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DxO One update lets you easily slap a watermark on photos before you share them

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A camera praised for its mix of instant sharing (through a connected iPhone) with advanced features now also offers photographers instant protection. DxO unveiled the latest firmware update to its DxO One camera (version 1.4) and among a long list of improvements, the update allows photographers to embed copyright info into the image’s metadata.

By downloading the latest app and then installing the firmware directly from the app, DxO One owners can now automatically embed their name inside the image’s hidden information, called metadata. In addition, the update also offers users the option of an automatic watermark before images are shared via Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms.

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“DxO has a world-class design team in Paris that values direct user feedback above everything else,” Kirk Paulsen, consulting CMO for DxO, said in a press release. “They continue to innovative at a breakneck pace, adding exciting new features and useful controls with each successive release. It’s remarkable how far the DxO One has advanced in less than a year since it was first introduced.”

Along with the metadata and watermarking, the update allows the iPhone or iPad (a.k.a., the “viewfinder”) to give a live-preview of the aperture and exposure value settings. The live-preview update helps users to make better decisions for using the DxO One’s advanced controls.

Downloading the v.1.4 app also brings a sleeker user interface. All of the capture settings are now accessible with one touch, while quick menus offer simpler access to the platform’s wide variety of advanced features, including RAW shooting. Users can also now adjust the timing for the automatic power saving mode.

The update incorporates the latest DxO OpticsPro 11 editing software, which steps up the noise reduction and face-detection algorithms from the previous version.

The firmware update comes free for current DxO One users via a download from the App Store, while the smartphone add-on camera sells for $499.