The French photo software company DxO has released an update to its Optics Modules that it says will give photographers the best possible performance from their camera and lens combinations, correcting lens imperfections and softness with “unparalleled precision”.
The new profile/optics modules are available across the entire DxO range of software including PhotoLab, PureRAW, ViewPoint, FilmPack, and also the Nik Collection Perspective Efex tool.
The company says regardless of being a beginner or a seasoned pro using the absolute best gear possible, the new additions are designed to ensure users get the best possible quality possible from any lens and camera combination by taking into account the level of softness across different parts of the frame captured. The optics modules will target and sharpen precisely where it is required instead of applying a global level of sharpening like most other processing engines will do.
“Thanks to precise measurement, if a lens gets softer towards the edges, DxO Optics Modules take account of this; other software does not,” DxO says.
These new profiles will give users a greater image area by reducing the geometric distortions, correcting the curvature, addressing the barrel distortion seen in wide-angle lenses, as well as correcting the pincushion distortion found in telephoto optics.
In addition, the scientific lens corrections, the new update will address and eliminate chromatic aberration and vignetting by analyzing the focal length and distance to the subject as well as identifying the darker areas towards the corners of the frame, allowing for extremely precise corrections while avoiding color shifts and additional noise.
According to the company, by testing each individual lens and camera combination, the DxO Optics Modules will account for any small variations in performance, edge-to-edge, giving creatives tailor-made corrections for their equipment which no other software currently offers.
The new set of Optics Modules are available for PhotoLab, PureRAW, ViewPoint, FilmPack, and also the Nik Collection Perspective Efex which can be found on the official DxO website here.