DxO Labs has announced a major new release of its automatic image enhancement software, DxO Optics, now with RAW conversion technology.

With the addition of RAW conversion, version 5.3 of the software allows the high ISO settings of some DSLR cameras to become reality.

In fact, DxO says that photographers will be able to see the results of high sensitivity up to ISO 25600, thanks to the noise removal and detail rendition the software offers.

"The noise removal technology for RAW images featured in DxO Optics Pro 5.3 opens up exciting options to photographers providing them with up to a 2-stop gain at photo capture, as if digital grain never really existed," says Cyrille de La Chesnais, director of the photography business at DxO Labs. "This translates into a dramatic increase in capture flexibility."

DxO Optics Pro v5.3 adds RAW support for the recently released Nikon D700 and Canon Digital 1000D DSLRs, and also for the high-end compact Canon PowerShot G9. Other recently announced DSLRs, including Canon EOS 50D and Nikon D90, will be supported by the end of the year.

The new software also features 59 new DxO Optics Correction Modules for a variety of cameras, supports cRaw format for Sony users and is compatible with Windows 64-bit platform.

As for improvements on the previous version, you'll find downloads now start automatically for available DxO Optics Correction Modules and that there is automatic focusing distance recognition for Canon 40D, 1D Mark III and 1Ds Mark III, as well as better color rendering options.

Price details and release date are yet to be announced but we'll let you know when we get any more information.