You may not realize that your lens has caused distortion in a photograph until it's corrected, and you compare the corrected and distorted versions. In this video, Derrick Story shows you how to correct distortion with DxO OpticsPro for Photos, an affordable editing extension available to Photos for macOS users.
- [Derrick Story] So here we are in Photos and I've already checked that my camera- my mirrorless camera- is supported. So let's see how this plays out when we actually open this editing extension. We're going to go ahead and hit the return key to bring us into editing mode. And we'll go down to extensions- And you'd see that we have two DxO editing extensions here. This is the one that we're going to use- this is the one that I was talking about the OpticsPro for Photos. But they also have another editing extension and this one is a free one that if you shoot with their camera- they have a camera called the DxO One- Then I would highly recommend getting that editing extension also because it is calibrated specifically for their camera, and it allows you milk even more quality out of it.
So- two different editing extensions here. For our purposes we're going to work with OpticsPro for Photos and I'll go ahead and open that up right now. So we have a RAW file and the first thing we can see is that yes, indeed- my camera is supported. We found that out earlier in another movie. However, confirmation comes when you actually see your camera here and you see your lens here. If you don't see your camera and lens combination up here, then that either means: it isn't supported or, quite frankly, something went wacky.
(laughing) Right! But in our case it's working right now so we will receive the full power of DxO optical correction. So with this image captured with this camera, we'll be able to take advantage of all the benefits of DxO optics corrections. Now- right away- what does that mean? Well I'm going to hit the M key because that's what we do when we're in this editing extension, and that's the way the picture was when I took it, and there it is after the correction.
Now it may not seem like a big deal, but- actually- when you go back and forth and you see that distortion from the original shot and then you see how it was flattened out- well that is kind of a big deal. And that is something you can't do in Photos, and it happens automatically when you open a RAW file up in this editing extension with a supported camera. But there are a few more goodies to talk about also, and in the next movie I'm going to delve into White Balance and Smart Lighting, and then we'll also talk about Noise Removal and ClearView.
- Using the Luminar editing extension
- Working with layers
- Adjusting images
- Using DxO OpticsPro
- Applying lens corrections to photos
- Using Pixelmator Retouch
- Using Pixelmator Distort
- Using different Affinity Photo editing extensions
- Using Haze Removal
- Using Polarr image editing tools
- Adding text to photos