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DxO Labs pushes FilmPack 3.2 film simulation software to 64-bit processing

By dpreview staff on Mar 7, 2012 at 23:57 GMT

DxO Labs has updated its FilmPack film simulation software to v3.2, adding 64 bit suppose and plugin versions for Lightroom, Photoshop and Aperture. The move of both the Essentials and Expert versions to 64 bit means they are almost twices as fast at processing as v3.1. There are improvements to the user interface to make it easier to preview the grain effects offered by the different film effects. Both Mac and PC versions are available, with a free 30-day trail downloadable from the company's website.

DxO FilmPack v3.2 moves to 64 bits and expands its compatibility

Faster image processing. An even better interface. Compatible with all major photo software.

March 7, 2012 – DxO Labs announces the immediate availability of DxO FilmPack v3.2 for Mac and Windows.

Thanks to DxO Labs’ advanced calibration technologies, DxO FilmPack brings all the emotion and creativity of silver halide photography to your digital images. By means of a simple and intuitive interface, both beginning and expert photographers alike can apply any of the authentic characteristics of color, contrast, saturation, and grain of more than 60 famous analog films to a digital photo. With 25 additional renderings and numerous processing tools available, DxO FilmPack offers users a palette of infinite creativity.

INCREASED POWER AND SPEED

The software algorithms have been adapted to run in 64 bits. DxO FilmPack is now able to process very large files of up to 200 megapixels.

Further, this new version has been optimized, particularly with respect to managing memory. The software starts up almost instantaneously, and image processing is up to two times faster than in version 3.1.

EXTENDED COMPATIBILITY

DxO FilmPack v3.2 runs in both 32 and 64 bits as standalone software. As a plugin, it is now fully compatible with:

  • Adobe® Photoshop® CS 3
  • Adobe® Photoshop® CS 4
  • Adobe® Photoshop® CS 5
  • Apple® Aperture® 3

DxO FilmPack v3.2 is also compatible with Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 9 and 10, thereby reaching an even greater number of photography lovers.

IMPROVED ERGONOMICS

The faithful reproduction of grains is now visible in the resizable filmstrip at the bottom of the screen, allowing users to see an effect before applying it to their images.

In addition, users can now use arrow keys as well as improved scroll wheel action for more intuitive navigation within the renditions library

CREATIVITY AND EMOTIONS TO SHARE

Thanks to the large number of controls available, photographers can unleash their creativity and lend a unique atmosphere to their images. Customized renderings can be saved in a dedicated library, and a new import-export feature (available in the DxO FilmPack v3.2 Expert edition) allows users to share their customized renditions with one another.

AVAILABILITY AND SPECIAL YEAR-END OFFER

Compatible with Mac and Windows, DxO FilmPack v3.2 is available in 2 editions – Essential and Expert – which differ in terms of the number of film renditions and functions available. Both editions are 32- and 64-bit compatible.

USD:

  • DxO FilmPack 3 Essential Edition: $79
  • DxO FilmPack 3 Expert Edition: $129

EUR:

  • DxO FilmPack 3 Essential Edition: 79€
  • DxO FilmPack 3 Expert Edition: 129€
    (Suggested retail prices, including VAT)

GBP:

  • DxO FilmPack 3 Essential Edition: £69
  • DxO FilmPack 3 Expert Edition: £99
    (Suggested retail prices, including VAT)

This upgrade is free for all owners of DxO FilmPack 3.

A fully-functional trial version of DxO FilmPack v3.2, good for one month, is available on the DxO Labs website (http://www.dxo.com/intl/photo/free_trial_version).

System Requirements

  • PC: Microsoft® Windows® XP 32 bits, Windows® Vista® 32 or 64 bits, Windows® 7 (32 or 64 bits) and Intel® Pentium® 4 processor or equivalent AMD®
  • Mac: Mac OS® X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS® X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS® X 10.7 Lion and Mac Intel® Processor
  • Minimum of 2 GB of RAM and 400 MB available disk space

Plugin compatibility

  • DxO® Optics Pro® 6 and 7
  • Adobe® Photoshop® CS 3, CS 4 & CS 5
  • Adobe® Lightroom® 3
  • Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 9 and 10
  • Apple® Aperture® 3

Comments

Total comments: 21
Kenneth Svedlund
By Kenneth Svedlund (Mar 20, 2012)

What's wrong with this version?? I have had filmpack 3 since it came out and it was OK speed wise. But this new update is extremely slow! And I run on the latest MacBook Pro 17 with 8Gig RAM. When exporting from Aperture it takes about 2 minutes or so for Filmpack to start up. Something isn't right

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Mauro77
By Mauro77 (Mar 8, 2012)

When will Lightroom 4 be supported? Hurry up

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openskyline
By openskyline (Mar 8, 2012)

Kodak should patent their film looks like Apple did with everything they created.

