March 30, 2015
The Iridient Developer 3.0.1 update is now available
This update includes some improvements to the new v3 noise reduction methods for Luminance and Luminance Grain Smoothness, particularly for images with high levels of speckle type noise in the deep shadows. The v3 Color noise reduction methods are now both applicable to monochrome conversions and are now applied prior to monochrome conversion. Use of Color noise reduction can greatly reduce noise levels for some types of monochrome conversions, especially those based on the RGB mixer methods.
An option has been to specify completely custom aspect ratios for cropping. The preview window display can now optionally use nearest neighbor interpolation when scaling above 100% which will give a slightly sharper preview rendering that is a closer match to the preview scaling used by some other photo editors and can help emphasize potential image artifacts.
A few bugs have been fixed including an issue with Extreme Highlight Recovery parameters for Fujifilm X-Trans cameras when shooting in the DR200% and DR400% modes, an issue with the "Custom Tone" monochrome conversion method and an issue with the Threshold adjustment for Unsharp Mask sharpening.
New RAW camera support includes:
Canon: 5DS and 5DS R.
Olympus: SH-2 and E-M5 Mark II now uses full 64 megapixel output for high resolution mode plus ORI format is now supported.
March 27, 2015
New versions of the Fujifilm X-Trans film style presets for Iridient Developer 3 are now available!
The color presets for APS-C models have been improved, especially for the extreme ends of the tonal range (dark shadows and bright highlights). The Vivid style in particular should show much better results in dark shadows and very bright colors in many cases should show more gradual transition to clipping and better saturation. These film emulation style presets are intended to produce a similar look to the X-Trans in-camera conversion styles for Classic Chrome, Standard/Provia, Soft/Astia, Vivid/Velvia, ProNegStd, ProNegHi, Monochrome, Monochrome+Ye, Monochrome+R, Monochrome+G and Sepia. These new Iridient Developer 3 presets can be downloaded here and a ReadMe file is included with installation instructions:
Film Style Preset Pack 5 for APS-C models (X100T, X-T1, X-E2, X-M1, X100S, X-E1 and X-Pro1) (9.6MB zip file).
Film Style Preset Pack 1 for compact models (XQ2, X30, XQ1 and X20) (9.8MB zip file).
March 16, 2015
New Fujifilm X-Trans APS-C film style presets have been posted for Iridient Developer 3!
These film emulation style presets are intended to produce a similar look to the X-Trans in-camera conversion styles for Classic Chrome, Standard/Provia, Soft/Astia, Vivid/Velvia, ProNegStd, ProNegHi, Monochrome, Monochrome+Ye, Monochrome+R, Monochrome+G and Sepia options plus an alternate "neutral" style that is not intended to mimic any of the camera settings but should provide a good colorimetric color match using standard color reference charts. These new Iridient Developer 3 presets can be downloaded here and a ReadMe file is included with installation instructions:
Iridient Developer Fujifilm X-Trans Preset Pack 4 (12.6MB zip file).
March 2, 2015
Iridient Developer 3!
I'm happy to announce the final release of Iridient Developer 3! This major new release contains many new features and significant improvements throughout. Some of the key new features include:
- Multiple new RAW processing (demosaic) algorithms for both Bayer and X-Trans sensors from super high detail to smoother, lower artifact rendering styles plus monochrome specific RAW conversions.
- Two great new sharpening methods, Iridient Reveal and High Pass, have been added to the already highly regarded sharpening routines. Iridient Reveal in beta form has already been getting rave reviews and combines some of the best aspects of several of my previous methods including aspects of both traditional edge contrast enhancement techniques and deconvolution.
- New options for adjusting overall tonality including an adaptive "Fill Light" style exposure adjustment and pixel neighborhood adaptive Highlights and Shadows adjustments.
- New Clarity adjustment for enhancing mid-tone contrast and reducing haze. This adjustment includes a number of variants for targeting different styles from a crisp, landscape type effect to softer, more portrait suited styles.
- New noise reduction methods provide much better results when combined with some of the new sharpening methods, especially when using very strong sharpening. At high levels some color smearing has been reduced while providing comparable or even better overall color noise reduction than the previous v2 methods. The new Luminance Grain Smoothness adjustment provides much better retention of overall image sharpness than the previous Luminance Smoothing method while being even more effective at reducing critical noise. Depending on specific adjustments used and image content, the new noise reduction can also be up to twice as fast as the previous v2 methods.
