DxO Optics Pro 9 review


This time DxO Optics pro has come up with some breakthrough achievements in raw image processing and conversions. They have introduced a new advanced noise reduction technology called “PRIME” (Probabilistic Raw Image Enhancement). This feature allows one to remove noise from images shot at very high ISO settings. So, photographers do not have to worry anymore about boosting the ISO in low light conditions. The new noise reduction technique is able to bring the details and colors after processing, which usually gets lost when we apply any noise reduction technique resulting in the photo to be very soft.

In simple words, you get breathtaking images at extremely high ISO.  The new in depth RAW processing algorithm allows one to recover the minute details present in the RAW image. DxO labs have introduced a new color rendering known as “DxO Portrait”. This feature helps to preserve the skin tones and saturate the colors naturally. They have completely redesigned the presets and now the presets are supplement by few new atmosphere settings.

DxO Optics Pro 9

The new preset window from DxO Optics pro 9 allows one to choose which preset to apply to the image in an easier way by showing the preview of each preset on the same image in the form of thumbnails. So, user can compare amongst these and select any according to their wish. Nowadays, this feature is available in almost all photo-processing tools.

To make it user friendly they had simplified the workflow by customizing the images to use and share them. The user can save the images in any of the formats like JPEG, TIFF and DNG with just few clicks by using the Export to Disk option. The reorganized toolbars and palettes and the improved workflow will really attract the photographers.

DxO Optics Pro 9

Now, it’s easy to export the processed image to some other processing applications like other DxO products for converting to HDR or for merging to create panoramic shots. One of the disadvantages of this software is that it does not come with any lens correction option, which many of the photographers want to have. Also, this does not come free of cost.