It looks as though DxO have released DxO Optics Pro v5
but as I write their web-site is apparently overwhelmed. I'll be downloading the trial version when I can in order to test out their claims for their new RAW converter.
EDIT: Caution - this software may have problems.
Well, the v5 trial was downloaded and installed on a Windows XP SP2 machine and I rebooted as requested. All went swimmingly until I tried to run DxO Pro at which point Windows helpfully informed me that it had encountered an error and DxO Pro had to be shut down. Uninstalled DxO, rebooted and re-installed with Kaspersky paused but with the same result. I'll try it on Vista x64 later. My suspicions are with the InterLok drivers which don't
get uninstalled by default (bad manners there) but in any event I am not
impressed as it doesn't appear to be ready for prime time!
Well, I attempted to install under Vista x64. This time the InterLok (trial licence?) installer actually admitted failing. That didn't stop the DxO Pro main installer continuing however. Installation was run from a Standard User Account so you can probably guess that the Desktop shortcut and Program Menu shortcuts all got installed on the Administrator desktop which is unforgivable in a modern installer. The reason I say this is that installers can ask the operating system for its version numbers and if they don't like what they are told they should exit gracefully. Not so with DxO Pro - it just blithely carries on installing in the wrong account. Sloppy, sloppy
I will try and raise these issues with the company (at the moment their website has apparently crashed - bit like their software really) but in the meantime I strongly
urge that you don't part with your cash until you know
that you can install and run DxO Pro without problems.
P.S. See my later post for the response from DxO tech support