New DxO Optics Pro v4.5 Features Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Plug-in, Direct to Flickr Export, Automatic Cropping and Significant Speed Gains
With the exclusive "DxO Optics Pro Plug-in" in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, users can send their images straight from Adobe Photoshop Lightroom to DxO Optics Pro for processing and save corrected files directly into their Lightroom library (with the image metadata intact).
With the "Export to Lightroom" feature within the stand-alone version
of DxO Optics Pro v4.5 users can send their images directly to an Adobe Photoshop
Of course, DxO Optics Pro v4.5 remains a stand-alone application as well as a plug-in for Adobe Photoshop.
DxO Optics Pro v4.5 includes the previously announced free Flickr Export plug-in allowing automatic login, tagging and fast uploading of DxO Optics Pro processed images to Flickr.com, the wildly popular photo-sharing Web site.
DxO Optics Pro now features another automatic function: Automatic Crop. DxO Optics Pro v4.5 maximizes the remaining image surface, respects the height/width ratio and preserves the geometric center of the image providing users with an immediate view of the final effect of the crop. This feature is particularly useful on a batch of images that have been corrected for horizon alignment or perspective, for example.
DxO Labs' engineering team has made DxO Optics Pro v4.5 faster and more efficient. RAM usage is more economical (up to 50% gain) and, with the beginning of Graphic Processing Unit (GPU) implementation, there are significant display speed gains--of up to 50%--depending on the user's hardware.
Pricing and availability
The upgrade to DxO Optics Pro v4.5 is free for all users of DxO Optics Pro v4.x (4.0, 4.1, and 4.2).
DxO Optics Pro v4.5 is available immediately from the DxO Labs e-store (www.dxo.com) as well as from selected distributors and resellers worldwide. Upgrades are available on www.dxo.com.
Pricing of full versions of DxO Optics Pro v4.5 are:
- DxO Optics Pro v4 Starter: $79
- DxO Optics Pro v4 Standard: $169
- DxO Optics Pro v4 Elite: $299
(All prices are excluding sales taxes)
Operating System Requirements
DxO Optics Pro 4.5 is available for Windows 2000, XP or VISTA (32-bit only) as well as for Apple Macintosh OS X.3.9 or later. On Apple Macintosh, DxO Optics Pro 4.5 is available as a universal binary and optimized for Intel-Mac processors.