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Free DxO OpticsPro 11 Essential Edition

Discussion in 'Photoshop & Editing Chat Forum' started by al1967, Oct 5, 2017.

  1. al1967

    al1967 Always on Premium Member

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    And once again the good guys at DxO are giving away their DxO OpticsPro 11 (the latest version) Essential Edition for free.
    It supports most of the modern cameras and a large number of lenses with automatic or manual correction of exposure, sharpness, colours, chromatic aberrations and lens distortions both for Jpeg and RAW images.
    All in all a very nice piece of image conversion and editing software worth $129.
    Just click on the link below to get your download link for both Mac and PC version and your free registration code.

    http://www.dxo.com/us/practicalphotography

    The list of supported cameras and lenses is here: http://www.dxo.com/us/photography/photo-software/dxo-opticspro/supported-cameras
    The overview and features of the program are here: http://www.dxo.com/us/photography/photo-software/dxo-opticspro

    PS. This is not an Elite Edition with all the options activated, but still a very good program, especially for free.
     
  2. mikew

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    Since dumping Adobe CC and going back to Elements i have been looking for a free raw editor so have downloaded this.

    I can be a bit slow learning these things so i decided to test it in auto mode only to compere it with ACR in auto, my thinking being if auto can come close in both it would be worth learning more about Dxo.

    I tested it with a ISO 6400 underexposed image this is a straight conversion to jpeg.

    DSC_6298.jpg

    This is what Dxo did in auto

    DSCN0647EDIT.jpg

    This is what ACR did in auto

    DSC_6298PS.jpg

    Going to watch a few videos as i think i may like Dxo with further editing after auto.
     
  3. gramps

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    Lens modules are quite limited for my D500 :(
     
  4. mikew

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    I was pleasantly surprised to find a D500 and Sigma 100-400 available.
     
  5. gramps

    gramps Always on

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    No 500 f4 or 300 PF though :(
     
  6. al1967

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    haven't checked in the supported lenses list on their site, but in the program in the DxO Optics modules management both 500 F/4 (G and E FL versions) and 300 PF are listed for D500.
     
  7. gramps

    gramps Always on

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    Ah that's interesting to note, I'll check it out then ... thank you :)
     
  8. Petrochemist

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    I've been after a better solution for RAW processing - perhaps this will be it!
    Thanks for the link:)
     
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    Downloaded it and it's an interesting option ... I'm going to play with it for a while and see how I get on.
    It does have lots of Nikon camera/lens modules that you can download, it also offered me a 500 f4 Fl + 1.4iii TC option for images taken with my 500 f4 G + 1.4ii TC which shows at least it is trying. :)
     
  11. gramps

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    This is a pretty powerful bit of software, I'm quite impressed! :)
     
  12. MikeB

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    I've been using DxO software for 4 years and they produce solid products. I use the DxO OpticsPro 11 for some of my raw conversions (it does a better job than Adobe on some photos) and it has a lot of great tools. However, the Standard version does not have several functions that the Elite version has including ClearView and Prime Noise reduction and it is not compatible with higher end cameras. DxO's lens correction capability seems to be superior to that of Adobe. However, the program has a slow startup. It is my back-up software to Photoshop. I can often get something done faster in DxO than in Photoshop but if I want a high quality image I often have to go back and redo it in Photoshop. DxO allows you to do some cool adjustments but often the result looks over processed.
     

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