DxO OpticsPro 10 Elite Edition (DVD)

DxO OpticsPro 10 Elite Edition (DVD)

DxO OpticsPro 10 Elite Edition (DVD)

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DxO OpticsPro 10 Elite Edition (DVD)

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  • Powerful Raw and JPEG Processing
  • PRIME Noise Reduction Technology
  • ClearView Haze Reduction
  • Automated Optical Corrections
  • Intelligent Sharpening Control
  • Automated or Manual Smart Lighting
  • Anti-Moiré and Image Editing Tools
  • Supports DNG File Type
  • Collaborative Editing with Lightroom
  • For Mac and Windows Operating Systems
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DxO 100371 overview

  • 1Description

Offering rich raw file conversion capabilities, along with a versatile set of editing control, OpticsPro 10 Elite Edition from DxO helps to expedite the beginning stages of post-processing in an intuitive and efficient manner. PRIME denoising technology works to minimize the appearance of noise by one stop and provide enhanced detail with natural color rendition, while ClearView haze reduction works to increase contrast and clarity in imagery for cleaner, richer image quality. Furthermore, DxO Smart Lighting also contributes to sound control over colors, tones, and exposure, and intelligent sharpening qualities enhance local contrast for more vivid imagery. Beyond emphasizing the color, contrast, and tonal qualities, OpticsPro also emphasizes its ability to correct for numerous optical anomalies using equipment-specific profiles to eliminate distortions, vignetting, and chromatic aberrations from photographs. Serving as an ideal first step in the post-production process, this software also collaborates closely with Lightroom in order to promote a highly efficient all-around workflow.

Set within an intuitive interface, this program can also be configured to place all of the most used controls and tools within designated areas, as well as construct customized palettes for easier access to favorite tools. This item is one license, which can be installed and activated on up to three different computers. The delivered DVD contains registration information for activating your license; in order to ensure the most recent version of OpticsPro 10 is provided, the application file must still be downloaded from the DxO website after purchase.

PRIME Denoising Technology
Helping to preserve detail when minimizing the appearance of digital noise in JPEGs and raw files, PRIME denoising technology works to maintain faithful color saturation in shadow regions to produce more realistic and pleasing results despite working in difficult shooting conditions. This technology works to average different pixel values, and samples the image using at least 1000 candidate pixels, in order to improve effective noise levels by one stop. PRIME technology also makes use of increased processing speeds to quickly deliver true results for a more efficient workflow.

The interface for applying noise reduction has also been redesigned to afford a larger denoising preview area with easy-to-navigate palette-based controls.
ClearView Haze Reduction
Dedicated to minimizing the effects of atmospheric haze, this unique tool increases clarity and contrast within an image that has been affected by hazy conditions. Especially beneficial to landscape photographers, or those working in long-field situations, this tool helps to alleviate unwanted diffusion of light that becomes more noticeable as the subject distance increases. The process is completely automated, and replaces the need for selective, mask-based corrections, and analyzes a variety of color elements within a photograph to create a depth map of the image, enhance black levels, and maintain accurate ambient color values and smooth tonal transitions.
Optical Corrections
Based on lab-tested equipment calibrations, more than 20,000 camera and lens combinations have been tested in order to account for any optical distortions or anomalies caused by common tools used by most photographers. These automated corrections help to control vignetting, chromatic aberrations, and various distortions, as well as even out image sharpness from edge-to-edge.

