DxO launches PhotoLab 5 and FilmPack 6 with more powerful features and Fuji X-Trans RAW support
DxO today announced the latest versions of its PhotoLab and FilmPack applications. PhotoLab 5 offers improved sensitivity control over settings, better metadata management, more efficient DeepPRIME engine that is up to four times faster than the previous version, Fujifilm X-Trans RAW support.
FilmPack 6 also supports X-Trans as well as a new “Time Machine” feature that takes the user on a journey through time of the evolution of analog photography over the years with renderings that you can apply to your photos. images. Fifteen new film stocks have also been added, including popular films from Kodak, Polaroid, Impossible, Fuji X film simulations, and cinematic color swatches.
The great peculiarity of DxO PhotoLab 5 is the new “U Point technology” which offers control lines improved sensitivity settings. Control lines extend the existing functionality of control points, allowing users to touch up larger areas with easy-to-use selections. Control points and control lines have also received new sensitivity settings, allowing photographers to make adjustments based on luminance and other characteristics of target areas.
PhotoLab 5 also sees new metadata and keyword management features with support for IPTC and EXIF data as well as third-party application synchronization. They say the new version optimizes library management tools by reorganizing them into a simpler workflow.
The DeepPRIME engine that processes RAW files has also received a little love, bringing some nice performance optimizations. They claim that Apple M1 Silicon users will see a speed improvement of up to 4 times (which will be even faster on newly announced Macs) and up to 1.5 times faster on Windows machines. PhotoLab 5 also supports beta of RAW files from Fujifilm X-Trans sensors from 18 Fujifilm cameras, including the latest X-E4, X-S10, X-T4 and X100V.
DxO FilmPack 6 offers exciting new features, including a new Time Machine that shows and educates the user on the evolution of the analog photographer through 14 different periods illustrated by iconic images of the time. Each photograph is documented both historically and technically and users can apply the looks to their own photographs.
FilmPack 6 emulates the look of 84 analog films, including popular films such as Kodak Tri-X 400, Polaroid 690, Ilford HPS, and Fujifilm Superia. He also sees 15 new renderings of the Ektachrome Professional Infrared EIR Color Slide Film and Monochrome Instant Film for the Polaroid 600, Impossible PX 600 Silver Shade. Seven film simulation modes of the Fuji X-series cameras as well as six cinematic color grading looks have also been added.
Also included with the latest version of DxO FilmPack are 20 new effects (drops, crumpled paper, etc.), 15 new light leaks (light spots, haze, etc.) and 15 new images (matte black, black frame, border of film, etc.) to give you lots of new creative options for your footage. HSL adjustments in a new renderer reduce the previous number of channels from six to eight, providing more precise control. You are also able to select your own tints for highlights and shadows for an easier and more realistic split tone.
DxO PhotoLab 5 and FilmPack 6 are available today with reduced introductory prices. DxO PhotoLab 5 Essential Edition and Elite Edition are available for $ 109.99 and $ 164.99 respectively, instead of their regular price of $ 139 and $ 219. DxO FilmPack 6 Essential Edition and Elite Edition are currently $ 54.99 and $ 109.99 respectively instead of $ 85 and $ 139.