The latest edition of DxO Labs’ raw image processing and workflow software, DxO PhotoLab 6, has just been released with new AI-powered raw conversion technology.

The new software introduces DxO DeepPRIME XD noise-reduction technology, along with a new colour management system with an extended working u space, new retouching tools and an upgraded library system. The DeepPRIME XD (eXtreme Details) mode uses a neural network trained on billions of image samples and claims improvements of more than 2.5 stops in noise reduction, colour and clarity. It can also retrieve previously unseen details, extend the dynamic range and restore vibrant, natural colour as part of the raw conversion process. The original DeepPRIME mode is also still on board for faster enhancements or for images that simply need less adjustment.

Re-engineered colour processing algorithms allow authentic reproduction for even the most saturated colours and enable photographers to harness the full potential of the latest monitors and printers. These are complemented by a Soft Proofing mode to ensure accuracy throughout the entire workflow. The new ReTouch tool speeds up workflow by extendig the capability of healing and cloning well beyond that of other raw processing software. Photographers can now transform the source through mirroring, rotating and scaling within the software, or use brushes to fine-tune the area they’re editing into a more accurate shape.

Building on the original PhotoLibrary system, the latest version of the software extends the range of Exif and IPTC tags, adds nesting for Projects, and introduces colour labels for easier organisation and management of files – all without clumsy, time-consuming catalogs. Users can also take advantage of DxO’s pioneering Optics Modules, which have set the standard for the digital photo editing industry. All the latest modules automatically downloaded to DxO PhotoLab 6.

The ESSENTIAL and ELITE editions of DxO PhotoLab 6 (Windows and macOS) are available to download now from the DxO website at the following prices:

  • DxO PhotoLab 6 ESSENTIAL Edition: US$139
  • DxO PhotoLab 6 ELITE Edition: US$219

Owners of DxO PhotoLab 4 or 5 can upgrade to Version 6 for the following prices:

  • DxO PhotoLab 6 ESSENTIAL Edition upgrade price: US$75
  • DxO PhotoLab 6 ELITE Edition upgrade price: US$99

A free trial download is also available. Click here for full details.