Windows & Mac Full VersionJul 30, 2014

Free DxO Optics Pro 7 Elite (100% discount)

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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!

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

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  1. sib

    Reply to this comment#181

    [@GIANNIS]
    the offer is still functional here : http://www.dxo.com/intl/practicalphotography

  2. Donghwan.Seo

    Reply to this comment#180

    Thanks

  3. David

    Reply to this comment#179

    Why does unsubscribe not work on this site ? I am fed up with being bombarded with emails about new comments on this product !

  4. magic

    Reply to this comment#178

    i want

  5. GIANNIS

    Reply to this comment#177

    HELLO
    I CANT FIND THE LICENSE KEY TO INSTALL THE PROGRAM (DXO OPTICS ELITE PRO 7)
    ANYONE CAN HELP ME?
    THANKS

  6. Deirkdk

    Reply to this comment#176

    Retried the Activation process on Aug 1 – one day after multiple failures – and it sailed right through. Presumably their servers were either down or overwhelmed.

    Bit disappointed, however, to find that my current camera is NOT supported by DxO Optics v7: it IS shown as a Supported system on the DxO website, but apparently only under the newer release (v9).
    Tried downloading Optics Module from within v7, but the list called up in v7 stops One Model Short of the camera we have, nor have we found an obvious Manual Download from their website. ( – ?? – )

    Literature states that we can still Manually Apply some corrections – and, as others have noted, more for RAW images than JPGs – but it would have been nice to see what the Automatic Adjustments are capable of.

    In any event, this appears to be a program for Semi-Serious (to Pro – ?) Photographers, not for the Casual User.

  7. dierkdk

    Reply to this comment#175

    [@Ernie F]

    Found a copy of the Installation Guide after 2nd attempt to contact Support failed; also looked at their FAQ section. The Install guide suggests checking out support & the FAQ – and the FAQ suggested that an AV program might block activation – thus the decision to make an attempt with Norton disabled.

    Thanks for the suggestions – will try again on Friday, on the chance that their servers are merely temporarily overwhelmed.

  8. Ernie F

    Reply to this comment#174

    [@Deirkdk] Hello, Deirkdk : I do not have a direct answer for your problem but would suggest you try again to contact DxO Labs support. If that still doesn’t work you may find an answer to your problem in the Pro 7 ‘‘Installation Guide” or the “Users Manual”. Try this link: http://support.dxo.com/forums/20970938–DxO-Optics-Pro-Documentation. The links for Pro 7 documents are at the bottom of the list. They down load PDF files of the Guide and Manual. You may find a solution to your problem in the Installation Guide.
    Wish I could be of more help.
    Ernie F

  9. Ernie F

    Reply to this comment#173

    [@mrnews54] I AGREE !!

  10. Ernie F

    Reply to this comment#172

    [@chiro65] Glad you got it installed. S.O.S. is a great resource for us and it helps when we try to help each other with the install or use problems. Happy Downloading!

  11. Ernie F

    Reply to this comment#171

    [@Sky1] OK I see what you mean. ……. :)

  12. Deirkdk

    Reply to this comment#170

    Realize that this is now an Expired Offer, however: Downloaded the .exe, and obtained an Activation Code, while the offer was still current.
    Installed the app earlier today (Jul 31), and upon opening it was presented with a choice of a Trial period Or Activation: Alas, EITHER Option results in an Error Message: “The activation process failed, the Error Code is DatabaseCannotBeOpened. Please report to support.”
    This error message persisted after: 1) Uninstall, Reboot, Reinstall; 2) Defeat Norton AV before attempting activation.

    Visited the DxO web page & attempted to submit a report to support, but THAT produced the following:
    “Oh no. Somethine went wrong…”

    Posting this on the odd chance that someone else may have run across this Glitch,
    and Hopefully a Solution!

  13. Claude Grenon

    Reply to this comment#169

    Merci beaucoup quel beau cadeaux.

  14. gaudeau

    Reply to this comment#168

    TOP

  15. gaudeau

    Reply to this comment#167

    Bravo pour la promo d’un logiciel qu fait référence dans la photo.

