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DxO Optics Pro support for Alpha 99

DxO Labs, announces the immediate availability DxO Optics Pro v8.1.1 for Mac and Windows, the latest version of its image processing software of reference for all serious photographers. This upgrade allows DxO Optics Pro 8 to support the Sony SLT-A99, the Pentax K-5 II and K-5 IIs, and the Canon EOS M.

DxO Optics Pro v8.1.1 also benefits from the continuous addition of DxO Optics Modules. Nearly 300 new camera/lens combinations have been added to the library, thus providing support for additional Canon, Panasonic, Samyang and Sigma lenses for Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Pentax, and Sony cameras.

Developed in the laboratory using an exclusive calibration process, DxO Optics Modules contain tens of thousands of data points about the intrinsic characteristics and flaws of each camera and lens. This database, unique in the entire world, allows DxO Optics Pro to automatically correct all the optical flaws in RAW and JPEG images – distortion, vignetting, chromatic aberrations, and lens softness – with an unrivaled level of quality.

Availability and special end-of-year discount

The Standard and Elite editions of DxO Optics Pro v8.1.1 for Mac and Windows are available in the DxO Labs online store (shop.dxo.com) and at photo resellers at a special discount price from now through December 25, 2012:

USD:

  • DxO Optics Pro 8 Standard Edition: $99 instead of $169
  • DxO Optics Pro 8 Elite Edition: $199 instead of $299

EUR:

  • DxO Optics Pro 8 Standard Edition: 99€ instead of 149€
  • DxO Optics Pro 8 Elite Edition: 199€ instead of 299€
  • (Suggested retail prices, including VAT)

GBP:

  • DxO Optics Pro 8 Standard Edition: £89 instead of £135
  • DxO Optics Pro 8 Elite Edition: £179 instead of £269
  • (Suggested retail prices, including VAT)

This upgrade is free for all owners of DxO Optics Pro 8, as well as for photographers who purchased a DxO Optics Pro 7 license on or after September 1, 2012. Other users can take advantage of a special discount on this upgrade through December 25, 2012, by going directly through their customer account.

A complete, fully-functional trial version of DxO Optics Pro 8, good for one month, is available on the DxO Labs website (//www.dxo.com/intl/photo/free_trial_version).

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