Two years ago, French software company DxO took a new tack with the noise and optical defect corrections for which it has long been famed. Previously, if you wanted to use these tools, you had to leave your existing imaging app and learn to use DxO PhotoLab instead. With the new DxO PureRAW, though, you can stick with your existing workflow and still take advantage of some undeniably impressive correction technology.
Last year, PureRAW received an update that improved its integration with Adobe’s apps, boosted performance and added preliminary support for Fujifilm X-series cameras. Now, DxO PureRAW 3 arrives with an overhauled user interface that includes a versatile new queuing system. It also brings several new correction types and controls, including the top-of-the-line DeepPRIME XD denoising algorithms that debuted last year with PhotoLab 6.