DxO PhotoLab 4 review

Reduce ugly artifacts and preserve more detail thanks to DxO PhotoLab 4's machine learning and lens profiles

DxO PhotoLab 4
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Digital Camera World Verdict

PhotoLab 4 enables you to make selective adjustments to Raw format files so you can restore detail with precision. When it comes to reducing artifacts such as color noise and color fringing the Elite edition really excels thanks to machine learning DeepPRIME AI technology. Beginners can ease into the app using the Standard workspace before exploring the tools in the Advanced version.


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    DeepPRIME denoising

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    Selective adjustment tools

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    Customizable workspace

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    One-off price (no subscription)


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    Limited DNG support

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    No X-Trans sensor support

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DxO PhotoLab 4 is a powerful digital darkroom that enables you to fix a host of common photo problems quickly. Some of the best photo-editing software, such as Photoshop and Lightroom use lens profiles to help smooth out noise and counteract distortion created by a particular camera’s lens. What gives PhotoLab 4 the edge is the application of DxO DeepPRIME AI technology, though this is in the Elite edition only. 

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George Cairns

George has been freelancing as a photo fixing and creative tutorial writer since 2002, working for award winning titles such as Digital Camera, PhotoPlus, N-Photo and Practical Photoshop. He's expert in communicating the ins and outs of Photoshop and Lightroom, as well as producing video production tutorials on Final Cut Pro and iMovie for magazines such as iCreate and Mac Format. He also produces regular and exclusive Photoshop CC tutorials for his YouTube channel.