What are the differences between the two editions of DxO PhotoLab?

This information applies to version(s): 5


DxO PhotoLab is available in two new editions, ESSENTIAL and ELITE, which support the same camera equipment (with exception of  Fujifilm X-Trans-Sensors*), but offer a different number of features.

Features included in ESSENTIAL Edition With ELITE Edition you will also benefit from these features:
  • 2 activations
  • DxO PhotoLibrary
  • Keywords Management
  • Keyword tree NEW
  • EXIF editing NEW
  • Metadata display NEW
  • Selective metadata export options NEW
  • Standard metadata copy/paste NEW
  • Full-screen mode
  • Palette filtering by editing type
  • Local adjustments
  • Control Points (U POINT™ Technology)
  • Control Lines NEW
  • Selective application of Control Points and Control Lines NEW
  • Local adjustments masks management
  • Optical corrections
  • DxO Lens Sharpness
  • Geometrical corrections (by adding the DxO ViewPoint plugin)
  • Built-in Presets
  • RAW Conversion
  • HQ Denoising (RAW & JPEG)
  • DxO Smart Lighting
  • Spot Weighted mode
  • Selective tone
  • HSL and DxO ColorWheel
  • Protection of saturated colors
  • Repair tool
  • Selective copy and paste
  • Batch processing
  • DxO Advanced History
  • Integrated export feature
  • Analog and creative renderings (by adding the DxO FilmPack plugin)
  • Interaction with Adobe Lightroom
  • 3 activations
  • DxO DeepPRIME
  • Support for Fujifilm X-Trans RAW files* NEW
  • DxO ClearView Plus
  • DxO Instant Watermarking
  • Anti-moiré tool
  • Customizable palettes
  • Palette filtering by favorite tools
  • Palette filtering by active edits
  • Tool finder
  • Batch renaming
  • Selective metadata copy/paste NEW
  • DCP Color profile support
  • Managing camera-calibrated ICC profiles
  • Color rendering profiles
  • Multiple exports
  • Presets editor
  • Partial presets creation
  • IPTC editing NEW
* Fujifilm X-Trans sensors are only supported in the Elite Edition for technical reasons. To find out which cameras Fujifilm are supported, please consult the list of supported cameras.

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