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DXO Optics Pro 4 Elite (version 4.5) Image Enhancement Software

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DxO Optics Pro 4 Image Enhancement Software is unlike any other digital photography software application available. It offers a whole range of features to automatically correct and enhance your images, in particular the elimination of distortion, vignetting, & lens softness through specifically developed camera/lens modules; removal of camera noise & purple fringing; optimization of exposure & dynamic range; Color optimization; perspective correction; and RAW conversion and highlight recovery.

This muti-award winning program is designed for advanced amateur and professional photographers to automatically improve image quality. Whether you want to enhance your pictures with a single click without having to bother setting up sliders, or you want to manually set up your own correction parameters, DxO Optics Pro will provide an operating mode ("auto", "guided" or "expert") to suit your needs. The Elite Edition supports a selection of high-end digicams (not Digital SLRs) plus selected amateur and expert amateur and high-end professional Digital SLRs and their lenses.

Advanced Color Control and Adjustment
The DxO Color Engine revolutionizes color possibilities with a palette of color functions, from unique Color Rendition Profiles through Color Modes, to the innovative DxO Multi-Point Color Balance to exploit the full range of available color space for RAW or JPEG files.
SmartVibrancy is an "intelligent" function that lets you selectively enhance the colors in a photo to make them more appealing, yet avoiding undesirable side-effects. It can discriminate between different hues, making the colors more exciting and yet still respect flesh-tones and textures in your images.
Color Rendition Profiles
The RAW to RGB conversion of an image is a key process in digital photography, and each camera model performs this color rendition in its own way, therefore producing its own "image look", very much in the same way that each film type produces a particular "image look". With DxO Optics Pro v4, you can take full control of the color rendition of your RAW images by selecting one of the available profiles, or even importing your own. You can even choose to give images shot with a DxO Optics Pro supported camera the look and feel of any other DxO Optics Pro supported camera. Furthermore, you can choose to give your Digital SLR pictures a film look, by choosing from the list of available DxO film profiles.
Simple and Accurate Geometry Corrections
The award-winning DxO Optics Engine uses unique hardware modeling to automatically eliminate optical defects. Based on sophisticated models of camera and lens performance, DxO Optics Engine automatically removes lens distortion, vignetting, lens softness, and chromatic aberration. Additionally, with input from the user, Optics Pro can also apply perspective corrections including keystone and horizon correction. The latest version incorporates several interface improvements that help make for easier use of the perspective tools including a semi-transparent grid that is available as an overlay, simplifying adjustment of the levelness of the shot, and greater adjustment precision thanks to improved user-defined points and lines and the improved precision of numerical adjustments.
Sophisticated Lighting Control
When it comes to photography, the way humans see is very different from the way in which photographic systems capture and reproduce scenes. The human eye is extremely adaptable to localized lighting conditions, enabling us to see at the same time both inside a dimly-lit room and out through the window to the brightly-lit exterior, and to make out details in shadows that are thousands of times dimmer than surrounding areas. Photographic films and digital camera sensors can't do this. In order to produce satisfactory results, contrast management tools are essential to reproduce the luminance range of the real world within the limits of our media. The DxO Lighting Engine brings out shadow detail while preserving highlights, textures, colors and a natural look.
DxO Noise Engine
The sophisticated DxO Noise Engine automatically reduces image noise by up to two stops while preserving maximum detail. For example, an image shot at 1600 ISO and processed by DxO Noise Engine will present a noise level equivalent to an image shot at 400 ISO.
DxO Raw Conversion
The DxO Raw Engine performs RAW-to-RGB conversion, ensuring very sharp images while minimizing conversion artifacts. It incorporates a breakthrough demosaicing algorithm that significantly reduces artifacts compared to competitors' solutions, while respecting manufacturer's choice and settings for color rendering. Most importantly, the DxO Raw Engine enables the full DxO Optics Pro corrections to operate in 16-bits, providing ultimate image quality while retaining the potential to retouch images (dust spotting, dodging & burning, color manipulation, and so on). The DxO Raw Engine also offers a unique DNG export capability, offering tight integration with RAW applications supporting the DNG format, such as Adobe Photoshop.
Integration with Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop CS2 / CS3
DxO Optics Pro v4.5 includes specific plug-ins to provide a tightly integrated workflow with the latest versions of Adobe's applications for photographers.
Other features of DxO Optics Pro v4.2
  • Easy controls to save presets and apply settings to stacks of images
  • Camera custom ICC profiles to ensure absolute color fidelity or creative color rendering
  • Seamless use of your monitor ICC profile to ensure proper color and contrast control on your monitor
  • White-Balance adjustments with control of three parameters (illuminant selection, color temperature & tint sliders, or grey point neutralization)
  • Slider-based Hue/Saturation/Lightness adjustment
  • Tone Curve control via interactive tone curve editing
  • Selection of output ICC profile
  • Direct upload to Flickr from DxO Optics Pro
System & Software Requirements Windows System
  • Pentium4, Pentium Dual-Core, Pentium M or Pentium 64bit Processor (also AMD equivalents)
  • Microsoft Windows 2000, XP, XP 64 (32-bit emulation mode), VISTA 32-bit (VISTA 64-bit NOT supported)
  • 110 MB Minimum Hard Drive Space (1 GB recommended)
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • CD-ROM Drive
Macintosh System
  • PowerPC G4, G5, or Intel Processor
  • Macintosh OS X (10.3.9, 10.4.x)
  • 110 MB Minimum Hard Drive Space (1 GB recommended)
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • CD-ROM Drive
Compatibility DxO Optics Pro - Elite Edition supports a selection of high-end digicams (not Digital SLRs) plus selected amateur, expert amateur and high-end professional Digital SLRs and their lenses. Click Here for a complete list of Compatible Cameras and Lenses.
DXO Optics Pro 4 Elite (version 4.5) Image Enhancement Software
  • Software CD-ROM
  • User Guide

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    DXOOptics Pro 4 Elite (version 4.5)

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    No version for Vista 64-bit

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about DXO Optics Pro 4 Elite (version 4.5):

    I installed the trial version persisting through many errors. It will run but as a side effect the slideshow option on the windows explorer window stopped running until I deinstalled this product. Beware!

    Problems Encountered: See above

    Previous Equivalent Item Owned: Photoshop CS3, Lightzone

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    Makes my cheap lens look like a pro lens

    By Love Cars Love Pixels

    from Atlanta

    Comments about DXO Optics Pro 4 Elite (version 4.5):

    This app automatically fixes all sorts of lens problems likedistortion, shading, softness, etc etc... The distortioncorrection is miles beyond anything else I've tried (PTLens, Photoshop or what have you).I don't have a huge budget so don't always buy the highestspec lenses but DxO makes the image quality outstanding.If your gear is supported I would highly recommend this.

    Expertise: Semi-pro

    Problems Encountered: My firewall initially prevented me from activating thesoftware but I emailed DxO tech support and got a quick answer.

    Items I Recommend: Photoshop, Lightroom

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    Great software Great price

    By Herman Wu

    from Miami

    Comments about DXO Optics Pro 4 Elite (version 4.5):

    If you shoot with a DSLR, get this program! It automaticallycorrects your lenses! B&H also had the best price.

    Expertise: Semi-Pro

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