Additionally, helping to further accentuate sharpness and vividness in imagery, a Lens Softness tool can be used to reduce artifacts and preserve colors when increasing the sharpness in order to produce consistently natural-appearing imagery.
DxO Smart Lighting
Extending the apparent dynamic range by bringing out more details within the shadow regions and controlling highlights, Smart Lighting works to even out details throughout the various tonal and light ranges. This tool can be used to automatically alter the contrast and exposure of an image by intelligently analyzing scene content, or manual control is also possible using selective sliders to adjust tonal, contrast, and brightness response.
Other Corrective and Editing Tools
  • Selective tone editing permits fine-tuning of a range of light values, including adjustment of the highlights, mid-tones, shadows, and blacks.
  • Dedicated image tools are available, including white balance, exposure compensation, contrast, and color accentuation controls.
  • Maintaining the accuracy of saturated colors, OpticsPro can automatically protect colors close to clipping for a greater effective dynamic range.
  • For further adjustment over exposure and color, style/toning, tone curve, and HSL (hue/saturation/luminance), tools are available for a greater range of control.
  • Raw conversion capabilities permit demosaicing of a wide variety of raw file formats for further editing.
  • An anti-moiré tool works to eliminate any distracting color aliasing or artifacting.
  • Both ICC profiles from calibrated cameras and color profile renderings from other cameras can be used to maintain color accuracy.
Productivity and Efficiency
  • Rounding out a complete digital workflow, OpticsPro can closely collaborate with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom in order to reap the main benefits from both programs. With OpticsPro, you can extract raw image files from Lightroom catalogs, and then just as easily re-import them after processing while maintaining a non-destructive workflow.
  • Full support for DNG files is available, assuming the original unconverted raw file is also supported, in order to sustain a complete workflow with Adobe editing programs.
  • Batch processing allows you to simultaneously process a series of images with the same corrections needed.
  • Besides exporting files back to their original location or to Lightroom, photos can also be saved to different hard drives, other applications, or directly to Facebook and Flickr. Additionally, files can also be exported to multiple locations simultaneously.
  • Presets can be created and saved for greater efficiency when making repeatable edits to images. User-created presets can also be modified at will and partial presets can be created to adjust only specific corrections.
  • The workspace layout is customizable and allows the user to group palettes based on preference. Furthermore, customized palettes can also be created that combine a series of the most oft-used correction tools.
  • White Balance and Dust tools can be used together within a single image display, including when working in full-screen mode, to offer greater editing efficiency and more precision.
  • A simplified interface places all controls within easy reach and Optics Modules do not display any unnecessary information unless they need to be downloaded, are missing, or if there is ambiguity regarding resolution.
  • Enhanced processing capabilities help to expedite launch times and file loading times for a faster overall workflow.
  • This license permits installing and activating this software on up to three different computers.
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DxO 100371 specs

Delivery DVD contains registration and activation information; application file must be downloaded from the DxO website after purchase
Mac System Requirements Mac OS X 10.8-10.10
Intel Core i5 or higher
4 GB of RAM (6 GB recommended)
2 GB of available disk space (6 GB recommended)
Graphics card with 512 MB of video memory
Windows System Requirements Microsoft Windows 7, 8, 8.1 (all 64-bit)
Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon 64 X2 or higher
4 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended)
2 GB of available disk space (6 GB recommended)
DirectX 9.0-compatible graphics card with 512 MB of video memory
NVIDIA GeForce 460 graphics card (or higher), ATI Radeon HD 58xx (or higher) for OpenCL acceleration
Microsoft .NET Framework version 4.5
Language Support English, French, German, and Japanese
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.25 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.48 x 5.591 x 1.102"

