DxO PhotoLab vs Lightroom vs CaptureOne

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Digital Nigel Veteran Member • Posts: 8,539
Re: DxO Viewpoint Volume Deformation corrections

Zeee wrote:

Zeee wrote:

Digital Nigel wrote:

Here's an example of how Volume deformation correction can be used.

This is a typical wide angle shot, with people at the edges looking unflatteringly fat. Note that the lens distortion has been corrected; volume distortion happens even with fully corrected images.

Lens distortion corrected, but people at the edges have been stretched into the corners, and look fat. This happens with all wide angle shots.

This can be fixed very easily with DxO Viewpoint:

DxO Viewpoint used to apply horizontal and vertical corrections for volume distortion. Straight lines remain straight.

Viewpoint also offers diagonal volume correction, which looks better with people, but bends straight lines:

Diagonal correction applied: the people are less distorted, but lines are bent.

These automatic adjustments are very easy to apply, and you can decide which type of correction looks better. In this case, I prefer the diagonal correction.

I'm not aware of an equivalent, easy, automatic tool in other RAW editors (it also works with JPEGs).

Thanks for the info.

Yeah people on the outsides can look pretty bad with some WA lenses. Looks pretty good. The only thing I found close in LR is in Transform - Aspect. It shrinks the entire image to bring it in.

You can see from this example that Viewpoint is much smarter than that. It automatically corrects the volume distortion towards the edges, based on the lens focal length, without adding distortion to the rest of the image. You can, of course, use the slider to control the extent of the correction.

I'd say it's essential to use this tool with every wide angle shot. In fact, you can set it as a default for every image (Viewpoint doesn't correct non-existent distortion, so there's no harm in telling it to correct longer focal length images — it doesn't alter an image that doesn't need correcting).

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