Single Shot HDR technology
While multi-shot HDR is becoming increasingly popular, to render both highlight and shadow details in scenes with extreme contrast, DxO Optics Pro 6.5 Single Shot HDR technology brings the power of HDR rendering to photographers working with a single RAW image.
"We found that, in a very large number of situations, Single Shot HDR technology reveals the full dynamic range of contrasted scenes without the need of cumbersome bracketing." explains Cyrille de La Chesnais, Director Sales & Marketing for DxO Labs' Photography business. "It widens picture taking opportunities in harsh lighting conditions such as backlight, opens up creative possibilities until now only available under dedicated shooting conditions and gives legacy pictures a potential new life."
Improved RAW conversion engine for 100% automatic processing and unrivaled image quality
Considered by many professional photographers as the benchmark of RAW conversion quality and noise removal, this newest version of DxO Optics Pro further reduces low frequency color and luminance noise at any ISO ranging from 100 to 100,000, delivering more natural images.
DxO Labs' unique knowledge of sensor calibration and noise characterization allows DxO Optics Pro to automatically adapt noise removal for each image, delivering the ultimate image quality with no laborious manual tuning. DxO Optics Pro automatically applies optimal noise removal, along with optimal lighting and optics corrections appropriate for any supported photographic equipment.
Improved User Experience
The integration of DxO Optics Pro into the Lightroom 3 workflow now provides photographers with the best of both image processing and image management worlds.
Numerous improvements often based on customer feedback have been integrated in this version, such as a new large preview window for detailed inspection of images before adding them a Project.
Additional Camera Support
DxO Optics Pro has long been recognized for its unrivaled automatic optical fault correction based on DxO Optics Modules -- laboratory-grade mathematical models defining optical faults, including the exclusive lens softness, of each particular camera & lens combination. More than 2,500 DxO Optics Modules have been made available in the last six years, and this number will grow at an accelerated pace of 600 per quarter in 2011, to reach a total of 5,000 by the end of that year.
Both the Standard and Elite editions of DxO Optics Pro v6.5 now include support for the following Canon, Pentax and Sony cameras:
- Canon EOS 60D, PowerShot S95 and PowerShot G12
- Pentax K-x
- Sony A290
Availability and pricing
DxO Optics Pro v6.5 for Windows and Mac, Standard and Elite editions are scheduled for release in early November 2010 from both DxO Labs' e-store and selected resellers:
- Standard edition: $169
- Elite edition: $299
- DxO Optics Pro Standard (any version) to DxO Optics Pro 6 Standard: $79
- DxO Optics Pro Elite (any version) to DxO Optics Pro 6 Elite: $119