DxO Labs, the makers of Optics Pro the digital manipulation and enhancement photo software, has announced a new collection of plug-ins called the DxO FilmPack that digital photographers to add the effect – in terms of color and grain - of more than 20 slide, black-and-white and color negative films.

Version 1.1 of DxO FilmPack now provides its functionality as an Adobe Photoshop plug-in (CS2, CS3 and Photoshop Elements 4 & 5), a stand-alone application and an add-on to DxO Optics Pro 4.2 or greater.

DxO FilmPack effects can be applied to any digital image in JPEG or TIFF8 or TIFF16 format, regardless of its source (digital camera, bridge camera, DSLR, digital scan, etc). When used within DxO Optics Pro, the DxO FilmPack effects can even be applied to RAW images, providing even greater color accuracy.

The collection includes Kodak, Fuji, Ilford films.

Priced at $99, DxO FilmPack v1.1 is available immediately from the DxO Labs e-store at the introductory price of $69 until May 31 2007.

The company also announced an upgrade to it's Optics Pro software to version 4.2. the new upgrade, which is available to all exciting version 4 users adds Flickr connectivirty, Windows Vista support and a new intelligent color feature; SmartVibrancy, which selectively intensifies the colors in an image to make it more appealing while avoiding undesirable side effects.

SmartVibrancy can also be decreased to rescue images where the original displays over-saturation, especially of faces and other skin-tones.

In addition, DxO Optics Pro v4.2 has become web-enabled thanks to a free plug-in allowing automatic login, tagging and uploading of processed images to Flickr photo-sharing website.

DxO Optics Pro v4.2 is available immediately from the DxO Labs e-store as well as from selected distributors and resellers worldwide.