DxO announced a major update to its image correction program ViewPoint on Wednesday. Available for both MacOS and Windows computers, ViewPoint 3.0 improves upon capabilities of its predecessor with the help of new features and improved algorithms designed to automatically correct distortion, perspective, and alignment issues caused by shooting with wide-angle lenses.
This 3.0 update is driven by updated DxO Optics Modules, which use data derived from detailed analysis of images captured with thousands of lens and camera combinations. These new modules feature more automated capabilities than before, which should help speed up your workflow.
DxO said the new modes can “instantly correct geometric distortion, straighten both horizontal and vertical lines, and automatically crop images, effectively eliminating keystoning while preserving the maximum information in the picture.”
One of the most prominent features of the update is a new auto horizon correction tool that analyzes the lines in landscape and architectural images to provide the most accurate leveling possible.
Another feature in the update is a new tilt-shift inspired tool that replicates the bokeh created when shooting with a tilt-shift lens. DxO says this updated tool is made to recreate the miniature aesthetic by mutually or independently adjusting the location and intensity of a customized blur gradient.
As with DxO’s other apps, DxO ViewPoint 3 can be used as a stand-alone app, as well as a plugin for DxO OpticsPro, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Photoshop Elements.
Through December 4, DxO ViewPoint 3 for MacOS and Windows will be available at a discounted price of $49. After the limited-time offer, the price will revert to $79.
An upgrade from DxO ViewPoint will cost $29, but if you purchased a license since September 1, DxO will allow you to upgrade to ViewPoint 3 for free.
To see a full list of features and examples, head to DxO’s product page.