DxO Introduces PureRAW 4: What Are the Changes?

DxO Introduces PureRAW 4: What Are the Changes?

Just when you thought raw images couldn't be improved any more with external software, DxO aims to show you they can make your raw files look even better.

According to the company, PureRAW 4 can adjust its image-correction algorithms in direct response to the lens and camera combination used to create each photo. In addition, this latest version improves on DxO's DeepPRIME XD technology, introduced in 2022. At the time, the software set a new standard in noise reduction and demosaicing. Building on this legacy, DeepPRIME XD2, trained on billions of images, advances further, producing images of unprecedented clarity and detail according to DxO.

This latest iteration of the software also offers improved lens softness correction. It is a process enabled by DxO Optics Modules where mathematical models are developed from observing each lens’ performance across the entire field of view and focal range.

This modeling ensures that precise, incremental, levels of sharpening are applied across the image in direct response to the lens’ measured performance. This is why DxO claims, software that uses global sharpening cannot compete with DxO’s laboratory-based lens testing.

Although DxO has operated in the past in automatic modes, version 4 introduces a new level of control through the addition of new sliders like Luminance and Force Details.

In addition, a new widget detects when memory cards and external drives are connected, launching DxO PureRAW 4 automatically so that photographers can quickly begin ingesting and processing raw files. The widget also acts as a hub to keep photographers updated on the status of tasks. Also new in version 4, photographers can now use advanced batch renaming.

Finally, version 4 allows users to compare different output files (DNG, TIFF, JPEG) with the original raw file when viewing images after processing, and has a revamped processing window for greater efficiency.

The DxO track record is very good, and I'm an enthusiastic user of DxO PureRAW 3.

DxO PureRAW 4 (Windows and macOS) is now available for download on the DxO website at the following prices:

  • DxO PureRAW 4: $119
  • DxO PureRAW 4: Upgrade $79
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No price increase! Wow! 😉 Even sounds like welcome additions to the software.