DxO DeepPrime XD comparison

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NAwlins Contrarian Veteran Member • Posts: 7,602
DxO DeepPrime XD comparison
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DxO introduced "DeepPrime XD" noise reduction today, as a feature of PhotoLab 6 Elite. Following up on my similar comparison when the original DeepPrime was introduced two years ago,* I took the same raw file--from a Canon PowerShot S120 with a 1/1.7" sensor, shot at ISO 6400--and processed it in DxO PhotoLab 6 Elite with all of the available noise reduction options at relatively strong settings, and all other processing identical:

Given potential browser weirdness, you may want to download this file** to view on-screen at 100%. This file is a set of 100% crops.

My personal take, based on this one sample, is that the new DeepPrime XD noise reduction does both somewhat better preserve detail and very slightly reduce noise, compared to the previous DeepPrime (which was a substantial improvement on the original Prime, which was a substantial improvement on everything that came before it). The area that I thought best illustrates it is the HC monogram on the defender's hip. So it seems like it is probably an improvement, even a worthwhile improvement, but a relatively subtle one.

Note that on my quite old computer, exporting an image processed with DeepPrime XD is S-L-O-W, even compared to the previous DeepPrime. YMMV!

*See https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/64481761 and https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/64484879 and https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/64488157.

**Under the image, just to the right of where it says "View:", right-click on "original size" and choose "Save Link As..." or similar from the menu that pops up.

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