DxO 100371 reviews

OpticsPro 10 Elite Edition (DVD) is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 59.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Specific Purpose Software I love this for the great distortion correction is provides for my Nikon D5100/18-200 VRII setup. Raw processing is great and it does a great job with full photo editing. However, it is NOT photoshop/CaptureOne in that you deal with the picture as a whole and not specific areas. Some products include combining bracketed photos or stitching photos together. This does not. For more full-featured editing, look at lightroom/photoshop or CaptureOne. Clearview also does a great job of bringing out detail in shots but may also introduce noise if working with .jpg files - especially of they are not very high resolution.
Date published: 2015-10-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from OpticsPro has some Advantages OpticsPro 10 is a decent software package with several advantages over Lightroom and Photoshop. I purchased this program specifically for its PRIME noise control capability. OpticsPro's de-noising is superior to Lightroom and, in my opinion, worth the cost if you shoot a lot of low light photography. The de-noising capability seems to be capable of removing unwanted noise without the major sharpness degradation experienced in Lightroom. A pleasant surprise was the ClearView component in Optics Pro 10. This functions like the clarity function in Lightroom but early indications are it may be a bit better. DxO OpticsPro 10 comes with a comprehensive set of camera and lens corrections but not all cameras/lenses are included. It is wise to check to see if your gear is covered prior to investing in the software. There are standard corrections in OpticsPro 10 but the user also has complete control capability. Like other software programs there are imbedded presets and the user can create custom presets or fully customize the image corrections/development. One component not included with OpticsPro 10 Elite but available in a package or separately is the DxO ViewPoint 2. This component, which can be an add-on in either OpticsPro or Lightroom (and probably Photoshop) is a jewel of geometric control/correction. I have been using the free trial version but expect to add that to my software library. As far as workflow goes, I bought DxO OpticsPro 10 Elite as an integral component on my image processing workflow. I import my RAW files into Lightroom where they are kept organized and catalogued. I then export unaltered images needing the superior capabilities of OpticsPro to that software, manipulate them as desired, and then export them back to Lightroom where I can continue development with Lightroom or perhaps, Photoshop. Two notes resulting from my early testing: 1) When OpticsPro exports the files to Lightroom it creates a separate collection. It would be nice if it simply placed the image adjacent to the original. 2) The OpticsPro files are substantially larger than the RAW files (a few tests indicate about 85% larger!). That may pose long-term storage volume problems if the user keeps lots of images (I shoot with D800 and D810) processed by multiple pieces of software as well as retaining the original RAW image. Dxo OpticsPro 10 is a bit slow at saving files but the file size may be the reason. I honestly wasn't looking for another piece of software to add to my workflow. However, I am not sorry I purchased OpticsPro 10 Elite and would make the same decision knowing what I know now. The strengths of Optics Pro 10 Elite make it well worth the expense. Some of my comments may change over time as I get used to the process and workflow. The above are based on my initial observations.
Date published: 2015-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding Raw Image Processor DxO Elite is IMO the best available processor for digital negative files, supporting most cameras, with new cameras and camera-lens combinations added periodically. Though the program is developed and supported from France, customer service is excellent. The raw conversion engine is one of the best available, with automated image processing providing excellent JPEG images from my Canon 5DSr raw files. In addition to camera specific raw files, Adobe DNG files are supported. Note that a 64 bit processor is required for support of high resolution files e.g. Canon 5DS, 5DSr and Nikon 800, 810. 4GB memory minimum is recommended. Easy to interface with Photoshop CC via TIFF files.
Date published: 2015-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great photo software This is my go-to raw converter for my Nikon 810 files. Easy to learn and use. I like that the initial adjustments it does are camera and lens specific. The Smart Lighting and Clear View adjustments are incredible tools and make HDR software somewhat irrelevant except in extreme lighting conditions. Results are cleaner and more natural as well. You can also save as a DNG file but a word of caution; if you save your image as a DNG file in OpticsPro you will no longer be able to open it in OpticsPro. It will open DNG files saved in Photoshop products however.
