DxO PhotoLab 3 Wins Prestigious TIPA 2020 Award
DxO PhotoLab 3 has just won the TIPA 2020 award for the best imaging software. I make no secret of the fact that I’m a big fan of DxO software; PhotoLab, the Nik Collection, Film Pack and Viewpoints, I have them all. When I’m editing a non-Fuji image and want ultimate image quality, I use PhotoLab for the RAW conversion. And I use the Nik Collection with probably +80% of all my images.
If you want to know why I’m such a fan of PhotoLab, watch the video in my RAW Format tutorial. It shows the difference switching to PhotoLab made with some of my RAW files.
When making this award for PhotoLab 3 the TIPA jury said “The TIPA jury says: “DxO PhotoLab 3 is an amazing RAW processing software. Its wide range of adjustments adds to the already large arsenal of creative tools available in previous versions. Among the new options is an innovative HSL colour control tool for fine-tuning colour values; an improved Repair Tool for retouching and replacing image parts with powerful feathering and opacity controls; and an optimized asset management tool that supports keyword management. All the tools are easily accessible from a well-designed user interface.”
Innovative PhotoLab HSL Tool
One of the big improvements to PhotoLab when DxO launched version 3 was to the HSL tool. This featured an innovative new interface which made it easy to target colour ranges within an image. You could even refine the predefined colour ranges with a large degree of precision.
But the thing that I really like about the PhotoLab 3 HSL tool is the results. They appear so natural which is why it’s great for editing landscape photography. Often when adjusting colours with HSL tools you experience an odd colour bleed effect. It’s probably most noticeable when making a big shift to the colours. But with PhotoLab 3 you don’t seem to get this, and the results look great.
Here’s my video explaining how to use the PhotoLab 3 HSL tool for colour correction.
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Other PhotoLab 3 Tools
If you want to know more about the PhotoLab 3 tools and how to use them you might like this helpful guide explaining local adjustments. As well as, this tutorial explaining the enhancements in PhotoLab 3.2.
At the time of writing this, I understand DxO is running a 30% discount promotion until the 26th April.
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