DxO Optics Pro v5.1 for Mac and Windows
Paris, France - June 5, 2008 - DxO Labs announced today the release of DxO Optics Pro v5.1 for the Macintosh and Windows platforms. DxO Optics Pro v5.1 is the latest version of the company's award-winning flagship software application for automatic image quality enhancement for Digital-SLR camera users. DxO Optics Pro v 5.1 includes support for a cornucopia of digital cameras including, the Canon EOS 40D, Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III, the Nikon D60, Nikon D300, Nikon D3 and the Samsung GX20.
Version 5.1 brings breakthrough RAW conversion and new functionalities to Mac users
With the input from the DxO Optics Pro v5 Macintosh public beta incorporated into the application, Mac users now have access to DxO's innovative RAW conversion engine which includes a completely new demosaicing algorithm producing images with much more detail and fewer artifacts. The other key characteristic of DxO Optics Pro's new RAW Engine is that a newly-developed noise reduction is performed upfront, before noise has a chance to be amplified by the RAW conversion process and absorb important fine details.
Version 5.1 includes the new tool to remove dust and blemishes from any digital image. Once dust and blemishes have been marked by the user, DxO Optics Pro v5 can automatically process any number of images with this particular dust/blemish template. Combined with other proprietary techniques, DxO Optics Pro v5's new RAW Engine produces both the most detailed and most natural looking images yet - its very fine and homogenous grain translating into subtle shades and textures. DxO Optics Pro v5's new RAW conversion engine has been fine-tuned and optimized with the rest of the software's automated image enhancement features (optical corrections, color rendering, exposure optimization, highlight recovery, etc.) to produce best-in class results. DxO Optics Pro's user interface has been reorganized to improve workflow and ease of use.
In particular, tools are now organized into four main sections that match the photographer's approach: Light, Color, Geometry, Details. Users of DxO Optics Pro v5 can also customize their workspace to their particular way of working. DxO Optics Pro's powerful project and preset functions have also been overhauled for increased ease of use and functionality.
What's new in version 5.1 for Windows users
As compared to v5.0.x, DxO Optics Pro v5.1 provides Windows users with:
important compatibility and stability enhancements
improved preset management
relaxed Pace Interlok protection (Interlok drivers are no longer installed in the Windows version)
For details see the release note available at www.dxo.com.
DxO FilmPack v1.2 free for DxO Optics Pro owners and new buyers
In honor of DxO Optics Pro's 4th year delivering outstanding image enhancement, DxO Labs is offering existing customers and new purchasers a special gift: DxO FilmPack v1.2 at no charge until June 30th.