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DxO Labs Logo. Click to visit the DxO Labs website! PRESS RELEASE: DxO Optics Pro celebrates its 5th birthday and now supports over 1,200 optical correction modules!

Paris, France – 15th May 2009 – DxO Labs announces the immediate availability of 83 new DxO optical correction modules, adding to the 100 modules recently published. These additions now extend DxO Optic Pro’s range to include over 1,200 modules covering all types of lenses on the market: fisheyes, wide-angles, zooms, and super telephotos, and most major brands (Canon, Konica-Minolta, Nikkor, Pentax, Samsung, Sigma, Sony, Tamron, Tokina, Carl Zeiss).

Over the last 5 years, DxO Labs has been analyzing camera/lens combinations so as to provide corrections that are specific to each lens. For example, DxO Optics Pro corrects the geometric distortion and compensates for the vignetting of wide-angle lenses; it increases the sharpness and corrects the chromatic aberration for telephoto shots. To achieve such results, DxO Labs’ engineers and expert photographers have interpreted hundreds of thousands of images representing all possible configurations of the cameras in use (focal length, aperture, sensitivity, etc.).

DxO Optics Pro software is the unique solution that simply and automatically enhances each photo with respect to the camera, the lens and the shooting conditions.

DxO Optics Pro is also a powerful RAW converter that delivers amazing results in terms of noise-reduction, contrast correction, and color fidelity at all ISO settings (right up to 25,600 ISO) for a wide range of digital cameras.

To celebrate DxO Optics Pro’s 5th birthday, DxO Labs offers a 25% discount for the entire month of May.

This 25% discount also applies to the DxO FilmPack software which allows digital photographers to rediscover the styles, colors, and grains of the most famous silver-halide films.

Prices and availability during May

  • DxO Optics Pro v5.3.3 Standard: 126.75 USD excl. VAT  169 USD ex VAT

  • DxO Optics Pro v5.3.3 Elite: 224.25 USD excl. VAT  299 USD ex VAT

  • DxO FilmPack v2: 74.25 USD excl.VAT 99 USD ex VAT

All customers who bought DxO Optics Pro since 1st August 2007 are entitled to a free upgrade to version 5.3.3.

For other users:

  • Upgrade to DxO Optics Pro v5.3.3 Standard: 95 USD excl. VAT

  • Upgrade to DxO Optics Pro v5.3.3 Elite: 125 USD excl. VAT

Each DxO Optics Pro license includes a stand-alone application, an Adobe Photoshop plug-in and an Adobe Lightroom plug-in, and allows installation on two computers.

About DxO Labs
DxO Labs offers products and solutions that provide excellence in digital imaging. In addition to its DxO Optics Pro and DxO FilmPack products for Mac and Windows, designed for serious and demanding photographers, the company also licenses patented intellectual property serving the entire digital imaging chain:

  • Embedded software and silicon architectures for real-time still and video image processing, for consumer electronics OEM/ODM (such as digital camera and camera phone vendors);

  • Image quality evaluation and measurement tools, for imaging component suppliers (camera module manufacturers, sensor vendors, and processor vendors) as well as for photography journalists and imaging experts.

For more information, visit DxO Labs website at www.dxo.com

DxO, DxO Optics Pro, DxO FilmPack are registered trademarks of DxO Labs. Other trademarks and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products. DxO Labs disclaims any proprietary interest in trademarks and trade names other than its own.

(First posted on Friday, May 15, 2009 at 15:07 EDT)

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