Festive news from DxO

by Dec 8, 2021Photography Blog

Robin Whalley Landscape Photographer

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Festive news from DxO

There’s a lot happening at DxO in the run-up to Christmas. Here’s a rundown of the latest news.

The Nik Collection 4.3 Launches

The Nik Collection 4.3 is released with the inclusion of 35 new nature inspired presets:

  • Nik Color Efex features “The Seasons” presets representing different stages of the year. For example, the “Winter” preset can produce an icy, chilly atmosphere in landscapes. Whilst the “Autumn” preset emphasises the red, orange, and yellow, in a scene to create a feeling of warmth.
  • Nik HDR Efex has five new presets in the “Tonal Landscapes” series. You can use these to enhance the greens of spring and reproduce the glow of golden hour.
  • Nik Analog Efex creates a vintage feel using six “Landscapes of Yesteryear” pre-sets. These are designed to create a refined, antique quality in your photography.
  • Nik Silver Efex has six “Dramatic Landscapes” presets to produce wonderful black and white landscapes. Use them to remove haze and draw out the detail in landscapes and increase the intensity of skies for a dramatic storm feel.
  • And for Photoshop users of the Nik Collection, there are six Meta-pre-sets. These are actions available in the Nik Selective Tool 2 that blend filters and settings from multiple Nik Collection plugins.

If you’re an existing Nik Collection 4 user, you can upgrade to the latest version for free. Just log into your account on the DxO website to download the latest version. If you don’t yet have the Nik Collection 4 you might want to take advantage of the festive deals being announced. You will find more information about that at the end of this article.

DxO PhotoLab 5.1 and FilmPack 6.1 Released

DxO PhotoLab 5.1 receives a selection of interface upgrades designed to enhance your experience. GPS coordinates are now displayed directly on Google Maps and the photo filter menu is updated for improved navigation.

DxO has also added Chinese language support to PhotoLab and FilmPack meaning Chinese is supported in all DxO products and websites for the first time.

Version 6 of DxO FilmPack introduced Time Machine (yes, a video review for FilmPack 6 is still on my list), an interactive guide exploring the history of classic film stocks. This feature helps you select and apply film renderings to your own photographs. FilmPack version 6.1 offers a more user-friendly experience as the effects are now easily accessed when browsing the historic images.

Support for the Latest Cameras

Both DxO PhotoLab 5.1 and FilmPack 6.1 expand their list of supported equipment. This includes the Canon EOS R3, Ricoh GRIIIx, as well as the entire range of Fujifilm cameras. This includes the new X-T30 II,  three other X-Trans sensor cameras, and the GFX 50S II.

If you’re an existing PhotoLab 5 or FilmPack 6 user, these updates are available to you for free. Just log into your account on the DxO website to download the latest version. But if you haven’t yet purchased these products, you might want to take advantage of the latest deals.

30% off Festive Deals

If you missed the great discounts on offer over the Black Friday weekend, you might like the latest deals that are now available. From December 8th 2021 to 31st, DxO is offering a special discount of up to 30% on all its software. In addition to the products mentioned above, the discounts are also available on the excellent DxO Pure Raw and DxO ViewPoints software. Do remember though, if you already own PhotoLab 4 or 5 Elite, you can reproduce the effect of PureRAW as I explain in this article.

If you haven’t yet tried the DxO products I would encourage you to download and test the trial versions (affiliate link). I’ve used these products for a long time and consider them to be a core element of my workflow.

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