  16. Sky1

    Reply to this comment#166

    [@Ernie F] Ernie, thanks for trying to help, but I got this installed ages ago. My comment was just a sarcastic reply to Tom L.’s first comment, if you read both (his and mine) carefully .

  17. mrnews54

    Reply to this comment#165

    [@Ernie F] It is dumbfounding how many people simply do not follow the download/purchase instructions exactly, and end up with problems. Admittedly, the procedures require careful attention, but it seems like a high proportion of SOS followers have ADD…. Detailed correct procedures have been posted by you, me, and Mr. Boss in the Comments, but it seems they don’t read those either. Perhaps there is a Darwinian process at work here, but I’m afraid we’re starting to live in an Idiocracy…..

  18. chiro65

    Reply to this comment#164

    [@Ernie F]
    I finally did get it resolved when I used the download it now link instead of the highlighted link at the beginning of the paragraph. Thanks for the help Ernie.

  19. Ernie F

    Reply to this comment#163

    [@Ernie F] I was trying to say ‘be careful what setup file you download and from where you down load it.’ Use only the S,O.S. provided setup file. Do not down load any setup files from the other web pages.

  20. Ernie F

    Reply to this comment#162

    [@Sky1] Retry to install but be careful what setup file you download it. See my comment to Tom L. below……… hope you can get this program to work for you. It is very useful if you enjoy working with your digital photos.

  21. Ernie F

    Reply to this comment#161

    [@Paul] See my comment to Tom L. below>>>>>

  22. Ernie F

    Reply to this comment#160

    [@Paul] It works if you follow the S.O.S. instructions. See my comment to Tom L. below>>>>>

  23. Ernie F

    Reply to this comment#159

    [@Tom L.] Not sure why you had the problem getting the Pro 7 version. If you used the ‘DOWNLOAD IT NOW!’ button above and down loaded from the S.O.S. site then you will get the Pro 7 Elite setup file ‘DxO_OpticsPro7_setup.exe’ file. Then using the S.O.S link provided you are taken to giveaway page. Input your email info and the special code to prove you are human being not a software robot. Then click the ‘submit’ button. This takes you to another page that has your License Key code for Pro 7.
    [NOTE: I did have to re-Input the special code twice before it took.] [Also, Do not download any files from this page before clicking 'submit' because there is an offer for trial version of Pro 9 on the page below the 'submit'
    page]
    Once I got the actual License Key code I had no problem installing program and activating it with the License Key code provided. The trial version changed to full unlimited version of DxO Pro 7 Elite.
    [Be sure you save copy of the installer exe file and the License code page or do a screen shoot of it for use later if you decide to unstall and re-install again.] Hope this helps anyone having problem getting this giveaway installed.

  24. David

    Reply to this comment#158

    Thanks, Ashraf!

  25. Paul

    Reply to this comment#157

    The activation code doesn’t work.

  26. chiro65

    Reply to this comment#156

    [@David] Thanks David! :)

  27. David

    Reply to this comment#155

    [@chiro65] You need to click on the large Download it Now button above.

  28. chiro65

    Reply to this comment#154

    [@Tom L.]
    Ok, I downloaded the program which is linked and it’s the Pro 9 version and the license I was issued was for the Pro 7 version and itdoesn’t work as the activation code!

  29. Sky1

    Reply to this comment#153

    Then I guess the license key I got was fake and it turned my 30 day PRO trial to lifetime ELITE trial to fool me into believing it is real. Shame on them for making a fool out of me and slapping me with a fake lifetime license key! :)

  30. chiro65

    Reply to this comment#152

    [@Tom L.]

  31. Tom L.

    Reply to this comment#151

    This is only a trial, currently there is nowhere that says it will send a key for it. Although the terms and condition don’t mention anything about it being a 30 day trial.

  32. mrnews54

    Reply to this comment#150

    [@Philx] This is partially true, but this software CAN be used to beneficially adjust some parameters of digital photos taken with ANY camera. Probably a waste of time for most point-and-shooters anyway. I don’t know if it can help correct generic lens distortion which most really cheap cameras have in abundance.
    Where it really shines is in adjusting images from lower-mid level DSLRs, like my Nikon D40 and kit lens. The modules for those specific components really do make each picture look better, right out of the box. Of course there’s no substitute for taking excellent photos to begin with, but this helps fix various issues caused by low-end, and even prosumer, hardware.

