balance. The ReShape tool’s customizable grid and extensive control points ensure precise manipulation, and adjustments are quick and intuitive.
“We created ViewPoint 4 as the next step in DxO’s continued pursuit of optical and imaging perfection,” says Fabrizio Dei Tos, Product Manager. “The ReShape tool is the best solution out there for warping local details, and provides a truly powerful solution for photographers. ViewPoint 4’s other upgrades expand and refine its usability, so whether you’re perfecting architectural images, ensuring distortion-free landscapes, or improving group portraits, this is the software you need.”
Smarter and easier ways to improve your photos
Other upgrades include the ability to swiftly flip and mirror images, enhanced integration between the Crop and Horizon tools for quick and easy adjustments, the option to add guides for more accurate adjustments to vertical and horizontal lines, and a redesigned toolbar for a better user experience.
Pricing and availability
DxO ViewPoint 4 is available for Windows and macOS for $99. Previous owners of ViewPoint 3 can upgrade for $59.
DxO adds nine new lenses to Optics Modules
In addition to upgrades to PhotoLab and ViewPoint, DxO has added support for nine new lenses across its software offerings:
- Canon: RF 24mm f/1.8 Macro IS STM
- Nikkor: Z 28-75mm f/2.8
- Pentax: HD D FA 21mm f/2.4 ED Limited DC WR, HD D FA 31mm f/1.8 Limited, HD D FA 43mm f/1.9 Limited and HD D FA 77mm f/1.8 Limited
- Sigma: 18-50mm f/2.8 DC DN | C and 35mm f/2 DG DN | C
- Sony: E 11mm f/1.8