What are the differences between the Essential and Elite Edition of DxO PhotoLab?

This information applies to version(s): 6

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
  • RAW image editing
  • Lens and camera corrections based on DxO's legendary Optics Modules
  • Ultra-wide color gamut NEW
  • High Quality (HQ) denoising
  • Support for a wide range of file types: RAW, TIFF, JPEG, and DNG
  • Extensive editing tools: Tone curve, contrast, white balance, etc
  • Smart Lighting to balance exposure
  • ColorWheel for accurate color manipulation
  • Crop and level images
  • ReTouch tool with Clone and Repair modes
  • Local adjustment tools including U Point™ technology
  • Automatic red eye correction
  • Advanced History panel
  • Comparison mode
  • Create Virtual Copies
  • Create and organize presets
  • Create custom export settings
  • Export as JPEG, TIFF, and DNG
  • Send images to third-party applications
  • PhotoLibrary, a powerful digital asset manager
  • No import required — browse your hard drive on the fly
  • Apply star ratings, color tags NEW, and Pick/Reject images
  • Import and display Exif and IPTC metadata
  • Add and manage keywords, create keyword hierarchies
  • Create Projects to organize images
  • Batch file renaming
  • Multiple monitors, fullscreen and high-resolution display support
  • Languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Simplified Chinese
  • 3 activations
  • DeepPRIME and DeepPRIME XD NEW AI-powered denoising
  • PRIME denoising for faster processing
  • Soft Proofing mode NEW
  • Support for Fujifilm X-Trans RAW files
  • Adjust perspective distortion with dedicated tools
  • Edit the shape of the ReTouch area using a brush and eraser NEW
  • Rotate, scale, and mirror your ReTouch source area NEW
  • DxO Clearview Plus to reduce haze and enhance contrast
  • Moiré tool to remove artifacts caused by high-frequency textures
  • Edit existing presets and create partial presets
  • Create multiple parallel exports
  • Create, edit, and manage your own watermarks
  • Edit Exif and IPTC data
  • Import and apply DCP and ICC profiles
  • Selectively copy and paste metadata from an image to others
  • Search field to quickly find the tools you’re looking for
  • >Create custom palettes
  • Display only the tools that are actively making changes to an image
*FujifilmX-Trans sensors are only supported in the Elite Edition for technical reasons.

To view our supported cameras & lenses page directly from this article, please click on this link.

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