  33. Philx

    Reply to this comment#149

    Not for me, thanks, because I’ve already picked up DxO Optics 7 PRo from an earlier SoS link. There’s nothing in the Elite version that’s going to particularly help me because the cameras I’m using are anything but high-end nor the lenses, either. That’s a fact that seems to be too often lost on some folks chasing after this brilliant software: *that it is laboratory developed and engineered to relate to actual, specific lenses and actual, specific camera models,* and that it does so by reading an image’s Exif data and proceeding from there. If it reads your image’s Exif and sees a nice little point ‘n shoot camera at work then no, it won’t do anything that existing freeware like Paint.net easily does for nowt.

    Way back when DxO started giving away out-of-date versions of its software (and hey, what a gift though: much appreciated by many) someone said it’s magic, the way it can make images from a cheap and cheerful Samsung look like those from a Nikon DSLR. Nonsense. You have to start (in this case) with that Nikon DSLR before you get to see the true magic of which this state-of-the-art software is capable.

  34. Sky1

    Reply to this comment#148OLD COMMENT

  35. kenneth lantier

    Reply to this comment#147OLD COMMENT

    If you have not received the key code go to this link at http://www.dxo.com/intl then support and click submit a request bottom right fill in your info.
    Got my key the next day, hope it works for you.

  36. Sky1

    Reply to this comment#146OLD COMMENT

    [@David] David, you do not get anything in the mail (or maybe you do but don’t need to). If you go to the page given to you by SoS to get your key, you enter your email address and fill in the Captcha and when you click , it takes you to the next page where your key is given to you immediately online. No emails. Just wait till the page “turns”.

  37. David

    Reply to this comment#145OLD COMMENT

    Cannot access registration code and wish to register urgently. I have submitted requests for registration about 6 times, all to no avail ! Please help before the offer runs out.

  38. julie

    Reply to this comment#144OLD COMMENT

    When I try to register it wont allow me to get a product code. It keeps refreshing to a blank form.

  39. Ashraf

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

    @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.

  40. LUCAS

    Reply to this comment#142OLD COMMENT

    Hi,
    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,
    Lucas

  41. kenneth lantier

    Reply to this comment#141OLD COMMENT

    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.

  42. Seamus McDermott

    Reply to this comment#140OLD COMMENT

    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.

    Read more at http://sharewareonsale.com/s/dxo-optics-pro-elite-sale#2rjvOq6fGLmd81hy.99

  43. Roger

    Reply to this comment#139OLD COMMENT

    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?

  44. Roger

    Reply to this comment#138OLD COMMENT

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

  45. mike

    Reply to this comment#137OLD COMMENT

    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.

    TY,

    Mike

  46. Altrsey

    Reply to this comment#136OLD COMMENT

    Thank you!

  47. schandr.sk

    Reply to this comment#135OLD COMMENT

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

  48. Nick Sanyal

    Reply to this comment#134OLD COMMENT

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

  49. Eden

    Reply to this comment#133OLD COMMENT

    There’s no mail..

  50. David

    Reply to this comment#132OLD COMMENT

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

  51. Bryan

    Reply to this comment#131OLD COMMENT

    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!!

  52. Toprol Dessert

    Reply to this comment#130OLD COMMENT

    [@Владимир]

    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.

  53. Владимир

    Reply to this comment#129OLD COMMENT

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

  54. David

    Reply to this comment#128OLD COMMENT

    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.

  55. neko ime

    Reply to this comment#127OLD COMMENT

    Thank you! This is wonderful giveaway.

  56. swiki

    Reply to this comment#126OLD COMMENT

    Thanks very mutch !! swiki

  57. sdk5

    Reply to this comment#125OLD COMMENT

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

  58. AT

    Reply to this comment#124OLD COMMENT

    [@filou] [@Redeyed] The activation code is in the gap between the lines:
    >Here is your personal activation code for DxO Optics Pro 7:
    >
    >XXXX-GIFT-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX
    >
    >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.