- Several all new monochrome mixer conversion methods which can radically reduce noise and provide even better image detail especially when using strong red biased filter type presets. Several options including direct access to low level RAW linear data as well as more perceptual, color managed mixing styles.
- Two new monochrome toning methods including Split Toning and Mono Tone plus many presets for common toning styles such as Sepia, Cyanotype, Platinum and more.
- New support for saving presets (or settings subsets) to disk which makes applying only specific adjustments, such as only sharpening, to images much easier. Also adds the ability to organize the Settings popup menu by sub-folders for grouping commonly used presets together.
- New dialog for copying/pasting settings subsets which makes choosing multiple adjustment options much easier than before when there was only a limited set of subsets available for selection by menu item.
- Greatly improved preview window approximation of various "Detail" processing stages (clarity, sharpening, noise reduction) when displaying at small scale sizes.
- Significant improvements have been made to many existing processing methods and controls as well including Brightness, Saturation, Contrast and Tone Curves.
- Greatly simplified color management setup and configuration. Still features all the low level color management control of prior versions (and more), but now much easier to configure for the most common use cases.
New RAW camera support includes:
Olympus: E-M5 Mark II now includes 40 megapixel high resolution mode as well!
February 12, 2015
Iridient Developer 3 takes a giant leap closer to final release! Iridient Developer 3.0 beta 5 is now available for download.
This update fixes a Fill Light bug introduced in the previous beta 4 version and a couple remaining issues specific to 10.10 (Yosemite). The documentation has now been fully updated for all new functionality and other changes in version 3. The new Clarity adjustment is now previewed on-screen at all scale (zoom) sizes and other processing on the Detail panel in many cases, particularly sharpening, now extends well below 50% as well. The preview approximation for sharpening at lower scale sizes been greatly refined as well.
This release now has full support for saving settings adjustment subsets (or "presets"), for example just sharpening adjustments, to disk and the settings popup menu can now also be organized by subfolder groupings. The copy/paste subset support has now also been extended to all of the new version 3 adjustments and features a new dialog picking and choosing what to copy rather than have a fairly limited choice of sub menus.
All camera defaults for RAW files have been transitioned over to my new "Iridient Reveal" sharpening method which has been getting rave reviews! Color management options have been cleaned up and re-arranged to provide a simpler interface for those that are less familiar with color management while still providing the same low level control over color management options as found in earlier versions for those who want to be able to set up color management exactly how they like it.
New RAW camera support includes:
Olympus: E-M5 Mark II (with exception of 40/64MP multishot mode)
Panasonic: DMC-GF7, DMC-CM1 and DMC-TZ70 (aka DMC-ZS50)
Fujifilm: X-A2 and XQ2
Nokia: Lumia 930
December 14, 2014
Iridient Developer's 10 year anniversary sale on now!
In celebration of Iridient Developer's ten year anniversary, I am offering Iridient Developer at it's initial 2004 price of just $69.95 (a 30% discount)!! This sale runs through the end of the year. Happy Holidays and thanks for all your support over the past 10 years!!
December 10, 2014
Iridient Developer 3.0 beta 4 is now available for download!!
In addition to the new features added in the previous 3.0 beta, this release adds several more new features to the Detail pane including an all new Clarity adjustment with 4 variants, 2 new sharpening methods, including high pass, and edge masking support for all sharpening methods! This release also fixes all known issues with the prior beta including an issue with partially black or all black output when using 16 bits/channel and adjusting cropping, scaling or rotation, some corrupt border pixels along the right edge of images using the new v3 RAW processing methods and some overzealous application of hot/dead filtering at default (auto) settings in some cases (especially with certain images shot using extended ISO settings below ISO100).
New RAW camera support includes:
Sony: ILCE-7M2 (A7 II)
Pentax: K-S1 and Q-S1
October 28, 2014
Iridient Developer 3.0 beta 3 Released!
Multiple ALL new RAW processing (demosaic) methods for both Bayer and X-Trans sensor, including special monochrome conversion methods. Major new features include Vibrance, neighborhood adaptive Highlights/Shadows, Fill Light, Toning (mono tone, split tone plus previous 3 zone warm/cool options), overhaul of the core RAW processing pipeline to more easily maximize and take advantage of every last bit of RAW dynamic range. Refined Brightness Shadows/Mids/Highlights, Contrast and Saturation adjustments. User interface updates to address changes to system font and various control sizes on Mac OS X Yosemite (10.10).
