Windows & Mac Full VersionJul 1, 2014

Free DxO Optics Pro 7 Elite (100% discount)

Terms and Conditions
  • This is a 2-computer lifetime license, for home and business use
  • No free updates; if you update the program, you may lose it. If you want free updates, get DxO Optics Pro 9 Elite with free updates.
  • No free tech support. If you want free tech support, get DxO Optics Pro 9 Elite with free updates.
  • Can be installed or re-installed whenever you want, as long as you get your license key and download the installer before this offer has ended
  • May not be resold
  • No refunds and exchanges; if you are having trouble activating or registering, please ask for help
Technical Details
  • Developed by DxO Labs
  • Current version is v7.5.5
  • Download size is 278 MB (Windows), 158 MB (Mac)
  • Supports Windows (XP, Vista, and 7 [32-bit and 64-bit]) and Mac OS X
  • VirusTotal scan results: N/A --- too large for VirusTotal

DxO Optics Pro 7 Elite is a photo processing program that enhances and improves your photos using advanced algorithms and techniques — automatically.

Want more features? Get DxO Optics Pro 9 Elite with free updates, the latest and greatest version of DxO Optics Pro!

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  1. Ashraf

    (Mr. Boss) – Reply to this comment#143

    @Everyone who is not getting a code via email: First try using a different email address and make sure to check junk/spam. If that still doesn’t work, contact DxO directly and give them the page you entered your email in. I assure you, this giveaway is working fine but, for some reason, some people just don’t get emails from DxO. DxO support, in my experience, is awesome and will get you your key ASAP.

  2. LUCAS

    Reply to this comment#142

    I follow all instructions trying to get the key for Free DxO Optics Pro 7 Elite (100% discount) but I still have not get the key. Can you please send the key to my email?

    Thank you,

  3. kenneth lantier

    Reply to this comment#141

    Having the same issue with no key being sent. Have been checking my spam messages also,nothing.
    Used two other email accounts after more than a day with nothing on there end.
    Just sent a message to the vendor to see if they can sort this out, not getting my hopes up on this one.
    It would be nice to see them respond to this issue here, included my download # also.

  4. Seamus McDermott

    Reply to this comment#140

    I went to the giveaway page. I filled out the form and the site said “Your activation code has been automatically sent to you by email.”

    I never received the code.


  5. Roger

    Reply to this comment#139

    I cannot bring up the page to get the registration code for: Free DxO Optics Pro 7 Elite (100% discount)
    I have downloaded and installed. Can I get the code any other way?

  6. Roger

    Reply to this comment#138

    Thank You for the free opportunity to try and use your product. It is great to try a product before investing.

  7. mike

    Reply to this comment#137

    Download: #1184753
    Product Price
    Free DxO Optics Pro 7 Elite (100% discount

    I went to their giveaway page. I filled out the form and the site said “Your activation code has been automatically sent to you by email.”

    Their never sent me my code.



  8. Altrsey

    Reply to this comment#136

    Thank you!


    Reply to this comment#135

    Wo ist activation code? Keine E-Mail, keine Antwort, nix….

  10. Nick Sanyal

    Reply to this comment#134

    Not only is there a Santa Claus, but Santa is a gracious photographer! You guys rock!

  11. Eden

    Reply to this comment#133

    There’s no mail..

  12. David

    Reply to this comment#132

    [@Bryan] Hi Bryan, you need to contact DXO that’s where the key comes from.

  13. Bryan

    Reply to this comment#131

    Hi Guys, it has been OVER 24 HOURS since I downloaded and installed this program and supplied my email address for the activation code to be sent to me. NOT IMPRESSED. Before anyone pipes up with “check your spam folder” I have already done that and always do!!

  14. Toprol Dessert

    Reply to this comment#130


    Google Translate: Когда вы запустите программу вам дают выбор, либо попробовать или активировать программу. Выберите активации и коробки получится от серого до белого, что позволяет ввести ключ. Надеюсь, что это было полезно.

  15. Владимир

    Reply to this comment#129

    Как вставить такой ключ? 0037-ПОДАРОК-8927-9251-9848

  16. David

    Reply to this comment#128

    Hi, thank you for this. DXO downloaded with no problems. DXO sent me the email with the activation code worked no problems. Pity it is not upgradable, the price for DXO 9 on special is still twice the price of upgrade of C1 Ex 7 to pro on offer. So don’t think I will buy anytime soon. Stiil great to have though.

  17. neko ime

    Reply to this comment#127

    Thank you! This is wonderful giveaway.

  18. swiki

    Reply to this comment#126

    Thanks very mutch !! swiki

  19. sdk5

    Reply to this comment#125

    tried 3 times with that gateway email, all mail received with blanked gap between lines!!!

  20. AT

    Reply to this comment#124

    [@filou] [@Redeyed] The activation code is in the gap between the lines:
    >Here is your personal activation code for DxO Optics Pro 7:
    >Here is the download link for your software:

    Try reading the email with a different browser. If you use a custom skin or use custom colours, that may prevent the activation code from showing up. Try changing the text colour to a different colour or go back to default. Alternatively, you can go to your email and highlight the very same lines of text I just posted. Then copy and paste the result as plain text in something else like a new text file. The activation code should appear. It’s just plain text with different attributes.

  21. Redeyed

    Reply to this comment#123

    Have no key in email. How can I get it?

  22. filou

    Reply to this comment#122

    there is no key on the mail send by DxO …..
    Here is your personal activation code for DxO Optics Pro 7:

    the activation code must be HERE but nothing …

    Here is the download link for your software:

  23. andrzej

    Reply to this comment#121

    As you can see he writes a lot of people did not get that key, or instructions is bad or an ordinary phishing e-mail addresses.

  24. BearPup

    Reply to this comment#120

    Just wanted to leave a note of thanks. Its a massive download and a great deal. Thanks to both DxO and SoS.

