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DXO Optics Pro 9 Elite Edition

B&H # DXOP9E Mfr # 100341
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You Pay: $299.00
Product Highlights
  • Supports High-End & Professional Cameras
  • Automatic and Tailored Corrections
  • PRIME Noise Reduction
  • DxO Portrait Color Rendering
  • Highlight Management
  • Visual Presets Library
  • Advanced Export Tools
  • Sharpening & RAW Image Conversion
  • Light & Contrast Optimization
  • Dust Removal & Geometric Corrections

DxO Optics Pro 9 Elite 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, DSLR, or high-end digital 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.

Elite Edition
The Elite Edition features support for professional grade cameras and equipment. This is in addition to the support provided in the Standard Edition for compact cameras and entry to mid-range DSLRs.
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.
Optical Corrections
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 noise reduction 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 noise reduction 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.
Updated Workspace
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.
RAW Conversion
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.
Lens Softness
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.
Color Management
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.
Geometric Corrections
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.
Dust Removal
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.
Supported Operating Systems Windows
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
System Requirements Processor
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

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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DXOOptics Pro 9 Elite Edition
 
4.4

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (13)
  • Easy to navigate (13)
  • Good power output (10)
  • Great value (9)
  • Fast (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home use (8)
    • Business (5)
    • Multimedia (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Quality oriented (16), Budget shopper (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (16), Business (3)
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC (10), Mac (9)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Best Noise reduction

    This handles noise like no other...The results are amazing...my images are clean ...yet they contain a lot of detail . This blows ACR away...however the drawback is...Read complete review

    This handles noise like no other...The results are amazing...my images are clean ...yet they contain a lot of detail . This blows ACR away...however the drawback is that DXO Optics Pro 9 is very slow...especially if using prime to handle your noise...I have been shooting high ISO of indoor ice hockey in poorly lit ice rinks...I use an Olympus E-M1 and my images are coming out better than ever...I just sort through my images in bridge and take the good ones to DXO...it helps to speed up the process for me...if you shoot high ISO...I think this is a must have

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Mixed thoughts...

    I've purchased version 7 and 8 and while the product continues to advance, it still can't handle certain file types. Also, the price of the upgrades is equal to the price of the...Read complete review

    I've purchased version 7 and 8 and while the product continues to advance, it still can't handle certain file types. Also, the price of the upgrades is equal to the price of the product so without any sort of discounted tier group I'm not inclined to recommend it.

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    5.0

    Great for the sale price

    By Eats Shoots and Leafs

    from Dracut MA

    About Me Value Oriented

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Easy To Navigate
    • Fast

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Use

      Comments about DXO Optics Pro 9 Elite Edition:

      Seeing B&H had it on sale and I read their reviews I decided to try it out. I worked quite well and I found it was easy to set up. I haven't found any of the speed issues other reviewers have noted but the software is memory intensive.

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      • Personal
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC

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      5.0

      Best image enhancing software

      By John urphotos

      from Little Neck ny

      Comments about DXO Optics Pro 9 Elite Edition:

      Noise reduction software is absolutely incredible!! Never seen anything like it,, highlight and shadow recovery under a great tonal contrast is very impressive but I would hardly use it cause it starts to give a sort of HDR look (personal preference) but very impressive. I would definitely recommend this product. I may be using it wrong but the only thing I find Lightroom to do better is the white balance,, but that's it

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      5.0

      An alternative for Photoshop !

      By Zone System Grandpa

      from Springfield, Ohio

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Easy To Navigate
      • Fast
      • Great Value
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Use
        • My Personal Home Use

        Comments about DXO Optics Pro 9 Elite Edition:

        Optics Pro 9 Elite Edition is a nice replacement for Photoshop as it is easy to export to Lightroom for any of Lightroom's effects, such as presets that have already been set up in Lightroom. Actually, Optics Pro 9 Elite works well with most all of my other post processing software and whenever I decide to combine several of the software programs that I currently have installed into my PC, the flow to and fro between any and or all are quite nice and pleasant to have.. Optics Pro 9 Elite by DXO is an adjunct that any serious photographer should have in his or her arsenal and I would definitely recommend it to a friend !

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        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC

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        5.0

        excellent

        By REVIEW_NUMBER_FIELD_

        from ny, ny

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Navigate

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about DXO Optics Pro 9 Elite Edition:

            Photo editing. Camera body and lens combo correction useful.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • Mac

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            4.0

            Easy to Use

            By Dan

            from San Francisco, CA

            About Me Value Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Easy to use
            • Great Value
            • Powerful

            Cons

            • Slow To Importexport

            Best Uses

            • Home Use

            Comments about DXO Optics Pro 9 Elite Edition:

            Integrates well with Lightroom. Has many body/lens combination profiles. Potentially slow to update newer lenses or bodies. Doesn't go back to my first body (Olympus E500). Easy to use.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • Mac

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            5.0

            Great Image Quality

            By Landscape Photographer

            from Los Angeles, CA

            About Me Quality Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Image Quality
            • Powerful

            Cons

            • Instruction Manual

            Best Uses

            • Business
            • Educational Purposes
            • Multimedia

            Comments about DXO Optics Pro 9 Elite Edition:

            I use this product when I want quality RAW conversion. PROS: The results are really quite good, especially adjustment of lighting, high ISO noise and details. Optics Pro produces crisp and punchy images without much effort. CONS: It is a different system and takes a bit of time to get used to, but worth the effort.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • PC

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            5.0

            Great software that optimizes pictures

            By Somacoul

            from boston

            About Me Quality Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Easy To Navigate
            • Great Value
            • Powerful

            Cons

            • Slows Down System

            Best Uses

            • Business
            • Educational Purposes
            • Home Use
            • Multimedia

            Comments about DXO Optics Pro 9 Elite Edition:

            Great software!

