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23 January 2013
The wizards at DxO Labs released a slew of mid-week updates. Briefly, FilmPack now supports Windows 8 and integrates automatically with Photoshop Elements 11, the new version of ViewPoint "fixes various minor problems caused by extreme perspective corrections" and OpticsPro adds 110 new lens/camera combinations detailed here.
The press releases for each product follow.
DxO FilmPack v3.2.3 Now Fully Compatible With Adobe Photoshop Elements 11
DxO FilmPack v3.2.3 now integrates automatically with Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 to instantly and faithfully apply the aesthetic signature of dozens of legendary vintage films or one of 25 available creative renderings. The software now also officially supports Windows 8.
Based on the advanced calibration technologies of DxO Labs, DxO FilmPack perfectly restores the authentic characteristics of color, contrast, saturation and grain of several dozen legendary films. Twenty-five additional creative renderings and numerous processing tools allow photographers to explore endless creative possibilities.
See the list of available renderings: http://dxo.com/uk/photo/filmpack/available_film_looks
DxO FilmPack v3.2.3 functions in 32 and 64 bits as a standalone application. As a plug-in, the software is compatible with:
- DxO Optics Pro 6, 7, 8 (32 and 64 bits)
- Adobe Photoshop CS3, CS4 (32 and 64 bits), CS5 (32 and 64 bits), CS6 (32 and 64 bits)
- Adobe Lightroom 3 & 4 (32 and 64 bits)
- Adobe Photoshop Elements 9, 10, 11 (32 and 64 bits)
- Apple Aperture 3 (32 and 64 bits)
DxO FilmPack's Export renderings feature allows photographers to save the parameters of their custom renderings and to easily share them with other users. It is also possible to use a style created by another user by downloading it from the renderings library.
DxO FilmPack has become a major element in the creative process for professional photographers. By integrating DxO FilmPack in their post-processing steps, photographers such as NyghtFalcon and Andrea Bagnasco -- both DxO Image Masters -- can express all their creativity and give their images a unique atmosphere. They are willing to share the emotional impact of their work by making their creative renderings exclusively available to the DxO FilmPack user community. To download these free original Expert Edition renderings, go to their pages.
The Essential and Expert Editions of DxO FilmPack v3.2.3 for Max OS X and Windows are available in the DxO online store and at photo resellers at a discount through Jan. 31.
See the prices at https://shop.dxo.com/login.php?CountryShow=International.
This update is free for all owners of DxO FilmPack 3.
A fully-functional version of DxO FilmPack v3.2.3, good for one month, is available on the DxO Labs Web site.
Dxo Viewpoint 1.1.1 Now Available
Version 1.1.1 of DxO ViewPoint, the software solution entirely dedicated to correcting keystoning as well as deformations caused by the use of wide-angle lenses, fixes various minor problems caused by extreme perspective corrections.
Based on DxO Labs' advanced geometrical corrections, DxO ViewPoint corrects the distortion of the subjects on the edges of images -- known as "volume anamorphosis" -- due to the use of short focal lengths (as with wide-angle lenses). DxO ViewPoint also lets users correct the most complex kinds of perspective problems, including keystoning, without having to resort to costly shift lenses. Each of these features includes advanced fine-tuning controls to achieve the highest correction precision.
DxO ViewPoint can be used as a standalone application for Mac OS X and Windows and as a plug-in for Adobe Photoshop CS3, CS4, CS5, CS6 and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 and 4.
DxO ViewPoint v1.1.1 for Windows and Mac OS X is available in the DxO Labs online store and at photo resellers at a discount until Jan. 31.
See the prices athttps://shop.dxo.com/login.php?CountryShow=International.
This upgrade is free for all owners of DxO ViewPoint v1.0.
A fully-functional trial version of DxO ViewPoint v1.1.1, good for one month, is available on the DxO Labs Web site.
DxO Optics Pro: New Lens/Camera Combinations
DxO has added 110 new lens/camera combinations to the DxO Optics Modules library, providing support for Canon, Nikkor and Tokina lenses, as well as support for Canon and Nikon cameras.
To see supported and planned combinations, click on the respective link below:
- Supported or planned combinations:
- New lens/camera combinations: