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DxO Viewpoint 1.2.1 now compatible with Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5

By dpreview staff on Jul 10, 2013 at 13:00 GMT

DxO Labs has updated its distortion-correction plug-in Viewpoint to version 1.2.1, meaning it's now compatible with Adobe Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5. Viewpoint works both as standalone software and as a plug-in, and is designed to correct for perspective distortions such as converging verticals, and to restore more natural proportions to objects at the edge of the frame when shooting with wideangle lenses. The company has also announced that all of its software is on sale at reduced prices until 31st July. See below for more info and download links.

Press Release:

DxO ViewPoint v1.2.1 now compatible with Adobe Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5

July 10, 2013 - DxO Labs announces the immediate availability of DxO ViewPoint v1.2.1, its software solution dedicated to correcting distortions caused by wide-angle lenses and to redressing keystoning. This upgrade means that DxO ViewPoint is now fully compatible with Adobe Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5.

DxO ViewPoint v1.2.1 easily restores the natural shapes of subjects located on the edges of images - a distortion known as “volume anamorphosis” - and accurately corrects keystoning and other perspective problems frequently found in architectural and landscape photos. Based on DxO Labs’ exclusive geometrical corrections, DxO ViewPoint v1.2.1 provides simple visual tools as well as advanced controls for applying spectacular corrections with unparalleled accuracy.

Expanded compatibility

With just one license, DxO ViewPoint v1.2.1 can be used as a plugin for Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom, and as a standalone application.

Used as a plugin, DxO ViewPoint v1.2.1 integrates perfectly with Adobe Photoshop CS3, CS4, CS5, CS6, and CC, as well as with Lightroom 3, 4, and 5. The software allows photographers to preserve their usual work environment and habits while enhancing their Adobe® solution. Among other things, DxO ViewPoint v1.2.1’s ability to save correction settings provides an extremely smooth workflow: users can save their settings to re-use the same corrections in just one click, even after backtracking and changing their image in the host application.

As a standalone application, DxO ViewPoint v1.2.1 lets users directly apply their corrections to their photos in just a few clicks.

Availability and price

DxO ViewPoint v1.2.1 is now available in the DxO Labs online store (shop.dxo.com) and at photo resellers at a special discount price through July 31, 2013:

  • USD : $49 instead of $79
  • EUR : 49€ instead of 79€ (Suggested retail price, including VAT)
  • GPB : £39 instead of £59 (Suggested retail price, including VAT)

The entire line of DxO Labs products is also on sale through July 31, 2013.

This upgrade is free to all owners of DxO ViewPoint v1.0 and higher.

A fully-functional trial version of DxO ViewPoint v1.2.1, good for one month, is available on the DxO Labswebsite (http://www.dxo.com/intl/photography/download).

System Requirements

  • PC: Microsoft® Windows® XP SP3 (32 bits), Windows® Vista® (32 or 64 bits), Windows® 7 (32 or 64 bits), Windows® 8 (32 or 64 bits) and Intel® Core™ 2 Duo or AMD® Athlon 64 X2 processor or higher.
  • Mac: Mac OS® X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS® X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS® X 10.8 Mountain Lion and Intel Mac® processor or higher.
  • Minimum of 2 GB RAM

Comments

Total comments: 13
mantra
By mantra (9 months ago)

Hi
but DxO ViewPoint v1.2.1 plugin does correct lens distortion like dxo ?
with lens profiles or it's pure manual?

thanks

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Canco
By Canco (9 months ago)

No, it doesn't correct lens distortion like CA, edge softness, ...
You've got to do it manual. But best option is to download a trialversion and see for yourself. Succes !

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mantra
By mantra (9 months ago)

thanks!
but cs6 has a filter like that!

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Henry M. Hertz
By Henry M. Hertz (9 months ago)

is this better then Upright in LR or the photoshop own wideangle correction filter?

someone with real world experience?

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Canco
By Canco (9 months ago)

I find it better, I tried both, the Upright from LR and DxO Viewpoint and to me Viewpoint is better and easier. Best you can do is to download the trial and see for yourself. Succes !

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Canco
By Canco (9 months ago)

In DxO Viewpoint there's no automatic lens correction. If you want that, you need DxO Optics, and there I believe the lenscorrections are better then those in Lightroom. With DxO Viewpoint you can straighten horizons, buildings, etc.
My normal workflow is first, in batch, make all the lenscorrections in DxO and then export the DNG's to Lightroom for further processing.
DxO Viewpoint does the same as the Lightroom handcorrections but easier.
Hope this helps.

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Bill Bentley
By Bill Bentley (9 months ago)

Thanks. I usually straighten horizons with the rotate tool in LR. I'm not going to be buying DxO Optics on top of LR, so the lens correction tools in LR will have to suffice. It was the keystoning and other perspective tools I was curious about. I believe LR5 included some additional tools in this area also. I will need to research that further. I would rather apply the monies to a LR upgrade vs another plugin if possible.

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Henry M. Hertz
By Henry M. Hertz (9 months ago)

problem is ...afaik.. DXO Optics only supports DNG for EXPORT.

for some stupid reason you can not even display DNG files (except DNG from leica cameras) in DXO.
at least not in the v8 demo i tried.

Comment edited 1 minute after posting
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DxO Labs
By DxO Labs (9 months ago)

Hello!

Actually DxO Optics Pro supports DNG from supported cameras as it does with normal RAW files.

Best regards,

The DxO Labs team

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Bill Bentley
By Bill Bentley (9 months ago)

I have a question for anyone familiar with this product. I have Lightroom 4 which as we know has lens profile correction and perspesctive adjustment controls built-in. Is Viewpoint still a worthy purchase? I shoot wide about 25% of the time with 10-22 and 18-55 lenses.

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Reilly Diefenbach
By Reilly Diefenbach (9 months ago)

LR lens correction and CA removal is excellent. Viewpoint/DXO can change trapezoidal geometry with the stretch box whereas LR cannot. That may or may not be useful depending on your shooting habits. Photoshop Edit>Transform>Warp is really what you want for the ability to stretch selectively anywhere in the frame.

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Bill Bentley
By Bill Bentley (9 months ago)

Thank you.

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Kaj E
By Kaj E (9 months ago)

I am a wide angle shooter and find it very useful. It corrects anamorphosis with mathematical accuracy, that to my knowledge no other available software can. This includes for instance reducing or eliminating the distortion on faces towards the corners or edges and correction of the of the gradual wide angle distortion (elongation) towards the edges on architectural shots.

I use it on shots with the Nikkor 14-24 and 24-70 on FX.

Highly recommended to anyone who does wide angle work.

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Total comments: 13