New DxO Optics Pro 9.5 Features Complete Integration with Adobe Lightroom


Up until now, when exporting a RAW image from Lightroom to another program to work on, Lightroom first had to convert it to a JPEG or TIFF image. This effectively rendered shooting in RAW useless if you were wanting to do much outside editing on the images. Here to change that though is DxO with Optics Pro 9.5.

Deemed “the first workflow completely integrated with Lightroom,” the update to their flagship program will now allow you to process your RAW images from Lightroom, then import them back into Lightroom as a RAW .DNG format. This non-destructive workflow makes for a much more flexible collaboration with what is possibly the most widely-used organization and editing platform used by photographers.


From now through June 15th, DxO is offering up a special deal, selling Optics Pro 9.5 Standard Edition for $100 instead of $170, and Optics Pro 9.5 Elite Edition for $200 rather than $300. Be sure to head on over to their website to read more about the update and give Optics Pro 9.5 a trial download so you can try it for yourself.

  • Zos Xavius

    Because some people prefer dxO’s processing

  • vivanteco

    DXO’s RAW conversion is far superior to that of lightroom, its denoising engine (PRIME) is outstanding and its optical corrections cater for just about any camera+lens combination you can throw at it. If you are OK with average then its not for you.

  • Pascual Cora Jr.

    This is great i have always been intrested in integrating dxO into my work flow and now its easy. Nicely done!

  • henry blince

    “This effectively rendered shooting in RAW useless if you were wanting to do much outside editing on the images”

    Tosh. The point of RAW is the extra bit depth. TIFF caters for up to 32 bits of depth, well beyond the 16 bits of RAW.

  • henry blince

    Because sometimes Lightroom isn’t enough.

  • Frodo

    I’ve used DXO’s denoising function and it is terrible and very primitive. I don’t know if that’s changed from a year ago, but I don’t feel it has.

  • belfastbiker

    Yeah was thinking that. Absolute rubbish….

  • vivanteco

    if your working off an opinion formed one year ago…reference version 9 and the new PRIME engine introduced Q4 2013, you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

  • BreitbartsHeart

    completely ignoring Fuji X-Trans cameras is a total fail.