DxO has announced updates to its popular DxO OpticsPro image-processing software as well as DxO FilmPack and DxO ViewPoint.
The new DxO OpticsPro v10.2 and DxO ViewPoint v2.5.2 include support four additional cameras: the new Sony A7 II, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100, the Pentax K-S1 and the Samsung Galaxy S5. DxO FilmPack 5 supports three of the same cameras but not the Samsung Galaxy S5.
Improvements in the Windows version of DxO OpticsPro v10.2 include faster slider reactivity to show users the effects of adjustments to images, an optimised interface for its Horizon tool, faster access to projects and a new “Live View” feature that automatically displays each new image as it is added to the current folder. The Mac version gains faster response to settings when working with a selection of multiple images. Both versions benefit from a redesigned EXIF palette that displays all of the shooting parameters at once.
DxO FilmPack v5.1 gains improvements to its work space with a revised full-screen mode that devotes more space to the image by letting users hide the toolbar. The histogram, navigator, tone curve and sliders have been made more easily readable. In addition, the identity cards of available film presets give users access to information about the films that made photographic history: creation date, characteristics, grain type, uses, and anecdotes. Users can also create their own descriptions of custom presets.
DxO OpticsPro v10.2, DxO FilmPack v5.1 and DxO ViewPoint v2.5.2 are now available in the DxO online store (shop.dxo.com) and at photo resellers at reduced prices. Fully functional trial versions of the three software, good for one month, are available on the DxO website (www.dxo.com/intl/photo/free_trial_version). To access tutorials about DxO OpticsPro, go to the DxO Academy: www.dxo.com/intl/photography/tutorials.