DxO Labs has updated its distortion-correction plug-in Viewpoint to version 1.2.1, meaning it's now compatible with Adobe Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5. Viewpoint works both as standalone software and as a plug-in, and is designed to correct for perspective distortions such as converging verticals, and to restore more natural proportions to objects at the edge of the frame when shooting with wideangle lenses. The company has also announced that all of its software is on sale at reduced prices until 31st July. See below for more info and download links.

Press Release:

DxO ViewPoint v1.2.1 now compatible with Adobe Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5

July 10, 2013 - DxO Labs announces the immediate availability of DxO ViewPoint v1.2.1, its software solution dedicated to correcting distortions caused by wide-angle lenses and to redressing keystoning. This upgrade means that DxO ViewPoint is now fully compatible with Adobe Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5.

DxO ViewPoint v1.2.1 easily restores the natural shapes of subjects located on the edges of images - a distortion known as “volume anamorphosis” - and accurately corrects keystoning and other perspective problems frequently found in architectural and landscape photos. Based on DxO Labs’ exclusive geometrical corrections, DxO ViewPoint v1.2.1 provides simple visual tools as well as advanced controls for applying spectacular corrections with unparalleled accuracy.

Expanded compatibility

With just one license, DxO ViewPoint v1.2.1 can be used as a plugin for Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom, and as a standalone application.

Used as a plugin, DxO ViewPoint v1.2.1 integrates perfectly with Adobe Photoshop CS3, CS4, CS5, CS6, and CC, as well as with Lightroom 3, 4, and 5. The software allows photographers to preserve their usual work environment and habits while enhancing their Adobe® solution. Among other things, DxO ViewPoint v1.2.1’s ability to save correction settings provides an extremely smooth workflow: users can save their settings to re-use the same corrections in just one click, even after backtracking and changing their image in the host application.

As a standalone application, DxO ViewPoint v1.2.1 lets users directly apply their corrections to their photos in just a few clicks.

Availability and price

DxO ViewPoint v1.2.1 is now available in the DxO Labs online store (shop.dxo.com) and at photo resellers at a special discount price through July 31, 2013:

  • USD : $49 instead of $79
  • EUR : 49€ instead of 79€ (Suggested retail price, including VAT)
  • GPB : £39 instead of £59 (Suggested retail price, including VAT)

The entire line of DxO Labs products is also on sale through July 31, 2013.

This upgrade is free to all owners of DxO ViewPoint v1.0 and higher.

A fully-functional trial version of DxO ViewPoint v1.2.1, good for one month, is available on the DxO Labswebsite (http://www.dxo.com/intl/photography/download).

System Requirements

  • PC: Microsoft® Windows® XP SP3 (32 bits), Windows® Vista® (32 or 64 bits), Windows® 7 (32 or 64 bits), Windows® 8 (32 or 64 bits) and Intel® Core™ 2 Duo or AMD® Athlon 64 X2 processor or higher.
  • Mac: Mac OS® X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS® X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS® X 10.8 Mountain Lion and Intel Mac® processor or higher.
  • Minimum of 2 GB RAM