“DxO recently upgraded OpticsPro, its image processing and editing app for the Mac to version 11,” William Porter writes for Macworld. “Though it’s a modest upgrade, DxO continues to provide innovative and technically superior solutions to basic photographic problems.”

OpticsPro 11’s full-screen viewing, with the delightful before-and-after slider and with controls for rating images, is my favorite new feature,” Porter writes. “Version 11 also adds an automatic micro-contrast tool that boosts contrast for small details but is smart enough to ignore skin pores and noise. And there’s finally an automatic fix for red-eye.”

“What’s new in version 11 is less important than what is not new: its ability to automatically correct images for lens-based problems (optical distortion, softness, chromatic aberration, and vignetting) and sensor-based problems (noise especially but also basic color and exposure),” Porter writes. “Automatic correction of these nearly inevitable problems is OpticsPro’s superpower.”

Much more in the full review here.

MacDailyNews Take: The slider to view the before/after benefits is a great addition from the DxO OpticsPro for Photos extension.