DxO PhotoLab vs Lightroom vs CaptureOne

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Digital Nigel Veteran Member • Posts: 8,541
Re: DxO PhotoLab vs Lightroom vs CaptureOne

phil from seattle wrote:

Affinity Photo has a fairly flexible geometry feature. Not automatic but pretty powerful. I haven't played with Viewpoint but AP is good enough and costs the same as Viewpoint by itself.

A Viewpoint question. Does it know how much to increase the height to avoid the "Arc d'Squat" problem? Other software clearly gets it wrong.

L'Arc D'Squat!!!

OK, let's see what DxO Viewpoint does with its one-click perspective correction. There are many triumphal arches around the world, so I thought I'd choose a different, slightly larger one than the better-known one in Paris. In its native language, this one is called 개선문. I took this picture in 2013; personally, I don't think the government that erected this arch can claim credit for the victory it celebrates.

First the uncorrected picture:

No perspective correction

Now, with Viewpoint's one-click automatic 100% perspective correction:

One-click, 100% perspective correction, cropped

I don't like the 100% correction, as it looks too artificial, so here's the image with the correction reduced to 50%. I think this looks more natural:

50% correction, manually straightened

I think this shows that DxO Viewpoint doesn't squash buildings when applying perspective correction.

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