Last updated on March 5, 2024
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The image processing and output options are identical in all versions of DxO PureRAW, whether you use the standalone version or the plug-in, and regardless of the chosen processing mode (direct or with preview).

Instant mode settings
Preview mode settings
  1. Selecting the RAW processing and the denoising technology.
  2. Choosing optical corrections.
  3. Choosing the output format.
  4. Selecting the destination folder.
  5. Renaming of the output images.
  6. Export the processed images to the software of your choice.

The options are arranged as follows:

Selecting the RAW processing and the denoising technology.

In this section, you choose how DxO PureRAW will process and denoise your RAW files, using one of 4 options:

*HQ and PRIME methods are only visible if you have opted to display them in Preferences.

**Note that DeepPRIME XD will be applied on Fujifilm RAW files (a tooltip about this is displayed when you hover the DeepPRIME XD2 button with the mouse).

Clicking on Advanced Settings reveals adjustment sliders, the number and function of which depend on the chosen denoising mode:

Choosing optical corrections

DxO PureRAW lets you define the optical corrections you want to apply to your images. Choose all of them to take full advantage of DxO Labs’ technologies, or just some of them if you want to entrust these corrections to your usual software. Each correction can be activated or deactivated by clicking on the corresponding switch:

*From version 4 (March 2024), DxO PureRAW uses refined, improved lens softness algorithms.

Choosing the output format

The best output format for your processed images will depend on how you want to use them. There are 3 options, though you can select all of them to create different format versions of your image all at once:

When you select one or multiple output formats, DxO PureRAW calculates the required storage space and displays it immediately below the format options. This information is particularly important if you are dealing with several image batches.

Selecting the destination folder

In the Destination section, you have two options:

Renaming the output files

The File renaming is turned off by default and you need to toggle the File renaming button to activate it. In that case, you can select one of the 4 ready-to-use presets in the menu. Below, depending on your choice, you will see a preview of the file rename. The presets offer you different mixes of original file name, processing method, date and sequence number.

If you click on Edit, you will be able to create your own file names and save them as presets:

Export the processed images to the software of your choice.

DxO PureRAW lets you open the processed images in the program of your choice. In the Export section, you will find the following options:

The Export with original RAW file(s) toggle lets you attach the original images to the processed images and open them in the destination program too, where applicable.

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