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Hugo808
By Hugo808 (Mar 8, 2012)

I'm going to save money and get my old Spotmatic out of the loft.

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FujicaST605
By FujicaST605 (Mar 8, 2012)

But there will soon be no Kodak film for it. :(

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FujicaST605
By FujicaST605 (Mar 8, 2012)

I had a Spotmatic F as well.

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Hugo808
By Hugo808 (Mar 9, 2012)

Ah, the Spotmatic F! There was a groundbreaking camera, first with open aperture metering. I used mine for 30 years and donated it to a college, probably still going strong. Wonder if I'll be saying that about my current DSLR?

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Hans-Helmut
By Hans-Helmut (Mar 8, 2012)

Typo --> suppose --> supprt

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Louis_Dobson
By Louis_Dobson (Mar 8, 2012)

"Twices as fast" too.

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M Jesper
By M Jesper (Mar 8, 2012)

And that for only 5 sentences they had to write, as the rest is just press-release ;)

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Michele Kappa
By Michele Kappa (Mar 8, 2012)

Don't forget there's a "30-day trail", by the way.
Boy, what a long walk! :P
(Just kidding, I love dpreview!) :)

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kff
By kff (Mar 8, 2012)

but very expensive when I am thinking about it such one component of digital laboratory about speed tempo evolution new software and new technolgies these days ...

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M Jesper
By M Jesper (Mar 8, 2012)

Having trouble writing in English ? ;) I can recommend Chrome or Firefox with the English dictionary installed, could have corrected 'technolgies' for you. Also, try some dots and commas.

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Eric Hensel
By Eric Hensel (Mar 9, 2012)

M Jesper --how many languages can you type in with perfect punctuation?

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M Jesper
By M Jesper (May 4, 2012)

Well none if you consider how bad i am at even Dutch, my home language. But that's exactly why i recommend the dictionary, so that at least the words will be corrected effortlessly.

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FreeRadical009
By FreeRadical009 (Mar 8, 2012)

Just to make sure, this update also works for the plugin version for DxO Optics, right? The capabilities that the program as a stand alone application now has, are also upgraded for the plugin versions?

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Axel from DxO Labs
By Axel from DxO Labs (Mar 8, 2012)

Hi,

The Optics Pro plugin is a complete different software fully integrated with Optics Pro to be able to work directly on the RAW images. So, this update doesn't apply to it but it will get its own update soon.
For the rest, DxO FilmPack 3.2 applies to the standalone application and to all the plugins for Adobe and Apple products listed here: http://dxo.com/us/photo/news/With-DxO-FilmPack-v3.2-analog-film-styles-go-into-high-gear!

All the best,

Axel

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Ole Moller
By Ole Moller (Mar 8, 2012)

Hi.
I don't understand
I just downloaded v.3.4.84.0
Is it not 3.2 ?

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FreeRadical009
By FreeRadical009 (Mar 8, 2012)

@Axel from DxO Labs:

Thanks for clearing that up. I did see DxO Optics found a new update today and I just installed it, but I suppose it was to fix other issues.

Two questions: a) Will you publicly announce when the Optics Pro plugin of FilmPack is updated? and b) Any chance you can tell me when the module for the Minolta 50mm f/1.7 will be released for download?

Thanks!

@Ole Moller: It's V3.2, the file you download shows 3.4, but once installed it says V3.2. Probably displays the build number or it's a typo.

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Axel from DxO Labs
By Axel from DxO Labs (Mar 8, 2012)

@FreeRadical009: this update will be part of a future update of Optics Pro, so we will definitely announce it when it comes.
Full support for the Konica Minolta AF 50/1.7 is coming this month, not that long to wait anymore.
@Ole Moller: indeed, the 3.4.84.0 number is an internal version number. and it does correspond to the 3.2 release.

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Ian
By Ian (Mar 8, 2012)

64-bit Surprise! This is great news, but I think the even better news is that DxO is going 64-bit. I'm sure it's still a ways off for Optics Pro, but good to see it on the horizon. Now I'm off to play with the new version of FilmPack...

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