Roberto Avanzi
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Robertoavanzi reviewed on 06 Dec 2010
I had a very bad experience with version 5.x of DxO, but the company reacted quite well and gave us a VERY smooth and pleasing transition to version 6.x.

DxO 6.x is stable, has a nice user interface, is reasonably quick (it does MORE than most raw converters around) and processes the pictures very, very well. Some results are extraordinary and it gives the impression you bought much better and more expensive lenses. The default settings provide already very good results, and the parameters can be tweaked at will The only aspect of the software which is not miles above the competition is noise reduction - but it is pretty good anyway.

They also changed the way the copy protection works, so that it is not intrusive in the operating system.

It is not cheap, but you get a TON of functionality for the price.

I cannot but recommend it.
[Version 6.2]

robertoavanzi commented on 02 Jun 2008
DxO used to be a useful piece of software. The tragedy began with the development of version 5.

Version 5 was supposed to support new camera bodies. I was going to buy a 40D, which would not be supported in 4.5 - but was to be supported in version 5. In the meantime, I got my camera, but of course I cannot process the images. Because DxO version 5 does not work. Sadly, I did buy 4.5 then with the promise of a free upgrade, which was supposed to be "real soon now".

First Windows users had to suffers through tens of non working versions, from last november to just recently.

Now, even though version 5 was promised for, like, 10 months ago, mac users are allowed to suffer, too. Wow. An alpha-level release. Not working, just a shell with a PREVIEW of functionality.

Simply put, it just does not process my images. I select them, import in the project, select the parameters, then hit "start process". After just a few seconds, DxO outputs images that are identical to the input. No change whatsoever. Discussion on the closed beta forum brought nothing, the developers are not really interested in developing. I think they are just waiting for the company to go belly up.

I started to admire Microsoft because of DxO. Stay away from their products. They do not even *attempt* to work. At least some microsoft products can be used in production environment.
[Version 5.1]

robertoavanzi tipped on 22 Jan 2008
Very nice application, and it will most definitely grow,m as the developers seem committed and release updates fairy often.

The interface is clean and very mac-like.
Note that you can purchase it for 49 USD from macheist, as pointed already by another member.

Now, I guess my fellow macheister has gotten enough nice referrals already (and he has his bonus apps), so you can use also my invitation ;-)

click on the following link before buying

thank you
[Version 1.0.3]

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robertoavanzi replied on 23 Jan 2008
Thank you to those that helped me unlock my bonus apps!
robertoavanzi commented on 26 Jul 2007
Also got my 6.0 upgrade code in the email. Kudos to Thorsten Lemke and MU.
[Version 6.0]

robertoavanzi commented on 26 Jul 2007
Yep. Too fast. Let people enjoy your program a bit longer, then treat them with an upgrade. Very unfortunate timing and, sadly, a bit purposeful.
[Version 6.0]

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