DxO PhotoLab 7 review

Process your Raw files to perfection using AI-assisted denoising tools and downloadable optics modules

DxO PhotoLab 7 screenshots
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Digital Camera World Verdict

If you shoot in Raw format then PhotoLab 7 boasts a powerful suite of AI-powered tools to reduce noise, and counteract artifacts such as vignetting and distortion, and clobber color aberration. You can also make local adjustments to reveal more detail in colors and tones. The AI-assisted DeepPrime demoing tool will give your old RAW files a new lease of life by revealing more detail while simultaneously smoothing out luminance and chrominance noise.


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    Emulate old film stock looks

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    AI-assisted lens corrections

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    No subscription required (and you can use it on 3 computers).

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    Localized adjustment tools

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    Wider color space


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    Doesn’t support Apple ProRAW .dng files (at time of review)

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The newly released PhotoLab 7 is the latest incarnation of DxO’s powerful digital asset manager and photo editor.  Like most Digital Asset Management (DAM) apps (see our buying guide) PhotoLab 7 enables you to organize your digital images by assigning color labels, ratings, and keywords to them that you can filter through later to find specific files more quickly. 

You can also pick or reject shots in a click. You can even filter files via information in their metadata, such as choosing to display images according to their ISO speed which helps you find the ‘noisiest’ photos to fix for example (and PhotoLab7 is particularly good at smoothing out noise while preserving detail). 

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Recommended setup: WindowsRecommended setup: Mac
Intel Core processor or AMD Ryzen with 8 coresM1
4 GB available disk space4 GB available disk space
1920 x 1080 display1920 x 1080 display
Microsoft Windows 10 version 20H2 or 11 (64-bit)macOS 12.6.8 (Monterey)
For DeepPRIME and DeepPRIME XD: NVIDIA RTXTM 2060, AMD RadeonTM RX 6600 with latest driversFor DeepPRIME and DeepPRIME XD: M1 or Intel Mac with AMD RadeonTM Pro RX5700

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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.