DxO ViewPoint 4 review

DxO ViewPoint 4 is a dedicated perspective and distortion correction tool with powerful features – but do you need it?

DxO ViewPoint 4
(Image: © Rod Lawton)

Digital Camera World Verdict

ViewPoint 4 is extremely good at correcting perspective issues like converging verticals and horizontals, but it can also tackle tricky ‘volume deformation’ and apply local ‘warping’ with a new ReShape tool. But with many programs offering perspective correction tools of their own, ViewPoint 4 is more of a ‘might want’ than a ‘must have’.


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    Excellent auto and manual corrections

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    Volume deformation correction

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    Standalone or plug-in use


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    Expensive for what it does

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    No direct raw support

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    Host software may have similar tools

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DxO PhotoLab 6 is the company’s flagship photo-editing software, but it also produces two ‘add-on’ programs. FilmPack 6 authentically recreates analog film and darkroom effects, while ViewPoint 4 is dedicated to precise perspective and lens distortion corrections. 

We call them ‘add-ons’ because if you have PhotoLab 6 installed, FilmPack 6 and ViewPoint will integrate themselves into the PhotoLab interface with their own tools panels as part of PhotoLab’s non-destructive workflow.

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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