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DxO's logo. Click here to visit the DxO website! DxO ships Optics Pro v3.5
(Sunday, November 20, 2005 - 14:48 EST)

A press release from DxO Labs has announced the release of an update to its DxO Optics Pro software.

DxO Optics Pro v3.5, adds the support for Canon's EOS 5D digital SLR that the company promised last August. The new version also supports multiple processors (allowing processing speeds up to twice as fast as in the previous version), offers a refined user interface, user-defined cropping, as well as improved control over both DxO Lighting corrections and color fringe removal. DxO also notes that up to 40% more image surface can now be retained when eliminating geometric distortion, and that image detail is improved.

Available in two versions, DxO Optics Pro v3.5 Standard for prosumer and "expert amateur" digital SLRs costs US$149 plus sales tax, or DxO Optics Pro v3.5 Elite for US$ 299 plus sales tax adds support for professional DSLRs. (That's $10 less than the pricing on v3.0 Standard, but $50 more than the previous Elite version). Users of DxO v3.0 in either the Standard or Elite variants can upgrade to the equivalent v3.5 release free of charge.

Original Source Press Release:

New DxO Optics Pro V3.5 Software Now Available In Stores And Online

Enhanced optical correction possibilities and greater processing speed are the hallmarks of this free new upgrade which also adds support for the Canon EOS 5D

New York, NY--November 17, 2005 - DxO Labs announced today that DxO Optics Pro v3.5 Digital SLR and lens automatic image quality enhancement software is available for download at the company's e-store (http://store.dxo.com) and via selected resellers.

DxO Optics Pro v3.5 incorporates DxO Optics Engine v2, a more powerful edition of DxO Labs' award-winning optical correction engine extending the software's capabilities for automatically removing unwanted color fringes including "purple fringing"; preserving greater image detail through improvements to DxO's Lens Softness removal capabilities; as well as preserving up to 40% more image area when eliminating geometric distortion. Other improvements include an enhanced user interface as well as dramatically increased batch processing speed (by up to 100%) on multi-processor computers.

"The quality of the corrections and the final results look better than ever with this new version," said Luc Marin, vice president of the Photography Business Unit at DxO Labs.

DxO Optics Pro v3.5 Elite Edition now also supports the new, full-frame, Canon EOS 5D and an initial selection of lenses.

Upgrading to DxO Optics Pro v3.5 is free for registered users of DxO Optics Pro v3.0 Standard or Elite editions. Users of DxO Optics Pro v3.5 continue to benefit from unrestricted access to all DxO Lens Modules for a given set of supported camera bodies.

Availability and pricing
DxO Optics Pro v3.5 is available on both Windows (2000 and XP) and Macintosh (OS X 10.3 and above).

  • DxO Optics Pro v3.5 Standard Edition is for use with advanced amateur Digital SLRs including unrestricted access to DxO Lens Modules $149
  • DxO Optics Pro v3.5 Elite Edition supports professional Digital SLRs including unrestricted access to DxO Lens Modules $299
Quoted prices in U.S. dollars and Euros are excluding VAT/Sales Tax. Prices in British pounds are inclusive of 17.5% VAT. Full System requirements can be found on www.dxo.com

About DxO Labs and its DxO Technology
DxO Labs is a software company developing image generation and enhancement technologies. We provide reliable off-the-shelf solutions for serious amateurs and professional photographers, photography journalists and experts as well as companies in the imaging business such as digital camera or cameraphone vendors, mobile operators, and printing or photofinishing professionals.

The company's patented DxO technologies, the DxO Technology Foundations, are the result of state-of-the-art academic mathematical research. The DxO Technology Foundations comprise a set of software components to generate images or correct major imaging defects, such as color, contrast, blur, various optics faults, JPEG artifacts, etc.

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

DxO is 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.

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