New RAW camera support includes:
Canon: 7D Mark II, PowerShot G7 X and SX60 HS
Sony: ILCE-5100 and ILCE-QX1
Panasonic: DMC-LX100 and DMC-GM5
Fujifilm: X100T and X30
Leica: S-E (Typ 006), X-E (Typ 102), X (Type 113), M-P (Typ 240), V-LUX (Typ 114) and D-LUX (Typ 109)
Leaf: Credo 50
Kodak: PixPro S-1
July 24, 2014
Iridient Developer 2.4.4 Update Released
This update adds RAW support for the Samsung NX3000 and now features automatic lens corrections for all Samsung NX mirrorless cameras. This release also includes a bug fix for some NEF formats (12 bit/ch uncompressed) from older Nikon models and properly embeds the ICC output profile in exported JPEG images. This update also fixes potential crashes with some RAW images from the Fujifilm F600EXR shot in EXR HR mode.
July 10, 2014
Iridient Developer 2.4.3!
This update brings support for 8 new RAW cameras, support for Nikon sRAW format and several other bug fixes and improvements. Nikon uncompressed 12 bit/channel images from recent models now load properly. Potential crashing issue and odd color banding with the Pentax Q7 when using the 03 FishEye lens have been resolved. Improvements have been made to camera tone curves and default camera profiles for most recent Sony cameras to provide an even better color match to the Sony standard style with these cameras.
New RAW camera support includes:
Nikon: D810 and 1 S2
Sony: ILCE-7S (A7S)
Kinefinity: KineMINI 4K, KineRAW Mini and KineRAW S35
June 11, 2014
Iridient Developer 2.4.2 is now available for download.
This update fixes a bug introduced in version 2.4.1 where the menu items in the Settings popup menu for saved settings (presets) would be duplicated 4 times. This update also addresses a crashing bug when zooming in beyond 400% with some images and resolves a couple lingering issues with some non-RAW image metadata fields causing crashes when loading these images on Mac OS X 10.7.x systems.
June 5, 2014
The Iridient Developer 2.4.1 update has been released.
This update includes much improved hot and dead pixel filters which are now enabled by default for most all RAW camera models. The monochrome channel mixer conversion controls now have a "preserve luminosity" option to make interactive editing of channel mixer blends easier. Fixes a bug with image cropping and the Fujifilm X100S when shot at 1:1 aspect ratio and adds options for using common fixed aspect ratios when loading RAW images or ignoring the in-camera aspect ratio setting (as long as full RAW size info is also available). JPEG export speed has also been improved along with various other bug fixes and improvements.
New RAW camera support includes:
Sony: DSC-RX100M3 (RX100 III)
May 22, 2014
Additional Fujifilm X-Trans film style presets have been posted for Iridient Developer, including presets intended to produce a similar look to the in-camera Standard/Provia, Soft/Astia, Vivid/Velvia, ProNegStd, ProNegHi, Monochrome, Monochrome+Ye, Monochrome+R, Monochrome+G and Sepia options plus an alternate "neutral" style that is not intended to mimic any of the camera settings but should provide a good colorimetric color match using standard color reference charts. These new presets can be downloaded here:
Iridient Developer Fujifilm X-Trans Preset Pack 3 (18.2MB zip file).
The previous Fujifilm X-Trans style presets based on a dpreview.com forum user's (Scottie Wang) ICC profiles are also still available for download here:
Iridient Developer Presets for use with Scottie Wang's ICC Profiles (zip file).
May 7, 2014
Iridient Developer 2.4 update available for download now!
This update includes a number of great new features to provide better integration with other photo management tools, in particular Lightroom and Aperture. It is now much easier to use Iridient Developer as an external editor for both RAW and standard image editing tasks. New features include 'Find and Open RAW' for doing a local search for the RAW source of a standard image, the ability to overwrite standard images in place and support for automatically opening the RAW source image when sent a standard image for external editing. A new menu item has been added to quickly overwrite an image using the identical file name, image format, dpi and color profile quickly and this also allows overwriting the standard image source of RAW images as well.
More new features include: Support for exporting ZIP compressed TIFF images which allows for significantly reduced file size, especially at 16 bits/channel. PNG export now supports 4 different levels of compression for speed/file size optimization. Both TIFF and PNG export have both been updated for better performance and extended metadata field support. Now using the latest TIFF (v4.0.3) and PNG (v1.6.10) libraries for image export which eliminates a number of Mac specific dependencies and moves Iridient another step closer to running on other platforms. Tooltips have been returned to the thumbnail browser, now with even more image information than before including image size and exposure settings. View menu items have been added for keyboard shortcut based scrolling of the preview image which should fix some issues in previous versions where these keyboard shortcuts were not working when the main preview window did not have focus.
