Does DXO Optics turn Sony's average kit and cheap zooms into superb performers on par with Zeiss?

Started Jul 2, 2014 | Discussions thread
Becksvart Regular Member • Posts: 476
Re: Does DXO Optics turn Sony's average kit and cheap zooms into superb performers?

LSHorwitz1 wrote:

In no way does this conclusion diminish the value of DxO or other such tools, and most of us who use them find them indespensible for making genuine improvements in the final result. I personally use two sharpening programs as plug-ins which are specific sharpening tools which I very much prefer, Focus Magic and Topaz Labs InFocus, two deconvolution tools which can make strikingly good improvements. I use them in addition to DxO if sharpening is required.

Larry

Sorry for the slight detour here but I was a little confused by this paragraph. I read it as "I use these two applications as plugins for DXO if I need more sharpening" which I don't think is the case as neither can be used as a plugin for DXO:

https://support.topazlabs.com/hc/en-us/sections/200028196-Compatible-Host-Programs

http://www.focusmagic.com/supported-programs-win.htm

So do you use them as a plugin for some other application?

My exact words were that I use them in addition to DxO. I did NOT say that I use them as DxO plugins.

Please re-read my prior post.

If you are asking which program I use these plugins with, I am using Corel PSP, Adobe Photoshop Elements, and the Topaz photoFXLab, to name 3.

Larry

Your exact words were "use two sharpening programs as plug-ins" "I use them in addition to DxO if sharpening is required", but if you are so certain that is not vaguely ambiguous(why mention that they're plugins?) that you have to resort to textual shouting then further discussion is without merit.

Thanks for detailing the programs you use at any rate.

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