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Re: DxO Optics Pro 8 free till January

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This should then give a dual boot system, with the booting managed by Win7. I can then access my XP dependant stuff, but run Win7 for photo processing, Net access, and Office 2013 which I can legitimately get via work under the MS Home Use program.
I used to run dual- and triple-boot systems for this type of reason for a long time. Now I find running virtual machines a lot more convenient. VirtualPC is free and runs on Windows but I found it a bit limited. Virtual Box is also free and works very well on Windows, Linux and Mac...

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Re: DxO Optics Pro 8 free till January

I agree that virtualization is good, but you need plenty of ram and a decent processor. Given this reusing old hardware it will need testing to be sure it will have enough poke. I tried it on a laptop and it was not good enough to use.

Using windows 7 that goes EOL soon surprises me. I wouldn't waste time on it when win 8.1 solves all the metro issues. I've run it for a year now and just boot straight to desktop. Ssd's i do love I have 2 of them in my system <2s boot time :-)
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Re: DxO Optics Pro 8 free till January

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Using windows 7 that goes EOL soon surprises me. I wouldn't waste time on it when win 8.1 solves all the metro issues. I've run it for a year now and just boot straight to desktop. Ssd's i do love I have 2 of them in my system <2s boot time :-)
Purely as I have a spare ligit copy at a sensible price. It will upgrade at some future date if required, but I'm aware I'm putting off the inevitable hardware upgraded
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Re: DxO Optics Pro 8 free till January

Another dumb question, What's the difference between this and Olympus Viewer3? The Viewer 3 also does lens correction.
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The plan is to port working XP to 1st partition of 240GB SSD, test it, then install Win7 Pro to the other SSD partition. This should then give a dual boot system, with the booting managed by Win7.
I did pretty much exactly that earlier this year as I needed to keep XP to run some old software which won't install under 7. Most of the time everything is fine, but it can be a pain when I want to look at a file on the 7 partition while running XP as 7's security won't let me. There may be a way round this but it's not a big deal so I haven't investigated, but be aware of it.

Edit: I just looked at the new v10 version; seems that the Prime noise reduction I have in v9 is an Elite-only feature in v10. However I can upgrade to v10 Elite for £55 which isn't bad.
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Another dumb question, What's the difference between this and Olympus Viewer3? The Viewer 3 also does lens correction.
DxO's corrections are much better. Viewer pretty much replicates the processing in the camera I believe; a little while ago I posted a comparison between an out-of-camera jpg and a DxO-processed RAW file, and you can see the difference:

http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showpost...72&postcount=5

I just checked using OV3 and the results are the same as the ooc jpg - very apparent chromatic aberration.
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Re: DxO Optics Pro 8 free till January

I've just taken advantage of the upgrade offer which has given me v10 Elite (I was previously on v9 standard) for £55 - so I can buy an E-M1 with nothing more to pay . First impressions are a much faster startup, a tidier and more responsive interface, faster previews and processing. Together with a free upgrade to ViewPoint I think it was worth the cost.
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Re: DxO Optics Pro 8 free till January

Me too.
Well worth the upgrade price. The new ClearView feature is very impressive, great for the cloudscapes I like taking.

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Re: DxO Optics Pro 8 free till January

I didn't have it before I had decided to buy it having just hit 30 days on a trial of v9, hit the website and found v10

so another 30 days of trial ..

so far WOW

I just reprocessed my holiday pictures using the trial and am very impressed

for anyone who wants a raw processor where you don't want catalogue features (like me I use imatch) it's a really good solution

The clearview as noted is really nice - 2 clicks to make a real difference (turn it on and select level)

The smartlighting has improved clealy. I wasn't sure before, but the new setup is spot on

Processing speed has improved - this is the first programme that I have had that maxes out all 8 cores on my PC but it gets the job done as fast as possible

As above the trial includes viewpoint and filmpack and I really do think I will purchase it before the introduction offer expires

For me the only feature I would like is to be able to mask an adjustment effect, but I can always drop out 2 files and use them as layers in elements

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Re: DxO Optics Pro 8 free till January

Something that might be worth pointing out. I got a free copy of version 7 and was quite impressed with it for a while, until I noticed it was taking my 16 Megapixel photos (about 19Mb in size) and turning them into 56-57 Mb DNG files as opposed to the 12-13 Mb DNG files I get when I import them into Lightroom. I couldn't see anything obvious to adjust it and it put me off enough to stop me using it.
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Re: DxO Optics Pro 8 free till January

I just exported an (8-bit) DNG file from an E-M5 original and found that it too is around 60MB. I don't use DNG in the ordinary way so I don't know whether there are compression options for them - if there are DxO doesn't offer them. I usually opt for 16-bit TIFF output when a file is around 92MB! An 8-bit compressed TIFF from DxO is 27MB. I'm old-school enough to want to preserve as much information as possible in an original!
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Re: DxO Optics Pro 8 free till January

I just tried an E-30 file and that came out at 48Mb so I have no idea either, but like Otto I don't use DNG I keep all the ORF files so I don't see that as something that will worry me

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Re: DxO Optics Pro 8 free till January

It won't be an issue at all for those who don't use .DNG files but I thought it worth flagging up for anyone who does - I do because I like my data all in one place, not held in a separate database or sidecar file. I've done a bit of digging since last night and the reason for the large size is that DxO produces a linear DNG file rather than a raw DNG (whatever that means) and while DxO can produce these DNG files, it can't subsequently open them for further editing - in fact the only DNGs it can open are those produced in camera. For those who don't use DNGs, however, I'd say it's well worth downloading for the noise reduction and lens correction functions.
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Re: DxO Optics Pro 8 free till January

The complexities of file formats are too much for my old brain to cope with these days. Bear in mind that so long as you have the .ORF file and the .DOP file that goes with it, you can regenerate the DNG, TIFF or JPG any time so there's no need to keep them anyway.

Incidentally I just opened the 92MB 16-bit TIFF from DxO in Photoshop CS4, and saved it with LZM compression. The result was 112MB . Negative compression? How does that work?!
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The complexities of file formats are too much for my old brain to cope with these days. Bear in mind that so long as you have the .ORF file and the .DOP file that goes with it, you can regenerate the DNG, TIFF or JPG any time so there's no need to keep them anyway.

Incidentally I just opened the 92MB 16-bit TIFF from DxO in Photoshop CS4, and saved it with LZM compression. The result was 112MB . Negative compression? How does that work?!
It's too much for my brain too - without the added complexities of negative compression!!
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