  25. mrnews54

    Reply to this comment#119

    Hey folks, SOS is a “clearinghouse” for free and discounted software, NOT its distributor. You can post here all you want, and contact Ashraf directly, but issues with software installation, activation, registration, and usage should probably go to the manufacturer. I don’t think SOS usually has any codes to send you (though it doesn’t hurt to ask). Oddly enough, there are still some folks who have trouble getting activation codes, while other rarely/never have any problems. If directions were followed *exactly* one can only assume specific computer problems: anti-virus anti-spam anti-malware programs, firewall, e-mail programs quirks, etc etc.

  26. andrzej

    Reply to this comment#118

    actwate key? Gdzie klucz ? NIE MA! LICENCE KEY? Please send me the email with the activation code. Thank you!
    I’ve been waiting a week – from 07/07/2014.

  27. Jerry

    Reply to this comment#117

    It’s been over an hour, I’ve requested my free serial twice, and still no email. Please send me the email with the activation code.

  28. Jean PAUL

    Reply to this comment#116

    Le code transmis par e-mail n’est pas valide, le mot “CADEAU” dépassant les 4 signes dévolus à l’activation

  29. vjsakal

    Reply to this comment#115

    Je to super,dakujem

  30. Attila

    Reply to this comment#114

    I’m trying to get the acivation code, but no email response from DXO. How can I get the code? Please help me!

  31. Rob

    Reply to this comment#113

    I discovered this article a while back this is fantastic software valued at 299. I can’t believe our good fortune this terrific software is a God send for any photographer.

  32. omkar

    Reply to this comment#112

    I have been trying to get Registration code for Windows version. So far no email response from your end. I followed following information: Please do the needful.
    Before we tell you how to get this freebie, please take note the terms and conditions of this specific giveaway allow you to install or re-install whenever you want. However, you need to download the installer and get your license/registration key before the offer has ended.
    That said, the download link for DxO Optics Pro 7 Elite is given to you above. To get your registration key, click here to visit the giveaway page, fill out the form, and follow on-screen instructions — you will be emailed your registration information. (Be sure to check junk/spam; if you use a desktop email client, check junk/spam directly via the web because sometimes email clients don’t import junk/spam. If all else fails, try using a different email address if you don’t get an email after an hour or two.)
    Once you get your key, download and install DxO Optics Pro 7 Elite and then register it using the registration information you were given. You may need to run as admin if you are on Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8.
    Be sure to leave a nice comment if you like this offer or ask for help if you have any trouble.

    Your details

  33. joe-brennan

    Reply to this comment#111

    how do I change the password you gave me?

  34. Lee Skinner

    Reply to this comment#110

    In trying to get my registration number for DxO Optics Pro 7, a dozen or more attempts to enter the letters/numbers from the picture always give me a negative response. I’ve tried with caps and lower case, but nothing works. Can you help? Thanks.

  35. mrnews54

    Reply to this comment#109

    There is a link in the SOS download/confirmation page. You must open that in a new tab, enter your email address, and then receive an email from “ team” with an activation code. Download the program from the SOS download/confirmation page, NOT the activation code email. After installation, click “I want to activate” and enter the 16-digit code you were sent.

  36. Robby

    Reply to this comment#108

    I did not receive an Activation Code in the download confirmation that was sent to me. How do I get it ? The download number is 1102177.

  37. mrnews54

    Reply to this comment#107

    Got this one to replace v6 (obtained free back in December). Completely uninstalled v6 *FIRST*, then re-booted. Then signed in to SOS, followed instructions exactly, received activation code within 60 seconds, and installed and activated with no problem. The new version (7) even has my previously downloaded camera bodies and lenses available. Sweet!

    One quirk that might be fouling up some folks: When you “purchase” this freebie from SOS, open the link on the SOS confirmation page to obtain an activation code in a separate tab/window (enter your e-mail address there), then close that tab/window. Download the program from the original confirmation page that the SOS purchase takes you to, *NOT* the link on the confirmation e-mail DxO sends you about your “purchase” OR from your activation code email. (This ensures that you get the correct version of the program.) Download the software from the SOS confirmation page, then install the program, run it, and choose “I want to activate” and enter the code you received via email 4 digits at a time. I have never had a single problem with an SOS offer using this procedure.

  38. Ryan

    Reply to this comment#106

    I download the file but get this error “not a valid win32 application” when trying to install. I am running Windows 7 64-bit. Anyone know of a solution to this problem?

  39. ronald young

    Reply to this comment#105

    I have an account and an activation code but I cannot find where to input it. Also when I try to register am told to sign in and then the run around commences. How do i register and/or use the activation code to obtain license?

  40. ronald young

    Reply to this comment#104

    I have account but cannot register to get my kry

  41. Rob

    Reply to this comment#103

    Had it for 2 days now WOW! I also have Adode Photoshop Lightroom 4 and I can’t tell any difference. Definitely get this you won’t regret it.

  42. Rob

    Reply to this comment#102

    [@gerald] keep trying I received my registration key on the first try.

  43. Rob

    Reply to this comment#101

    [@Fabrizio Marni] [@Fabrizio Marni] keep trying I received my registration key on the first try.

  44. Piotr

    Reply to this comment#100

    the best program

  45. Fabrizio Marni

    Reply to this comment#99

    I didn’t receive any email with a free license key from DXO

  46. geraldf

    Reply to this comment#98


    lifesaver! worked for me as well

  47. Sunnaze

    Reply to this comment#97

    Just a note on the activation code: I unticked the box but entered all letters in small (even though in the captcha they were shown in capitals), so it appears that Margaretha solved the problem. Well done Margaretha! (^_^)

    Re: those that don’t receive the e-mail with the code, you may need to check you e-mail provider’s online/webmail spam filter as well as your own e-mail program’s spam filter – sometimes online spam filters detect that a company has sent out the same e-mail to countless recipients, and it therefore becomes flagged even though it’s a legitimate e-mail. Good luck!