  59. Redeyed

    Reply to this comment#123OLD COMMENT

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

  60. filou

    Reply to this comment#122OLD COMMENT

    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:

  61. andrzej

    Reply to this comment#121OLD COMMENT

    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.

  62. BearPup

    Reply to this comment#120OLD COMMENT

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

  63. mrnews54

    Reply to this comment#119OLD COMMENT

    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.

  64. andrzej

    Reply to this comment#118OLD COMMENT

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

  65. Jerry

    Reply to this comment#117OLD COMMENT

    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.
    Thanks,
    Jerry

  66. Jean PAUL

    Reply to this comment#116OLD COMMENT

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

  67. vjsakal

    Reply to this comment#115OLD COMMENT

    Je to super,dakujem

  68. Attila

    Reply to this comment#114OLD COMMENT

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

  69. Rob

    Reply to this comment#113OLD COMMENT

    I discovered this article a while back http://www.thephoblographer.com/2012/06/24/review-dxo-optics-pro/#.U7yymJRdWSo this is fantastic software valued at 299. I can’t believe our good fortune this terrific software is a God send for any photographer.

  70. omkar

    Reply to this comment#112OLD COMMENT

    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.
    HOW TO DOWNLOAD AND REGISTER THIS PROGRAM
    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
    Email:

  71. joe-brennan

    Reply to this comment#111OLD COMMENT

    how do I change the password you gave me?

  72. Lee Skinner

    Reply to this comment#110OLD COMMENT

    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.

  73. mrnews54

    Reply to this comment#109OLD COMMENT

    [@Robby]
    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 “DxO.com 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.

  74. Robby

    Reply to this comment#108OLD COMMENT

    7/6/14
    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.

  75. mrnews54

    Reply to this comment#107OLD COMMENT

    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.

  76. Ryan

    Reply to this comment#106OLD COMMENT

    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?

  77. ronald young

    Reply to this comment#105OLD COMMENT

    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?

  78. ronald young

    Reply to this comment#104OLD COMMENT

    I have account but cannot register to get my kry

  79. Rob

    Reply to this comment#103OLD COMMENT

    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.

  80. Rob

    Reply to this comment#102OLD COMMENT

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

  81. Rob

    Reply to this comment#101OLD COMMENT

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

  82. Piotr

    Reply to this comment#100OLD COMMENT

    the best program

  83. Fabrizio Marni

    Reply to this comment#99OLD COMMENT

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

  84. geraldf

    Reply to this comment#98OLD COMMENT

    [@margaretha]

    lifesaver! worked for me as well

  85. Sunnaze

    Reply to this comment#97OLD COMMENT

    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!

  86. Cyril

    Reply to this comment#96OLD COMMENT

    Awesome! thanks.

  87. gerald

    Reply to this comment#95OLD COMMENT

    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

  88. just a lurker

    Reply to this comment#94OLD COMMENT

    Thank you, much appreciated

  89. alber

    Reply to this comment#93OLD COMMENT

    i did not found activacion code?

  90. Grateful

    Reply to this comment#92OLD COMMENT

    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?

  91. David

    Reply to this comment#91OLD COMMENT

    great

  92. Sorn

    Reply to this comment#90OLD COMMENT

    Good

  93. Vortex

    Reply to this comment#89OLD COMMENT

    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!

  94. Perchepinte

    Reply to this comment#88OLD COMMENT

    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.

  95. margaretha

    Reply to this comment#87OLD COMMENT

    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?!

  96. paul

    Reply to this comment#86OLD COMMENT

    what is the link to obtain free registration,
    thanks

  97. Rob

    Reply to this comment#85OLD COMMENT

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

  98. chiipster

    Reply to this comment#84OLD COMMENT

    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.

  99. gudilogin

    Reply to this comment#83OLD COMMENT

    lubie to ;]

  100. ken

    Reply to this comment#82OLD COMMENT

    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.

  101. Fabrizio Marni

    Reply to this comment#81OLD COMMENT

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

  102. Valerie

    Reply to this comment#80OLD COMMENT

    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.

