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DxO Optics Pro 7.5 moves to 64-bit and gains D800 support and discount offer

By dpreview staff on May 23, 2012 at 13:00 GMT

DxO Labs has updated DxO Optics Pro to v7.5, which now runs natively as a 64-bit application for both Mac and Windows. The latest version can handle larger images than previous versions - the 200 megapixel limit means the addition of D800 support prove no challenge. 60 of the extra 200 lens/camera profiles are for the Nikon. The latest version is available for free to existing DxO Optics Pro v7 users, with a 33% discount available for new customers until June 30th.


Press Release:

DxO Optics Pro 7.5 moves to 64 bits for faster workflow

May 23, 2012 – DxO Labs announces the availability of DxO Optics Pro v7.5 for Mac and Windows, its image-processing software of reference for all exacting photographers.

DxO Optics Pro v7.5 has been profoundly revised to run as a native 64-bit application. This important update offers quicker previewing and faster processing speed for increased productivity.

The 64-bit version of DxO Optics Pro v7.5 can handle much larger files – up to 200 Megapixels – which notably allows it to handle Nikon D800 files. This update is accompanied by nearly 200 additional DxO Optics Modules, of which 60 are for the Nikon D800.

The laboratory: the secret to DxO’s optical corrections

Thanks to its library of more than 6,000 DxO Optics Modules, DxO Optics Pro automatically corrects all optical flaws such as distortion, vignetting, chromatic aberrations, and lack of sharpness — with an incomparable level of quality.

DxO Optics Modules are developed in our labs according to a scientific calibration process for each combination of cameras and lenses. Each module contains tens of thousands of data points about the intrinsic limitations of each piece of equipment, thus allowing DxO Optics Pro to automatically apply corrections that are perfectly suited to each image.

An even simpler interface

The DxO Optics Pro v7.5 interface includes new enhancements in Windows for even smoother software use: improvement of the image filtering menu, optimization of the move/zoom palettes, visualization of processing progress in the task bar, etc.

An improved activation system

DxO Optics Pro v7.5 is equipped with a new activation system that is more flexible for customers. Using fewer memory resources, starting up in Windows is much faster, making everyday use even easier.

Availability and special introductory offer

The Standard and Elite editions of DxO Optics Pro for Mac and Windows are available in the DxO Labs online store (www.dxo.com), and at photo resellers, at a special introductory discount price  good through June 30, 2012 :

USD:

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

EUR:

  • DxO Optics Pro 7 Standard Edition: 99€ instead of 199€
  • DxO Optics Pro 7 Elite Edition: 199€ instead of 299€
    (Suggested retail prices, including VAT)

GBP:

  • DxO Optics Pro 7 Standard Edition: £89 instead of £135
  • DxO Optics Pro 7 Elite Edition: £179 instead of £269
    (Suggested retail prices, including VAT)

This upgrade is free for all owners of DxO Optics Pro 7, as well as for photographers who purchased a license for DxO Optics Pro 6 after September 1, 2011.

A fully-functional trial version of DxO Optics Pro v7.5, good for one month, is available on DxO Labs website (http://www.dxo.com/intl/photo/free_trial_version).

Comments

Total comments: 48
dcstep
By dcstep (Jun 7, 2012)

I upgraded to DxO Optics Pro 7.5 Elite a couple of weeks ago. I'm using a Windows 7 64-bit OS, 8GB of RAM, an i7 processor and a decent graphics card with Open CL enabled. The system is stable and fast. My RAW files average 25MB and are taking around 6-sec. to correct and convert.

Versus v. 7.2 64-bit, I'm seeing about the same RAW processing speed. The gain is as I move from file to file and apply corrections to a file, where I see the preview more quickly.

This great software would be fantastic if it included a local adjustment tool.

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raincoat
By raincoat (May 28, 2012)

Hmm, I'm still trying to get v6 working on my laptop. But now we have v7.5 that means v8 can't be expected to be too far away.
Maybe in time for xmas?

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Michael_13
By Michael_13 (May 28, 2012)

Great functions, but terrible GUI!

The display is cluttered with frames, but you cannot even move the viewable area of the picture with your mouse. Lightroom - or even Picasa - are much better here: They use fly-outs and make intelligent use of mouse buttons.
A "hand tool" is simply cumbersome.
The modules are a great idea, but also mixed bag: Without them the program even refused to open some JPGs in my collection!

Am I expecting too much for 99€?

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attila_feher
By attila_feher (Aug 23, 2012)

Hi Michael, you need to use the "hand tool" to pan your image. Maybe is not the most intuitive way, but it works.
All in all, DxO is DxO, not Google, not Adobe. They do things in their own way and most of the times they do it well...