  48. Cyril

    Reply to this comment#96

    Awesome! thanks.

  49. gerald

    Reply to this comment#95

    its been 48 hrs and I still don;t have an activation code – is anyone else suffering from this lack of response? I’ve checked spam etc and also tried another email address – same result

  50. just a lurker

    Reply to this comment#94

    Thank you, much appreciated

  51. alber

    Reply to this comment#93

    i did not found activacion code?

  52. Grateful

    Reply to this comment#92

    I’m having trouble with my code entry just hanging; it hung all night long. So today I tried the trial, filled out the form, and it’s hanging also. Do you have any suggestions?

  53. David

    Reply to this comment#91


  54. Sorn

    Reply to this comment#90


  55. Vortex

    Reply to this comment#89

    Hey guys, to get the code its pretty simple, just below the “CAPCHA” there is a tick box with (“Yes, please send me information about the DxO Labs products.”) just leave it on! If you try to untick it, it won´t work! Bummer, but thats how i got my code!

  56. Perchepinte

    Reply to this comment#88

    C’est selon moi le meilleur logiciel de traitement photographique. Je possédais Opics 6 et j’en profite pour faire la mise à jour qui va rejoindre les autres produits DxO Labs en ma possession : ViewPoint et FilmPack.
    Je tiens ici à féliciter DxO Labs pour lrurs logiciels faciles à prendre en main et redoutablement efficaces.

  57. margaretha

    Reply to this comment#87

    had the same reg problem, thought it was aol email, then- what worked for me was this: when captscha comes up, it looks like letters are in capitals, I used just small ones and it worked!!may help you, do try, I do not know?!

  58. paul

    Reply to this comment#86

    what is the link to obtain free registration,

  59. Rob

    Reply to this comment#85

    Keep trying I received my registration key on the first try.

  60. chiipster

    Reply to this comment#84

    The page to get the registration key does not work. Its an exercise in futility. I put in my email and the CAPTCHA / text, the page reloads and then nothing. Ive tried it with different email addresses, and different browsers. and nothing works.

  61. gudilogin

    Reply to this comment#83

    lubie to ;]

  62. ken

    Reply to this comment#82

    According to their website, one has until July 31 to register this version (trial). Hopefully it will not take that long to get an activation key as it has it has been a long time since it was requested.

  63. Fabrizio Marni

    Reply to this comment#81

    I never received any activation key for this software, though I try many times to subscribe to it.

  64. Valerie

    Reply to this comment#80

    I made several attempts to install the The Free DxO Optics Pro 7 Elite application with no success. I repeatedly received the following message. The application has failed to start b/c the application configuration is incorrect. Reinstalling the application may fix the problem. I even attempted to download it again from the website as well as from my account to no avail. Please help. I am trying to do so in order to register it b/f the offer expire.

  65. Gramor

    Reply to this comment#79

    A great offer and program, thanks!

  66. Aleksandr

    Reply to this comment#78

    Скачал. Первые впечатления очень положительные. Хорошая программа.

  67. AMZMA

    Reply to this comment#77



  68. Alex

    Reply to this comment#76

    Why should ShareWareOnSale be responsible for keeping YOUR codes for downloads? That’s your responsibility. I use gmail and have a folder for storing these program codes. You’ve always got access to them even if your HDD crashes..

  69. Scott

    Reply to this comment#75

    Very nice program and appreciate Ashraf’s efforts to provide quality software for free or reduced cost. Unfortunately, DxO only supports Bayer type sensors and not Fujifilm X sensors. Even their most current version of Optics Pro (v 9.5) does not support the Fuji X sensor. Their explanation for not supporting these cameras can be found here:

    Great software if your camera is supported. Unfortunately, mine are not.

  70. Ezra

    Reply to this comment#74

    Does this not support Windows 8.1 64bit? The program crashes as soon as I launch it.

  71. Ashraf

    (Mr. Boss) – Reply to this comment#73

    This giveaway is back… but with a new(er) version :-)

  72. mrnews54

    Reply to this comment#72OLD COMMENT

    DxO Optics sends an activation key to the downloader directly. I have a couple of their giveaway programs installed, and I found both activation code emails in one of my email folders. If you did not delete the email you received from them, the activation code should still work on a re-installation.

  73. Marc

    Reply to this comment#71OLD COMMENT

    AFAIK the problem is sharewareonsale has a record of me ordering the freebie but it does not keep a record of the license key as other promos sometimes offer. Sharewareonsale, if you have an account like I do, should also archive a record of the license key without having to depend upon the third party software provider.

    A record of just the download file is useless without a key.

  74. mrnews54

    Reply to this comment#70OLD COMMENT

    [@Marc] AFAIK, the only way to re-activate the freebie would be to find the original e-mail with activation code. They usually will not re-send at a later date, though you could contact DxO and ask…

  75. Marc

    Reply to this comment#69OLD COMMENT

    Downloaded DxO Optics Pro 6.6 thru Sharewareonsale but cannot find my activation code again to reactivate due to HD reformat. Any suggestions how I can get it again?

  76. new

    Reply to this comment#68OLD COMMENT

    thank 55+

  77. GameOver

    Reply to this comment#67OLD COMMENT

    Great option but never received my registration key :(

  78. Gorn

    Reply to this comment#66OLD COMMENT


  79. christophe

    Reply to this comment#65OLD COMMENT


  80. lifeeasy.mai

    Reply to this comment#64OLD COMMENT


  81. Randrianomanana

    Reply to this comment#63OLD COMMENT


  82. Ashraf

    (Mr. Boss) – Reply to this comment#62OLD COMMENT

    [@Jimi] Did you get it yet? Try using a different email. I got my license instantly to multiple emails.

    [@EdCaffreyMS] The issue is at your end, your firewall or network may be blocking it.

