Again? I am really considering uninstalling the version 7 from my Mac. In this time of crisis, you can do a lot with the money.
AlanG: I've been using DXO for a long time. I have benn pretty upset that version 7 and version 8 have removed some useful features that were in version 6. The usability in "Projects" mode is not as good either.
That being said I compared version 8 with version 7 and don't see much reason to upgrade. The interface looks better but has not added any new features... other than some automated exposure and lighting (HDR) controls that I would never use in place of the manual controls. I could not see any difference in image quality and I was carefully studying both programs side by side using identical settings in each one.
I keep my opinion (see previous reply): I will not give, again, $69,00 for an upgrade to a software that to me is a mess. Since I bought version 6 ($199,00) and paid $ 69,00 for the upgrade to 7, I used it exactly 2 (two) time. No, gentlemen, no $69,00 for it. My main photo editing software are PS, Nik and Topaz.
My first version had a cost of $199,00; the upgrade costed me $69,00 and again and "upgrade" of $69,00? We all know about the economic and social crisis of Europe, including France, but, sorry, folks, I will not spend $69,00 for an upgrade in a confusing software. There are, for my "taste", better options, Photoshop, Nik, Photomatix, HDR Expose, well.... Sorry folks no money for you.