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DxO Releases Optics Pro 9.1 With More Detailed Denoising Share This on LinkedIn   Share This on Google   Tweet This   Forward This

4 December 2013

If there was a complaint about the new PRIME denoising technology in Optics Pro 9, it was that it was a bit too smooth. Today's v9.1 update takes care of that.


That's just one of the enhancement in today's update. The full list includes:

  • Restores fine detail in images even at the very highest sensitivities while more efficiently removing noise
  • Fast on-screen rendering of images
  • Adds support for eight new cameras, including the Sony 7R/NEX-5T, Olympus OM-D E-M1 (Elite edition only), Nikon D5300, Pentax K-500, Canon G16/S120 and Panasonic GX-7.
  • Integrates DxO FilmPack v4.5 in plug-in mode with Agfa Scala 200x and Kodak Ektar 100 film renderings
  • Adds a new Export to Facebook option that combines Raw processing and uploading into one operation

You can read more about DxO PRIME in our DxO Optics Pro 9 comparative review. We plan to give v9.1 a run around the test track and will report the results shortly.


With the addition of the eight new camera models mentioned above, Optics Pro adds nearly 500 new camera/lens combinations to its Optics modules library.


Special discount pricing is in effect through Dec. 25. See the news release below for details.

DxO Optics Pro v9.1 Enhances Its Revolutionary PRIME Denoising Technology To Bring Out Even More Details

Support for 8 additional cameras and DxO FilmPack v4.5, increased speed and new Export to Facebook feature

Special Holiday Season discounts on all DxO products through Dec. 25

PARIS, France -- DxO Labs has announced the immediate availability of DxO Optics Pro v9.1 for Mac and Windows, an update of its image processing software for all demanding photographers. DxO Optics Pro v9.1 enhances its revolutionary PRIME denoising technology that restores the finest details in images even at the very highest sensitivities; provides support for eight new cameras; integrates the features of new DxO FilmPack v4.5 in plug-in mode; and includes a new Export to Facebook option.

Even more spectacular images

DxO Optics Pro v9.1's PRIME (Probabilistic Raw IMage Enhancement) technology has been enhanced to obtain an even more detailed rendering, particularly at high ISO. Textures and details are better preserved and noise is eliminated more efficiently.

A DxO Labs' exclusive denoising technology, PRIME, has been designed to achieve unrivaled image quality. Its algorithms analyze the structure of Raw images in depth: for each pixel, nearly a thousand neighboring pixels are studied in order to identify similarities and to reconstruct information. This unusual denoising produces spectacular results: details, color saturation (particularly in dark zones) and textures are preserved for a natural-looking rendering.

With PRIME denoising technology, DxO Optics Pro 9 offers a gain in image quality of up to one stop beyond the best noise reduction algorithms currently available on the market.

Support for new cameras and new DxO Optics Modules available

DxO's laboratories calibrate the most recent equipment on the market. This means that DxO Optics Pro v9.1 supports the following eight new cameras: the Sony Alpha 7R and the Olympus OM-D E-M1 (Elite edition only); the Nikon D5300, the Pentax K-500, the Canon PowerShot G16 and PowerShot S120, the Panasonic Lumix GX-7 and the Sony NEX-5T.

DxO Optics Pro v9.1 also benefits from the addition of new DxO Optics Modules: nearly 500 new camera/lens combinations round out the library, which now contains more than 16,000 available modules. Developed in the lab, these modules contain exhaustive information about the characteristics of each camera and lens so as to automatically correct distortion, vignetting, chromatic aberrations and lens softness (lack of edge-to-edge sharpness) with an unmatched level of quality.

Faster display for greater productivity

DxO Optics Pro v9.1 is now faster for greater user comfort. Images now display instantly, facilitating sorting and speeding up photographers' workflow.

All the creativity of DxO FilmPack v4.5 applied to Raw images

With DxO FilmPack in plug-in mode (and thus without quitting the DxO Optics Pro interface), photographers can give their photos a unique look by directly applying to their Raw images the characteristics of any of dozens of analog films, as well as numerous filters, tonings and visual effects -- all of which they can customize in an infinite number of ways.

Integrating the latest features of DxO FilmPack v4.5, DxO Optics Pro v9.1 offers two additional new analog films -- the legendary Agfa Scala 200x and Kodak Ektar 100 -- as well as new Designer renderings and enhanced frame and light leak tools.

New Export to Facebook option

DxO Optics Pro v9.1's new Export to Facebook option lets users share their photos via the popular social network. Photographers can publish their photos directly from Raw images, with processing and uploading combined into a single operation.

Availability and prices

The Standard and Elite editions of DxO Optics Pro 9 for Mac and Windows are now available in the DxO Labs online store ( and at photo resellers at a special discount price through Dec. 25:

United States:

  • DxO Optics Pro 9 Standard Edition: $99 instead of $169
  • DxO Optics Pro 9 Elite Edition: $199 instead of $299

Great Britain (suggested retail prices, including VAT):

  • DxO Optics Pro 9 Standard Edition: £79 instead of £119
  • DxO Optics Pro 9 Elite Edition: £159 instead of £239

Europe (suggested retail prices, including VAT):

  • DxO Optics Pro 9 Standard Edition: €99 instead of €149
  • DxO Optics Pro 9 Elite Edition: €199 instead of €299

This upgrade is free for all owners of DxO Optics Pro 9, as well as for photographers who acquired a DxO Optics Pro license on or after Sept. 1.

A fully-functional trial version of DxO Optics Pro v9.1, good for one month, is available on the DxO Labs Web site.

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