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Monday, 05 December 2016


I'd like to see DxO take a crack at the Fuji X-Trans sensors, but I suspect that's never going to happen. From what I've read, both their demosaicing and test protocols are dependent on a Bayer sensor pattern.

It is really a great benefit to me and your readers when you post deals and links to free stuff. Thank you very much. I have though, had trouble seeing any real differences to my images using DXO over Lightroom or Photoshop. I have tried over many years and as a plugin for Lightroom I don't see the need. If you have neither then a comparison of DXO vs Lightroom is understandable and alone then it can be argued which is better. What do people think? Am I missing the Holy Grail feature.

Free is good! I still use my OMD EM5, but the DXO version 9 does not seem to alllow export to or integration with Lightroom CC (only allows integration up to LR 5.xxx. For that reason, for my personal workflow, it does not help. If one is still using an older version of LR, this wold be great.

Thank you for posting this link - very useful!!

Thanks Mike. Wow, my Panasonic GX7 is already old.

May not work on Sierra. Got it going on El Cap without any problems, but keeps crashing on Sierra. Have deleted prefs and Application Support files and tried again. No luck.

@Richard: A Holy Grail feature of DxO is the automatic adjustment to the distortions of your camera and lens combination. DxO uses an elaborate series of tests to fine-tune each camera and lens combination (yes, there are a lot), so make sure after you install the program you ask the program to download the files for all your cameras and the corresponding lenses. There are many other good/great features despite the user interface being a bit quirky. Read the documentation. Eventually you will want to upgrade to the latest version, so keep an eye out for their periodic special pricing.

Older versions of DxO may be tricky to adjust to if you have considerable experience using Lightroom or Photoshop. If not, then by virtue of the results you get, it's worthwhile to spend some time with the program.

DxO 11 and, if I remember right, 10 have a superb noise reduction function that is a major advantage of the newer DxO versions when processing photos from older cameras like my Nikon D200 above ISO 800.

I was expecting perhaps a sale on 620 film.

Hmm, the newest camera I have is on that list.

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The Windows version requires Vista or newer. This is probably not an issue for most of your readers using windows, Mike, but I run windows applications via WINE under Linux so unfortunately I am unable to make use of this with my New-To-Me Olympus Pen E-P3.

Pity, as it looked interesting.

I work as an editor and the guy who handles the office website is 22.
My Olympus EM5 is considered old in technology years.

I'm 35 but feeling 70 today...

DXO has problems on Mac Sierra 10.12.1. Crashed twice on start-up yesterday, and complains about an empty folder today.

I'm βeta testing Affinity Photo (1.5.0 - RC5). It's so good I'll probably get rid of everything else, including Canon's DPP Raw developer. Affinity Photo & Affinity Designer are a killer-combo. They sell for less than $50.00 each, no subscription needed.

DxO Optics Pro 9 does have the Prime noise reduction function alluded to in one of the previous comments. Its results are spectacular, but it is computer intensive and only to be used on difficult cases. For standard situations, just use DxO regular noise reduction. Another interesting feature of this software is the quality of the results obtained automatically on large batches of RAW pictures. You may then concentrate on fine tuning the treatments you are not satisfied with.

Yay! Still shooting with the original E-M5 and still processing with Lightroom 5.XX....

Sometimes it pays to resist the GAS!

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