Detail Man: While it is true that it is necessary to purchase the DxO Optics Pro Elite 8.x version (normally priced at $299 USD) in order to ensure compatibility with some relatively higher-priced dSLRs, DxO Optics Pro 8.x Standard version (normally priced at $169 USD) can suffice in all other cases - where it is, as a result, much more competitively priced in comparison with Lightroom 4.x's $149 USD costs.
at DxO we also offer special upgrade price to existing customer.
Concerning the price of the upgrade on DxO Optics Pro 8 : From version "x" (any version) to v8 the upgrade price was as low as 49USD (Standard edition) and 69 USD (Elite edition) during the launch.Those prices were only available for those who have purchased a previous version of course. (only online via the DxO customer account)
Norbert75: And for the XPro-1 you haven't got a chance !
Unfortunatly the XPro-1 is not supported and there is about no chance to get it supported in short or mid term
Unfortunatly, the reason comes from Fuji itself.
here is full answer from DxO :http://support.dxo.com/entries/22223617-will-the-camera-fuji-x-pro-1-x-e1-x10-xf1-x-s1-be-supported
BoatGuy: Still no support with the kit 16-50 lens supplied with the NEX-6.
DxO is all hype and marketing, pushing to increase sales at the holidays.
Long on hype, short on substance.
At DxO, we push as hard as possible to make the DxO Optics Modules available. We did approx 5.000 modules in 2012.We opened a new lab in Seattle to increase our capacity. Our task is to do even more in 2013.
I understand that the 16-50 is not available yet. We all hope that it will be done soon.
Sandy Fleischberg: Don't get snared into their game:
... as expected today they continue their yearly scheme by greetingus all with the following message :
"OFFERS EXTENDED THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2012"
in 2012 they played this game until March !
Is there no consumer organization that will put an end to thisFrench/Luxembourgian business practice ?
How do they get away with this in Europe ?
The offer is extended so people who were away with their familly during xMas can still benefit from it.
I really don't see why anyone should feel offended about an offer extension ...
in 2012, there were no official offer from DxO on DxO Optics Pro in february or March, so if you got one, you were a lucky one, if you didn't I don't understand why you keep writing post like this one.
You are here on a public forum. It doesn't prevent you from checking twice before posting if you want to be read with attention
Sandy Fleischberg: This is what is so incredibly annoying :
"This upgrade is free for all owners of DxO Optics Pro 8, as well as for photographers who purchased a DxO Optics Pro 7 license on or after September 1, 2012. "
All others like me who bought DXO Optics Pro 7 at FULL RETAIL are kickedin their b****d.
Thank you DXO labs ! Have a nice day !
Everyone should be happy to see that we give a free upgrade to those who have bought a previous version even 2 months prior to the release (and the announcement) of version 8.
For those who are already customer and owner of a previous version, there is a customer account where you can find a dedicated upgrade price.https://shop.dxo.com/login_upgrade.php?CountryShow=International
Sandy Fleischberg: Buyers beware !!!
This is the yearly fundraiser event for DXO labs !
You will buy into an application that you will not receive any updatesfor during 2013 - but will have the privilege to purchase as a new version 9 again in December 2013 !
They play this quite annoying game every year exactly at the same timearound x-mas. and extend it until March the following year.
You hereby have been warned by a very disappointed customer.... if you don't believe it ... join the club :-)
Thank you for your message, it gives me the opportunity to refresh the memory with a list of all the updates that were made on DxO Optics Pro in 2012.
Prior to be in version 8.0, it was in 7.0 / 7.1 / 7.2 .... 7.5 ...a lot of improvment in term of speed, stability and of course Image Quality.
We have also added few dozen of camera support and approx 5.000 Lens / Camera modules
spitfire31: Let's hope that for DxO OP 9, our French friends will finally see the light and provide DxO with versatile local adjustments à la CR/Lightroom.
Until then, I won't bother with it.
No matter how sophisticated, automatic or semi-automatic adjustments can never replace the artistic eye of the editing photographer.
There is something that you must have not understood or that you don't want to understand:
For existing customer, there is what we call a Customer account that you can access here : https://shop.dxo.com/login_upgrade.php?CountryShow=International
Upgrade prices are cheaper that Full price of course.If you are really a customer of DxO, you will find there your previous products and your upgrades discount.
If you can't find it, don't hesitate to ask to our hotline support : http://support.dxo.com/home
Reilly Diefenbach: Now this I can see, especially for $49. Lightroom's ease of use instead of the clunky DXO interface and as good or better geometric correction. Good idea.
As I said earlier, my suggestion is that you ask the hotline directly because I don't know myslef.They will be able to identify if something went wrong during installation or give you the direct path as you are asking.
here is the link : http://support.dxo.com/home
Hope that they will find a solution,Best,Olivier
Please don't hesitate to download the 1 month trial version. I'm quite sure that if you do have a wide angle lens or if you need to deel with perspective controls, you would really appreciate the ease of use to get a perfect result.
Concerning your comment about Photoshop, you might be able to do part of the correction in that application, this is true, but it would take ages doing it properly. And there are some tools that you won't find in it. For exemple, in ViewPoint, you can do more complex perspective controls (with the rectangle tool) while keeping the entire canvas (not loosing any information)
Volume anamorphosis in 1 click is also unique. (for wide angle lens)
Hope that you will give a try and have fun with it,
ecphot: I just purchased and I'm a bit disappointed there is no auto setting that detects the lens/camera profile. Also the scaling for volume anamorphosis seems a bit crude - basically the same as scaling in Photoshop. I'm not seeing the benefit.
