New plug-in for DxO OpticsPress release:
DxO Labs today announces the immediate availability of DxO FilmPack, a
new, complementary product to the company’s award-winning
automatic digital image enhancement software, DxO Optics Pro. DxO
FilmPack gives photographers greater creativity with their digital
images by enabling them to add the effect – in terms of color
and grain - of more than 20 slide, black-and-white and color negative
films. DxO FilmPack even allows users to combine the color rendition
and grain profiles of different films. DxO Labs is providing DxO
FilmPack free of charge to all DxO Optics Pro v4.1 purchasers until
December 31, 2006.
DxO FilmPack eases the transition for photographers moving from film to
digital by preserving the characteristic color and grain habits
associated with a variety of film types. Well-known photographic styles
can be preserved through the transition and beyond. DxO FilmPack also
allows photographers already totally immersed in digital photography to
experience and experiment with some of the finest looks of
recent photographic history.
DxO FilmPack: the result of DxO Image Science
A similarly meticulous and scientific calibration process was used to
develop DxO FilmPack as with DxO Optics Pro v4.1 lens and camera
correction modules. Just as the image quality corrections in DxO Optics
Pro v4 are based on individual calibration of the defects of each
camera body/lens combination, DxO Labs analyzed and modeled the color
and grain characteristics of each film included in the DxO FilmPack.
DxO Labs worked with the original film stock and prestigious processing
labs Duggal (New York) and Picto (Paris) to achieve the best results.
DxO FilmPack color renditions are based on the analysis and calibration
of the surface sensitivity of each of the films from which DxO Labs
extracted the specific RGB curves.
The approach to analyze and render the different film grains is
similar: each type of grain is defined by direct extraction of
a grain matrix from the film which can then be applied to
“Other products simply model a standard grain
empirically, DxO Labs went back to the source to be as faithful to the
original as possible,”
explains Luc Marin, VP
Business Development – Photography at DxO Labs. The grain in
the DxO FilmPack can be adjusted in terms of intensity (the visibility
of the grain in relation to the image) and in size.
DxO FilmPack effects can be applied to any digital image, regardless of
its source (digital camera, bridge camera, D-SLR, digital scan, etc).
DxO FilmPack can be applied to both JPEG and RAW images although the
most precise results will be achieved on RAW images. Additionally, DxO
FilmPack lets photographers experiment by associating the color
rendition of one film type with the grain of another.
DxO FilmPack (v1) includes the following film profiles:
Slide films: Kodak Ektachrome 100VS, Kodak Kodachrome 25, Kodak
Kodachrome 64, Kodak Kodachrome 200, Fuji Astia 100, Fuji Provia 100,
Fuji Velvia 50
Black & White films: Kodak T-Max 3200, Kodak Tri-X 400, Kodak
BW 400CN, Fuji Neopan Acros 100, Illford XP2, Ilford Pan F Plus 50,
Ilford HP5 Plus 400, Illford Delta 400, Ilford HPS 800
Color Negatives: Kodak Portra 160NC, Kodak Portra 160VC, Fuji
Fujicolor, Supéria Réala 100, Fuji Fujicolor
Supéria X-tra 800, Fuji Fujicolor Supéria HG 1600
Mixed rendition: Kodak Elite 100 cross-processed into C41, Fuji
Supéria 200 cross-processed into E6