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DxO PhotoLab 4: revolutionary in every respect

Today, DxO, one of the most innovative companies in the field of photography and image editing, is unveiling DxO PhotoLab 4, a major update of its multiple award-winning photo-editing software. This latest version features DxO DeepPRIME, a revolutionary demosaicing and denoising technology based on artificial intelligence and trained with deep learning. DxO PhotoLab 4 has also added a new dynamic interface system called DxO Smart Workspace, enriched its photo library with a batch renaming feature, and created an even simpler workflow by adding a new and exclusive editing history tool called DxO Advanced History and the ability to selectively copy and paste specific settings. Lastly, the new DxO Instant Watermarking feature lets users sign their photos by adding a watermark directly to the image.

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DxO DeepPRIME has revolutionized denoising and RAW conversion technology

Trained using the millions of photos DxO’s laboratories have analyzed for more than 15 years, DxO DeepPRIME employs cutting-edge artificial intelligence and drastically improves digital noise reduction while also delivering more effective demosaicing. The resulting photo quality is nothing short of spectacular, especially for photos taken in low light conditions that require brightening certain areas, photos with small pixels, and photos taken with early-generation cameras.

To reduce noise and demosaic RAW images, DxO DeepPRIME was trained using several billion samples. Since its founding in 2003, DxO has earned an international reputation for calibrating hundreds of cameras and thousands of lenses using a protocol that is more extensive than any other in the industry. DxO has measured the distortion, vignetting, chromatic aberrations, loss of sharpness, and digital noise generated by each equipment combination and in every situation with an extraordinary level of precision.

Using a traditional approach, these two operations are performed separately, with each one introducing artifacts that degrade the quality of the other. With deep learning, DxO DeepPRIME has adopted a holistic approach that combines the two steps into one in order to deliver exceptional performance.

With DxO DeepPRIME, all information in a photo, especially photos taken in low light, is rendered beautifully. Color details are better preserved, and the transitions are more natural and regular.

Compared to DxO PRIME, DxO’s previous denoising algorithm and the current standard among photo-editing software programs, DxO DeepPRIME delivers a gain of around two ISO sensitivity values at a comparable level of quality.

“There are a number of applications for DxO DeepPRIME,” explains Jérôme Ménière, CEO of DxO. “DxO DeepPRIME creates new creative opportunities by helping expert photographers overcome digital noise or a lack of light. For amateur photographers, DxO DeepPRIME compensates the drawbacks of the smaller sensors on compact and bridge cameras, which can typically only take high-quality images in bright light. Lastly, it can also be used to revamp photos taken by less advanced cameras from the start of the digital era.”

DxO Smart Workspace: You are unique, your workspace should be too

DxO’s dynamic Smart Workspace is based on a groundbreaking system of filters that can be accessed directly from the toolbar. It allows users to show tool palettes by correction type, only display their pre- selected favorite palettes, or only show palettes with activated corrections. In addition, DxO Smart Workspace can also instantly open the desired palette when users search for a tool in a dedicated search field.

With its display filters and exclusive search feature, the dynamic DxO Smart Workspace feature helps users significantly increase their productivity and provides them with a workflow adapted to each individual’s needs, regardless of their level. It also makes transitioning from other software programs to DxO PhotoLab smoother by helping photographers quickly get their bearings.

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Batch renaming: Work faster and better

DxO PhotoLab 4 lets users edit the names of multiple files in a single step. From the DxO PhotoLibrary or directly from the Photo Browser, users can select several files, then use a dedicated dialog box to rename them, add text before or after the existing names, and number them.

By offering both editing features and the option to search and replace, DxO PhotoLab 4 lets photographers edit series of images and effectively manage their photo libraries, resulting in a substantial increase in productivity.

DxO Advanced History: Your personal editing memory

The new History palette in DxO PhotoLab 4 lists all corrections applied to an image successively and by chronological order. In this way, it saves every edit that has been made to a photo. It also displays the editing values next to each state of the image as well as the difference compared to previous values. This lets photographers navigate to different moments in the editing process without losing sight of every change that has been made to the photo.

For complex edits, such as presets or several settings from the same tool, DxO PhotoLab 4 is the only photo-editing software that includes grouped adjustments in its history. These edits can be hidden as needed.

Selective copy and paste: Batch processing is now even faster and more flexible

The ability to selectively copy and paste settings is a DxO PhotoLab 4 feature that lets users synchronize the settings of several similar images by applying a specific selection of individual edits from one photo to another. From the Photo Browser, users can select the specific edits they want to apply to one or several other images by editing type, such as lighting, color, detail, local adjustments, geometry, or watermarking.

