I've just started using Lightroom and on the advice of a friend, have also started using DXO Optics Pro. From what I have read, DXO is used to make global modifications and Lightroom to specific modifications. There does seem to be some overlap with features between the two products. My eye is not sharp enough to see differences, if any, in the adjustments I might make in DXO vs Lightroom such as tone curve, hue etc. I am wondering if anyone who has used DXO has noticed if DXO handles certain modifications better then Lightroom and visa versa. Am I really better off making most or all of my global changes in DXO?
If you are working with raw data, you kind of have to decide at one point you'll lose that full capability using these two products. If you do lens correction or other work in Dx0, you'll have to pass partially processed (linear DNG) to LR so you're not really working with raw data any longer. That's an important consideration in the workflow. Anyway, there was a recent thread about this on Luminous Landscape, you might want to pick through it then come back and ask questions here (or there):
Thanks Andrew, that helps a lot.