Offering rich raw file conversion capabilities, along with a versatile set of editing controls, OpticsPro 10 Essential Edition from DxO helps to expedite the beginning stages of post-processing in an intuitive and efficient manner. Intelligent denoising technology works to minimize the appearance of noise and provide enhanced detail with natural color rendition, while DxO Smart Lighting also contributes to sound control over colors, tones, and exposure. Beyond emphasizing the color, contrast, and tonal qualities, OpticsPro also emphasizes its ability to correct for numerous optical anomalies using equipment-specific profiles to eliminate distortions, vignetting, and chromatic aberrations from photographs. Serving as an ideal first step in the post-production process, this software also collaborates closely with Lightroom in order to promote a highly efficient all-around workflow.
Set within an intuitive interface, this program can also be configured to place all of the most used controls and tools within designated areas using a fully customizable workspace option. This item is one license, which can be installed and activated on up to two different computers.
Helping to preserve detail when minimizing the appearance of digital noise in JPEGs and raw files, intelligent denoising technology works to maintain faithful color saturation in shadow regions to produce more realistic and pleasing results despite working in difficult shooting conditions. This technology works to average different pixel values in order to improve effective noise levels for cleaner imagery.
The interface for applying noise reduction has also been redesigned to afford a larger denoising preview area with easy-to-navigate palette-based controls.
Based on lab-tested equipment calibrations, more than 20,000 camera and lens combinations have been tested in order to account for any optical distortions or anomalies caused by common tools used by most photographers. These automated corrections help to control vignetting, chromatic aberrations, and various distortions, as well as even out image sharpness from edge-to-edge.
Additionally, helping to further accentuate sharpness and vividness in imagery, a Lens Softness tool can be used to reduce artifacts and preserve colors when increasing the sharpness in order to produce consistently natural-appearing imagery.
Extending the apparent dynamic range by bringing out more details within the shadow regions and controlling highlights, Smart Lighting works to even out details throughout the various tonal and light ranges. This tool can be used to automatically alter the contrast and exposure of an image by intelligently analyzing scene content, or manual control is also possible using selective sliders to adjust tonal, contrast, and brightness response.