posted Monday, December 2, 2013 at 1:11 PM EST


If you're shooting with the Nikon D610 digital SLR or Coolpix P7800 premium compact, and you want to tame the distortion and perspective issues in your photos, there's good news from French software company DxO Labs. They've just updated DxO ViewPoint, their tool for correcting various common image defects, and it now supports both cameras.

DxO ViewPoint 2.1.1 is available immediately, and just like previous releases, it can function either standalone or as a plugin for Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, or Photoshop Lightroom, as well as for Apple Aperture. ViewPoint can fix barrel, pincushion, or fisheye lens distortion, volume deformation from wide-angle lenses, and complex perspective problems. It can also straighten horizons, and crop your images automatically to account for the corrections you've made.

Four-point perspective correction in DxO Viewpoint 2.

The Nikon D610 started shipping last October in the US market. It's a lightly-upgraded variant of the D600 with improved burst shooting rate and a fix for the oil-on-sensor problem of its predecessor. In our just-posted review, we described it as a "fantastic, budget-conscious, full-frame camera that's packed with features and produces outstanding image quality". Read our Nikon D610 review if you're interested in learning more.

The Nikon P7800, meanwhile, hit stores in September 2013. The company's latest flagship, small-sensor enthusiast compact has a new electronic viewfinder, updated LCD monitor, Wi-Fi wireless networking connectivity, and a reconfigured body design. We've not yet finalized our Nikon P7800 review, but if you click the link, you'll find plenty more details and sample photos shot with the camera.

Volume anamorphosis correction in Viewpoint 2.

As for DxO ViewPoint 2, it too was launched last September. It's priced at around US$80 / €80 / £60. Special pricing of US$50 / €50 / £40 runs through Christmas day. All customers who've purchased the original Viewpoint since August 1st 2013 receive the current release free of charge. A one-month fully-functional trial can be found on the DxO website.