DxO PureRAW 2 review

PureRAW 2 updates DxO's clever raw batch processing software with X-Trans support and Lightroom integration

5 Star Rating
DxO PureRAW 2
(Image: © Rod Lawton)

Digital Camera World Verdict

DxO PureRAW 2 is for anyone who’s even slightly pernickety about raw image processing. Its exceptional DeepPRIME noise reduction may only be obvious at higher ISOs, but can still subtly improve regular images, along with DxO’s very good lens corrections. It’s not cheap but, as they always say, quality never is.


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    Simple conversion workflow

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    Lightroom Classic integration

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    Excellent lens corrections

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    Extraordinary high-ISO quality


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    Linear DNGs 2-3x larger than raws

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    Processing takes time

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DxO PureRAW 2 takes the raw image processing and denoising technology in DxO’s flagship software, PhotoLab 5, and puts it into a simple image conversion utility. The idea is that you get all the quality of DxO’s processing but in a simple batch-processing utility.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at fotovolo.com but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at lifeafterphotoshop.com