DxO OpticsPro 11 – New Auto Corrections


DxO OpticsPro 11 – New Auto Corrections DxO just released a major update
to their award winning photo software, DxO OpticsPro, now at version 11. This release features an updated PRIME noise reduction tool that is faster and even better than ever before. It also includes an innovative new Spot Weighted auto exposure correction, an automatic microcontrast adjustment tool, and automated redeye removal, all leveraging face detection technology. In this video, we’ll be looking at the
automatic microcontrast and redeye removal tools. The expanded Microcontrast tool is great at enhancing detail in landscapes, or textured objects such as an old rusty car. It’s not appropriate for portraits or on high ISO images, so the tool is smart enough
to automatically avoid applying where it isn’t needed. Let’s have a look. Let’s start with this landscape photo I shot in Hawaii. Under the Contrast palette, we have
the expanded Microcontrast adjustment. Just to the right of the slider is a magic wand; clicking that will automatically apply what DxO OpticsPro 11 calculates is the ideal adjustment. You can of course adjust from there if you like. You can see how this has brought out details, and increased the perceived sharpness of this image. Let’s compare to the original, so we can really see the difference. Let’s look at another photo, of this temple in Thailand. Again, we’ll click the magic wand, but then crank it up a bit. This photo can take it, and it really brings out some cool textures in the building. How about on a portrait? If we click the magic wand, the value is set to zero because the software recognizes there’s a face here, and knows that microcontrast shouldn’t be applied. This is particularly useful when you’re batch processing images. I should also point out that microcontrast actually does have a place in portrait photography. If we dial in negative microcontrast, the
effect of the tool is an instant skin smoother, and can really be a lovely way to soften up fine wrinkles and subtle skin texture, all with a single slider. The other new tool that takes advantage
of face detection is redeye removal. Not only will the tool detect the face, but it can even locate the eyes and apply the correction where needed. And in cases where face detection
may not be possible, such as in a profile photo, you only need to tell DxO OpticsPro where the eye is, and it’ll take over from there. Let’s take a look. In this photo, we clearly have some very red eyes! With just one click under the Detail menu, OpticsPro automatically finds the eyes
and fixes the redeye. This means we could even easily batch process a bunch of photos with redeye all at once! It even tells us here how many red eyes it’s found. In this picture, the face is turned and the face detection doesn’t recognize one of the eyes, in which case, all we have to do is click the tool, draw a box around the eye, and DxO OpticsPro creates a shape around the pupil. If for any reason this still isn’t quite right, we can manually adjust the shape of the circle over the red pupil. Removing redeye has never been easier! DxO OpticsPro 11 is a fantastic upgrade. And remember, even if you are a hard core Lightroom user, OpticsPro will fit seamlessly into your workflow. Whether you’re using
it in Lightroom, or on its own, combining facial recognition technology with microcontrast adjustments and redeye removal makes these adjustments fast, easy, and accurate. Download the trial version of DxO OpticsPro 11, and test it with your own photos. Also be sure to check out the rest of the improvements to OpticsPro 11, by watching more of these videos on dxo.com DxO OpticsPro 11 – New Auto Corrections

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