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The best just got better. DxO PureRAW 2, the award-winning RAW photo converter, gets an Apple Silicon boost and a host of other upgrades

DxO PureRAW 2 now fully leverages Apple’s M1 and M2 processors with full Apple Silicon native compliance. Version 2.1 also adds support for Canon’s latest EOS R mirrorless cameras, and rolls out smarter options for batch processing.

PureRAW 2 is accelerated by Apple Silicon

Despite receiving a big update to optimize speed just a few months ago, we knew that we could get more from DxO PureRAW 2 on Apple’s latest architecture. Now fully compliant with Apple’s revolutionary Silicon, DxO PureRAW Version 2.1 not only uses the neural processor architecture for RAW image processing, but also benefits from working with the M1 and M2 chips at a user interface level. As there’s no need for Rosetta, PureRAW 2’s interface runs up to 10% faster.

New models to benefit from DxO PureRAW 2

DxO PureRAW 2 not only brings unrivaled detail and quality to RAW photo processing in its denoising and demosaicing, but also uses DxO’s exclusive Optics Modules to improve lens sharpness while correcting distortions, aberrations, and vignetting. These Optics Modules are painstakingly produced in DxO’s purpose-built labs, and include not only highly accurate lens profiles, but bespoke sensor and optical combinations. With DxO PureRAW v2.1, the list of Modules reaches 74,000 combinations and includes the most exciting new Canon mirrorless models: the EOS R7 and EOS R10.

Also among the new models included in DxO PureRAW’s extended coverage are the Canon EOS R5 C and the Leica M11.

You can find the full list of DxO PureRAW’s supported models here. https://www.dxo.com/supported-cameras/

Improved workflow

The latest version of DxO PureRAW also adds new workflow settings that streamline RAW processing, letting photographers spend more time shooting and less time editing. For instance, version 2.1 provides a greater number of renaming options when generating files, joining other smart options to guarantee smoother, more efficient RAW photo management.

About DxO PureRAW:

Trained and developed using millions of example images, DxO PureRAW uses convolutional neural networks to perform the demosaicing and denoising processes of RAW image conversion simultaneously. The network is able to produce results that far exceed those made by human-designed algorithms, producing Linear DNG files that have all of the flexibility of the original RAW file but with the best possible image quality in terms of color, noise, and fine detail. In addition, DxO PureRAW uses DxO’s highly regarded Optics Modules, a database of more than 74,000 lens and camera body combinations that provide the highest levels of corrections to geometric distortions, vignetting, and aberrations.

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