I'm really impressed by how fast this version starts compared to previous versions. That was one of the things that annoyed me most about PL2 and PL3. It commonly takes 2.5 to 3 minutes before PL3 gets completely ready to use. With PL4 it's 30s or less.
from clicking the icon in the dock until ready-to-use. PL-3: One minute, 52 seconds; PL-4: 20.2 seconds.
I don't know what they did to improve it, but it makes an amazing difference in usability of the product.
I'm always amazed at how impatient all of us have become that a difference of about 1 1/2 minutes for a program to start up makes it so much more enjoyable to use.
DXO 4 starts in about 10 seconds.
None take more than 30 seconds to load and most take no more than 15 seconds.
Of course. All my machines have an SSD for their system drive, or if only one drive - like my laptop - then for the only drive. It won't be long before almost every machine is SSD, the prices keep dropping.SSD?
As a 3.3 elite user, looks like they want $70 for an upgrade.
Wonder why I've received no special offers or other email from DXO ?
Secret upgrade !
Same here..I had to to their online site to learn that I qualified for an upgrade
So for a $50 upgrade I get “better” noise reduction (PRIME NR was already fantastic), the ability to view the history of edits I’ve made, and the ability to put a watermark on my images?
Meanwhile, there is still no radial filter in the Local Edits panel, I can’t use DXO PL to stitch images together nor to blend multiple exposures in to an HDR image, and the masking ability is still woefully behind Adobe IMO.
I don’t see any substantial improvements here IMO. Am I just missing something?
I have, multiple times. Every time I get the “thanks for your feedback, we’ll pass it on to our development team”, and nothing ever comes of it.Are you subscribed to the mailing list? Otherwise, they are not even allowed to mail you (GDPR).
I've already got multiple mails, about the upgrade, an offer and links to tutorials about the new features.
Have you tried to pass this information along to them?
From time to time, the have a survey about what the users would like to see in the next release.
The things you mention for instance, I would never vote for because I have no need for them.
So, your vote and discussion about these tools could trigger more people to vote to add these to their list for a next release.