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • PC

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            3.0

            Mixed thoughts...

            By DanO

            from Yuma, Arizona

            About Me Quality Oriented

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Easy To Navigate

            Cons

            • Compatibility Issues
            • Expensive Updates
            • Slows Down System

            Best Uses

              Comments about DXO Optics Pro 9 Elite Edition:

              I've purchased version 7 and 8 and while the product continues to advance, it still can't handle certain file types. Also, the price of the upgrades is equal to the price of the product so without any sort of discounted tier group I'm not inclined to recommend it.

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              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • Mac

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              1.0

              Stay Away: Bush League Complications

              By HGL

              from Windsor, CT

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Difficult To Navigate

                Best Uses

                  Comments about DXO Optics Pro 9 Elite Edition:

                  With so many great and easy to use editing products out there, I guarantee you have neither time nor patience to put up with this kind of nonsense. Of course, I'll explain:1) The company's web site is difficult to navigate. It looks very clean and attractive at first glance. Then, one finds egregious grammatical errors and misspellings. All of that would be forgivable if useful information were easy to obtain from the site. A few months ago when I bought the Standard version, it took an impossible amount of time and effort, culminating in a phone call to the company, just to navigate to the page for determining which version (Standard vs. Elite) I needed for the cameras I own! Come on, now! That's the kind of stuff that should be a "no brainer".Obvious and shameful spelling and grammatical errors coupled with idiotic site navigation should have been enough to turn me away. I bought anyway. Thus, my most recent complaint.2) After upgrading to the Elite version following the purchase of a Nikon D800, the software tells me that the image I tried to load was taken by a camera not supported by DxO. Closing and reopening programs, shutting down and restarting the computer, switching to other images (.NEF or .DNG files) -- none of that helped. It doesn't recognize the D800 images. It doesn't recognize images from my older D50. Hmm... It isn't worth your time, aggravation, or money, folks.They and some others will tell you that they have the superior raw processing and lens correction system on the market. All I can say is that, even IF that's true, any differences are all but negligible. With the hassles involved and the price point, I assure you DxO is NOT worth your purchase.

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                  • Personal
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                  • Mac

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                  5.0

                  A Extra step that is worth the time

                  By freddy

                  from santa cruz

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install
                  • Easy To Navigate
                  • Fast
                  • Great Value
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about DXO Optics Pro 9 Elite Edition:

                      Amazing software, everyone should have.

                      As photographers we don't really think software is very important. we have lightroom and photoshop what more do we need right? we tend to favor lenses and above else photographic technique. the truth is we are now recording on a digital medium. just like audio we need a good converter to get the best from our high quality RAW files.

                      DXO optics pro beats capture one and supersedes Adobe's lightroom.

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                      • Personal
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • PC

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                      5.0

                      Great RAW conversion +

                      By Ted

                      from Seattle, WA

                      About Me Quality Oriented

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about DXO Optics Pro 9 Elite Edition:

                            Excellent RAW conversion, noise reduction, and lens correction. Quick and easy to optimize photos. PRIME noise reduction takes some time, but is well worth it. I still use Aperture for organizing and additional editing, but DxO Optics Pro 9 helps me get much better results easily.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • Mac

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                            5.0

                            Correct lens defects easily.

                            By dave

                            from LA

                            About Me Quality Oriented

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Install
                            • Easy To Navigate
                            • Essential For Extreme Len
                            • Fast

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • For Extreme Lenses
                              • Home Use

                              Comments about DXO Optics Pro 9 Elite Edition:

                              I use this to correct the lens shortcomings of my many Zuiko 4/3 lenses. Results are remarkable and yield much improved images.

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                              • Personal
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                              • Mac

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                              3.0

                              Difficulty when downloading upgrade

                              By eyevlight

                              from NJ

                              About Me Quality Oriented

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                • Hard To Install or Upgrade

                                Best Uses

                                • Home Use

                                Comments about DXO Optics Pro 9 Elite Edition:

                                Tool for removing noise. Quick way of editing, but when latest upgrade was downloaded, DXO would not work . Spent money to hire a computer technician to uninstall and reinstall.

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                                • Personal
                                • Computer Platform:
                                • PC

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                                5.0

                                Brilliant!

