Maybe it’s time to take stock of this issue because there are still many people being unclear about it. Moreover, I still don’t understand why there’s still no version of PL including the full VP package.
- What are the geometry functions available in PL 6 if VP is not installed ?
- What additional features are added after installing VP ?
- Is PL 6 compatible with VP 3 ?
- Is PL 5 compatible with VP 4 ?
- Are there that many people using VP without having PL installed ?
The following article provides some helpful compatibility charts. See the last one on the page:
DxO PhotoLab / DxO PureRAW / DxO FilmPack / DxO ViewPoint compatibility with OSes & third-party software – Help center
From this chart:
- Yes, PL 6 is compatible with VP3.
- No, PL5 isn’t compatible with VP4.
The relationship between PL and VP changed with PL6 and VP4. PL6 now activates the Perspective corrections palette without needing a VP license. This doesn’t include Volume Deformation and Miniature effect, however - plus the two tools added in VP4 that aren’t in VP3: mirror/flip and ReShape:
Are Perspective Tools available in DxO PhotoLab ? – Help center
As far as I know, those using VP without having PL installed usually continue to do their RAW processing in other software (or don’t use RAW at all) and call ViewPoint as a plugin or external application. DxO’s Nik Collection now includes an app with all of the functionality of ViewPoint 3: Perspective Efex - so that’s another way to get these tools (except for the new features in VP4).
OK. Thanks very much for the details.
ViewPoint is fully integrated in PhotoLab, but VP’s functionality will only appear if a valid VP license code has been entered - in PL or the standalone VP app. The VP app is not really necessary unless you like to use it e.g. because of its improved GUI.
PL6/VP4 specific: see above