DxO has made its name with its powerful raw processing and optical correction software, and DxO PhotoLab 2.2 now brings support for two of the key full-frame mirrorless cameras to hit the market recently, the Nikon Z 6 and Canon EOS R. It also supports raw files from the Canon EOS M50 and DJI Mavic 2 Zoom.
Raw processing is only a part of what DxO PhotoLab does, as it also applies automatic optical corrections to lenses, using profiles created in its own labs. Raw processing and lens correction profiles are applied jointly as camera/lens combinations, and DxO says more than 46,000 are now available in its software.
PhotoLab reads the camera and lens data and applies profiles automatically using the EXIF shooting data embedded in digital camera image files. If the profiles are not already installed on the host machine it will download them from the DxO website.
New lens profiles
The DxO PhotoLab 2.2 update also brings correction profiles for new Nikon and Canon full frame mirrorless lenses, including the NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.8 S, NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S, Canon RF 24-105mm F4L and Canon RF 50mm F1.2, plus a trio of Hasselblad XCD lenses and various Panasonic, Pentax, Samyang, Sigma, Tamron and Zeiss lenses.
PhotoLab is not the only program to apply lens corrections automatically, but as well as correcting distortion, chromatic aberration and corner shading (vignetting), PhotoLab’s lens correction profiles will also correct edge softness, using DxO’s own test data and its powerful raw processing algorithms to equalise sharpness levels across the frame.
The DxO PhotoLab Essential Edition costs £99, and the more powerful Elite edition costs £159. It’s also available as a 30-day free trial.