Software DxO PhotoLab 6

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Gloucester, UK
Name
Mark
The DxO forum supplied the workaround for the blue cast issue which seems to appear only on M1 Macs running Ventura.

In brief, go to DxO PL6's Preferences > Advanced and change the DeepPRIME Acceleration from 'Apple Neural Engine' to 'GPU Apple M1'. Unfortunately on my Mac Mini this increases export time from 12 to 50 seconds for a single ORF (Olympus) RAW file.
 
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RichardC

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Location
Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, UK.
Name
Richard
The DxO forum supplied the workaround for the blue cast issue which seems to appear only on M1 Macs running Ventura.

In brief, go to DxO PL6's Preferences > Advanced and change the DeepPRIME Acceleration from 'Apple Neural Engine' to 'GPU Apple M1'. Unfortunately on my Mac Mini this increase export time from 12 to 50 seconds for a single ORF (Olympus) RAW file.
That's about what it is on my iMac for an ORF with Deep Prime XD.
 
Location
Florida
Name
Todd
I used DxO elusively for quite awhile, possibly even a bit of a fanboy. Then when 5 came out I had a huge problem with file 'capture time' being changed on export. The bug has since been resolved but it took quite some time and was a big pain as exported files time shift varied by camera. Now, looking at the forums it looks like v6 may have quite a few issues that need worked through. I certainly wish the company luck but I am a little worried that their product may be becoming a little more complex than the team can keep up with. I know that competition is tough so they want to add as many features as possible to keep sales up but it would be nice to see a year with a little less development to get the current product fully stable.
 
Location
Gloucester, UK
Name
Mark
I used DxO elusively for quite awhile, possibly even a bit of a fanboy. Then when 5 came out I had a huge problem with file 'capture time' being changed on export. The bug has since been resolved but it took quite some time and was a big pain as exported files time shift varied by camera. Now, looking at the forums it looks like v6 may have quite a few issues that need worked through. I certainly wish the company luck but I am a little worried that their product may be becoming a little more complex than the team can keep up with. I know that competition is tough so they want to add as many features as possible to keep sales up but it would be nice to see a year with a little less development to get the current product fully stable.
DxO was my go to tool for a lot of photos taken on my trusty old Canon Powershot compact. Not so much these days as I'm heavily invested in LR Classic.

To a degree I agree that they're maybe trying to punch above their weight. Though in this instance I wonder if they weren't caught out by unfortunate timing. It seems the blue cast problem is with MacOS Ventura which came out at about the same time as the release of PL6. Not sure if DxO should have had access to a beta or not released PL6 until they'd tested it on the latest MacOS. Whichever, it's put me off upgrading to PL6 especially when Topaz have a great offer on their entire suite of programs. Very tempting as the denoise program isn't limited to RAW formats.

But, you're right, there have been problems in the past and this current crop of issues suggests a trend. I wish they'd not bothered with XD and beefed up the DAM side of things to at least start to play catch up with LR which, despite the cumbersome catalog system, excels at sorting, finding, collecting, mapping, etc.
 
Location
Gloucester, UK
Name
Mark
I take back some of what I said earlier. Having upgraded to PL6 I see a noticeable and welcome difference on older shots taken on cameras I no longer have, particularly my much missed Canon PowerShot S90 and the not so missed Canon 20D. The best results I've had so far contain other people's kids so I can't post them but here's a so-so shot of our DD from years back on the S90 - 1/50th, f4, ISO3200.

Left = DeepPRIME, right = DeepPRIME XD. In the latter, noise is eliminated almost entirely.
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Location
Gloucester, UK
Name
Mark
That is impressive and easy to see the difference! Are they both made using the same strength of the DeepPRIME filter?
Yes. I wanted a fair comparison so kept all settings the same other than selecting XD.

I’m having a great time using the metadata sort in LR’s Library module to select old high ISO images, processing them in PL6 and creating keepers.

It’s worth putting up with the bugs in this initial release for some of the results I’m getting.
 

Drdul

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Location
Vancouver, BC
Name
Richard
Is the upgrade from Viewpoint 3 to VP4 worth it? Is there much difference?
I upgraded to VP4 solely for the ReShape tool. Yes, I can use Photoshop to do similar warping, and probably easier (the ReShape tool is a bit fiddly/tedious to use), but with VP4 inside PL6 I’m doing it to the RAW image rather than to a demosaiced and processed TIFF. If the ReShape tool isn’t important to you, then stick with VP3.
 
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