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DxO launches upgrade for Optics Pro, now supports Nokia Lumia 1020


DxO has launched an upgrade of its Optics Pro Raw conversion software. Version 9.1.5 now offers support for the Nokia Lumia 1020's DNG Raw files. The Canon EOS 1200D (EOS Rebel T5), Olympus E-M10 and Stylus 1, and the Nikon Coolpix P340 have also been added to the list of supported cameras. An upgraded version (2.1.5) is also available for ViewPoint, DxO's software and plugin for geometric corrections. 

We had a look at the Nokia's Raw capturing capabilities, using Adobe ACR, when the feature was added via a firmware update. With Optics Pro you can now apply tailored modifications based on DxO's profile of the Lumia 1020's camera and lens. For example, the DxO Smart Lighting tool allows for the recovery of clipped shadows and highlights and DxO's PRIME technology eliminates noise and restores fine detail in images taken at high sensitivities. 

The new version also comes with 472 new camera and lens combinations in its library that allow for the automatic correction of distortion, vignetting, chromatic aberrations and lens softness. Both DxO Optics Pro v9.1.5 and DxO ViewPoint v2.1.5 are now available in the DxO Labs online store and at photo resellers. You can also download fully-functional trial versions, which will work for one month, from the DxO Labs website



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Daniel Stehura

You might just like the Sony RX 100 model II much better and it fits in your pocket very nicely. It shoots RAW and Jpeg at the same time. It has a Carl Zeiss lens. I know your 5D is heavy so is my Nikon D800 with a 2.8 24-70mm lens that is why I use a Sony RX 100 II instead of my Apple 5S. If your serious and want a shot don't bother with a Phone Camera it will take forever to get close to the quality of a SONY RX 100 II.


I'm using my Nokia Lumia 1020 & RAW heavily in the last half a year. The reason for this is that with the Nokia I usually take lots of photos that I would never with my Canon 5D. I mean. Nokia is in my pocket all the time while if I have 5D with me in most cases it wouldn't be worth for me to take it out of my backpack. I then use the same workflow as for my 5D.

Right now I'm testing/comparing DxO 9.1.5 application with Lightroom 6. I'm especially interesting in the noise removal since my whole workflow is based on Lightroom.

What I'm doing is that I first take the RAW photo I took with my Nokia and use noise removal in DxO. For my opinion DxO is really better in this than Lightroom 6. Then I export this photo as DNG and import it to Lightroom.

And here is where my problem begins. It seems to me like DxO is NOT a color managed application. Why? I get completely different colors when DNG is reimported to Lightroom or Photoshop.

Does anyone know anything about that?

For my opinion

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Hi Peter,
A few precisions might help you understand why you get different colors when re-importing your pictures in DNG from DxO Optics Pro to Lightroom/Photoshop:

This happens because the generated DNG file, which is a partially processed file, needs to be interpreted by Lightroom in order to be displayed.
Lightroom applies its own interpretation to it, and the latter being different from DxO Optics Pro's interpretation, you should notice the exact same difference while opening your original RAW file in OpticsPro and Lightroom. To be more accurate, you should notice that the DNG colors in Lightroom match the ones of the RAW file opened in Lightroom.

In order to get the same color rendering for your pictures in DxO Optics Pro and Lightroom, just save them as TIFF files, not in DNG.

Hope this will help.

Best regards,
Sophie DxO

marc petzold

DxO Viewpoint also was upgraded to 2.1.5


And still no lens tests with D800e.

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I mean - who cares!!


I'd like to see which phone user will spend 200 on raw conversion software


Perhaps a phone user who is also a regular camera user?

Lars Rehm

If you use a Lumia 1020 as your primary phone you are serious about pictures and are quite likely to use the raw mode.


If you're a photographer there is a good likelihood that you might purchase the 1020, in which case you might want this software for more than just the phone.

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So they will support a smartphone RAW file but not a Fuji RAW file


As DxO have explained on a number of occasions, X-Trans demosaicing is very different to Bayer demosaicing.

It would require a lot of work for them to add support for X-Trans. Adding a new Bayer camera would require far far less work.

Hence this, not one of the Fuji cams...

If X-Trans persists then I guess they will eventually support it, but it's not worth completely re-writing the program just to support it when Fuji may stop at any moment.


these phone raws are getting serious


Not correct, IMHO. Point is that DXO is focusing on easy announcements rather than working on long overdue promises (i.e. Fuji Raw).


Long overdue promises? What promises? DxO have never promised to support the X Trans sensor; actually, they have stated explicitly that they would not. This upgrade includes support for the Olympus OM-D E-M10, Olympus Stylus-1, Nokia Lumia 1020, Canon EOS 1200D (Rebel T5 / Kiss X70), and Nikon P340. This is hardly accomplished with easy announcements. If you think so, then you don't understand how the DxO product works.


Speaking of Long overdue promises, DXO promised 1 shot HDR back in v6. It's been quietly swept under the carpet.
They also promised to bring back the multi-point color tool, which was taken out in mid v6 or v7 I can't remember.


Raincoat, the 1 Shot HDR is available in the current and previous versions.


They told they have no intention to support and encourage color filter system that was made for the sake to be different and only degrades IQ.


Daniel, actually they made promises. I clearly remember that, as I was very interested. Then they withdrew their promises.

Understand now why Italians do not trust Frenchs?

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