                                By DoctorG

                                from Kenosha, WI

                                Verified Buyer

                                Comments about DXO Optics Pro 9 Elite Edition:

                                I bought lenses that are supported by the software, so automatic lens correction of all possible lens faults. That alone justifies the price of the software. I am not aware of any other software on the market as of 1/2014 that does this comprehensively and automatically. Also useful for other general corrections of photos. The only drawback is speed. I have an i5 notebook and it is not very fast when making changes. They recommend a quad core. Over time I will get a quad core computer anyway, so the problem will reduce itself.

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                                5.0

                                All You Need for Quiet Photos

                                By Time Keeper

                                from Heaven, RI

                                About Me Quality Oriented

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Install
                                • Easy To Navigate
                                • Fast
                                • Great Value
                                • Powerful

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about DXO Optics Pro 9 Elite Edition:

                                    I just discovered Optics Pro and wish I had a few years ago. It is the answer to my dreams to eliminating Noise, thus allowing t me to shoot with higher ISOs without worry.

                                    While Adobe Camera Raw does a pretty good job, DxO trumps it , nonetheless. Since I do not use Lightroom (DxO provides a Lightroom plugin), it makes fitting Optics Pro into my work flow somewhat challenging (since I'm using it more and more). However, as a stand alone program it allows one to open the completed Optics Pro product (i.e., processed image) in the app of your choosing or simply as a Tiff.

                                    There are several other modules in Optics Pro helping one with contrast light, tonality, etc; plus all of the effects are accomplished automatically. The nice part, while effects are automatic, one can tweek these to one's own heart's content.

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                                    • Personal
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                                    • Mac

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                                    3.0

                                    Nice but at the price of system performa

                                    By WarriorPrints

                                    from La Plata Md

                                    About Me Quality Oriented

                                    Verified Buyer

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                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about DXO Optics Pro 9 Elite Edition:

                                          I say I would not recommend to a friend because they all shoot many images at a time. While the product does a very good job removing noise from high ISO images it has a serious downfall with respect to performance. I am running this on a x64 machine with 32gb of ram and when running the export of 84 photos it took several hours to complete. They looked great but the people in the photos could have aged another year waiting for me to publish them :-) I take and publish 250 to 350 images a sports event so I do not have this kind of time. If you are a landscape person maybe you have the time but then again you probably will not be shooting high ISO to begin with so I am not certain it makes sense.

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                                          • PC

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                                          5.0

                                          Best Noise reduction

                                          By svenlovesflo

                                          from Yellowknife

                                          About Me Quality Oriented

                                          Verified Reviewer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Install
                                          • Easy To Navigate
                                          • Great Value
                                          • Powerful

                                          Cons

                                          • Slow

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Business
                                          • Home Use
                                          • Multimedia

                                          Comments about DXO Optics Pro 9 Elite Edition:

                                          This handles noise like no other...The results are amazing...my images are clean ...yet they contain a lot of detail . This blows ACR away...however the drawback is that DXO Optics Pro 9 is very slow...especially if using prime to handle your noise...I have been shooting high ISO of indoor ice hockey in poorly lit ice rinks...I use an Olympus E-M1 and my images are coming out better than ever...I just sort through my images in bridge and take the good ones to DXO...it helps to speed up the process for me...if you shoot high ISO...I think this is a must have

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                                          • Personal
                                          • Computer Platform:
                                          • PC

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                                          5.0

                                          Get this Program!

                                          By Time Traveler

                                          from Middle Earth

                                          About Me Quality Oriented

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Automatic Corrections
                                          • Easy To Install
                                          • Easy To Navigate
                                          • Great Value
                                          • Noise Reduction
                                          • Powerful

                                          Cons

                                          • Previews Are Not Accurate

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Part Of Basic Work Flow

                                          Comments about DXO Optics Pro 9 Elite Edition:

                                          If you want great photos to be clear of noise, this program is worth its weight in gold. That's not to say it is only a one trick pony. Far from it! It makes auto adjustment to distortions (based on camera), light, contrast, etc. While I'm not a pro at this time I am aspiring, AND I believe I found one of the Pro's secrets to great photos (at least in processing)---Optics Pro!

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                                          • Personal
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                                          • Mac

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                                          4.0

                                          Great product

                                          By Sabellius

                                          from Hartsdale,New York

                                          About Me Value Oriented

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Install
                                          • Easy To Navigate
                                          • Great Value

                                          Cons

                                          • Need better instructions

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Home Use

                                          Comments about DXO Optics Pro 9 Elite Edition:

                                          Home use is how will use this product.It is easy to use.I like the color correction and the croping of the photos.Havnt seen anything bad about this product thus far.

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                                          • Personal
                                          • Computer Platform:
                                          • PC

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                                          5.0

                                          Variety of modules for high ISO cleanup

                                          By 227708

                                          from Rural SE Arizona

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                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Install
                                          • Easy To Navigate
                                          • Powerful

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Business

                                            Comments about DXO Optics Pro 9 Elite Edition:

                                            The D800 module with 14-24mm and 17-35mm wide angle modules made nighttime gallery photography, both inside and street shots, post-processing cleanup of high-ISO a simple procedure.

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                                            • Business
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                                            • PC

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