DxO Instant Watermarking: Your photos deserve your signature

Most photo-editing programs let users add a watermark but do not let them directly preview the final version. They also don’t allow users to manage blend modes. The powerful and flexible DxO Instant Watermarking tool lets users embed a text and/or image in the background of one or several photos at the same time and then instantly view the result. The placement, orientation, scale, margins, and opacity of the watermark are fully configurable. DxO PhotoLab 4 is the only tool to offer seven blend modes that take into account background lighting to ensure the image or text signature is easily visible.

New camera support

DxO PhotoLab 4 continues to add the latest cameras to the list of equipment it supports. It has added support for the Canon EOS R5, EOS R6, and EOS 850D, the Nikon D6 and Z5; the Olympus OM- D E-M10 Mark IV; and the Panasonic Lumix S5 cameras. More than 60,000 camera and lens combinations are now available.

Price and availability

The ESSENTIAL and ELITE editions of DxO PhotoLab 4 (PC and Mac) are now available for download on DxO’s website (https://shop.dxo.com/) for the following launch prices until November 19, 2020:

DxO PhotoLab 4 ESSENTIAL Edition: $99.99 instead of $129 DxO PhotoLab 4 ELITE Edition: $149.99 instead of $199

You do not need a subscription to use DxO PhotoLab 4. You can install the program on two computers with the DxO PhotoLab 4 ESSENTIAL Edition or on three computers with the DxO PhotoLab 4 ELITE Edition. Photographers with a license for DxO OpticsPro or PhotoLab 3 can purchase an upgrade license for DxO PhotoLab 4 by signing into their customer account on https://shop.dxo.com/login_upgrade.php. A fully-functional, one-month trial version of DxO PhotoLab 4 is available on the DxO website: https://www.dxo.com/dxo-photolab/download/.

bbasiaga

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So is this the kind of thing that can do Raw image import? Or would I be doing that in lightroom/DPP/something else and then using this software afterwards?

-Brian
 

usern4cr

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I have DXO PhotoLab 3 (I started with Optics Pro and have updated repeatedly already), and I just checked today if it has an update for R5 support, and it DOES NOT!

So, when are are they going to update my PhotoLab 3 version for Canon R5 and RF lens support? ARE THEY?
If not, and they expect for me to pay for yet ANOTHER version update just to get a R5 update which they should be sending me now, I'm going to be *pissed*!

So, to all of you interested in this program, I will tell you 2 things:
1) It is a beautiful program - easy to work with, great for noise reduction and some tweaking of images.
2) It is not really any different money-wise from Adobe, which wants your money every month. DXO will say they don't force you to do that but then they do force you to frequently pay for new versions which have the updates that should be provided in their existing versions, so you end up paying a lot on an ongoing basis anyway.
 
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I have DXO PhotoLab 3 (I started with Optics Pro and have updated repeatedly already), and I just checked today if it has an update for R5 support, and it DOES NOT!

So, when are are they going to update my PhotoLab 3 version for Canon R5 and RF lens support? ARE THEY?
If not, and they expect for me to pay for yet ANOTHER version update just to get a R5 update which they should be sending me now, I'm going to be *pissed*!

So, to all of you interested in this program, I will tell you 2 things:
1) It is a beautiful program - easy to work with, great for noise reduction and some tweaking of images.
2) It is not really any different money-wise from Adobe, which wants your money every month. DXO will say they don't force you to do that but then they do force you to frequently pay for new versions which have the updates that should be provided in their existing versions, so you end up paying a lot on an ongoing basis anyway.
Same here. Probably a play on words... Will be supported in October = Buy/Upgrade to new version. They did the same thing to me when I added a Canon 1D mk4. I had to upgrade from standard to Elite. Very few RF lenses supported. NO RF100-500L support at this time.
 
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bbasiaga

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Same here. Probably a play on words... Will be supported in October = Buy/Upgrade to new version. They did the same thing to me when I added a Canon 1D mk4. I had to upgrade from standard to Elite. Very few RF lenses supported. NO RF100-500L support at this time.
Yeah, I think Adobe ruined it for us with the subscription thing. At least with the permanent license stuff what ou have will work forever with its current feature set. As far as I understand it, if you stop paying Adobe, you can't even open the program, no matter how many thousands you have spent over the years.

I'd still mostly rather pay to have something, knowing I may have to pay to upgrade versions in the future if I get new gear. But for some I could see how the subscription model is better. Maybe akin to lease vs/ buy on a car - normally its a great deal for the car company, and occasionally its a good deal for the driver.

