A gift for photographers comes from DxO Labs. In cooperation with Digital Camera UK, they are giving away a free license for DxO OpticsPro 9, for a limited time. All you need to do is submit your email address and do it by the 28th of February – and it’s all yours.
DxO Labs did the same thing in 2015, when they upgraded to the version 10, so they gave away free license codes for version 8. They are again two versions ahead the ones they’re giving away. Sure, version 11 is the latest one, but I suppose 9 could still do the trick. Also, it’s completely free, and if you haven’t used this software before, it could be a great opportunity to try it out. The version 11 costs €129 (around $139) for Essential and €199 (around $215) for Prime edition. So, the first time users could probably settle for the free 9 version, at least for a start.
The process is pretty straightforward. You get to enter your email address here, and you get the license code to your email. If you’d like to check the system requirements and supported operating systems and cameras, you can check it out here. If everything suits you, you can install the software and use it for free. Then, if you are satisfied, you will have a chance to buy the Version 11 at discount price until March 31, 2017.
Free DxO OpticsPro 9 may be a good way of “luring” the customers to buying the newest version later, but of course – nobody can force you to do it. After all, with a price increase for Adobe CC, this may be a good alternative to Photoshop or Lightroom, at least up to some point.
Have you used DxO OpticsPro before? What are your experiences?
Update: The original version of this article didn’t state the expiry date properly. You will be able to use DxO OpticsPro 9 for the unlimited time, and it’s the discount offer for the Version 11 that expires in March. Sorry for the misunderstanding.