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DxO Labs today released Version 8.2 of DxO Optics Pro. This update for Mac and Windows allows DxO Optics Pro 8 to support the Canon EOS Rebel SL1, the Sony SLT-A58 (pictured), and the Ricoh GR, as well as to incorporate all of the new features of DxO FilmPack 4 as a plugin. With DxO FilmPack 4, photographers can apply to their digital photos - now including raw image files! - all the characteristic colour, contrast, and grain of various film emulsions. Do note that using DxO FilmPack 4 as a plugin to DxO Optics Pro 8 requires the purchase of a DxO FilmPack 4 licence.
Dxo Press Release
DxO Optics Pro v8.2 supports 3 new cameras and includes the new features of DxO FilmPack 4
Support for the Canon EOS Rebel SL1, the Sony SLT-A58, and the Ricoh GR
June 5, 2013 – DxO Labs announces the immediate availability of DxO Optics Pro v8.2, the new version of its image processing software of reference for all demanding photographers, which was recently awarded the coveted 2013 TIPA Prize in the category of Best Photo Software. This update for Mac and Windows allows DxO Optics Pro 8 to support the Canon EOS Rebel SL1, the Sony SLT-A58, and the Ricoh GR, as well as to incorporate all of the new features of DxO FilmPack 4 as a plugin.
All of DxO FilmPack 4’s creativity applied to RAW images
DxO Optics Pro v8.2 is able to combine the power of its corrections with the creativity of all the new tools in DxO FilmPack 4 (Expert Edition) in an entirely non-destructive workflow that handles RAW images as well as JPEG.
With DxO FilmPack 4, photographers can apply to their digital photos all the characteristic color, contrast, and grain of analog films that made photographic history, along with many original looks, filters, tonings, and visual effects — all of which can be infinitely combined and customized.
The new tools in DxO FilmPack 4 (Expert Edition) in plugin mode include a new range of effects that can give RAW and JPEG images an even more personal signature. In particular, such new effects as texture, light leaks, and special frames take users even further into the world of analog film photography.
Using DxO FilmPack 4 as a plugin for DxO Optics Pro 8 requires the purchase of a DxO FilmPack 4 license.
New DxO Optics Modules
DxO Optics Pro v8.2 benefits from the continuous development of DxO Optics Modules. 439 new camera/lens combinations now reside in the library, providing support for additional Canon, Carl Zeiss, Konica, Nikkor, Panasonic, Olympus, Sigma, Sony, Tamron, and Tokina lenses for Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Ricoh, and Sony cameras.
DxO Optics Modules contain tens of thousands of data points about the intrinsic characteristics and flaws of each camera and lens. This database allows DxO Optics Pro to automatically correct all the optical flaws in RAW and JPEG images – distortion, vignetting, chromatic aberrations, lens softness – with an unrivaled level of quality.
Availability and prices
The Standard and Elite editions of DxO Optics Pro v8.2 for Mac and Windows are available in the DxO Labs online store (shop.dxo.com) and at photo resellers at a special discount through June 30, 2013:
DxO Optics Pro 8 Standard Edition: $99 instead of $169
DxO Optics Pro 8 Elite Edition: $199 instead of $299
DxO Optics Pro 8 Standard Edition: 99€ instead of 149€
DxO Optics Pro 8 Elite Edition: 199€ instead of 299€
(Suggested retail price, tax included)
DxO Optics Pro 8 Standard Editiond: £79 instead of £119
DxO Optics Pro 8 Elite Edition: £159 instead of £239
(Suggested retail prices, including VAT)
This upgrade is free for all owners of DxO Optics Pro 8, as well as for photographers who purchased a DxO Optics Pro 7 license on or after September 1, 2012. Other users can go through their customer account to benefit from a special discount on their upgrade through June 30, 2013.
A complete, fully-functional trial version of DxO Optics Pro 8, good for one month, is available on the DxO Labs website (http://www.dxo.com/intl/photo/free_trial_version).
- PC: Microsoft® Windows® XP SP3 (32 bits), Windows® Vista® (32 or 64 bits), Windows® 7 (32 or 64 bits), Windows® 8 (32 or 64 bits) and Intel® Core™ 2 Duo or AMD® Athlon 64 X2 processor or higher.
- Mac: Mac OS® X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS® X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS® X 10.8 Mountain Lion and Intel Mac® processor or higher.
- Minimum of 2 GB RAM and 2 GB available disk space.
- To process RAW images larger than 20 MPix, a 64-bit system with 4 GB of RAM is strongly recommended.
- To process RAW images taken with a Nikon D800 or D800E (Elite Edition only), a 64-bit system is required; a computer equipped with at least a 4-core processor is strongly recommended.
About DxO Labs
DxO Labs develops image processing technologies. In addition to its DxO Optics Pro, DxO ViewPoint, and DxO FilmPack products for Mac and Windows, designed for serious and demanding photographers, the company also licenses diverse solutions for the principal actors in the imaging industry:
- Embedded technologies for real-time image processing, destined for camera and cameraphone manufacturers;
- Image quality evaluation and measurement tools, destined for specific imaging industries (e.g., camera module manufacturers, sensor vendors, and processor vendors) as well as for photography journalists and photo experts.
For more information, visit DxO Labs’ website at http://www.dxo.com