Discover DxO OpticsPro 11 Elite
Alastair Jennings takes a look at how the latest features of DxO OpticsPro can dramatically improve your photographs
DxO OpticsPro is a photo-editing package aimed at photographers who want to get the best from their images quickly, without sacrificing the flexibility of precise control and accurate adjustment. This handy software is compatible with both JPEGs and RAW files and is all about getting the best print-ready pictures from your camera.
The latest version, DxO OpticsPro 11 Elite, is a big step forward when it comes to image enhancement, though core features remain: as with OpticsPro 9, it intelligently tailors image adjustments based not only on the content of a picture, but also on the camera that was used to take it.
OpticsPro’s noise reduction is one of its stand-out features. The latest version of DxO’s PRIME (Probabilistic Raw IMage Enhancement) noise reduction is perfectly suited to tackling noise in RAW files. The impressive ClearView adjustment, which draws out hidden detail from hazy images, is another highlight, as is the improved Selective tone tool, which enables you to pinpoint regions for Curves-like tonal adjustments. Other notable features include Smart Lighting Spot Weighted mode (see right) and automatic red-eye removal, which uses face recognition.
As with OpticsPro 9, the software intelligently tailors image adjustments based on not only the content of a picture, but also on the camera that was used to take it