DxO Optics Pro v5 for Windows is now available, offering a new RAW Engine, dust/blemish removal, improved user interface, support for Canon EOS 40D as well as expanded Adobe Photoshop Lightroom compatibility and an interesting new â€˜Snapshotâ€™ feature.
Headlining the new features in DxO Optics Pro v5 is a brand new RAW conversion engine which the company says is a breakthrough demosaicing algorithm that produces images with much more detail and fewer unwanted artifacts. Also, DxO Optics Pro v5 now applies its noise reduction techniques prior to demosaicing — before noise has a chance to be amplified by the RAW conversion process and become obtrusive.
Another feature in Version 5 is enhanced compatibility with Lightroom. DxO Optics Pro v5 can now read from and interact with image libraries from Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, providing a more fluid workflow between these two popular applications.
The new â€˜Snapshot’ feature allows users to create several â€˜virtual versionsâ€™ of an image to which they can apply different DxO Optics Pro corrections for processing.