    [@Randy England] What you are supposed to do is read the directions we gave you and follow them.

    [@weaverrw] Try a different email.

    [@MujerAlta] Welcome!

    [] Have you tried running as admin?

    [@bapper1] You probably didn’t download the whole file. Try again.

    [@nicola] Try a different email.

    [@shugiva] Have you tried running as admin?

    [@Cynthia Thomas] Your network or firewall is probably blocking it, because the website itself is up.

    [@Richard L Worthen] Your download is corrupt. Try again.

    [@Laserman] Clear browser cache + cookies and try again. Or use a different browser.

    [@stanley] [@GIZMO1981] Read the directions we gave you…

    [@martine] Use a differnet email.

    [@cseilersos] Welcome!

    [@Mike Kelinberg] Run it as admin.

  83. Mike Kelinberg

    Reply to this comment#61OLD COMMENT

    I can’t activate my copy of DxO Optics Pro.I manually enter the number supplied in your registration email to me and click on activate, but the computer just sits. I then get a popup that says I need to save and try a different computer. I clicked on trial,. and then registered my reg. number, and requested info. I then got the note I was already registered.
    I clicked on the DxO Optics Pro icon, and the activation screen popped up again. I can’t get into application to use it.

  84. GIZMO1981

    Reply to this comment#60OLD COMMENT

    i don’t see tte serial number too?
    Best regard

  85. cseilersos

    Reply to this comment#59OLD COMMENT

    Thanks. Missed that. Bummer.

  86. martine

    Reply to this comment#58OLD COMMENT

    i don’t receive the mail of confirmation

  87. stanley

    Reply to this comment#57OLD COMMENT

    i don’t see te serial number?
    Best regard

  88. Sam

    Reply to this comment#56OLD COMMENT

    Make sure the file size of the download is correct. It’s in the for the software (Download size is 225 MB (Windows), 181 MB (Mac)

  89. Laserman

    Reply to this comment#55OLD COMMENT

    I have tried numerous times to get a registration key but the site will not accept any Captcha I put in even though I know they correct.

  90. delimanyac

    Reply to this comment#54OLD COMMENT

    #317067 and #310882 ordered as free offers on receiving any of the two softwares keys after compiling datas on giveaway pages (my address and the captcha). Already checked the spam folder.Thanks in advance for taking care of the problem.

  91. Richard L Worthen

    Reply to this comment#53OLD COMMENT

    i have tried 3 downloads of DxO OpticsPRO6 ,each D-Load will not setup by Win.Ultimate ( setup not complete sys32 ). SoS software D-Load Site #1 won’t work & all were done from Mirror Site & BAD !!!! This is ALL A BUMMER & a wasted 2 Hours of my time !!!! You should test out these D-Load Links. RLW (HAL-PC)

  92. Cynthia Thomas

    Reply to this comment#52OLD COMMENT

    I have been trying all day to obtain a key for DxO Optics Pro 6 Elite and DxO FilmPack 3 Essential and have not been able to make connection with their website. Can you offer any suggestions?

  93. trust

    Reply to this comment#51OLD COMMENT

    [@brighteyes1] You probably will have to temporarily disable driver signature enforcement in Windows XP . Take a look at this (It mentions Windows Server but applies to XP as well.):

  94. brighteyes1

    Reply to this comment#50OLD COMMENT

    I can’t get this to install under Windows XP Media Center Edition 2002 SP3. It installs most of the way and then flags an error that the program hasn’t passed the Windows XP Logo test and won’t be installed. Once I click on the error message “OK”s the install so far is backed out. It says contact the system administrator, but I have no idea what to do to get the install to complete properly.

  95. trust

    Reply to this comment#49OLD COMMENT

    [@mrnews54] Yeah, I thought so but I had to be safe. Don’t want to the distaff half to come looking for me. ;-)

  96. escreate

    Reply to this comment#48OLD COMMENT

    [@escreate] Download wasn’t complete but seemed to be. Works fine in Win 8.1 32-bit with full download.

  97. shugiva

    Reply to this comment#47OLD COMMENT

    After the first download the program and registration code, the program “told” that is activated, although Avast warned that the download is unknown. After a bit of work in the program and closing when re trying to open a Windows program does not allow it to open, writes that “the program is closed.” Reinstalled the program 2 times – without results. What to do?

  98. mrnews54

    Reply to this comment#46OLD COMMENT


    Definitely “his.” Not “mrsnews,” (that’s the wife)… LOL

  99. trust

    Reply to this comment#45OLD COMMENT

    [@Philx] Your apologies are warranted and tentatively accepted. You noticed and repeated my use of the word “everything” [sic] which was put inside quotation marks specifically to alert reasonable people to the *limitations* of the otherwise *unlimited* everything. In simpler terms, I was being lighthearted while providing REAL, EMPIRICAL FACTS based on my owning any number of medium- to high-end cameras in formats from 35mm to 8×10 AND my actually having used DxO since BEFORE offering my opinion. Any image that is or can be digitized CAN be processed with DxO Optics Pro 6; 8; 9 Elite no matter the type, age or format of the camera that produced it. The software processes the IMAGE and NOT the CAMERA, for goodness sakes!

    I dare say that I have every image-processing software that you have and, likely, many that you do not. Still, I find DxO’s offerings useful in much the same way that I find useful, for example, Seim Effects or other “presets” . Skilled as I am behind the camera and in a physical or digital darkroom (Remember, I mentioned Minolta Maxxum, a film camera?), it would take me hours-upon-hours to reproduce some of those effects…. and even then, not as masterfully as good old Gavin Seim.

    mrnews54 got it right. Read his (her?) post, try the software for yourself on some of your images and ONLY then offer what I hope will be a more helpful, fact-based critique of my expert opinions.

