Mountain View, CA—DxO Labs released DxO Optics Pro v8.1 for Windows and Mac, the new version of its image-processing software of reference for serious photographers. It now offers color management and sharpness enhancement when printing, an output option for reducing EXIF data, and numerous improvements to its interface for a more rapid workflow.
The update also allows DxO Optics Pro 8 to support the Sony NEX-6, the Canon PowerShot S110 and G15, and the Olympus PEN E-PM2 and E-PL5. DxO Optics Pro v8.1 also benefits from the continuous addition of DxO optics modules; nearly 150 new camera/lens combinations have been added to the library, providing support for additional Canon, Olympus and Sigma lenses for Canon, Olympus and Sony cameras. Among these is the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM for Canon, the first very wide-aperture lens in the new Sigma Art line designed for landscape, portrait, still life, macro, and reportage.
Based on prior calibration in the laboratories of DxO Labs, Optics Pro v8.1 includes more automatic RAW and JPEG image-processing tools. The software includes tools for automatically adjusting contrast and light, advanced optical corrections and color management. It also now allows photographers to adjust the color rendering and the sharpness of the images they print.
The new options in DxO Optics Pro v8.1’s print module permit users to choose an ICC color profile for directly managing the print rendering, while a dedicated slider lets them enhance the sharpness of the image to adapt the print quality to the size of the print desired.
Other new features include: an output option to remove all of the EXIF metadata contained in a JPEG/TIFF file, useful for restricting this kind of information and for reducing the file size to share online; the preferences window now displays the size of the disk space that the preview and thumbnail cache occupy; the DxO Optics Modules management window now displays all available camera/lens combinations, whether or not they have been installed on the user’s computer; and the Windows version now includes improvements previously introduced in the Mac version.
The Standard and Elite editions of DxO Optics Pro 8 for Mac and Windows are available for $169 and $299, respectively. dxo.com