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8 Comments on DxO Photo Lab 4 – The Return of the King?

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  4. Your readers should be aware that there are 2 versions of the photo lab 4, essential and elite editions. The sale price for the essential edition is 64.99 but DOES NOT INCLUDE THE DENOISING FUNCTION…..and while other functions have some use, not really much you can’t do in other apps. If you want this function the elite version is 119.99 nearly twice as expensive, and seems like a lot to pay for this one function. Very disappointing.

    • AndyBell

      DXO’s smart sharpening is the best for initial sharpening but it only offers Unsharp Masking for post processing.

      Topaz Sharpen AI is so much better than Unsharp masking – there are reviews of it on this blog. I usually perform 3 sharpening steps – one on RAW development, using DXO. One after post processing, using Topaz and one after resizing, again using Topaz.

      For enlarging nothing beats Topaz Gigapixel AI. Again, see the many reviews I’ve done.

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