Image processing software developer
on Thursday announced DxO Optics Pro 2.0 and DxO Raw Engine, two new products for Mac and Windows aimed at professional photographers looking to enhance and correct digital images. DxO Optics Pro uses a mathematical model of the camera and lens to perform precise corrections to remove image faults caused by difficult shooting conditions.
DxO Raw Engine is a new module for Optics Pro 2.0 that adds Raw image file format support. The software uses the Bayer interpolation algorithm to produce more detailed images. It’s capable of batch-processing and provides control over white balance and exposure, ICC color profile management and more. Besides Raw image file support, Optics Pro 2.0 adds full ICC profile management, improved EXIF data handling, live histogram and thumbnail of all images with a new preview window to help visualize changes.
Look for DxO Optics Pro 2.0 to be available from the Web site in mid-October, 2004. It’s a free upgrade for registered DxO Optics Pro 1.x users. DxO will make Raw Engine available for free as an introductory offer with Optics Pro through the end of November; after that, it will cost US$119. Pricing for the full version of DxO Optics Pro will depend on how you configure the software, because it’s customized for specific camera body and lens configurations. Visit the Web site for more details.