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DxO Optics Pro v7.2 extends Panasonic G-series support and adds Canon S100

By dpreview staff on Jan 25, 2012 at 14:00 GMT

DxO Labs has added the Canon S100 and Panasonics' GF3, G2 and G1 to the list of cameras supported by its DxO Optics Pro software. The cameras are added to both the Standard and Elite versions of the Optics Pro v7.2, that the company says are more stable than before. Version 7.2 also gains the ability to import Optics Pro v6 databases containing the image processing settings for existing images.

Press Release:

DxO Optics Pro v7.2 supports 4 new cameras and allows importing of version 6 database

Special 33% discount good through January 31, 2012.

January 25, 2012 - DxO Labs announces the immediate availability of DxO Optics Pro v7.2 for Mac and Windows. Both the Standard and Elite editions support the following additional 4 cameras:

  • Canon Powershot S100
  • Panasonic GF3
  • Panasonic G1
  • Panasonic G2

The production rate of DxO Optics Modules is accelerating, thanks to the recent optimization of its calibration processes. This means that DxO Labs is now able to provide support for new cameras more quickly, all while consolidating its modules library by adding camera models already on the market - notably compact hybrids. Since January 1st, more than 250 camera/lens combinations have been added.

NEW FEATURES

This new version includes a tool that allows users to import all their projects and image processing information from DxO Optics Pro 6, and to integrate them into DxO Optics Pro 7 by merging both databases.
This DxO Optics Pro update also includes greater general stability as well as giving users the ability to crop photos in a more intuitive way.

LAST DAYS FOR SPECIAL DISCOUNT

DxO Optics Pro for Windows and Mac is available in the DxO Labs online boutique (www.dxo.com) and at photo resellers at a special discount price good through January 31, 2012:
USD:

  • DxO Optics Pro 7 Standard Edition: $ 99 instead of $ 169
  • DxO Optics Pro 7 Elite Edition: $ 199 instead of $ 299

EUR: (Suggested retail prices, including VAT)

  • DxO Optics Pro 7 Standard Edition: 99 € instead of 149 €
  • DxO Optics Pro 7 Elite Edition: 199 € instead of 299 €

GBP: (Suggested retail prices, including VAT)

  • DxO Optics Pro 7 Standard Edition: £ 89 instead of £ 135
  • DxO Optics Pro 7 Elite Edition: £ 179 instead of £ 269

This update is free for all owners of DxO Optics Pro 7 as well as for photographers who acquired a license for DxO Optics Pro 6 on or after September 1, 2011. Other users can take advantage of a special discount on all upgrades from now until January 31, 2012, directly from their customer account.
A fully-functional trial version of DxO Optics Pro, good for one month, is available on the DxO Labs website (http://www.dxo.com/intl/photo/free_trial_version).

Comments

Total comments: 9
TheYetiCom
By TheYetiCom (Feb 8, 2012)

I am completely blown away in awe by dxo. The "lens sharpness" feature is outstanding. It brings back texture out of a blurry mess when I am looking at pictures of birds and lizards. I can see the sharp edges of scales on lizards, and the bumps on the eye ridges. Yet it also smooths out bokeh.

One of the most compelling features is that the default settings "auto" everything almost exactly match what I get out of 10 minutes of lightroom or iphoto tweeking. DXO makes photos the way that I saw the scene, not how the camera attempted to capture it.

When I want to tweek the color curves emphasize the texture of the sand under the lake, and the sky overhead while ignoring the dead trees, it has those controls too.

The lizard and bird pictures were shot on a Canon xsi with the 55-250 lens. It is like a $1500 glass upgrade in post production.

-Michael

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OldZorki
By OldZorki (Jan 28, 2012)

Just upgraded, noticed speed improvements, but it is not much of importance for me. Interface remains a bit goofy. But couple of things are much better, such as work with virtual copies. And new "protect saturated colours" slider allowed me to make some of my landscape pics much more natural looking without being boring.
Overall - good job, but still some room for improvements.

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frank200
By frank200 (Jan 26, 2012)

Thank you for the update I notice an improvement in speed

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carpediem007
By carpediem007 (Jan 25, 2012)

Unfortunately still no DNG support; still have to use LR... :-(

My DxO Elite Edition doesn't even "see" my Ricoh GXR pics... :-( :-( :-(
(I'm using the A12 Mount with Leica, Voigtlaender, Canon FD/EOS and Pentax lenses...).

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Reilly Diefenbach
By Reilly Diefenbach (Jan 25, 2012)

Bring back the Stack!

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scottacus
By scottacus (Jan 25, 2012)

Glad to see that DxO is finding a way to get more camera and lens profiles included. Some cameras (like the new Sony SLTs) seem to be added quickly, while others and especially many mirrorless cameras take a long time to be added. And without these profiles DxO is either useless or offers little advantage over Lightroom.

They still need to watch out though, LR's processing is getting sufficiently good that for many purposes its shortcomings are outweighed by its convenience.

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Dan Ortego
By Dan Ortego (Jan 25, 2012)

Just applied the update but they failed to correct the occasional glitch whereby the entire program window is dragged around when I select the magnification '75%' drop down menu. It also behaves in similar fashion when selecting the 'Apply Preset' drop down menu. Granted, it's only 'occasional' but enough to be annoying. I'm using the latest LION 10.7.2 on a 2009 Mac Pro Quad with 12gb of memory. Overall, I like the application.

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bgillies
By bgillies (Jan 24, 2012)

DxO announced the product will be available as of Jan 25. For some reason DPreview published the press release today instead of respecting DxO's embargo.

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karinangelika
By karinangelika (Jan 24, 2012)

So far version 7.2 is not available through my customer account or as an update via version 7.1.

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Total comments: 9