Side by side visualisation

Hello DXO team,

In order to sort images from the same burst, it will be interesting to have a side by side visualisation functionality to keep the best photo from the same burt.


Dear @sgospodarenko

is it possible to merge all the FR’s with “compare” like Compare view (like in Lightroom) - DxO PhotoLab / Which feature do you need? - DxO Forums and Compare several photos in same view - DxO PhotoLab / Which feature do you need? - DxO Forums and this one .Thanks in advance.

Enjoy your weekend


And what would be the point? The next new user missing this simple feature will open a new thread again instead of searching first. Because no one can understand why a RAW converter in 2021, coming in at significant costs, doesn’t have this simple feature. But then, it’s not the only “simple feature” missing and given the rather poor “progress” from PL4 to PL5, I don’t expect anything to happen.

Dear @JoJu ,
that’s correct but…hope dies last :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:
And I hope anybody of the DXO staff will notice that one FR with a lot of votes is on the verge of revolution :innocent:
If I ever believe that DXO will not change anything, which is what many users want, I will officially leave the forum, continue to use my version 4 until it is no longer possible for technical reasons, and otherwise concentrate on my hobby of photography…
And yes…I will skip the version 5 because there are a lot of little things preventing me to update.
I have communicated this often enough during the EA phase.

Enjoy your weekend

We’re on the same boat, @Guenterm. I, too, don’t see a single reason to update to PL5. And the mess with some people’s ratings and metadata is not helping much.


Never upgrade and continue with Photolab 4 eternally :nauseated_face:? Sounds like some kind of a self-harming behavior. I´m afraid you are going to miss something :sunglasses:, because the future will be so bright that you got to wear shades!

possibly, with current slow climate saving efforts…


Why not…PL4 supports my camera and lenses…if this combo works I’m happy…I look into the future with a smile…because I’ve learned that the future brings good things, different new solutions, and I do not look back in sadness. I live in the here and now and look forward to new challenges and new things…Sunglasses I don’t wear in my technical world, only wear ones in summer or during sport in bright light …" always look at the bright side of life dadamdam :heart_eyes: :innocent:

That´s perfectly logical not to upgrade if a certain version doesn´t give any reason to do so, but you also wrote: “If I ever believe that DXO will not change anything, which is what many users want”. Is it??

A lot of users has really waited for a better metadata support and a better PictureLibrary and many of them are pretty pleased with what they have got in version 5. Many many Fuji-users that also wanted to get a chance to get access to Deep Prime and maybe the markets best image quality finally got that. Without beeing one of them it might be the single most important feature upgrade when it comes to the potential of widening the support for Photolab and the future market shares.

With Photolab 5 the new PhotoLibrary and the better support for the integration with other XMP-based metadata editors and archives Photolab now offers two migration path, one basic in PhotoLibrary and one more advanced “state of the art solution” in a surprisingly decently integrated PM Plus, that together with Photolab 5 offers the market a high end solution with both a RAW-converter with the markets best image quality AND a far better metadata editing solution and image archive than the one Lightroom offers. I think that is what DXO should promote now and I hope the future will bring even more integration improvements between Photolab and other external XMP-centric software.

I don´t care all that much about either of these two improvements I described in the beginning of this text since I, as you might know, use external tools for the metadata editing and archiving but what I and many others do care about is that the integration between PM Plus and Photolab got a significant lift in version 5 and that is really huge for me and the users that have a similar workflow to mine. First we are quite a few that underestimated the impact of the new PhotoLibrary and integration improvements with other XMP-centric tools but after having done quite a lot of common testing efforts we now can see we have got a lot of new important improvements that will please a lot of people. It´s that good that it now will open a raelistic migration path from Lightroom for many to Photolab, that earlier had to put up with an inferior image quality in Lightroom because they didn´t see an alternative to Lightrooms archive and they can now even choose between one basic and one advanced alternative. That is far from what Adobe can offer with Lightroom and either DXO or Camera Bits will force people into a tax like subscription. I guees that would even please you and Joakim.

Dear Stenis,

thanks for time and description.
Only a short answer, not to get more confusion from my bad english in the post.
My post want to point for

  • FR’s with lot of votes which are ignored
  • long time discussed themes that do not receive attention(DNG support / HEIC support / browsing speed / compare View and, and…)
    and al to of other things you surely know .

I use DXO since version DxO Optics Pro Standard 7.2 and at the moment I can live with the limitations…if not…see above :grin:

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The most surprising thing is that many of the options demanded in these forums are surprisingly easy to implement, no complicated algorithms, no artificial intelligence, very simple little things…

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DXO has a real chance to pick up peoples opinions, experiences and feature requests here in this forum but if I compare the dialogue Camera Bits have with the users of Photo Mechanic, DXO is not all that present and responsive here.

… but it might as well be the case that it´s Camera Bits that is the exception because they are really on their toes.

But there is also Capture One, not just Lightroom. It develops with as much quality as PL and doesn’t have as many gaps. The focus should be more on the comparison with C1 rather than with LR.

A simple way to compare a least two pictures side by side is probably the most important feature missing in PL!