PhotoLab 5 interface is largely customizable and lets you split photo editing and management into two tabs. From the Photo Library tab, you can easily access your images by folders and start editing. With the introduction of support for EXIF and IPTC metadata, the application of the keywords and the search for images using the keywords has become much easier. Another great feature is the automatic application of the lens correction based on the inbuilt profiles, if you don’t have the profiles, it will notify you with a prompt to download them. Talking about the image adjustment tools, you have different tools for curves, hue and saturation, shadow and highlight control, and much more. You have also an option to choose one of its preset ‘looks’.
Its latest and much-awaited addition is the support for Fujifilm X-Trans raw files. The U-point automatic masking feature has made it much easier to adjust tones and other similar features corresponding to the point where you clicked. It also comes with a gradient mask tool and a control line tool which comes with an eyedropper, giving you an option to select only those tones which you want to edit.
With machine learning AI or Deep PRIME (Probabilistic Raw Image Enhancement) the PhotoLab5 has become a reliable tool for noise reduction, providing users with reasonably fast processing and quality results. With all these image editing and managing tools, you can definitely achieve the results you expect from a high-quality photo editing tool.
DxO Photolab5 might not be cheap, especially the Elite version, and it might not be the easiest program to learn, the photo editing results and the satisfaction you achieve are just unmatchable and its really worth it to try out this powerful software.