DxO labs expand their influence throughout the digital imaging world with three new developments:

DxO labs expand their influence throughout the digital imaging world with three new developments.

1) Depth of field system for camera phones

DxO have joined forces with MagnaChip to produce a 3.2 megapixel imaging sensor that produces an extended depth of field for mobile phone cameras, which avoids the need for physical auto focus in camera phones. DxO provides the optics software that helps deliver sharp images from foreground to background. The imaging sensor, the MC531EA is in increasing demand to camera phone vendors, with the technology allowing for smaller phones to be produced, while reducing power consumption and costs and producing higher quality photos, according to DxO.

2) New version of DxO?s flagship software ? DxO Optics Pro v4.5

The latest version of the popular software DxO Optics Pro is version 4.5 and is available for both Windows and Mac users. There is a plug-in for Adobe Lightroom, although Adobe?s recent upgrade of Lightroom to v1.1 has produced some glitches in DxO?s new software that are soon to be corrected. There is another plug-in which allows automatic login, tagging and uploading of DxO images to photo sharing website Flickr.com. The basic software, which scored 92% in our recent review will be priced at £45 and is available online and from selected retailers.

3) New version of DxO Optics Pro v4.5 provides additional support

DxO have increased their support for the newest Canon and Nikon camera bodies, the EOS 1D Mark III and the D40x respectively. The new software also provides support for Tokina?s fish-eye lens (AF 10-17mm f3.5-4.5) and the Tokina AT-X 107 AF DX. DxO optics Pro v4.5 is an enhancement tool used to improve the performance of digital SLR lenses through software. It helps to correct lens distortion, reduce noise, fringing and exposure among other things.

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