For volume anamorphosis, let's say that it is a1 clic tool (not completly auto) as you need to choose between diagonal correction or horizontal/vertical correction.You can get more info here: http://dxo.com/us/photo/dxo_viewpoint/features/volume_anamorphosis
Then you can finetune with the sliders if needed.
Normally, you should get the result in few clicks with ViewPoint. When using Photoshop (maybe free transformation / warping tool ...) you might get a similar result but after struggling during many minutes.
DxO ViewPoint bases its automatic correction on the sensor size + the focal lenght in order to make correctly the volume anamorphosis correction.
(lens / camera profile are only used inside DxO Optics Pro - for distorsion, vigneting, chromatic abberation, lens softness, RAW conversion, noise removal ...)
Concerning your 2nd point, I'm not sure to understand what you mean.
Mike,that is strange, I answered to the private message through DP tool. (not via email)I will send it again, tell me if it works
RPJG: To the DXO people: if I have LR4 and CS6, and potentially want to use this in either program, do I need to buy two copies of your software?
Nothing is planned for now.
The main reason is that Aperture doesn't provide any lens correction (more specifically the distorsion correction)In order to have a volume anamorphosis correction that worth it, you would need first to do the distorsion correction.that is the main reason why DxO ViewPoint is "only" a plugin for LR and PS which are doing (partially but at least some) distorsion corrections.
As a workaround, I would suggest you to use the standalone application for now.I know it is more painful but I don't see another way for now.
Another way (but completly different) would be Aperture --> Catapult --> DxO Optics Pro --> Catapult --> Aperture.I mention DxO Opitcs Pro because you would be able to do both lens correction + geometric corrections in that application. From what I know the software Catapult (not a DxO software) is a way to transfer a RAW file from Aperture to DxO Optics Pro and to bring the image back.
raincoat: All I can say is that improvements to volume anamorphosis from DxO Optics Pro v7 were obviously cut from v8 to make this new software. This explains how they could release v8 in under a year. Since DxO ViewPoint gets a 1.1 so soon, clearly they are doing the same run and gun releases as with DOP, with no care for quality and you can expect a v1.5 by Feb and v2 by June.
At DxO we first focus on Image Quality before everything else. All our applications are driven by that. Then of course, there is stability, speed, ease of use ...
I can see all our customers happy to see new releases with new features. Could you please provide us any reason why we should prevent ourselve from improving as fast as possible our products ?
Yuyutsu: Only thing I did NOT like about DxO 8 is that it runs much much slower than 7.5 on my computer .
I'm sorry to hear that. Version 8 performances are normally similar to version 7 performances.
Here are some hints :
- check that the version 7 (if still installed on your computer) is quicker within the same configuration (same image, with same correction settings ...)
- Please make sure that you have not activated in the preference tab some options that slow the application. For exemple, in version 8, we added the possibility to see the noise reduction at any level of zoom. (in version 7, you needed to be at least at 75%).
If you don't get satisfaction, don't hesitate to write to the customer support.(http://support.dxo.com/home )
hope it helps,Best,
Sandy Fleischberg: This company will take your last penny.They are hopelessly delayed in their development of modules.Leica and Sigma cameras are without any support.They have no customer service.Never answer any inquiry.They sell updates of their software as new versions for full retail.There is still no update for Version 7 because they plan to cash in again around x-maswith "version 8"... as they do every year.It is shameless !
- never answer any inquiry --> Ok, please provide me the opened ticket number that you have so I can check with the customer service. If you didn't get any ticket number, it means that your inquiry was never sent / received by our customer service.
- "They sell updates of their software as new versions for full retail" --> I don't understand what you mean. Please go in your online customer account, you will have access to your upgrade price. You will need the information you used when you registered. link: https://shop.dxo.com/login_upgrade.php?action=countryback&CountryShow=International
I won't reply to the 2 other "questions" as it is of course a non sense after reading my previous answer.
Looks like you come here like a hurrican and try to blast everything :)
well, let me try to answer because it is a bit easy to write what you say ...
- "delay in modules". We never commit on modules, we give an idea on our website. Priorities are always changing as they are based on our customer needs. If you have a camera / lens that no one use, I think that you can understand that you won't be served first...
- Leica, Sigma : they are clearly not our priority. At DxO, we only want to deliver the best in Image Quality. this is the reason why we calibrate in our labs all the lens / camera combination. Quality has a cost and we can focus on brand like Leica and Sigma only after dealing with Canon, Nikon, Sony... as they represent the most part of the market. I think everyone can understand.
- no customer service ? here is the link: http://support.dxo.com/home and you can send your private request if needed of course
Concerning your technical problem, if it occurs once again, please contact the hotline. They will be able to identify if something went wrong during installation for instance.
You sent me earlier your question in private and I replied in private. Now I see once again the same question here ...
I won't rewrite everything again. Did you get my answer?
You only need to buy 1 copy
To give a more generic answer :1 licence = the right to use on 2 different computers any of the standalone / LR plugin / PS plugin