    As before said, I have successfully used DxO Optics Pro to process images from that same, old (1998) Minolta, which is NOT on their list of supported equipment. In making any further posts, you may wish better to inform yourself by actually taking a look at the matrix to which I provided a link.


  100. mrnews54

    Reply to this comment#44OLD COMMENT


    Some good points, but I think the OP meant that Optics Pro 6 can be be used as a generic touch-up tool, without having specific camera/lens modules installed. I’m not even sure this true, if the software can be utilized “manually” on photos, or if this would even be worth doing.

    It’s certainly no surprise that a program three versions old only supports older hardware. Perhaps many SOS downloaders missed that detail. But for those of us with seven-year-old equipment, this freebie is just another potential tool in the arsenal. That said, I probably won’t use it much, as Photoshop (CS4) gives me amazing and precise control. It’s good to try out these programs (for free) just to see if any are actually worth paying for. Free trial offers (of current versions) could accomplish the same thing, but tend to be tedious (and sometimes feature-limited).

  101. sky1

    Reply to this comment#43OLD COMMENT

    [@shaker] Essayez donc 0023-GIFT-3606-5150-5608.

  102. EdCaffreyMS

    Reply to this comment#42OLD COMMENT

    Been trying since yesterday to get the registration code……simply cannot get to the page…every browser cannot connect, and offers a cached copy…which does no good. Sure would like to get the key for this software, as it’s very nice to have/use. ANYBODY…..can you help me get the regestration code????? I’ve even tried use the one posted, but get “cannot connect to server” when I try to register.

  103. nicola

    Reply to this comment#41OLD COMMENT

    #314905 and #314828 ordered as free offers on receiving any of the two softwares keys after compiling datas on giveaway pages (my address and the captcha). Already checked the spam folder.Thanks in advance for taking care of the problem.

  104. Philx

    Reply to this comment#40OLD COMMENT

    [@trust] Sorry but your comment at #32 is likely to mislead a lot of people. The software version offered here emphatically does NOT cover “everything”: how could it? The developer isn’t psychic, and couldn’t possibly have written specific algorithms for camera systems not even in existence at the time of the DxO Optics Pro / Elite 6 release. As I wrote in the opening post to this thread, this software is superb as an automated post-processor of the digital output of specific optical equipment. But as I also made clear in that same post: that kind of automation is *NOT* available to non-supported equipment. Me, I have Adobe CS, DxO and the stunningly brilliant Sagelight, (currently on a bargain-of-the-year time-limited offer of $40) in my image management armory. Adobe CS considerably out-performs DxO’s Optics Pro. . . but then it should: pricing and complexity separate the two by a wide margin. DxO is my go-to for really fast automated processing tasks (a tenth of the time it would take Adobe CS to do the same thing) of output from my supported camera gear. Sagelight is actually my image management program of choice, a bit like Optics Pro and Adobe CS rolled into one but capable of out-performing both at a fraction of the price and in a fraction of the learning time involved. If you’re *not* familiar with high-end image editing, and your camera gear *isn’t* supported by this version of Optics Pro then candidly, you’re not missing much by not downloading it.

  105. bapper1

    Reply to this comment#39OLD COMMENT

    I too get security warnings and “corrupted file” warnings, after downloading from three different links. Not sure I understand re: trust comment #27: I downloaded that as well, with no results. Is there a safe, non-corrupted version out there?



    Reply to this comment#38OLD COMMENT

    On first running, the program produces a message : This product is not compatible with a non-native windows environment. Please contact the software manufacturer for more information.

    My PC is Win7 x64, non-virtual. What has gone wrong?

  107. hawleyj

    Reply to this comment#37OLD COMMENT

    I see that this is version 6 and the current commercial version is 9. I’m not surprised that most of the supported cameras listed are at least 2 generations out of date as well. Might not even be worth what we are paying for it.

  108. shaker

    Reply to this comment#36OLD COMMENT

    Le code d’activation DxO Optic 6 Pro “0023-CADEAU-3606-5150-5608″ n’entre pas dans les cases, donc n’active pas le logiciel.

  109. MujerAlta

    Reply to this comment#35OLD COMMENT

    Downloaded, got the activation code almost instantaneously, installed the program and activated it. Took “Trust’s” advice and installed even though none of my cameras are listed and, although there’s a learning curve, managed to muddle my way through processing a couple of photos that needed some first-aid and was pleased with the results. When saving, the program automatically uses the photo’s file name and adds a “DxO” and a file number. Classy! Thanks, Ashraf!

  110. weaverrw

    Reply to this comment#34OLD COMMENT

    Tried “ask for help” and redirects here. I have downloaded the program 3 times and finally have it installed however I haven’t been able to get the activation code. checked my email for over 2 hours, nothing.
    About the same with DxO FilmPack3.
    What to try? thanks

  111. mrnews54

    Reply to this comment#33OLD COMMENT

    Downloaded, installed, and activated with no problems whatsoever, on Win 8.1. Then installed modules for the 3 lenses for my old Nikon D40. Interesting program for basic image correction, would not be too easy for beginners though. Probably wonit use it much except for snapshots for simple emailing & Facebooking; much more extensive and precise control in Photoshop. But nice to have, for free (currently $99 for v.9). Noticed that Nikon D7000 and 7100 cameras are not supported in v.6, so I would probably uninstall (or upgrade) this, if/when I upgrade my DSLR.

  112. trust

    Reply to this comment#32OLD COMMENT

    [@pops] They support “everything” including my D3X.

  113. Randy England

    Reply to this comment#31OLD COMMENT

    Download #309612, DxO FilmPack 3 Essential – I cannot get the registration code. The page claims to send it by email, but the email just sends me back out to request the code again, and again, and again. What am I supposed to do to get the code?

  114. EdCaffreyMS

    Reply to this comment#30OLD COMMENT

    Just can’t seem to get to the registration page….tried to follow the link in chrome, IE, and Firefox (after clearing cache), and cannot connect to the webpage (the link listed below the download link(s) Any other suggestions to get the registration key????? Thanks!

