Free DxO Optics Pro Upgrade Increases Speed and Functionality

Paris, France – December 4, 2006 – DxO Labs announces the immediate availability of DxO Optics Pro v4.1 – an upgrade to the recently released DxO Optics Pro v4, the company’s flagship automatic digital image enhancement software. Among the many speed improvements in DxO Optics Pro v4.1, users will be particularly impressed with the increased speed with which RAW images are previewed (2-4 times faster than in version 4.0) and the increased fluidity of the sliders (more than twice as fast).  

Also of note in this upgrade are the improved flexibility when switching from one tool to another, the increased level of image information available for display, use of screen ICC profiles in preview and a flurry of other tweaks and improvements for increased stability and ease of use.

DxO Optics Pro v4.1 is also compatible with the all-new add-on DxO FilmPack which brings back the magic of more than 20 landmark film looks – both in color and grain – to all digital images processed in DxO Optics Pro v4.1.

DxO Optics Pro v4.1 is immediately available for Windows and as a Universal Binary Macintosh application.

“We want to make it as easy and as fast as possible for photographers to process their images. The speed gains and improvements to the DxO Optics Pro v4.1 user interface are particularly noticeable when working on RAW files,” says Luc Marin VP Business Development – Photography at DxO Labs.

DxO Optics Pro v4.1 is available from the DxO Labs e-store ( and from selected retailers. All version 4 users can get a DxO Optics Pro v4.1 free upgrade from the DxO Labs e-store ( an introductory offer, all DxO Optics Pro v4.1 users are being offered the DxO FilmPack FREE OF CHARGE until December 31, 2006.All purchasers of DxO Optics Pro v3.55 on or after June 20, 2006 are eligible for a free upgrade to v4.1. Pricing of full versions of DxO Optics Pro v4.1 remain unchanged:DxO Optics Pro v4 Starter: $79

DxO Optics Pro v4 Standard: $149

DxO Optics Pro v4 Elite: $299

(All prices are excluding sales taxes)

About DxO Labs

DxO Labs develops and licenses software IP and silicon IP for embedded architectures for still and video image processing. DxO Labs invests extensively in research in applied mathematics and, as a result, has acquired unique savoir-faire across the entire imaging chain. This expertise enables DxO Labs to provide reliable, state-of-the-art technologies that power excellence in all aspects of image quality.

The products in DxO Labs’ portfolio not only provide outstanding features, they produce substantial system cost reductions and are steadily finding a place at the heart of consumer electronics and advanced imaging systems. The company’s key customers and partners encompass:Consumer electronics manufacturers such as digital camera vendors, camera phone vendors, laptop vendors

Industry imaging components suppliers such as camera module manufacturers, sensor vendors, processor vendors;

Demanding photographers as well as photography journalists and imaging experts.

DxO Labs’ ambition is for the “Image Science by DxO” brand to become an undisputed, trusted mark of excellence in image quality and a new reference standard for consumers and the leading companies in the imaging business.

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In North America, DxO Optics Pro is available through Calumet Photographic ( and Adorama Camera (