About DXO Optics Pro 9
DxO make the standard camera sensor testing software, meaning they're a pretty good authority when it comes to photo software. So it's no surprise DxO Optics Pro ($99 direct) is indeed one of the most impressive pieces of photo software out there, and, since my last review of the software, it's made large leaps forward, particularly in improved organization features and program stability. It tops these off with unmatched image processing: DxO claims the new, unique Prime feature gives you a full extra stop of exposure with no increase in noise level. Even without that, Optics Pro can do wonders for your digital photos—particularly if you shoot in camera raw mode.