DxO Optics Pro v4.2 Extends Color Capabilities

Las Vegas, Nevada – March 8, 2007 – DxO Labs today announces the immediate availability of the new version of its flagship product – DxO Optics Pro 4.2 – for both Windows and Macintosh computer systems. Enriched with exclusive features and supporting VISTA – Microsoft’s latest operating system, DxO Optics Pro v4.2 software demonstrates DxO’s continued commitment to providing photographers worldwide with an unrivalled set of digital imaging software tools.

SmartVibrancy: Stunning colors under control by DxO
A new intelligent color feature makes its debut in version 4.2 – SmartVibrancy – which selectively intensifies the colors in an image to make it more appealing while avoiding undesirable side effects.
Digital photographers will often modify color saturation or the tone-curve of an image to achieve more pleasing results. But without spending considerable time on each image, such an approach can quickly lead to overstated and unsatisfactory results. Developed by DxO Labs, SmartVibrancy overcomes this difficulty by acting selectively on different colors thus preserving key values such as skin-tones.

Increasing SmartVibrancy in DxO Optics Pro v4.2 enables photographers to:
– Give more zest and visual energy to images that are otherwise too dull.
– Reduce the effect of atmospheric haze which often makes images seem “flat”.
– Deepen skies and produce more creative and appealing impressions without incurring exaggerated color shifts, especially on skin-tones.

SmartVibrancy can also be decreased to rescue images where the original displays over-saturation, especially of faces and other skin-tones.