The photos that come out of your camera are in raw format, which require specialized editing tools. Using smart technology techniques, DxO PureRAW can pre-process raw photos and convert them to DNG format to allow further processing in Photoshop or Lightroom. The goal is to obtain better, high-quality RAW files before sending them to post-processing.
The application sports an elegant, black GUI with a rather minimalistic look, to make things as simple as possible. You can either browse for the input files or use drag and drop to send them to DxO PureRAW for processing.
The application starts loading all the thumbnail previews for all the selected images, sorting them automatically by their timestamp and displaying a small preview of the output next to each photo. You can select and filter images, or sort them by other criteria.
But what is truly interesting about DxO PureRAW is its capability to address common issues with RAW files. To be more specific, the DxO DeepPRIME technology uses artificial intelligence to eliminate noise in your photos and perform demosaicing, all while preserving the picture quality and the detail level.
The DxO optics modules apply optical corrections that are specific to the type of equipment you own. In fact, when loading the original RAW files, DxO PureRAW scans for the presence of the optics modules and prompts you to download the ones that are missing.
Optical corrections are designed to enhance the image quality and include tampering with the distortion, performing image sharpening and fixing chromatic errors or excessive vignetting.
There are quite a few operations that DxO PureRAW can do, although it might seem like a rather simple application. The result is a series of photos that are optimized for use with other post-processing tools in a format that preserves the image quality.