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I have a copy of DXO on my laptop (not sure which one, I think it was 9 or 10 when they had it for free awhile ago.  I don't know what is in version 11, but it didn't have an equivalent to the adjustment brush that is in PS CC, so not for me.  It is my go to tool.

 

Jill

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DxO was definitely not designed to replace PS.  OpticsPro is a good program, though. I use it in conjunction with PS Elements.

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DXO Optics Pro 9 was the free version a few years ago.

It's like Lightroom but a bit slower. But it's greater for cleaning up high ISO noise than Lightroom, but in cost of a lower quality for the final export.

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I've used Photoshop Elements for years and found it did what I needed. Bought DxO Optics Pro 11 when discounted (frequent) and love it. My images look much better because of it (never used Lightroom and not a tech person). Adjusting images is much quicker for me now and the results are better. Added ViewPoint3 when a discount was offered and find that it saves time correcting what I used to do in PSE (with Fix Camera Distortion filter).  I still have to use PSE for adding file info and do the dust spotting there as I find it quicker than the DxO tool. 

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I used DxO viewpoint for a while which I really liked, but then I upgraded to PS CC and found that the perspective correction works really well with this programme. 

I have no experience with DxO optics. 

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For me, it's a program to have on hand for files that need the special noise correction.  Mostly use Lightroom.

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I use and love DxO Optics. It is a browser type system rather than a database like Lightroom. I find its RAW conversions better than Lightroom and, as MizBrown says, its noise handling is very good. It is not an alternative to Photoshop, but an alternative to Lightroom. Almost everything yo can do in LR you can do in DxO. The main irritation with it is that it is slow to render the image, so the correction preview takes a few seconds to appear. I am not a high volume photographer so this is just a small annoyance for me but if I were trying to edit a wedding or sports shoot it would become an issue. I get around this using On1 Photo 10. This is a super fast rendering browser, so I go through my shoot in On1 and give my keepers a five star rating. Then in DxO I use the filter function to just show five stars and all my keepers are there to be converted ready for any final tweaks in PS, or getting arty farty with in Macphun's Luminar.

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On 9/20/2017 at 00:55, Russell Watkins said:

Just in case any Fuji X users are thinking about this, DxO doesn't handle .RAF raw files.

Thanks for that, Russell. B) I was about to get interested.

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52 minutes ago, Betty LaRue said:

Thanks for that, Russell. B) I was about to get interested.

 

Doesn't do the Sony RX100 either.

 

Jill

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3 hours ago, Jill Morgan said:

 

Doesn't do the Sony RX100 either.

 

Jill

 

I've got one of the free copies of DXO Optics Pro 9 and it works with my RX100 MkIII raw files. I find DxO very slow compared to LR and PSE, but do occasionally use it for some things, for example recovering the lost pixels which LR discards during automatic distortion correction of RX100 files.

 

RX100_distortion_correction.jpg

 

Above shows same Sony RX100 raw file opened with LR (on left) or DxO (on the right). DxO allows distortion correction to be turned on or off. LR doesn't (with Sony RX100 files).

 

Jeff,

 

There's also an "Express version" of Capture One 10 that's free for Sony users. I've downloaded a copy, but not tried it yet.

 

Mark

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5 hours ago, M.Chapman said:

 

I've got one of the free copies of DXO Optics Pro 9 and it works with my RX100 MkIII raw files. I find DxO very slow compared to LR and PSE, but do occasionally use it for some things, for example recovering the lost pixels which LR discards during automatic distortion correction of RX100 files.

 

RX100_distortion_correction.jpg

 

Above shows same Sony RX100 raw file opened with LR (on left) or DxO (on the right). DxO allows distortion correction to be turned on or off. LR doesn't (with Sony RX100 files).

 

Jeff,

 

There's also an "Express version" of Capture One 10 that's free for Sony users. I've downloaded a copy, but not tried it yet.

 

Mark

 

That is odd Mark.  It had a thing to fill in for what camera you had and when I chose my Sony, it told me it didn't yet support  it.  Maybe they need to update their form.

 

Jill

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14 hours ago, Jill Morgan said:

 

Doesn't do the Sony RX100 either.

 

Jill

:lol: Well, that blew me out of the water, for sure!  Only cameras I shoot. I doubt I would have tried it, anyway. I'm pretty happy with CC.

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11 hours ago, M.Chapman said:

 

There's also an "Express version" of Capture One 10 that's free for Sony users. I've downloaded a copy, but not tried it yet.

 

Mark

 

I've tried this. It's very basic. They obviously want you to shell out for the complete version. The free copy of DxO 9 Elite is complete and far better.

 

 

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I recently tested the software : "Affinity Photo" . Its seems to be a good alternative to my old PS version (CS3). My trial version expired last month, when I did not have enough time to test all functionalities, but Affinity photo seems to have powerful functions.

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