  115. Jimi

    Reply to this comment#29OLD COMMENT

    Downloaded & registered but have yet to receive registration number via email

  116. pops

    Reply to this comment#28OLD COMMENT

    Downloaded, installed and registered no problem. Looks good …. but …. no support for recent camera bodies, lenses? Old software for old equipment? Am I doing something wrong or is there no support (modules) for recent equipment? I’m trying to use with photos from either a Nikon V1 or Nikon D600 and their associated lens options. Tough to get a feel for the software if it’s too old to be useful.

  117. trust

    Reply to this comment#27OLD COMMENT

    @ajcohn – The original upload was an exe file that throws up security warnings. Here’s a link to a 7-zipped copy of the same file:

  118. trust

    Reply to this comment#26OLD COMMENT

    @EdCaffreyMS – Try closing your browsers and, if you have not set them to automatically delete all info after closing, then manually flush all stored data stored in your browser(s) cache(s).

    @ajcohn – Perhaps a download manager different from the one built into your browser will work. When IE or Chrome or Firefox downloads fail, I usually have success with Gigaget. I used it for this offer. I have uploaded an installer here, if you wish to try it:

  119. Ashraf

    (Mr. Boss) – Reply to this comment#25OLD COMMENT

    [@freeisgood674] Thanks for the tip :-)

    [@olegatar] [@EdCaffreyMS] Read

    [@Burn] Welcome!

    [@photography dude] Welcome!

    [@cseilersos] [@escreate] Did you read Technical Details above? Win8 isn’t officially supported.

    [@jeanrock] Please… read the directions we gave you.

    [@danny] Thanks.

    [@latetrain] [@William] Your download is corrupt. Download it again.

    [@l101man] Glad you got it to work.

    [@trust] Glad you like it — and no promises on the request ;-)

    [@ajcohn] You could try using a download manager.

    [@danny] Glad to hear it worked for you without any issues :-)

  120. EdCaffreyMS

    Reply to this comment#24OLD COMMENT

    I’d REALLY like to get the activation key, but cannot get to the website….chrome, firefox, and IE all come up with “OOPPSSS!” can’t reach this site……cached version?” The cached version is basic and cannot enter the image characters required……can anybody help?

  121. danny

    Reply to this comment#23OLD COMMENT

    Success. Downloaded quickly in Google Chrome. Installed easily in Windows 7 Professional 64 bit, as administrator. Received registration code email in a few minutes. Downloaded modules for camera and 2 lenses easily. I’m delighted.

  122. ajcohn

    Reply to this comment#22OLD COMMENT

    Sadly the download won’t complete for me. I’ve tried downloading the link in both chrome and firefox. It will start, than stops part way through and won’t go any further. Thanks for any suggestions,

  123. trust

    Reply to this comment#21OLD COMMENT

    Professional, advanced amateur or novice photographer: Grab this FREEBIE, even if your cameras ARE NOT on the list of supported equipment. I have re-processed images taken with cameras as old as my old Minolta Maxxum 9′s (circa 1998) and gotten superb results, especially in low-light situations. Anyone who has spent $2,000 – 6,000 on their camera most likely already has DXO’s version 8 or version 9… at $300. If not, and for all those casual shooters, this SoS FREEBIE is a real belated-Christmas gift. So, put aside all the whining about DEP, server unavailability, the dog-ate-my-homework crap and grab this while you can. You’ll be glad that you sorted out whatever problems just as soon as you’ve successfully processed one of those old so-so photos.

    Thanks Ashraf for a real gem. Now, since I only have Version 8.1.2 and can’t seem to find my wallet to pay for an upgrade to Version 9, perhaps SoS could…. well, you know. ;-)

  124. l101man

    Reply to this comment#20OLD COMMENT

    My bad..I thought the code on the website was for the activation and it is given in the email instead.

  125. William

    Reply to this comment#19OLD COMMENT

    I downloaded your setup file for DxO Optics 6 to give it a try but my computer said it was not a legitimate Windows file and could not be executed. Can you tell me what is wrong?

  126. l101man

    Reply to this comment#18OLD COMMENT

    Seems odd to get a registration code that is two characters short of the actual code entry required. That makes registration totally impossible.

  127. latetrain

    Reply to this comment#17OLD COMMENT

    Downloaded the Windows File. When I try to run it I get the error box saying this isn’t a valid Win32 application. Tried running it as Admin. but same thing.

  128. danny

    Reply to this comment#16OLD COMMENT

  129. escreate

    Reply to this comment#15OLD COMMENT

    I am running Windows 8.1 and the OS indicates that the .exe can’t run on my PC even though I try to install it as administrator.

  130. jeanrock

    Reply to this comment#14OLD COMMENT

    Please…send me the key code, thanks

  131. EdCaffreyMS

    Reply to this comment#13OLD COMMENT

    Can’t get to the reg page (website)……same as last two posters

  132. cseilersos

    Reply to this comment#12OLD COMMENT

    Even though I was able to change the DEP policy level with BCDedit.exe, and I was able to add Dx0 Optics Pro to the exceptions list, it still give me the error, and if I click “Continue,” it crashes. Sad. Using Windows 8.1-64 with Core i5 and 12GB RAM.

  133. cseilersos

    Reply to this comment#11OLD COMMENT

    Under Windows 8.1 64, I get message saying ‘Data Execution Prevention’ (DEP) of Microsoft Windows is activated on this computer… I found their FAQ addresses this at but not very well. The instructions don’t work Seems you have to add an exception to DEP. In my version of Windows, that area is greyed out, and apparently you have to use the complicated bcdedit.exe instead. I want to try this out, but this is ridiculous. DEP exists for a purpose.

