How I Export Photos from DxO Optics Pro
DxO Optics Pro is my go-to software for initial processing of RAW and JPEG files because it does an incredible job of correcting them and gives me a tack-sharp photo almost every time. But, I do the bulk of my post-processing in Adobe Lightroom afterward. Here is how I export a file from DxO Optics Pro for processing in Lightroom or really any other post-processing software.
My primary concern after processing an image, be it with DxO Optics Pro or any other software, is that I do not lose any information (or not much) contained within the photo. Therefore, I export in file formats that are loss-less.
I export any image that I am done with in DxO Optics Pro, to Lightroom as a 16 bit TIFF file. The resolution I want is 300 dpi because this is best for high-quality printing.
Also, and it may be different for you, my printing house that does all my printing prefers to work in files that are in the sRGB color space, so I export and work in that color space within DxO Optics Pro. While Lightroom works in ProPhoto color space, I limit this file import to sRGB so that I do not fool myself into thinking that I will get something different when I get the printed file. I also use the soft-proofing feature in Lightroom to see what I will get ahead of time and by sticking with sRGB, it keeps me from being fooled by other color spaces and their stronger blues and greens as compared to sRGB.
So that I know that an image was processed in DxO Optics Pro, I have the export dialog append a “_DxO” suffix to each file it exports. This is a handy way, when I am later processing it in Lightroom, for me to know where it came from and how it was first processed.
In the Output Settings panel in the Process module of DxO Optics Pro, I have renamed the “TIFF 16-bit” export to “TIFF 16-bit sRGB 300dpi” so that there is no mistake on what the settings are.
This is my preferred export method when working with DxO Optics Pro and Adobe Lightroom. Really, for any software that I use to process image files, these are the settings that I use for image file exports for continued processing, and what I have found works best for me.
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