After DxO Optics Pro and DxO FilmPack, DxO Labs today announce ViewPoint, a new software. ViewPoint is a new DxO image correction software dedicated to recovering and restoring anamorphosis and distorsion in wide-angle photos. Subjects distorted on the edges and corner of photos taken at short focal length, DxO ViewPoint will give them their initial aspect back thanks to the geometric corrections technology developed by DxO Labs for its DxO Optics Pro DxO for modules and lens correction. DxO ViewPoint will be integrated in the workflow of photographers, released both as a stand-alone software or as Photoshop and Lightroom plug-ins. According to DxO Labs, it will “automatically restore faces and bodies distorted with their initial proportions, as tif they were at he center of the image.” for photos of people as, typically, a picture of a large table taken indoors without room space and thus very short focal length with faces flattened in the corners of the photos or shots in tight space, that is to say, with a wide-angle lens.
Travel photography, building images and architecture photos are the second use of ViewPoint with DxO. The software will correct perspective issue and allow photographers to change the point of view like you would do if you were to shoot with tilt-shift lens.
The user interface has floating palettes, which are detachable to make it perfect for a dual screen environment. Loupe and grid tools assist the photographer editing its images. The computing process of the images uses the focal length and the size of the sensor found in the photo file’s meta datas. That means that you don’t need to get the camera + lens combination module to edit your images automatically. The software relies on the expertise of DxO in minimizing the crop portion of the image cropping while you are straightening it.
DxO ViewPoint will be available later this month as a stand-alone application or as pa lug-in for Lightroom (versions 3 and 4) and Photoshop CS3, CS4, CS5 and CS6. The software will be sold $79, €79 and £69.