DxO has released DxO PhotoLab version 4.1. The free update for DxO PhotoLab 4 owners includes Apple M1 silicon support, an improved DxO Colorwheel, a more informative user interface, additional camera support and minor bug fixes.

DxO PhotoLab 4.0 was announced in October and includes DxO's new DeepPRIME technology. This tech utilizes artificial intelligence to perform improved demosaicing and denoising in a single step. The DeepPRIME algorithm has been trained on millions of images and DxO promises that the new tech will deliver image quality gains for all cameras, but high ISO images and photos captured with small or older image sensors will benefit most noticeably.

Comparison between default denoising in DxO PhotoLab 4 and Adobe Lightroom Classic 2020. Image copyright: Olivier Brunet. Image courtesy of DxO. Click to enlarge.

PetaPixel reports that PhotoLab version 4.1, when run on Apple M1 computers, promises massive performance gains. In fact, users can expect three to five times faster performance. Users should find all aspects of the software to be quicker, including image editing and exporting processes. DxO has also stated that optimizations result in Apple M1 computers running DxO PhotoLab 4.1 silently.

Additional updates include an improved DxO Colorwheel. When adjusting hue, saturation and luminance in PhotoLab 4.1, the software can display a mask for a selected color area. This should result in simpler, more accurate adjustments.

User interface improvements include a clearer display of entries in the Advanced History palette and the addition of a floating window that displays image properties within the software.

DxO PhotoLab 4.1 includes improvements to the Advanced History palette. DxO PhotoLab version 4.0.0 shown here. Image courtesy of DxO. Click to enlarge.

DxO PhotoLab 4.1 includes support for five additional cameras. The Panasonic Lumix S1H, DJI Mavic Air 2, Nikon Z6 II, Sony A7S III and Sony A7C are all now fully supported within DxO PhotoLab version 4.1.

This is the third update to DxO PhotoLab 4 since its release in October. Version 4.0.1 added improvements to the crop tool, improved local adjustments, fixes to batch renaming, fixes to rating control in full screen mode, improved PhotoLab 3 to PhotoLab 4 migration and other minor bug fixes. Version 4.0.2 delivered more bug fixes in addition to performance improvements.

Compared to PhotoLab 3, DxO PhotoLab 4 incorporates numerous improvements and offers many new features. Beyond DxO DeepPRIME, PhotoLab 4 includes a new set of intelligent automatic corrections for your RAW and JPEG images. It also offers DxO Clearview Plus for improved local contrast adjustments, DxO Smart Lighting for enhanced dynamic range, an improved repair tool, better workflow features, and the new DxO Smart Workspace. For a full breakdown of the many other new features and improvements in DxO PhotoLab 4, refer to our prior coverage.

DxO PhotoLab 4.1 is available now as a free update for existing DxO PhotoLab 4 users. Current promotional pricing is in effect through the end of the month, including discounts of up to 30% off all DxO software. DxO PhotoLab 3 owners can upgrade to the newest version for $49.99 USD (compared to the regular price of $69). Pricing for new customers starts at $99.99 (compared to $129) for the Essential Edition and the ELITE Edition is $149.99 (a $50 savings). Visit DxO for the full details on the editions and for purchasing options. A free trial is also available for download.

Update (December 9, 12pm ET): We incorrectly stated PhotoLab 4.1 is a native M1 app. This was incorrect. While DxO has ‘optimized’ the app for M1 Macs, it is still not a native M1 app at this time. We have corrected the article accordingly.