The PhotoLab world

DxO Labs provides three software tools that can help to produce images to faithfully reflect what was shot and a range of creative tools in a continuous sequence of treatments.


tutorial “Getting started with PhotoLab” presents the development of images from the raw file.

DxO PhotoLab is the flagship brand product. It offers all the necessary tools to make qualitative images that accurately reproduce the diversity of the photographed scene.

* It exists in two commercial publishers: Essential and Elite.
The Elite edition contains all of DxO’s advanced tools and functionalities, whereas the Essential edition only contains basic tools.

DxO ViewPoint automatically fixes skewed perspectives, be it automatically or manually. It can reduce or eliminate the effects of undesired properties of the lenses used in the shooting of large subjects at the cost of distortions that ViewPoint can render in a realistic and eye-pleasing perspective.

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specific tutorial “Perspective with DxO ViewPoint“.

DxO FilmPack provides the creative tools for the photographer to express himself (creativity limited to renderings, therefore far from PhotoShop or Affinity Photo). It contains an extensive set of film emulations and an advanced set of contrast tools. FilmPack offers a variation to the image objectivity offered by PhotoLab.

* DxO ViewPoint and FilmPack are available as stand-alone versions and as plug-ins for host software (Adobe, Affinity Photo, etc…).
* PhotoLab also contains tools of ViewPoint and FilmPack. These tools will show, if DxO ViewPoint and FilmPack license keys have been entered.

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Other DxO software

DxO PureRAW is DxO’s newest product. It contains key features for optical corrections and noise reduction.
PureRAW is mainly intended to be used as a pre-processor for other applications, but it can be used as a standalone app too. This can occasionally limit PureRAW’s usefulness.

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Nik Collection by DxO is a stand-alone product. It is a suite of creative applications that can be used standalone or be run from host software – including DxO PhotoLab. 

* Note that Nik Collection apps can only handle JPEG and TIFF image files and therefore cause a media break in a raw workflow

Combined use of DxO software

DxO software are designed to be used in combination with :

Obtain high quality objective images
+ ViewPoint
High quality architectural or wide angle photos
+ FilmPack
Express your creativity by using all the resources of the raw file
+ FilmPack
+ ViewPoint
The must for technical and creative mastery
Get to the point to focus on your creativity
+ Nik Coll.
Transform your images with complete freedom and optimal quality
+ Nik Coll.
Transform your images from optimised raw files
PhotoLab ou
+ third soft.
Develop your images from optimised raw files

Notes on DxO software

* The DxO’s software can be installed on three machines, MacOS et Windows, in Elite edition (two in Essential edition).
Only one instance (plug-in or standalone) can be used at a time
* Immediately after the  installation, and each major update, all DxO’s software can be used without a license for 30 days

* The standalone version of FilmPack can open raw files to which it applies DxO optical corrections.

See the details of the FilmPack offer in the chapter “Making progress” on the DxO website.

* The Essential edition of PhotoLab is an low-cost version, without advanced tools. It’s only interest is to correctly develop raw files in order to provide quality images to raster software like Nik Collection.
Click on “Compare editions”: PhotoLab . FilmPack

* PureRAW is the perfect companion to Nik Collection.
* ViewPoint is also offered as a module of Nik Collection
* PureRAW and Nik Collection can be installed on two machines, MacOS and Windows. Only one instance can be used at a time – All rights reserved – tous droits réservés.

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