DxO Labs has introduced DxO Optics Pro 9, the latest version of its RAW image processing and editing software, which now comes packed with an impressive noise reduction technology.
DxO Optics Pro 8 has been a decent alternative for photographers who have decided against subscribing to Adobe’s new Photoshop CC tool or buying Lightroom.
Since DxO Labs is a respected company, a lot of people are choosing to use its programs for editing purposes. A new tool has been announced and it is now available with a so-called “denoising” technology that reduces the noise in your photos.
DxO Optics Pro 9 now available with “PRIME” noise reduction technology
It is called DxO Optics Pro 9 and it comes packed with PRIME, a denoising system which stands for Probabilistic Raw IMage Enhancement.
The software can analyze the depth of your RAW files in order to determine which areas are noisy and which ones consist of fine details.
According to the developer, using this system, users will gain one f-stop when compared to any other existing noise reduction programs.
DxO Labs claims that Optics Pro 9 can literally “reconstruct” a photo by suppressing noise, while preserving details, colors, textures, and saturation. The results will look natural, which is what photographers want while editing their photos.
It’s all about “natural” colors! Smart Lighting adapts to the contents and improves contrast
DxO Optics Pro 9 also features improved color rendering, allowing users to enhance the contrast of the photos by adjusting to the contents found in a respective shot. This technology is called Smart Lighting and it is capable of reproducing lost details and cutting down chromatic aberrations.
One of the other new tools is called DxO Portrait, which is aimed at portrait photos. This feature can maintain natural skin tones and colors.
Improved UI and new presets are here to save the photographers’ time
The company has confirmed that the visual presets library has been altered. It now includes the so-called “Atmospheres”, consisting of artistic renderings.
The list of presets includes Landscape, Single-Shot HDR, Landscape, Black & White, and Portrait.
Additionally, the user interface and the export process have both undergone significant changes for the better.
DxO Optics Pro 9 is now more beautiful and more efficient than its predecessor, thus allowing photographers to save precious time and having fun using the image-editing software.
DxO Labs has revealed that DxO Optics Pro is now available for download with a 30-day free trial. If you like the product, then you can buy it for $99 until November 20. After that, the price will go up to $169.
An Elite version can be purchased, too, and it costs $199, with the price rising to $299 after November 20. Both are available at the company’s official website, where users can find more information, as well.