DxO is a world-famous name in the digital marketing software development industry. Many expert photographers rely on DxO software for processing images. Recently, it has announced two new software applications namely PhotoLab 5 and FilmPack 6. The former one includes improved local adjustments and a more powerful photo library than its predecessors, whereas the latter one includes new film emulations, cinematographic renderings, and support for Fujifilm RAW files that were not there in the other FilmPack versions.
DxO PhotoLab5 And FilmPack6 Updates: Everything You Need To Know
DxO PhotoLab5 Updates
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DxO PhotoLab 5 offers a wide range of facilities like a new DeepPRIME noise reducing tool that the DxO claims are up to four times faster than the previous versions of PhotoLabs, Fujifilm RAW support, an exclusive lens sharpness technology for optical corrections, and other tools. The new update also includes a much-developed "U Point" technology and Control Lines which is a new kind of pointer. It will aid in improving zone-based photo editing, as claimed by the company. It will help you to edit your images much more easily.
DxO has added updated sensitivity settings in the Control Lines and Control Points so that you can edit specific areas of your photo based on the chrominance and luminosity. The new updates in the photo library will let you process IPTC and EXIF data. Advanced keyword prioritization options will be there for the users. It will allow third-party synchronization. It will also reorganize the application's photo library management tools, and optimize them.
The DeepPRIME feature has been improved, according to the company, as machine learning is used to develop and improve the RAW files by analyzing an abundance of images. This improved system can reduce digital noise significantly. This system aids in better demosaicing too. The processing and export times are also improved. It is nearly four times faster on Apple Silicon Mac devices and about 1.5 times faster on Intel and Windows-based computers.
DxO FilmPack6 updates
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The FilmPack6 update adds a plethora of new film styles and renderings, giving an authentic representation of the classic analog styles. It will recreate the hues, saturation, contrast, and grain of 84 authentic analog films including the famous Kodak Tri-X 400, Ilford HPS, and Polaroid 690. It also has 20 new effects for more textures, light leaks, hazes, and zooms. Along with these updates, this application offers a new feature called "Time Machine" that the company claims to be a unique thing in the history of film photography.
This new Time Machine feature can show creative and analog renderings of vintage films divided into 14 time periods. All of these are illustrated by legendary, and iconic photographers. The company has documented each photograph from both a historical and technical standpoint. So that you can get inspiration, and use that style and finish in other images too.
In this FilmPack6, you will get a collection of 15 new films, including seven x-series film simulations, six cinema renderings, Kodak EKTACHROME Professional Infrared EIR Color Slide Film and the IMPOSSIBLE PX 600 Silver Shade monochrome instant film for the Polaroid 600 Camera. The last two are brought by the company in high demand from the customers.
Together with the updates mentioned above, an adjustable split toning tool, a new eight-channel Hue, Saturation, and Luminosity (HSL) setting is also included, which will provide users with greater color control in their images, as they could easily choose their preferred hue in the highlights and shadows of their images.
You will find two editions of the DxO PhotoLab5 in the market, namely Essential and Elite. The former one costs 110 dollars and the latter one costs 165 dollars. There are two editions of DxO FilmPack 6 with the same name as well. The price of the Essential one is 55 dollars and that of the Elite one is 110 dollars. If you are already using one, you can buy the upgraded versions at a discounted price. You will find both applications on the DxO web store.
Written By Sanga Basu, Content Writer, WPC.