Terms and Conditions
  • This is a 2-user lifetime license, for home and business use
  • No free updates; if you update the program, you may lose it
  • No free tech support
  • 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 v6.6
  • Download size is 225 MB (Windows), 181 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

Windows & Mac Full VersionDec 28, 2013

Free DxO Optics Pro 6 Elite (100% discount)

$299.00 Free!

DxO Optics Pro 6 Elite is a photo processing program that enhances and improves your photos using advanced algorithms and techniques — automatically.

This sale has expired, sorry! See Active Sales list for more free and discounted Windows software.

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  1. new

    Reply to this comment#68

    thank 55+

  2. GameOver

    Reply to this comment#67

    Great option but never received my registration key :(

  3. Gorn

    Reply to this comment#66


  4. christophe

    Reply to this comment#65


  5. lifeeasy.mai

    Reply to this comment#64


  6. Randrianomanana

    Reply to this comment#63


  7. Ashraf

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

    [@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!

    [@cnboy@gishpuppy.com] 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.

  8. Mike Kelinberg

    Reply to this comment#61

    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.

  9. GIZMO1981

    Reply to this comment#60

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

  10. cseilersos

    Reply to this comment#59

    Thanks. Missed that. Bummer.

  11. martine

    Reply to this comment#58

    i don’t receive the mail of confirmation

  12. stanley

    Reply to this comment#57

    i don’t see te serial number?
    Best regard

  13. Sam

    Reply to this comment#56

    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)

  14. Laserman

    Reply to this comment#55

    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.

  15. delimanyac

    Reply to this comment#54

    #317067 and #310882 ordered as free offers on sharewareonsale.com:not 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.
    Read more at http://sharewareonsale.com/s/dxo-optics-pro-elite-sale#ByqZcS5DBg11ZavK.99

  16. Richard L Worthen

    Reply to this comment#53

    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)

  17. Cynthia Thomas

    Reply to this comment#52

    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. http://www.dxo.com Can you offer any suggestions?

  18. trust

    Reply to this comment#51

    [@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.): http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/5e048b0f-83b2-4281-b5e9-533ef3de564d/disable-driver-signature-enforcement-permanetly-at-bootup-how?forum=winservergen

  19. brighteyes1

    Reply to this comment#50

    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.

  20. trust

    Reply to this comment#49

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

  21. escreate

    Reply to this comment#48

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

  22. shugiva

    Reply to this comment#47

    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?

  23. mrnews54

    Reply to this comment#46


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

  24. trust

    Reply to this comment#45

    [@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.


  25. mrnews54

    Reply to this comment#44


    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).

  26. sky1

    Reply to this comment#43

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

  27. EdCaffreyMS

    Reply to this comment#42

    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.

  28. nicola

    Reply to this comment#41

    #314905 and #314828 ordered as free offers on sharewareonsale.com:not 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.

  29. Philx

    Reply to this comment#40

    [@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.

  30. bapper1

    Reply to this comment#39

    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?


  31. cnboy@gishpuppy.com

    Reply to this comment#38

    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?

  32. hawleyj

    Reply to this comment#37

    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.

  33. shaker

    Reply to this comment#36

    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.

  34. MujerAlta

    Reply to this comment#35

    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!

  35. weaverrw

    Reply to this comment#34

    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

  36. mrnews54

    Reply to this comment#33

    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.

  37. trust

    Reply to this comment#32

    [@pops] They support “everything” including my D3X. http://www.dxo.com/intl/photography/dxo-optics-pro/supported-equipment

  38. Randy England

    Reply to this comment#31

    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?

  39. EdCaffreyMS

    Reply to this comment#30

    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!

  40. Jimi

    Reply to this comment#29

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

  41. pops

    Reply to this comment#28

    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.

  42. trust

    Reply to this comment#27

    @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: http://sdrv.ms/KbT0w6

  43. trust

    Reply to this comment#26

    @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: http://sdrv.ms/19rDrH7

  44. Ashraf

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

    [@freeisgood674] Thanks for the tip :-)

    [@olegatar] [@EdCaffreyMS] Read http://sharewareonsale.com/s/dxo-optics-pro-elite-sale#comment-620351

    [@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 :-)

  45. EdCaffreyMS

    Reply to this comment#24

    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?

  46. danny

    Reply to this comment#23

    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.

  47. ajcohn

    Reply to this comment#22

    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,

  48. trust

    Reply to this comment#21

    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. ;-)

  49. l101man

    Reply to this comment#20

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

  50. William

    Reply to this comment#19

    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?

  51. l101man

    Reply to this comment#18

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

  52. latetrain

    Reply to this comment#17

    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.

  53. danny

    Reply to this comment#16

  54. escreate

    Reply to this comment#15

    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.

  55. jeanrock

    Reply to this comment#14

    Please…send me the key code, thanks

  56. EdCaffreyMS

    Reply to this comment#13

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

  57. cseilersos

    Reply to this comment#12

    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.

  58. cseilersos

    Reply to this comment#11

    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 http://support.dxo.com/entries/21596357-At-startup-there-is-a-window-informing-me-that-the-Data-Execution-Prevention-is-activated-What-shall 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.

  59. photography dude

    Reply to this comment#10

    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!

  60. Burn

    Reply to this comment#9


    Seems that page is online again, thanks.

  61. olegatar

    Reply to this comment#8

    activation connection to server failed

  62. freeisgood674

    Reply to this comment#7

    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.

  63. Ashraf

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

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

  64. b.k.test

    Reply to this comment#5

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

  65. Ashraf

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

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

  66. mask

    Reply to this comment#3

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

  67. Ashraf

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

    [@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 :-)

  68. Philx

    Reply to this comment#1

    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.

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Terms and Conditions

  • This is a 2-user lifetime license, for home and business use
  • No free updates; if you update the program, you may lose it
  • No free tech support
  • 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 v6.6
  • Download size is 225 MB (Windows), 181 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