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ManuelVilardeMacedo
By ManuelVilardeMacedo (May 28, 2012)

I'm currently using a trial version of Pro 7.2.3 and am generally impressed by what it does to my photos, but before taking the plunge and purchasing 7.5 I want to be sure about what appears to be a gremlin: the other day I was processing a night shot, taken with my Oly E-P1 in RAW, and while the software did a terrific job at revealing the detail smothered under the shadows, some nasty white dots - presumably dead pixels - appeared in the shadow areas. Lots of them, actually! This didn't happen when I processed the file with Lr4, and is seriously detrimental to image quality. The dots go away when I reduce intensity and brightness in the HDR tool, but then I lose the benefits of shadow correction, the image becoming underexposed.
I wonder whether other users have faced the same issue, and if the people at DxO are aware of this. I really want to buy the Pro 7.5, but I'd feel much better if I knew this problem was detected and corrected before I part with my money. Any suggestions?

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Dan Ortego
By Dan Ortego (May 26, 2012)

Just updated from 7.2x and it is a huge improvement performance wise. I'm running a 2009 MacPro quad w/12gb of memory. With my Sony A900 and ZA glass, I find its the easiest software to use. Yes, I have LR but I still get turned around with its growing feature set. Love the DxO software and its more direct approach. Improvements under the hood are far more important to me than new features and apparently DxO understands that.

Dan

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HowaboutRAW
By HowaboutRAW (May 26, 2012)

Lightroom itself is not the Adobe raw opener; that’s Adobe Camera Raw, which can be part of the full version of Photoshop (CS5 or the very new CS6) or the lightweight version of Photoshop (Elements) and then Lightroom.

And at least Adobe Camera Raw 6.7, in Photoshop CS5, is not particularly hard to use. The older versions of ACR in Photoshop Elements 9 aren’t hard to use either, more limited than the Photoshop CS5 version though.

Reads like the burden is Lightroom.

DXO ignores too many raw file types. No matter the speed.

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68craigdale
By 68craigdale (May 24, 2012)

Just waiting for DXO Life Pro, it will correct all the flaws in my life.

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attila_feher
By attila_feher (Aug 23, 2012)

For this you will need a calibrated module for yourself. You'll need to spend 3 months in their labs to get all the measurements done. Then the module might not be released because not enough users would use your profile...
:))

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MP Cevat
By MP Cevat (May 24, 2012)

Just upgraded. Performance is stunning! It chews up the better part of a 2.7Ghz quad core 8 Gb machine when you set 'Maximum number of simultaneous processed images' to 4. 100 RAW files from a D300s at 25Mb each are processed within just 6 minutes, which is about 3.5 times faster than before with the same settings and corrections. Cheers!

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Corpy2
By Corpy2 (May 24, 2012)

Olympus e-m5

When will DXO 7 support the ORF file of the new Olympus e-m5 camera?

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Axel from DxO Labs
By Axel from DxO Labs (May 24, 2012)

Hi,

As indicated on this page, the OMD E-M5 is scheduled for August:
http://dxo.com/intl/photo/dxo_optics_pro/for_your_equipment

So, you won't have to wait much longer.

Axel

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MarcoLFoTo
By MarcoLFoTo (May 24, 2012)

Please Axel, let me know if is in project a module for Pentax Q.

Thanks
Marco

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mitchellny
By mitchellny (May 23, 2012)

Hey Axel:

Just updated my Elite version of DXO and it still won't read my D800E files, and yes I am in 64 bit. Any ideas?

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thejohnnerparty
By thejohnnerparty (May 23, 2012)

No ideas, but a question: What is Nikon offering for support? And, is it any good?

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mitchellny
By mitchellny (May 23, 2012)

Camera, yes, quite good. Support for DXO, their native developer of raw files is CaptureNX2? have no idea.

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HowaboutRAW
By HowaboutRAW (May 23, 2012)

thejohnnerparty:

Do you mean that you haven't heard of Capture NX 2? It's the raw opener that Nikon will sell you. Is that what you mean by "support"? It's considered pretty good software.

DXO is raw extraction software, like AftershotPro, Adobe Camera Raw, or the terrible Silkypix. Support isn't exactly the same as raw extraction software.

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Axel from DxO Labs
By Axel from DxO Labs (May 24, 2012)

Hi Mitchell,

Indeed, the D800 E requires some special treatments and isn't supported by v7.5. But it should be available somewhere during the summer.

All the best,

Axel

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FreeRadical009
By FreeRadical009 (May 23, 2012)

@DxO Labs:

Please create the function to force the use of third party lens/camera modules for Sony DSLRs. This would override the problem of the incomplete or confusing EXIF lens information for the program and would allow Sony users to use third party lenses with your program instead of not being able to. A lot of us use third party lenses and being limited to only Sony and Minolta lenses is annoying.