  134. photography dude

    Reply to this comment#10OLD COMMENT

    DxO Optics Pro is serious photo editing software. The target audience is advanced amateurs and professional photographers. This is an older but very capable version and is perfect for students and advanced hobbyists. This offer is not really targeted at the casual user. If one wants simple and really easy check out PhotoIMP (not free but sometimes on promo), or the more capable but less easy IrfanView, or the more sophisticated Zoner Home (free).
    This offer is targeted at photography buffs. If you are into photo editing this FREE offer is a great deal. Deals like this on professional photography software do not come by often – take advantage. Thanks SharewareOnSale and DxO!

  135. Burn

    Reply to this comment#9OLD COMMENT


    Seems that page is online again, thanks.

  136. olegatar

    Reply to this comment#8OLD COMMENT

    activation connection to server failed

  137. freeisgood674

    Reply to this comment#7OLD COMMENT

    I was just doing a search for versions 6 and newer. It seems the only main differences in the newer versions are higher quality cleanups of the images and support for new cameras and lenses. Other than that the basic functions of what it does is the same. On par with cheaper versions of Photo-shop.

  138. Ashraf

    (Mr. Boss) – Reply to this comment#6OLD COMMENT

    [@b.k.test] It works just fine for me. Try clearing browser cache + cookies and pressing Ctrl + F5 to refresh the page.

  139. b.k.test

    Reply to this comment#5OLD COMMENT

    Page to register DxO Optics Pro 6 Elite doesn’t work – “Service Temporarily Unavailable”.

  140. Ashraf

    (Mr. Boss) – Reply to this comment#4OLD COMMENT

    [@mask] You are more than welcome to spend $299 to get v9.

  141. mask

    Reply to this comment#3OLD COMMENT

    hello. thanks ,but it’s for 2009
    newest version is 9.

  142. Ashraf

    (Mr. Boss) – Reply to this comment#2OLD COMMENT

    [@Philx] Glad you like it, and thanks for the kind words. However, I can’t really take too much credit — this isn’t a SoS exclusive… but that doesn’t really make the freebie any less awesome :-)

  143. Philx

    Reply to this comment#1OLD COMMENT

    DxO has a formidable reputation as the professional photographer’s go-to when Adobe CS is a bit too much trouble to cope with. The Elite version offered here is an astonishing freebie for those with digital cameras of $1,000 and up, otherwise the Pro version, offered elsewhere last month by a digital photography magazine, is sufficient. It should however be noted that whether Pro or Elite, this software is very much Savile Row tailoring, with a bespoke “fit” to different cameras from different manufacturers. *Do not make the mistake of thinking Optics Pro will do everything you expect* because the program’s principal strengths — its brilliant auto adjustments — most definitely will NOT work for you if your camera isn’t on the “supported” list. (For further information, check the developer’s website.) There’s plenty else to work with manually, of course — but unless you’re familiar with Photoshop-level post processing, you may well decide a less complex program (Photoshop Elements, for example) is all you need. However: if your camera is on the DxO supported list, then this Elite freebie — even though of an earlier version — is very probably this Christmas’s very best software . Well done, SoS.

Product Description

About DxO Optics Pro 7

Like some other photo processing programs, DxO Optics Pro 7 improves your photos. But we improve them more, and better, than any other program. And we improve them automatically. We’ll explain why.

First you should know briefly who we are. Our name is DxO Labs, we are based in Paris (France) and our chief scientists regularly publish scientific papers in the most prestigious journals of the computer image community. This scientific and mathematical background has allowed us to design DxO Optics Pro 7 as a tool that aims not just to improve quality, but to achieve perfection — and more specifically, automatic perfection.

We have tested your camera and each of your lenses

Our first unique feature is to test all the hardware characteristics in our own labs. Cameras and lenses spend days in the hands of our technicians, who measure not only optical defects like distortion, lens softness or vignetting, but also check and measure noise, colorimetry, and tone curves. They analyze the in-camera processing that is applied (with or without your knowing) to the images. The result is a huge database that has no equivalent anywhere in the world. This is what enables the program – knowing that an image has been shot with a particular camera and lens, at a certain aperture and focal length – to calculate that a particular pixel must have its value increased by x%, moved by y% in this or that direction, and corrected by z% in, say, the red channel. But you won’t have to do a thing: the program will download the profiles for your camera and lens, then silently and effortlessly apply the appropriate corrections.

Our program analyzes your images, one by one

As every photographer knows, every photo is unique. Even if you have shot the same subject with the same equipment, two images will always differ: one has some grain in a dark zone, while another lacks contrast and the third suffers from excessive backlighting. Most programs deal with this uniqueness by using an elementary solution: they offer a wide range of corrections, and leave you to do the work. DxO Optics Pro 7 has a radically different approach. We analyze the image, we find the corrections to be done, we carry our these corrections, and we show you the result, in case you want to fine-tune this or that correction to your taste.

Of course, analyzing an image zone by zone and pixel by pixel is a highly complex task.

Finding that a particular subject is back-lit and needs not only additional light (as if you’d used a fill-in flash) but also heightened local contrast. Seeking out the minute colored fringes round the edges of some objects. Detecting highlights that are close to “burning out” and need to be preserved. Traditionally, all these tasks would have been accomplished by skilled operators in photo laboratories. Now that operator is an extremely powerful application. This auto-analysis of any particular image is our second exclusive feature.

What DxO Optics Pro does for your images

● If you have shot Raw, DxO Optics Pro processes your photos using the best converter ever designed; when transforming the raw sensor data (the “demosaicing” process, among others), this converter is virtually free from artifacts;

● DxO Optics Pro automatically corrects all five optical distortions (geometric distortion, vignetting, chromatic aberration – both longitudinal and lateral – and lens softness), thanks to the high-level measurement database that our labs have been building up for years;

● DxO Optics Pro finely corrects the exposure of your photo, with an automatic adjustment (Raw images only) to keep highlights from ‘burning out’, and even recovery of some partially burnt-out highlights.

