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« on: October 25, 2012, 02:26:07 AM »
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Hello,

DXO 8 has just been announced, http://www.dxo.com/intl/photo/dxo_optics_pro/whats_new

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« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2012, 02:09:19 AM »
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Thanks, sounds like it will become available on Mon Oct 29th.

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Bernard
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« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2012, 12:09:26 PM »
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I've just uninstalled it less than 5 minutes after installing it on a trial basis.

Why?

To work as a trial, it wants to send email and it wants to send that email internally.

Unfortunately, my security policy for my computer does not allow applications used for editing photo to send email, only those that are used for reading and writing email.

FAIL.
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« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2012, 05:05:09 PM »
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Strangly all my .nefs are previewed and shown in customize view as black rectangles at the moment with DxO 8. The tiff are correctly rendered, so it looks like a display issue on my mac pro.

Granted, it s a very nice deep black, but I was under the impression I had captured a bit more highlights...

Now checking with DxO support.

Update: I see no issues on my nvidia GPU equiped Mac Book Pro, so it may be a bug with ATI cards on OX 10.6, still waiting for DxO feedback to my query.

This being said, on the one image I tried, DxO 8 does an excellent job with zero tuning compared to my current C1 Pro 7 D800 pre-set. DxO seems to be able to extract similar amount of details (maybe a bit more) and holds highlight detail better automatically than a manual 30 highlight application. Impressive I would say.

The colors are also pretty good to my eye, not 100% as pleasing as C1 Pro, but in the same ballpart and I would say clearly more pleasing than dxo 7 by a certain margin. NEed to do more comparisons though.

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Bernard
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« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2012, 03:43:21 AM »
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I've just uninstalled it less than 5 minutes after installing it on a trial basis.

Why?

To work as a trial, it wants to send email and it wants to send that email internally.

Unfortunately, my security policy for my computer does not allow applications used for editing photo to send email, only those that are used for reading and writing email.

FAIL.

Actually, when DXO was in its early version, the activation and/serial validation was such a PITA (lots of e-mails with support to no avail) that I dismissed the product. So, I'm not surprised about the way to activate the trial.
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« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2012, 08:30:05 AM »
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Actually, when DXO was in its early version, the activation and/serial validation was such a PITA (lots of e-mails with support to no avail) that I dismissed the product. So, I'm not surprised about the way to activate the trial.

It is always ironic to see that the customers willing to pay their license get affected most by such issues.  Wink

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Bernard
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« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2012, 10:30:26 AM »
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It is always ironic to see that the customers willing to pay their license get affected most by such issues.  Wink

Yes, as some say in french "Le client dérange" !
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« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2012, 08:46:37 PM »
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Current answer from DxO support is that the graphic card might be too old... they don't seem to find strange that they have a setting to disable GPU acceleration that doesn't fix the issue...

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Bernard
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« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2012, 09:48:08 AM »
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Hi Bernard,

I was wondering what graphics card you have. I ask, because I have a Mac Pro which is a couple of years old, and I am at least considering DXO 8 (I have tried earlier versions). Might be useful to know if I would be in the same situation as you regarding graphics cards.

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Robert Damon
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« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2012, 11:25:38 AM »
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Current answer from DxO support is that the graphic card might be too old... they don't seem to find strange that they have a setting to disable GPU acceleration that doesn't fix the issue...

Cheers,
Bernard


On DXO website, no mention of graphic card…

>Macintosh:
>Mac (Intel processor)
>Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6, 10.7

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« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2012, 11:27:54 AM »
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Hi Bernard,

I was wondering what graphics card you have. I ask, because I have a Mac Pro which is a couple of years old, and I am at least considering DXO 8 (I have tried earlier versions). Might be useful to know if I would be in the same situation as you regarding graphics cards.

Thanks,
Robert Damon

Robert,
A trial version is available so you can check whether your Mac is compatible with this software. As mentioned in my previous post just above, there's no mention of graphic card limitation or requirement.
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« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2012, 05:28:24 PM »
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Hi Bernard,

I was wondering what graphics card you have. I ask, because I have a Mac Pro which is a couple of years old, and I am at least considering DXO 8 (I have tried earlier versions). Might be useful to know if I would be in the same situation as you regarding graphics cards.

Hi Robert,

The Mac Pro is equipped with an ATI X1900.

Cheers,
Bernard
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« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2012, 12:03:12 PM »
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Has the speed of DxO improved?  I've got v6 and my biggest issue with it was how slow it is.  I'm not a huge fan of the batch process concept for images but I can live with that.  When it comes to running the batch; however, the speed is brutal.  Multiple minutes to process a single file.  Granted that was on my previous, slower computer (haven't tried it on my new one yet) but still, multiple minutes to process a single file is absurd.  I've seen other people who agree with this say they let the batch run overnight, which makes the software not great where quicker turnaround is needed.

Thoughts?
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« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2012, 04:51:09 PM »
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Has the speed of DxO improved?  I've got v6 and my biggest issue with it was how slow it is.  I'm not a huge fan of the batch process concept for images but I can live with that.  When it comes to running the batch; however, the speed is brutal.  Multiple minutes to process a single file.  Granted that was on my previous, slower computer (haven't tried it on my new one yet) but still, multiple minutes to process a single file is absurd.  I've seen other people who agree with this say they let the batch run overnight, which makes the software not great where quicker turnaround is needed.

Batch processing has been significantly faster since v7.

I'll try when v8 gets fully functional in my environment.

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Bernard

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« Reply #14 on: November 02, 2012, 07:22:36 AM »
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Thanks Bernard.
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« Reply #15 on: November 02, 2012, 01:13:44 PM »
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Hi Robert,

The Mac Pro is equipped with an ATI X1900.

Cheers,
Bernard


Thanks, Bernard. There is a comment on the DxO forums from someone who reports a similar problem: "Downloaded 8 to see what it was like and it won't show my Canon RAW files. The thumbnails are there dim at first then they go black. Been onto support and they say 128MB vram is not enough." Not sure how much vram an ATI X1900 has, but I thought it was more than 128 MB.
Anyway, best wishes.

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« Reply #16 on: November 02, 2012, 02:00:21 PM »
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I believe that card has 512MB of memory.
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« Reply #17 on: November 02, 2012, 04:27:12 PM »
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I believe that card has 512MB of memory.

Indeed. But that should not be relevant if DxO 8 were able to desactivate GPU acceleration. There is a setting meant to enable this, but it obviously is not fully operational if at all.

This would not be a problem had Apple been able to come up with a decent upgrade of the Mac Pro in time, but we know were they are on that.

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Bernard
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« Reply #18 on: November 02, 2012, 05:30:26 PM »
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No argument, Bernard.  I was just responding to the previous comment.
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« Reply #19 on: November 02, 2012, 07:58:05 PM »
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No argument, Bernard.  I was just responding to the previous comment.

Sure, sorry if I seemed argumentative, that was not the intend.

Cheers,
Bernard
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