Last month, DxO released PhotoLab 5 and introduced a major new feature: support for Fujifilm X-Trans files. If you shoot at high ISO levels, you might want to check out what this software can do when it comes to removing noise and increasing detail.
Most of Fujifilm’s APS-C cameras use the company’s own X-Trans filter in front of the sensor, replacing the classic Bayer filter found in most cameras and providing a few advantages and disadvantages. Fujifilm claims that it creates extra detail and does away with the need for an anti-aliasing filter, but the more complex mosaic means that processing the raw files is more challenging and many software manufacturers — Adobe included — have run into issues in the past.
DxO’s new DeepPRIME technology seems to produce some excellent results, as this video demonstrates, deploying deep learning to process the raw data in order to remove a fair chunk of the noise produced when shooting at high ISO levels. DxO provides a free trial of PhotoLab 5, and you can purchase the ELITE version for €219 ($250).
Have you tried PhotoLab 5 for your X-Trans files? Let us know how you found the results in the comments below.