Boulogne, France—For almost 20 years, DxO has provided photo-editing software for passionate photographers. The company just introduced DxO PhotoLab 7 as well as DxO FilmPack 7.
For the first time within a RAW image editor, DxO PhotoLab 7 lets photographers color calibrate images directly within the interface. In addition, PhotoLab 7 introduces LUTs and DxO Styles, giving photographers new creative options—a starting point for edits, saving time and adding consistency.
“Our goal has always been to give photographers the ultimate in image quality, and PhotoLab 7 takes this another step further. Combined with our ultra-wide gamut and soft proofing functionality, the introduction of the color calibration tool and support for LUTs creates a whole new level of control,” explained Fabrizio Dei Tos Navalesi DxO Product Director.
DxO PhotoLab 7 New Features
PhotoLab 7 enables photographers to apply true-to-life, scientifically accurate color profiles to their images. To do so, it works in concert with one of six industry-standard color checker charts from Calibrite and Datacolor.
Notably, DxO also introduces Look Up Tables (LUTs) into PhotoLab 7. The software now has 17 DxO starter presets. LUTs build on the company’s previous advances made in color management. They reengineered their color processing algorithms and introduced DxO Wide Gamut—an extended working color space. DxO also improved the soft proofing mode. Now, using LUTs will enable photographers to speed up their workflow and apply their favorite style adjustments to their images.
Furthermore, PhotoLab’s HSL ColorWheel for color control is available in version 7. It’s the result of years of concerted effort to deliver lifelike colors demanded by serious photographers. Photographers can now enjoy the easy-to-use HSL ColorWheel as part of their local adjustments. As a result, they can adjust the color of a subject’s clothing, for instance, or subtly warm the highlights of a landscape.
Additionally, PhotoLab 7 has new tools that help photographers create a monochrome workflow. The interface introduces a tab to switch between color and monochrome and a range of new film renderings. Plus, PhotoLab 7 introduces a six-channel mixer for tonal control across black-and-white photography.
The new version also offers revamped local adjustments. PhotoLab 7 organizes local adjustment tools into a dedicated palette in the workspace. This keeps the interface cleaner and makes photos more visible while they’re worked on. Consequently, it permits greater precision from the U Point tool.
New customers can download Windows/macOS versions from the DxO website at the prices listed below. A 30-day free trial is also available.
- DxO PhotoLab 7: $229
- DxO PhotoLab 7 upgrade price for owners of PhotoLab 5/6: $109
DxO FilmPack 7: A Tribute to Analog Photography
DxO Labs’ FilmPack 7 is for digital photographers who love the timeless magic of film. It follows almost two decades of researching and digitizing the unique characteristics of classic film stocks.
“At DxO, we love photography. FilmPack is our tribute to almost 200 years of analog history. Version 7 gives photographers who miss the magic of film the chance to immerse themselves, but with all of the convenience of digital,” said Jean-Marc Alexia, vice president of Product Strategy.
FilmPack 7’s luminosity masks enable the fine adjustment of exposure, color as well as contrast. Users can target specific parts of the image for precise changes such as adding warmth to highlights.
Moreover, DxO FilmPack 7’s Time Machine features a large collection of iconic photographs. You can experience historical styles in context and then apply them to your own photos. There are 22 new historical images and events, in addition to 26 new presets, bringing the total to 94.
In addition to FilmPack’s already wide array of authentic film renderings, Version 7 features five new modern analog film renderings. They are Cinestill Redrum 200, LomoChrome Metropolis 200, Lomography Redscale XR 200, Berlin Kino
B&W 400 and Earl Grey B&W 100.
Furthermore, 20 new digital effects and a series of digital renderings see new styles of color and black-and-white modes on modern cameras from Nikon and Fujifilm. Consequently, FilmPack 7 brings the total number of adjustable high-fidelity color and monochrome film renderings to 89 and 82 digital styles.
New customers can download Windows/macOS versions from the DxO website at the prices listed below. Again, a 30-day free trial is available.
- DxO FilmPack 7: $139
- DxO FilmPack 7 upgrade price for FilmPack 6 owners: $79
Win a Copy of The Glow of Paris
What’s more, to celebrate the release of FilmPack 7, DxO has partnered with large-format film photographer Gary Zuercher. For 20 years, Zuercher has documented the beauty of Paris and its bridges at night in black & white.
Customers who purchase FilmPack 7 are eligible to win one of a 100 copies of his photo book. For more details visit here.