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Personal review of DXO Photolab 5


Hello everyone.

As I previsously mentionned on the Topaz Denoise vs Pureraw topic, I just wanted to make a personal review of DXO Photolab 5. After reading and participating a little bit to the topic, I realized that DPL5 was not very well known or understood. Everything has been said about Lightroom and Capture One, which are probably the most used software here on FM, and by the consumer and professional photographers out there as well.

We don't hear a lot about DPL5 here on FM. At best, we see a few messages when there is a new release, with a few debates about the improvments inside the new version, and that's it.

A few things about me : I'm a french professionnal photographer from France (sorry if my English is not perfect). I mostly do weddings, so what I will consider as important in my review may not me to everyone's taste, of course. I typically deal with several thousands pictures every week and shoot in raw only. A fashion photographer will have different needs (he will shoot probably less pictures, but will have a more complex post processing), a sport photographer will have different needs (he will probably be more interested in a good jpeg rendition and a fast way to transfer his pictures). I've used extensively LR, C1 and DXO during my career. I have post processed wedding with each of this software, separately or together.

I almost never used DPL5 as my main software for processing, for various reasons. I've done 5 to 10 weddings at best using DPL as my main processing software. And I never used it as a DAM, because it would be foolish. Metadata handling, keywords, etc, are there now but I use Photo Mechanic + for this, so I didn't follow closely the last improvments on the matter in DPL5.

I will publish this review in different posts in this topic. My 2 cents advice : download DPL5 (free for 30 days, I think) if you want to understand everything, I won't post every screenshots pointing the location of every tool.



Dec 29, 2021 at 04:14 PM
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Personal review of DXO Photolab 5


Hello everyone.

As I previsously mentionned on the Topaz Denoise vs Pureraw topic, I just wanted to make a personal review of DXO Photolab 5. After reading and participating a little bit to the topic, I realized that DPL5 was not very well known or understood. Everything has been said about Lightroom and Capture One, which are probably the most used software here on FM, and by the consumer and professional photographers out there as well.

We don't hear a lot about DPL5 here on FM. At best, we see a few messages when there is a new release, with a few debates about the improvments inside the new version, and that's it.

A few things about me : I'm a french professionnal photographer from France (sorry if my English is not perfect). I mostly do weddings, so what I will consider as important in my review may not me to everyone's taste, of course. I typically deal with several thousands of pictures every week and shoot in raw only. A fashion photographer will have different needs (he will shoot probably less pictures, but will have a more complex post processing), a sport photographer will have different needs (he will probably be more interested in a good jpeg rendition and a fast way to transfer his pictures). I've used extensively LR, C1 and DXO during my career. I have post processed wedding with each of this software, separately or together.

I almost never used DPL5 as my main software for processing, for various reasons. I've done 5 to 10 weddings at best using DPL as my main processing software. And I never used it as a DAM, because it would be foolish. Metadata handling, keywords, etc, are there now but I use Photo Mechanic + for this, so I didn't follow closely the last improvments on the matter in DPL5.

I will publish this review in different posts in this topic. My 2 cents advice : download DPL5 (free for 30 days, I think) if you want to understand everything, I won't post every screenshots pointing the location of every tool.



Dec 29, 2021 at 03:18 PM
Ayoul
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Personal review of DXO Photolab 5


Hello everyone.

As I previsously mentionned on the Topaz Denoise vs Pureraw topic, I just wanted to make a personal review of DXO Photolab 5. After reading and participating a little bit to the topic, I realized that DPL5 was not very well known or understood. Everything has been said about Lightroom and Capture One, which are probably the most used software here on FM, and by the consumer and professional photographers out there as well.

We don't hear a lot about DPL5 here on FM. At best, we see a few messages when there is a new release, with a few debates about the improvments inside the new version, and that's it.

A few things about me : I'm a french professionnal photographer from France (sorry if my English is not perfect). I mostly do weddings, so what I will consider as important in my review may not me to everyone's taste, of course. I typically deal with several thousands of pictures every week and shoot in raw only. A fashion photographer will have different needs (he will shoot probably less pictures, but will have a more complex post processing), a sport photographer will have different needs (he will probably be more interested in a good jpeg rendition and a fast way to transfer his pictures). I've used extensively LR, C1 and DXO during my career. I have post processed wedding with each of this software, separately or together.

I almost never used DPL5 as my main software for processing, for various reasons. I've done 5 to 10 weddings at best using DPL as my main processing software. And I never used it as a DAM, because it would be foolish. Metadata handling, keywords, etc, are there now but I use Photo Mechanic + for this, so I didn't follow closely the last improvments on the matter in DPL5.

I will publish this review in different posts in this topic



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