DXO 5 for Mac Public Beta released

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by yeroen, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. yeroen macrumors 6502a

    yeroen

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    After several months of delays, I'm excited to finally try this out:

    http://www.dxo.com/intl/photo/dxo_optics_pro/beta_mac

    Anyone who uses and follows DXO will recall what a train wreck the first release (retail, not beta) of DXO 5 for Windows turned out to be. Let's hope the DXO team learned their lesson.

    Is anyone else here a DXO user?
     
  2. onomatopoeia macrumors 6502

    onomatopoeia

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    I used to use DXO on Windows. It has some pretty amazing automatic tools but the interface made manual adjustments far too complex, IMO. I look forward to giving this a shot to see if they cleaned it up at all and made it easier to use.
     
  3. compuwar macrumors 601

    compuwar

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    I just use Bibble Pro, it runs on OSX, Linux and Windows and does the optics correction stuff well. In fact, once I'm done fooling around with some other stuff, I think I'm going to see what it's like on my new EEE PC under Linux.
     
  4. yeroen thread starter macrumors 6502a

    yeroen

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    What a piece of utter shiite.

    It's as if they fired their entire development team and hired retooled Java-weenies fresh out of school.

    It doesn't even work. Click to process a photo, annnd............nothing happens.

    A beta is supposed to be at least halfway functional. This is more of a GUI mock-up than a Beta.
     
  5. arogge macrumors 65816

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    I couldn't even get it to install. It's some sort of Web-based installer. I hit the download link and came back later, sent the file to the laptop, and then found that I had a 250 KB file instead of the software. Why isn't DxO paying for it, anyway, at least giving me a free copy of the new DxO version for my testing of the beta?

    Their Quick Tour Video looks and sounds like junk when compared to Apple's QuickTime videos for Aperture.
     

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