DXO Launches Version 1.5 of PureRaw

I've been impressed with PureRaw since it first launched in April of this year. It is meant to be a starting place as you enter your raw workflow. It uses an extensive database of camera and lens profiles and corrects distortion, lack of sharpness, and reduces noise.

To get started, drag a raw file onto the app's window, or point it to a directory of multiple images. I immediately made PureRaw the beginning of my imaging workflow and have been very pleased with the results. When the changes to your DNG file are made, you can output the still raw file to Lightroom, Photoshop, or another raw editor.

Today's update is already being sent to current PureRaw users. When you open the app, you'll have the option to update for free for owners of DxO PureRAW 1.0, 1.1, and 1.2. 

DxO PureRAW 1.5 can now correct two lens defects, namely lack of sharpness and distortion. With this improvement, users can process photos taken with fish-eye lenses or even scenes that require moderate sharpness.
 
"Following the successful launch of DxO PureRAW, customers sometimes wanted to be able to 'disengage' some of the automatic edits," explains Jean-Marc Alexia, VP Marketing and Strategy. "With this new version, we are offering them this flexibility."

DxO PureRAW 1.5 makes it easier to select export directories by automatically saving recent and favorite destinations. In addition, the preview window now includes a list of magnification factors so users can better judge the quality of their images. Finally, the software informs users of the volume of data generated and the processing time required depending on the number of images selected.

DxO PureRAW supports an additional eight new cameras and 18 lenses:

Cameras

  • Pentax K-3 III
  • DJI Mavic Air 2S
  • DJI Mavic Mini 2
  • Panasonic GH5 II
  • Canon EOS Ra
  • Olympus PEN E-P7
  • Sony ZV-E10
  • Nikon Z Fc

Lenses

  • DJI Mavic Air 2S Lens
  • DJI Mavic Mini 2 Lens
  • Canon RF 100mm F2.8 L Macro IS USM
  • Canon RF 14-35mm F4 L IS USM
  • Irix 150mm F2.8 macro
  • Laowa 10mm F2 Zero-D
  • M.Zuiko Digital ED 8-25mm F4 Pro
  • M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400 F4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO
  • AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm F4G ED VR with AF-S TC-14E III
  • AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm F4G ED VR with AF-S TC-20E III
  • Panasonic Lumix S 50mm F1.8
  • Sigma 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN C
  • Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG DN Art
  • Sigma 105mm F2.8 DG DN Macro
  • Tamron 11-20mm F2.8 Di III-A RXD
  • Tamron 150-500mm F5-6.7 Di III VC VXD
  • Laowa 10mm F2 Zero-D
  • M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400 F4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO

One thing I was very happy to see is support for the latest DJI Drones. I'm flying an Air 2S, and PureRaw could not open those files. Now it can, and it's making solid improvements to the raw file. I haven't done extensive testing of this latest version, but what I've seen looks very good. 

If you're not getting the free update, DxO PureRAW 1.5 for Windows and macOS is now available for download on the DxO website for $129. A free 30-day trial version is also available.

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Tammie Lam's picture

Still doesn't support the RF 600/4...

Deleted Account's picture

DxO is a fantastic program and well worth the entrance fee even if you're not going to use it all the time.

Black Z Eddie .'s picture

Haha, this sounds like one of those paid fake positive reviews on Amazon.

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RT Simon's picture

I tried it yesterday on 102 megapixel images. It takes about 2 minutes to process, and it seems to apply pretty extreme lens correction. It seemed to both improve and degrade different areas of the same image. I am also interested in seeing how it performs on digital copies of 35mm negatives. It does seem to improve them. I am wondering if it will help detecting and improving soft corners, which are a problem with film that is not completely flat. It seems it has potential.

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Black Z Eddie .'s picture

I tried it. Didn't like it.

-- On my Sony a7iii + Samyang 75 f1.8, I didn't see it do anything except cleanup the grain in dark or shadowy areas in the background. Grain/noise doesn't bother me so it's not worth the price.

-- On my Sony a7rii + Sigma 35 f1.4 Art + Sony adapter, holy shit, the resulting dng looked like an over-sharpened jpg file. Needless to say, results were terrible.

Bernard Wolf's picture

I think it's a matter of using restraint on the sliders...especially the sharpening....it does a great job if you are careful.

Bernard Wolf's picture

Sorry, I was thinking of DXO Photo Lab 4 that has more control with sliders. I tried the demo of Pure Raw but thought DXO Pl 4 was a better buy.

Black Z Eddie .'s picture

nvm.....just saw your correction. :)