-Brian
 
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zim

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Unstable. It crashed while adding files. Hit customize and it totally disappeared (fatal app crash). Canon R5. Does not support DRAW (Dual Pixel Raw) or HIF files. So far, not able to use. No RF 100-500L module. Very limited RF lens modules.
Have you raised s support ticket with them?
I've always found their support responsive.
 
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zim

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Agree, unfortunately if you don’t PAY for the upgrade you have no R5 support.......

Wow.
The upgrade cost looks pretty reasonable to me given the additional functionality, very interested in the new prime stuff.
That's assuming the install isn't a pup like gstviper seems to have found!
 
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Bert63

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I have DXO PhotoLab 3 (I started with Optics Pro and have updated repeatedly already), and I just checked today if it has an update for R5 support, and it DOES NOT!

So, when are are they going to update my PhotoLab 3 version for Canon R5 and RF lens support? ARE THEY?
If not, and they expect for me to pay for yet ANOTHER version update just to get a R5 update which they should be sending me now, I'm going to be *pissed*!

So, to all of you interested in this program, I will tell you 2 things:
1) It is a beautiful program - easy to work with, great for noise reduction and some tweaking of images.
2) It is not really any different money-wise from Adobe, which wants your money every month. DXO will say they don't force you to do that but then they do force you to frequently pay for new versions which have the updates that should be provided in their existing versions, so you end up paying a lot on an ongoing basis anyway.

You are exactly right. I’m disappointed in their business model to say the least. Existing, loyal customers should come first IMO.

DxO upgrade are averaging $70 a year (upgraded last year for $69 despite the ad saying $49) and here we go again. Yes, it’s optional, but not really (Depending on your needs).

I’m sitting on the latest version which still has no R5/R6 support and they have the balls to trot out this ‘upgrade’ that includes R5/R6 support..

I love the program but their priorities are all f’ed in my opinion.

Yes I’ll buy it. No, I won’t like it. I’ll also start looking at other alternatives or go off to the black market again.

DxO stock has dropped for me - no two ways about it.
 
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The upgrade cost looks pretty reasonable to me given the additional functionality, very interested in the new prime stuff.
That's assuming the install isn't a pup like gstviper seems to have found!
It may be specific to the CANON R5 modules. Anyway, the first crash generated crash information that was sent to DxO via their crash report within the program. The second crash instantly killed the app so no crash reporting was sent.
 
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usern4cr

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Canon R5 RAW and CRAW (Compressed RAW) support. NO DRAW (Dual Pixel RAW).
Well, R5 Raw and CRaw are the only Canon input things I would need it to support, other than supporting the new RF lenses. I don't have any interest or use for Dual Pixel Raw.

I don't need their support for inputting HEIC (or whatever it's called) files as I only shoot raw or compressed raw. BUT I would want support for them OUTPUTTING HEIC format files so I don't have to choose between outputting .jpg (poor quality) or .tif (way too bloated memory-wise). Heic would have been ideal as a way to pass files on to other programs, such as PTGuiPro or AffinityPro or to do printing of them. I've asked them over & over to support output to .heic but to no avail - too bad.
 

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They have to have a continuing income to keep the program updated. Adobe does it by ransomeware, and you have to pay to keep on just using. DxO upgrades at the end of October each year. If you haven't upgraded your camera to a brand new model, you don't have to buy the upgraded software.
 

usern4cr

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You are exactly right. I’m disappointed in their business model to say the least. Existing, loyal customers should come first IMO.

DxO upgrade are averaging $70 a year (upgraded last year for $69 despite the ad saying $49) and here we go again. Yes, it’s optional, but not really (Depending on your needs).

I’m sitting on the latest version which still has no R5/R6 support and they have the balls to trot out this ‘upgrade’ that includes R5/R6 support..

I love the program but their priorities are all f’ed in my opinion.

Yes I’ll buy it. No, I won’t like it. I’ll also start looking at other alternatives or go off to the black market again.

DxO stock has dropped for me - no two ways about it.
I agree, Bert63! I'll also be forced to pay $70 *yet again* to upgrade to support R5 raw & CRaw. After all, my new R5 and RF lenses cost just a "wee-bit" :oops: more than that! :ROFLMAO::cry:

I have been happy enough using PTGui (after using DXO) to do huge panoramas. And to view huge panos (sometimes a giga-pixel or more) I use AffinityPhoto (which is GREAT with huge files). Maybe one day AffinityPhoto will get good enough (and I'll get good enough with it) to stop using DXO entirely. But until that day comes, it looks like I'll wait to see when enough people say PhotoLab4 is stable enough to be worth upgrading to and I'll just "bite my tongue" and upgrade again.
 
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