September 25th, 2013

DxO ViewPoint 2 Software Announced, Enhances Distortion Correction Tools

vp-small DxO just updated its ViewPoint perspective and distortion correction software. Version 2 features a new 8-point mode that, using 4 independent lines, allows users to more precisely  correct convergent lines. In conjunction with the new mode, DxO has also added a one-click “natural” option to adjust the intensity of those corrections.

ViewPoint 2 also draws on a database of almost 15,000 optics modules to automatically correct lens distortions according to specific lens/camera combinations. If your particular gear is not included in the database or you’d rather do it yourself, manual distortion controls are available.

The crop tool has been enhanced, providing access to the entire image and more cropping flexibility.

ViewPoint 2 operates as a standalone program and as a plug-in for Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. With version 2, ViewPoint is also now compatible with Adobe Photoshop Elements (Elements 12 was just released) and Apple Aperture, although automatic distortion control is not yet available for Aperture.

Upgrades are free for those who purchased ViewPoint on or after August 1, 2013. For everyone else, ViewPoint 2 is on sale until October 20, 2013 for $49. After October 20, ViewPoint 2 will cost $79. A 30 day trial can be downloaded here.

June 5th, 2013

DXO Launches Filmpack 4 with 65 New Effects

DXO Filmpack 4DxO has released Filmpack 4, the newest version of its popular effects software. Filmpack 4 adds 65 new effects including emulations of famous films such as Kodak Ektachrome, Fuji Superia and Agfa APX. Available in two editions, Essential and Expert, a single FilmPack 4 license can be used as a plug-in for Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, Apple Aperture, and DxO Optics Pro, and as a standalone application for Mac and Windows. Special upgrade pricing is available for owners of Filmpack 3.

The controls panel has also been entirely redesigned; a search engine and a “Favorites” feature have been added as well.

For more about the new features on the latest version of Filmpack, and to find a link to a trial version, see our full story on the Gear page of PDNOnline.com.