● Thanks to the measurements made in our labs on each camera body, DxO Optics Pro has the best de-noising process available, letting you shoot Raw or JPEG photos at speeds as high as  ISO 100,000.

● DxO Optics Pro offers a unique automatic correction of contrast and lighting in shadows, equivalent to a fill-in flash, to radically improve any high-contrast or backlit picture.

● DxO Optics Pro offers an unrivaled option to change the color rendering of your photo, as if it had been shot by another camera, or on a particular film.

● DxO Optics Pro offers an exclusive correction tool for wide angle shots, which corrects deformation of faces and bodies by using non-conventional (cylindrical or spherical) perspective methods.

● All the above corrections and features are automatic, while letting you fine-tune their settings to adapt them to your taste (apart from the last correction mentioned above, perspective correction, which is semi-automatic).

What’s new in DxO Optics Pro 7


- In order to make the workflow easier, DxO Optics Pro 7 now defaults to file and folder browsing. In this case, as soon as you start to browse or explore the folders, the default preset (DxO Default), as set in the program  preferences, will be applied automatically to the pictures. The default preset is also applied to every new image.

- Projects are still available, but as an option. If you want to use Projects – which are an alternative way to organize your images – please be aware that the behavior of the program has changed between DxO Optics Pro 6 and DxO Optics Pro 7, as follows:

> DxO Optics Pro 6: if a single picture is part of two different Projects, the settings are independent from each other, and a preset is added as soon as the photo is added to a Project.

> DxO Optics Pro 7: if a single picture is part of two different Projects, the settings stay the same for both Projects. If you need different and independent settings, then you need to create Virtual Copies for each Project.

- Basic editing of files and folders is available, including copy, renaming and deleting image files. Folders or directories can be created and renamed from within DxO Optics Pro 7′s Source Browser.

- It is possible to create a new project simply by doing a drag and drop from the Windows Explorer.

- Stacks functionality has been removed, to simplify the workflow.

- The View tab doesn’t exist anymore. All the corrections and modifications brought to a picture can be seen directly in the Customize and/or in the Organize tabs.

- The choice between workspaces is simplified : Essentials is gone, however you can still choose between First steps (improved) and Advanced users modes.

- There is no more need to save your work manually, it is automatically and continuously saved.

- The welcome screen has a new button you can click to discover the new workflow on a Web page.

Speed improvement

- The correction algorithms have been optimized and the whole application feels more responsive.

- DxO Optics Pro v7 uses OpenCL to take advantage of compatible video cards processing power (Windows only).

- Global speed is expected to be up to 2x faster, and up to 4x faster with Open CL (Windows only).

Image processing

- The new default preset is “DxO default”. It is based on the previous “DxO default v2″*, but adds a default value of 25 to the “Protect saturated colors” slider (see below). The “DxO default” preset is applied by default to both RAW and RGB files.

The preset “DxO default – Neutral color (RAW only)” is based on the previous “DxO default v2 – Neutral Color (RAW only)”* and gets, as well, the “Protect saturated colors” slider default value of 25.

- DxO Lens Softness has been improved and shows less artifacts in areas containing less or little details (the bokeh, as an example).

- Protect saturated colors slider has been improved. The color selectivity works better, and the tool will reduce the saturation of excessively saturated colors while leaving less-saturated colors untouched.

- Bokeh is a new slider in the Detail > DxO Lens Softness (Customize tab). Its purpose is to reduce sharpening artefacts in the bokeh.

- Edge offset is a new slider in the Detail > Unsharp Mask panel (Customize tab). This tool enables you to apply a stronger sharpening on the edges than on the center of the image. This is particularly useful for lenses that do not have a DxO Optics Module.

*: The previous default presets are still available in the “DxO Optics Pro 6 default presets” folder.

Presets and sidecars

- The new storage format is common to Mac and Windows.

- Virtual Copies can be stored in the sidecars.

- When the “Export settings from sidecar files automatically” option is enabled, a sidecar is created only when a correction setting is changed.

DxO Optics Modules

- The Optics Module automatic detection system efficiency has been improved (the system should make more accurate suggestions – for example, it will not ask you to choose between all existing 70-200 lenses if you try to process an image taken with a 70-200 f/2.8).

- Camera/lens Modules Ambiguities management is simplified: resolutions are on a per-image basis, instead of being global (however, you still have the possibility to apply the selected DxO Optics Module for all images with an identical ambiguity).

Further improvements

The Windows version of DxO Optics Pro 7 gets many improvements already available for Mac users:

- When an image is cropped, the cropped out areas are not shown anymore.

- The Image Browser scrolls horizontally, instead of vertically.

- A double-click on any slider resets it.

- The mouse scroll wheel moves the sliders.

- A grid of thirds can be displayed over the crop rectangle when using the “Crop” tool.

- The output settings are automatically saved when they are modified.

Lightroom workflow

- Browsing of Lightroom catalogs and Lightroom external editor mode have been dropped. However, export to Lightroom catalog is still available.

Important Info

Terms and Conditions

  • This is a 2-computer lifetime license, for home and business use
  • No free updates; if you update the program, you may lose it. If you want free updates, get DxO Optics Pro 9 Elite with free updates.
  • No free tech support. If you want free tech support, get DxO Optics Pro 9 Elite with free updates.
  • Can be installed or re-installed whenever you want, as long as you get your license key and download the installer before this offer has ended
  • May not be resold
  • No refunds and exchanges; if you are having trouble activating or registering, please ask for help

Technical Details

  • Developed by DxO Labs
  • Current version is v7.5.5
  • Download size is 278 MB (Windows), 158 MB (Mac)
  • Supports Windows (XP, Vista, and 7 [32-bit and 64-bit]) and Mac OS X
  • VirusTotal scan results: N/A — too large for VirusTotal