DxO Optics Pro 9 Standard Edition provides advanced photo editing tools based specifically on your camera and lens combination. DxO created a library of corrections from testing numerous combinations of cameras and lenses. This allows for quick, optimized editing of your compact, bridge, or DSLR camera's photographs.
This software is designed to make your workflow faster and more streamlined. With no need to import you can immediately start working on your images. This edition also brings advanced export options for exporting to other applications and online.
Introduced in Optics Pro 9 is the PRIME noise reduction technology. This intelligently removes noise in order to maximize the quality of your image. Also added in this version are advanced highlight management and color rendering options. This is all in addition to the standard image editing features found in previous editions.
The Standard Edition covers entry-level and mid-range DSLRs, as well as high-end compact digital cameras.
Automatic & Tailored Corrections
Optics Pro 9 automatically corrects and adjusts your photographs immediately after opening them. Corrections are then applied based on the camera and lens you used and these can be customized to your personal preference.
With a unique library of DxO Optics Modules, every optical flaw in your image is accounted for and eliminated. Distortion, vignetting, and chromatic aberrations are removed through special testing of many lens and camera combinations to determine inherent flaws in your equipment.
PRIME Noise Reduction
PRIME, or Probabilistic Raw IMage Enhancement, is a denoising technology that analyzes the structure of the RAW file in order to separate noise from details. This offers a powerful tool for cleaning up images in addition to the standard automatic denoising available to users looking for immediate results.
Smart Lighting and Improved Highlight Management
The Smart Lighting tool now offers improved highlight management in combination with the optimization of the brightness and contrast. This allows for more detailed to be pulled out of supposedly lost highlights. Also, with a Single-Shot HDR feature, high dynamic range images can be easily created from a single file.
DxO Portrait Color Rendering
Along with the standard DxO color rendering, a Portrait rendering mode ensures that skin tones and naturally-saturated colors are preserved.
Redesigned Preset Library
Along with introducing a visual presets window, the library of options has been updated and supplemented by "Atmospheres" to allow the creation of the look you desire. Also, the winder allows the previewing of presets prior to rendering.
An updated workspace features the accessibility of essential tools with advanced options readily available.
Advanced Export Tools
The export options have increased in Optics Pro 9. In addition to "Export to Disk" where you can create JPEG, TIFF, and DNG images locally, a new "Export to Application" feature allows you to automatically open your image in an external application. Additionally, the "Export to Flickr" option lets you process and directly publish images online.
Newcomers & DxO Academy
For newcomers to Optics Pro the DxO Academy provides tutorials, webinars, videos, and a user guide for learning the software. Another addition to Optics Pro 9 is contextual help on tools within the application itself.
Fine adjustments can be made to your photographs in a non-destructive manner. Additionally, these settings can be saved as presets for simple application to batches of images.
Automatic correction based on the lens and camera dynamic creates a homogenized sharpness form the center to the edges of the photo. It also makes sure to preserve the quality of out-of-focus zones and avoids artifacting.
Control the white balance, vibrancy, and tones of your image along with saturation and multi-point balance (Mac only). You can also adjust the color balance by applying the rendering of a different camera model.
Fix the perspective and straighten the horizons of your compositions while preserving the natural volume and shapes of your subjects. The volume anamorphosis correction restores a natural look to the shapes and proportions of subjects located at the edges of images deformed by the use of wide-angle lenses, all while preserving the realistic reproduction of the scene as a whole.
Remove the dust specks appearing on your images and save these preferences for removing dust from batches of images. The tool can also be used to remove unwanted elements from your photos, such as an antenna or power line.
XP SP3 (32-bit), Vista (32- or 64-bit), 7 (32- or 64-bit), 8 (32- or 64-bit) Mac OS X
10.6 Snow Leopard, 10.7 Lion, 10.8 Mountain Lion
Minimum: Intel Core 2 Duo or higher, AMD Athlon 64 X2 or higher
Recommended: Intel Core i5 or higher, AMD Phenom II X4 or higher Graphics Card
Support for DirectX 9.0c or higher on Windows
256MB VRAM recommended for GPU acceleration RAM
Minimum: 2GB or more
Recommended: 4GB or more Hard Drive
Minimum of 2GB space for running application
Recommend 6GB for optimal performance