Let me start to say that DxO staff members are easy reachable even the “CEO” you can MP directly. Try that with adobe…
DxO is migrating from a raw processor and plugin for serious photshoppers to a standalone fullblown image creator with the local tools and creative tools.
Next is the DAM.
It’s a pitfall of creating things we like,want and don’t make it sluggy and slow.
Most needed thing is autopassthrough of xmp and ptci and exif data from raw files, dng’s, tiffs and jpegs as import to the export tab. (This has no inside DAM functionallity but it supports outside dam functionallity for people who has large library’s which are monitored by profesional DAM.)
Search functions, building database and tagging has no use if you can’t export it further.
Second, a simple editing function, but this is only usefull if it can read most data of exif xmp and such.
Third a more expanded export utility, which data i want connected on the export file and how (inside or xmp, export of resolution pixelxpixel(size).
This are extra things who don’t improve a image but apperently “we” in general want it. So please keep the speed of proccesing and navigating inside on par with the improvements.
(the more you can do differently the less you know in detail)
Libray&search module / editing file metadata module / editing image file module / export module that’s i my mind the main TAB fields.
Much more details but hence, you need to do the rough part before the sanding and polishing…
I know that DxO is working hard to improve things so i just wait to see what’s popping up in the new releases and