DxO Labs say the new ClearView feature in its DxO OpticsPro 10 imaging software eliminates atmospheric haze “in a spectacular fashion.”
The automatic ClearView “eliminates the phenomenon of atmospheric haze visible in many landscape photos,” the company says, “as well as the smog often present in urban images.” It analyzes the color components of each pixel and locally improves the image contrast, DxO adds. “Due to its physical nature, the phenomenon of haze increases with the distance between the camera and the subject. That’s why DxO OpticsPro establishes a kind of depth map of the image scene, and removes the impression of grey veil only when necessary.”
Also, the Prime noise reduction approach (Probabilistic Raw IMage Enhancement) now reveals more details, and at an increased speed, the company says: up to 4 times faster.
The $129 software provides optical corrections, optimization of exposure and contrast, and preservation of colors and details.