DxO says its Optic Modules are able to offer photo corrections at an unparalleled level and target sharpness and distortion at specific areas of an image to improve quality more accurately.
The company aims its software at “quality-conscious photographers” and says its Optics Modules are a wealth of individually tailored, laboratory-grade corrections, arguing that it offers the most accurate and powerful route to improving image quality on the market.
This latest batch of 1,693 Optics Modules provides support for the Canon EOS R6 Mark II, OM System OM-5, Fujifilm X-T5, and Sony Alpha 7R V, along with a selection of third-party lenses: Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN | C (L-mount), Sigma 16-28mm F2.8 DG DN | C (Sony FE), Sigma 65mm F2 DG DN | C (Sony FE), Sigma 65mm F2 DG DN | C (L-mount), Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS S (Sony FE), and the Tokina ATX-M 11-18mm F2.8 (Sony E).
What makes DxO’s approach to image correction different is that the company says it takes into account the varying levels of sharpness across a lens’s entire field of view. Rather than applying general sharpening evenly across the frame, DxO Optics Modules target sharpening as required.
Below is a photo taken with the Sigma 65mm f/2 DG DN, which is treated with DxO Optics Modules as an example.
“The uncorrected lens displays a significant difference in sharpness between the center of the frame and the corners,” DxO says.
“Typically, photo editing software uses a generic profile to make a global correction across the entire image based on the sharpening required at the center,” the company continues.
“Edge of frame sharpening from Adobe Lightroom (left) and DxO Optics Modules (right). Unlike Adobe Lightroom, DxO Optics Modules are able to progressively increase corrections away from the frame’s center, allowing for a sharper overall image.”
DxO says that its software is also better when it comes to correcting distortion thanks to what it characterizes as “more refined assessments.” The company also claims that it is able to provide more intelligent control of chromatic aberrations — both longitudinal and lateral — and colored outlines are able to be removed without degrading an image’s color or detail. Finally, DxO says Optics Modules are also able to accurately remove vignetting.
“Each DxO Optics Module is created using individual camera and lens combinations. This means that any minor differences in the performance of a sensor can be measured across all the examples of it in a manufacturer’s lens mount range,” the company explains.
“For instance, with the new Optics Modules for the Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS S, measurements were not made using just a single full-frame Alpha camera, but with almost every Sony camera on the market.”
The new set of Optics Modules is available for DxO PhotoLab, PureRAW, FilmPack, and Viewpoint — all of which are available from DxO’s website — and brings the total number of supported camera and lens combinations with its software to more than 80,000.
Image credits: DxO