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Axel from DxO Labs
By Axel from DxO Labs (May 23, 2012)

Hi,

We've done even better in version 7.5: we improved the EXIF matching especially for Sony and Pentax cameras. This will enable us to add modules for these cameras and third party lenses combinations in the near future.

All the best,

Axel

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FreeRadical009
By FreeRadical009 (May 23, 2012)

Excellent news!

Will the future combinations cover all the Sony DSLR models you currently support?

Thanks for your reply!

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Axel from DxO Labs
By Axel from DxO Labs (May 24, 2012)

Yes, the current camera models will also be covered by these new modules.

Axel

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wymjym
By wymjym (May 23, 2012)

for the previous poster...they lack follow through on many fronts. The password thingy might be as simple as they didn't configure their webpage for browsers other than ms explorer.
I generally like the output from DXO but I also dislike their lack of transparency.
The promo suggests that the latest version handles larger files etc etc that the d800 will create...yes that's true but you must purchase the elite version for d800 support. So...standard can handle the large d800 file sizes but NOT the d800 files. That should be made clear from the get go.

wj

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Axel from DxO Labs
By Axel from DxO Labs (May 23, 2012)

Hi WJ,

Indeed, we didn't mention as clearly as usual that the D800 is only supported by the Elite version. Sorry for that. If you have a doubt about what version you need, here is a very helpful page:
http://dxo.com/intl/photo/dxo_optics_pro/for_your_equipment

In case you acquired the Standard version by mistake, you can still upgrade to the Elite version from you customer account and it won't cost you more in total than the Elite version price.

All the best,

Axel

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AlanG
By AlanG (May 23, 2012)

Hi Axel. Well I upgraded from 6 to 7 in order to get support for my 5DIII and I'm not happy with version 7. Why can't you make the 5DIII module work on my copy of version 6 so I can continue to use that version since I did pay for the upgrade? I fail to see how removing useful features and making the controls sluggish is anyone's idea of an upgrade.

Especially frustrating is that now when I add selected images from a folder to an album there is no check mark placed on them. So when I'm working with a lot of similar images, it is very hard to tell which have been added and which have not.

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MichaelK81
By MichaelK81 (May 23, 2012)

Tried to purchase a copy. Can't advance to the Payment page on their website. Previous page keeps asking me to create a password as part of the process. Put in 4 different passwords but keeps asking me to use a different one. I'm not even registered with them.

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Axel from DxO Labs
By Axel from DxO Labs (May 23, 2012)

Hi Mickael,

This is a very strange behavior. I just tried with different browsers and it works.
May I suggest you to try with another web browser, and if it still doesn't work, the best is to contact our support for personalized diagnosis.
http://help.dxo.com/uniform/?lang=intl

Hope this help,

Axel

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AlanG
By AlanG (May 23, 2012)

I've been using DXO for a long time but am very disappointed in the switchover from version 6 to version 7. I pretty much was forced to switch to it in order to process images from the 5D Mark III.

I can't see any way this is an upgrade. I see it as a downgrade, resent having to pay for it, and I may look into using another raw processor if I find my workflow to be negatively impacted by version 7. I hope they regain their senses and put back some of the things they removed and also make the adjustment controls as quick as they used to be.

Here is a link to one of the posts I made on the DXO site:

http://forum.dxo.com/index.php/topic,6405.0.html

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sensibill
By sensibill (May 23, 2012)

Still zero support for the NX100, NX200 or any other Samsung MILC. Quite terrible product support. These are not new or obscure models.

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tkbslc
By tkbslc (May 23, 2012)

They are pretty obscure in most of the world, honestly.

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HowaboutRAW
By HowaboutRAW (May 23, 2012)

tkbslc:

Is the Leica M9 obscure? Or just expensive yet very well known? (And remember the M9 uses the ostensibly not obscure DNG raw format.)

Does "obscure" now mean not the product of a Japanese company?

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Revenant
By Revenant (May 26, 2012)

Leica M9 isn't obscure, but it's a niche camera, whereas Samsung NX really is obscure in many parts of the world, where the cameras are impossible to find in stores. And Samsung's share of the mirrorless market is very small.

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Pictus
By Pictus (May 23, 2012)

As NewBrain has said, bring back multi-point color balance...

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Pictus
By Pictus (May 23, 2012)

Bradleyg5,
The only way to correct longitudinal chromatic aberrations (LoCA) I know is http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4686872/ca.mp4

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HowaboutRAW
By HowaboutRAW (May 23, 2012)

How about the Leica M9?

How about the Leica S2?

