DxO unveils PhotoLab 4

DxO PhotoLab 4

DxO unveiled DxO PhotoLab 4, an update of its award-winning photo-editing software. This latest version features DxO DeepPRIME, a demosaicing and denoising technology based on artificial intelligence and trained with deep learning. DxO PhotoLab 4 also adds a new dynamic interface system called DxO Smart Workspace, adds a batch renaming feature, and creates a 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.

Trained using the millions of photos DxO’s laboratories have analyzed for more than 15 years, DxO DeepPRIME employs artificial intelligence and drastically improves digital noise reduction while also delivering more effective demosaicing. 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.

“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

DxO’s dynamic Smart Workspace is based on a system of filters that can be accessed directly from the toolbar, allowing 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, the company claims.

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 a series of images and effectively manage their photo libraries, resulting in a substantial increase in productivity.

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.

DxO PhotoLab 4 continues 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.

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 Nov. 19, 2020:

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