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Top 5 DxO ViewPoint Alternatives for Lens Distortion Correction


If you have been using the wide-angle or fish-eye lens to take photographs, you would find the distort edge of the taken images. In order to fix lens distortion based on photo, DxO ViewPoint is one of the best lens distortion correction software to provide a different viewpoint of the taken image. What should be the alternatives to correct lens distortion based upon image content or EXIF data? Just read the best alternatives for DxO ViewPoint from the article.

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DxO ViewPoint Review

DxO ViewPoint automatically fixes skewed perspectives and restores subjects on the edges of the frame to their natural shape within one click. There are more than 15,000 optics modules within ViewPoint, which indicate the required correction for barrel, pincushion and fisheye distortion. ViewPoint also let you control cropping of your image and make the best of the distortion corrected image. Except for the above features, you can also access to neutralize distortion and straighten the horizon. If you are satisfied the program, you can also purchase DxO Optics Pro, which is able to add analog film effects and edit photos with desired results.

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RadCor

RadCor is a ViewPoint alternative for correcting radial lens distortion and chromatic aberration. It is a dedicated tool for lens distortion correction, with numerous options to correct distortions caused by various camera lenses. Once you load the photos into RadCor, the program can detect the EXIF data or you need to enter the following device info: Camera make, Camera Model, Lens, and Focal length. What is more, when you change the viewpoint of the photos, you can also use the chromatic option. The chromatic option let you correct photo colors for Red, Green, and Blue channels. RadCor is the amazing software to correct lens distortion, and can be used easily by the professionals as well as beginners.

RadCor


Hugin

Hugin is not only free panorama maker software, but also a lens distortion correction program. When you need to correct edge of panoramic photographs, Hugin is the best ViewPoint alternative for you. Just similar as the other ViewPoint alternative, you can use photo EXIF as well as reference line to fix distortion. But if you need to use the program for other photographs, it will be much complicated and difficult to get a desired result. The lens distortion correction in Hugin is known as Lens Calibration. Just click the Straight lines in Hugin to set up some straight lines, which pass near the edge of the image and across the image near the image center.

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PTLens

PTLens is an alternative for DxO ViewPoint to correct lens pincushion/barrel distortion, vignetting, chromatic aberration, and perspective. It deals with barrel distortion, pincushion distortion, and even complex distortion. There are multiple shift lenses you can choose to correct lens distortion. When you need to fix the ordinary lens distortion, you only have to choose the presets. The advanced algorithm for complex distortion just make the program much more excellent than others to handle combined distortions. Similar to DxO ViewPoint and other alternatives, you can also use the program as a plugin for Photoshop CS5/CS6/CC to get the desired result. In order to perfect your images as profession, PTLens is one of the most important lens distortion software.

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Fisheye-Hemi

Just as the name of Fisheye-Hemi, it is a professional set of plug-in filters provides correction for hemispheric fisheye lens distortion. As the DxO ViewPoint alternative, you can use the program with Photoshop, Apple Aperture and compatible applications. Fisheye-Hemi includes three plug-in that supports a wide range of camera and fisheye lens combinations. The circle version works best with a lens and camera combination that covers 180 degrees horizontally across the field. And the Full Frame version works with the similar photos without black edges in the corners. While the cropped version works best with similar photos where the captured image appears almost normal with mild fisheye distortion.

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Piccure+

Piccure+ is more than a DxO ViewPoint alternative to correct lens distortion. It gets the most out of your premium lens. When you get some excellent shots in risk, you can take advantage of Piccure+ to get the best and most natural sharpness for your image and eliminate all traces of the optical imperfection. The program also work as the plug-in of Photoshop, you can use the lens distortion features as DxO ViewPoint. Once you install the program, you are able to process the RAW files, correct chromatic aberrations, vignetting, lens distortion and noise with DxO Prime. Piccure+ should be the wonderful solution if you want to adjust multiple lens parameters.

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WidsMob Panorama

WidsMob Panorama is another lens distortion correction software for Panorama photographs. Different from the DxO ViewPoint, you can only adjust the output for panoramas. When you have to make panoramas in distortion, you can adjust the stitching points to correct distortion. It supports both JPEG and RAW files of camcorder. There are 4 different stitching modes, horizontally, vertically, in tile and 360 degree. Whatever the method you take the photographs, you can get a method to stitch photos and correct the distortion for panoramas with WidsMob Panorama with easy steps.

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Wrapped Up

If you are a serious photographer, you should take len distortion into consideration for a wonderful photograph. When you need to fix the problems, DxO viewpoint can be the profession solutions to get them right. And you can also try Piccure+ and other DxO ViewPoint alternative solutions. Any query related to the topic of DxO Viewpoint alternative, you could feel free to let me know.


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Peter Wood
Peter Wood
Peter Wood, a senior editor, focus on photography design and editing software and devices.
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