  103. Gramor

    Reply to this comment#79OLD COMMENT

    A great offer and program, thanks!

  104. Aleksandr

    Reply to this comment#78OLD COMMENT

    Скачал. Первые впечатления очень положительные. Хорошая программа.

  105. AMZMA

    Reply to this comment#77OLD COMMENT

    [@Ashraf]

    woohooo

  106. Alex

    Reply to this comment#76OLD COMMENT

    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..

  107. Scott

    Reply to this comment#75OLD COMMENT

    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:

    http://support.dxo.com/entries/22223617-Will-the-camera-Fuji-X-Pro-1-X-E1-X10-XF1-X-S1-X-Pro1-X100s-and-X20-be-supported-

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

  108. Ezra

    Reply to this comment#74OLD COMMENT

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

  109. Ashraf

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

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

  110. mrnews54

    Reply to this comment#72OLD COMMENT

    [@Marc]
    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.

  111. Marc

    Reply to this comment#71OLD COMMENT

    [@mrnews54]
    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.

  112. 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…

  113. 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?

  114. new

    Reply to this comment#68OLD COMMENT

    thank 55+

  115. GameOver

    Reply to this comment#67OLD COMMENT

    Great option but never received my registration key :(

  116. Gorn

    Reply to this comment#66OLD COMMENT

    Great

  117. christophe

    Reply to this comment#65OLD COMMENT

    great

  118. lifeeasy.mai

    Reply to this comment#64OLD COMMENT

    Welcome!

  119. Randrianomanana

    Reply to this comment#63OLD COMMENT

    thanks

  120. 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!

    [@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.

  121. 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.

  122. GIZMO1981

    Reply to this comment#60OLD COMMENT

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

  123. cseilersos

    Reply to this comment#59OLD COMMENT

    [@Ashraf]
    Thanks. Missed that. Bummer.

  124. martine

    Reply to this comment#58OLD COMMENT

    i don’t receive the mail of confirmation

  125. stanley

    Reply to this comment#57OLD COMMENT

    i don’t see te serial number?
    Best regard
    Stanley

  126. 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)

  127. 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.

  128. delimanyac

    Reply to this comment#54OLD COMMENT

    #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

  129. 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)

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

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

  132. 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.

  133. 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. ;-)

  134. 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.

  135. 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?

  136. mrnews54

    Reply to this comment#46OLD COMMENT

    [@trust]

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

  137. 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.

    Regards.

  138. mrnews54

    Reply to this comment#44OLD COMMENT

    [@Philx]

    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).

  139. sky1

    Reply to this comment#43OLD COMMENT

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

  140. 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.

  141. nicola

    Reply to this comment#41OLD COMMENT

    #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.

  142. 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.

  143. 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?

    Thanks.

  144. cnboy@gishpuppy.com

    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?

  145. 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.

  146. 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.

  147. 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!

  148. 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

  149. 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.

  150. trust

    Reply to this comment#32OLD COMMENT

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

  151. 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?

  152. 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!

  153. Jimi

    Reply to this comment#29OLD COMMENT

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

  154. 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.

  155. 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: http://sdrv.ms/KbT0w6

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

  157. Ashraf

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

    [@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 :-)

  158. 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?

  159. 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.

  160. 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,

  161. 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. ;-)

  162. 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.

  163. 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?

  164. 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.

  165. 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.

  166. danny

    Reply to this comment#16OLD COMMENT

  167. 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.

  168. jeanrock

    Reply to this comment#14OLD COMMENT

    Please…send me the key code, thanks

  169. EdCaffreyMS

    Reply to this comment#13OLD COMMENT

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

  170. 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.

  171. 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 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.

  172. 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!

  173. Burn

    Reply to this comment#9OLD COMMENT

    [@Ashraf]

    Seems that page is online again, thanks.

  174. olegatar

    Reply to this comment#8OLD COMMENT

    activation connection to server failed

  175. 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.

  176. 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.

  177. b.k.test

    Reply to this comment#5OLD COMMENT

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

  178. Ashraf

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

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

  179. mask

    Reply to this comment#3OLD COMMENT

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

  180. 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 :-)

  181. 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.

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