And from not ancient cameras: How about the Fuji X Pro 1 and Samsung NX200?

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Boerseuntjie
By Boerseuntjie (May 23, 2012)

Last time I used DxO to show you how much Samsung suck you said you don't use DxO as the mark to measure camera performance, and now you are crying about them not supporting your beloved Samsung?

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HowaboutRAW
By HowaboutRAW (May 23, 2012)

Boerseuntjie:

You've confused a DXO sensor score for a Samsung sensor with DXO raw extraction software for Samsung--the latter doesn't exist.

Also you seem to have forgotten about lenses, which very much change what the images look like in the end, funny that.

And clearly, Samsung picked up a good bit of knowledge from working with the famous German lens maker Schneider.

Others have made this point too, but clearly you've decided to ignore it: A DXO sensor score is but one limited measure of a camera's potential. It doesn't mean nothing, but it doesn't mean a lot either.

Enjoy that Hyundai.

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Boerseuntjie
By Boerseuntjie (May 23, 2012)

Hahahahah, why can we not be friends? See now you like the Germans and next you put them down again I think you just don’t like the Japanese and German people how confusing but hey I’m driving my BMW…LOL

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HowaboutRAW
By HowaboutRAW (May 23, 2012)

Boerseuntjie:

Except for breakdowns and the oil checking problem, sure BMWs are more fun to drive than a Hyundai--never disputed that.

I've already complemented Zeiss, Fuji and Leica lenses (this is something you conveniently ignore where it suits you) , and would add Honda to that list.

Your knee jerk dismissal of high quality Samsung optics, TVs and tablets sounds a bit xenophobic.

I sure hope you're not one of those idiots who does the "smart" phone thing while driving, but it looks like you've confessed to that crap. In the US that should be about 5 out of 10 points off of your driving license. Nice to know that you live up to the cliche of so many BMW drivers--bad at actually driving on a road with others.

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Boerseuntjie
By Boerseuntjie (May 23, 2012)

So No!!!! on the friends....LOL Ouch!!!

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HowaboutRAW
By HowaboutRAW (May 23, 2012)

Boerseuntjie:

Stop making things up to suit your predetermined ends, stop texting while driving, and serioulsy check out Samsung NX lenses and LG and Samsung flat screens...

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Boerseuntjie
By Boerseuntjie (May 23, 2012)

I have no problem with your high regard of Samsung optics but saying they are better than Nikon or Canon is a joke and if a sensor is not important then all the dudes waiting in line to get the Nikon D800 must be delusional in your mind...LOL
I have hands free calling with my Bimmer

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HowaboutRAW
By HowaboutRAW (May 23, 2012)

Boerseuntjie:

Hands free calling does not include texting, you've proven my point about the cliches of BMW drivers.

In my experience Samsung NX optics do in fact easily best high end Nikon lenses (since I haven't used high quality Canon lenses I can only guess based on Nikon besting Canon). Leica and Zeiss lenses easily best what Nikon sells too.

The Leica M9 sensor doesn't get some great DXO score, but up to ISO640 with Leica or Zeiss M lenses that camera will also easily best Canon and Nikon for colour (Fuji and Samsung too but not by as much as the M9 will beat Canikons).

Look stop driving and texting and stop proving the cliche of a BMW driver; I really don't want you to hurt someone else because you're concentrating on a text on a screen--or doing vocal gymnastics to get the computer to apprehend your meanings.

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newbrain
By newbrain (May 23, 2012)

considering that DxO personnel is often reading and kindly answering in this forum:

I see that multi-point color balance is not yet back..
I seldom use it, but I don't like to keep a copy of DxO 6.x around just for those rare cases.

Is it scheduled to be back in any of the coming releases (for Windows)?

Thanks in advance.

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HowaboutRAW
By HowaboutRAW (May 23, 2012)

By "kindly answering" do you mean ignoring all sorts of cameras which shoot raw--like the Leica M9 or the Samsung NX100?

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bradleyg5
By bradleyg5 (May 23, 2012)

Can it correct bokeh fringing?

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TwoMetreBill
By TwoMetreBill (May 23, 2012)

While a terrific tool is some ways, it is mostly obsolete due to the latest versions of Lightroom, Capture NX2, Aperture and the Nik tools. However the Fuji X cameras desperately need a great RAW image processor which saves the edited image as DNG. DxO is wasting their time investing in dying markets for their products while markets crying for a great solution are going begging. As a historically arrogant company they will probably whine until opportunities are gone. Personally I expect Nik to jump into the breech before DxO wakes up.

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pjog
By pjog (May 24, 2012)

Dear Axel,
7.5. seems to work well with the D800. I'd like a module for the Samyang 14mm though. Are there still technical difficulties with this lens?

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