DXO PL4 vs. PL5. Worth the upgrade? Or is Topaz Image bundle better

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PMUK
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Re: DXO PL4 vs. PL5. Worth the upgrade? Or is Topaz Image bundle better
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ANAYV wrote:

Hi all.

I have and use DXO PL 4.

I can upgrade for $49 to PL5

Anything faster?

Using PC Win 10

16GB DDR4 RAM

GPU: 1650 with 4GB DDR5 RAM

Another option (for $99 ) is Topaz Image bundle.

Thoughts?

Thanks

ANAYV

Hi ANAYV,

I have PL 5 E (upgraded from v4 during the ongoing sales) and also the Topaz photo apps.

I’ve found minor performance improvements (export to Lightroom) and I am still exploring the new editing features/ metadata tools - but there’s been nothing life changing (so far).

I do find DxO PL 4/5 and the Topaz apps work nicely in combination. I still occasionally use Denoise AI to ‘polish’ some images (applying sharpening with minimal NR), Sharpen AI does a similarly good job at polishing, but far more importantly it offers extraordinary tools for resolving blur/ focus issues, and Gigapixel AI works wonders with low res/ cropped images.

In my view the Topaz apps would give you something different and potentially very useful. (If you didn't already own DxO PL 4 we'd be having a different conversation).

Make of this what you will. Good luck with your buying choice...

Phil

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