Date published: 2015-05-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Powerful toolset, mixed results When DxO suite of tools went on a 50% sale, I decided to take advantage of the 30-day, free trial. In the end I passed on the sale. Here are my thoughts after doing dozens of tests on mostly urban landscape photos, though I did test some portraits and flower photos as well. This is comparing DxO OpticsPro 10, DxO ViewPoint 2, and DxO FilmPack 5 to Lightroom 6 (LR). PROS: - Configure and use as a plug-in in LR. - Better RAW processing engine than LR. - Impressive array of tools. While offering similar tools to Lightroom (minus workflow and brushes), most tools are like comparing a stereo system with volume, bass, and treble controls, to one that has volume and multi-band equalizer. For example, LR has one Contrast level, whereas OpticsPro has Contrast, Micro Contrast, and Fine Contrast. - Working range of some of that adjustments exceed the limits of LR. For example, when Highlights is maxed in LR (in either direction), OpticsPro has reached maybe half of the available range. - Highlight recovery is amazing; it can recover much more detail than LR. - Shadow recovery can recover much more detail than LR as well, but it has a drawback (see CONS). - Camera profiles for color correction is quite extensive and produce more pleasing results than LR; depending on photo, it can be subtle or significant. - Noise correction is much more effective than LR (see CONS). - ViewPoint's perspective correction is much more powerful than LR (see CONS). It works wonders on subjects that are so badly skewed that LR cannot fix even in manual correction. - Film emulation options in FilmPack are impressive and produce excellent results. This is really geared towards professional photographers. CONS: - Shadow recovery flattens the image in an odd way, which requires adjusting contrast to restore depth. It also can, depending on subject matter, change colors in a way that is akin to HDR. - Noise reduction can, depending on subject matter, blur some details. I noticed it on photos of buildings that had intricate stone carvings; the noise reduction made some details look softer and some even disappeared. - Perspective correction on subjects that are mildly skewed require several clicks to fix, while LR's Auto correction does it with one click. - Non-destructive workflow produces better results when returning TIFF images to LR, which is a plus and a minus. While one can use DNG, since LR has a different RAW engine, the DNG might get altered in an unpleasant way. TIFF guarantees retaining all DxO edits, and though it can be further processed in LR, it doesn't always produce as good results. - Standalone use is great, but it since it doesn't have library and workflow management, it requires to still use LR and DxO as a plug-in. CONCLUSION: In comparing all processed images, LR and DxO, side by side, made see strengths and weaknesses in both products. I found myself liking some things more in LR and others in DxO. What it was clear to me, when I processed photos that were better acquired (more accurate exposure, white balance, controlled perspective, etc.), LR's results were more pleasing, though in some cases I could produce similar results in DxO but with more clicks. For trouble images (poorly exposed, inaccurate white balance, poor perspective, etc.), DxO could fix them in much more powerful ways than LR, but I didn't always like the results (too far from reality of from how I wanted to display that reality). Amazing product, but I'll stick with LR for now.
Date published: 2016-01-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Software, Great Support I haven't had the chance yet to give this editing software a full and thorough run-through yet but I'd like to comment on the support staff. I was having trouble downloading the most up to date version and, after two unsuccessful attempts I contacted DxO support. They responded very quickly and correctly assessed the issue as a download problem. I was using hotel wi-fi that left a lot to be desired and it indeed was the culprit. Once I got home and tried again, everything worked perfectly. I found the support staff to be readily available and quick to respond with recommendations. I look forward to using OpticsPro 10 soon.
Date published: 2015-10-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Clearly a useful supplement to Lightroom I use OpticsPro 10 to work on files that Lightroom or Canon's Digital Photo Professional tend to struggle with. I launch it from Lightroom and use it to render the DNG, which I then maniupulate further in Lightroom or Photoshop. That way I can use Lightroom's strengths, such as highlight recovery, while making use of OpticsPro's strengths, which are PRIME noise reduction and the ClearView and Smart Lighting technology. Here being able to use both Lightroom and Optics Pro on the same RAW file is very handy, even if it is in the form of a partially rendered DNG! DxO also do a very good job on image sharpness with some Canon lenses which tend to be a little soft, such as the EF 50mm f/1.4 or the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L, although Canon's DPP with its Digital Lens Optimizer still cannot be beat in this respect. I'd be very cautious using only OpticsPro 10 to work on a RAW because it's highlight recovery is about as good as Canon's DPP, i.e. poor to mediocre. Finally, the direct integration of DxO Viewpoint is convenient and most welcome when working with distortion caused by wide-angle lenses.
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from DXO vs LR I've been using the software for close to two months. What I found about it is it produces better color and clearer image than LR. What is not so good about it is 1) it is less tolerant when you adjust the brightness. It produces more noise than LR. In this respect, LR is much better; 2) when export back to LR, it is too slow; 3) it does not recognize third party lens on sony. It will treat it as it is a sony lens and produces weird result.
Date published: 2016-01-27
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