Fixed issue with UltraRez resizing method when using scale sizes smaller than 120%, fixed issue with some standard TIFF format images being mistaken as RAW files (particularly some TIFF files produced by Lightroom) and various other improvements as well!
New RAW camera support includes:
Canon: G1 X Mark II and EOS 1200D (T5, Kiss X70)
Nikon: 1 V3 and 1 J4
Sony: ILCA-77M2 (A77 II)
Samsung: NX mini
Leica: T (Typ 701)
March 27, 2014
The Iridient Developer 2.3.4 update has been released!
This update adds support for 10 new RAW cameras and a completely overhauled image caching architecture that greatly improves loading speed when accessing previously viewed images, especially for RAW images that may require particularly processor intensive RAW processing such as the Fujifilm X-Trans and Sigma Foveon models. A couple new features include the ability to use custom RAW cropping when using the Iridient demosaic process which can allow for access to additional pixels beyond the camera's normal image area and the ability to default the default save to folder to the original image's location instead of the last used folder. This update also contains bug fixes and improvements, particularly for keyboard shortcuts and IPTC/XMP metadata handling.
New RAW camera support includes:
Nikon: D4S, D3300 and P340
Sony: ILCE-6000, ILCE-5000 and ILCE-3500
Fujifilm: FinePix S1
Nokia: Lumia 1520
DJI: Phantom Vision FC200
February 1, 2014
The Iridient Developer 2.3.3 update is now available for download!
This update includes a fix for proper pass through of some IPTC/XMP fields used by Photo Mechanic XMP sidecar files. All Photo Mechanic metadata fields should now pass through successfully when TPTC/XMP metadata is enabled. Also includes improvements to Adaptive Early Stage noise reduction which now better maintains fine details at high levels while still showing similar levels of overall noise reduction. This release also includes numerous new default ICC camera profiles and camera curves for most Canon, Nikon, Sony and Fujifilm models from the past few years based on new internal camera calibration tool refinements. Now supports opening image(s) by drag and drop onto the image window. A monochrome sharpening preview option to aid with fine tuning sharpening adjustments has been added along with various other fixes and improvements.
New RAW camera support includes:
Panasonic DMC-TZ60 (ZS40)
Canon: EOS M2
Phase One: IQ250
November 13, 2013
Iridient Developer 2.3.2 has been released with support for another set of 10 new RAW cameras, plus a few bug fixes and further improvements!
This update includes a critical fix for an issue with some adjustment sliders (Exposure, others) on non-English, Mac OS X 10.6.8 systems that was introduced in the 2.3.1 changes for some decimal text entry fields. Edge case artifacts from some noise reduction methods specific to the preview window at high zoom magnification levels have also been eliminated and a potential issue with large resizing (400%+) of high megapixel (24MP+) images using the new UltraRez scaling methods has been addressed. Numerous improvements have been made to Sigma SD/DP Merrill processing with this update from greatly improved bad pixel mapping to new default ICC profiles to better handling of lens color cast corrections.
New RAW camera support includes:
Olympus: Stylus 1
Phase One: IQ280, IQ260, IQ260 Achromatic, IQ160 and IQ140.
Nokia: Lumia 1020
Blackmagic: Pocket Cinema Camera
October 24, 2013
Iridient Developer 2.3.1 is now available with support for 10 new RAW camera models.
This update also includes an improvement to settings number entry so that both commas and periods are accepted for decimal separators regardless of system locale or preference settings.
New RAW camera support includes:
Nikon: D610, D5300 and 1 AW1
Sony: ILCE-A7, ILCE-A7R and DSC-RX10
Fujifilm: X-E2 and XQ1
Leica: C (Typ 112)
October 9, 2013
The Iridient Developer 2.3 is now available with greatly expanded support for automatic RAW lens corrections for most all recent cameras from Canon, Sony, Olympus, Fujifilm and Panasonic!
This update also includes an improved automatic chromatic aberration correction algorithm, improved Sigma RAW image processing, various default camera profile and settings refinements, bug fixes and various performance improvements.
New RAW camera support includes:
Canon: PowerShot G16 and S120
Olympus: OM-D E-M1
Sony: NEX-5T and ILCE-3000
Samsung: Galaxy NX
August 12, 2013
Iridient Developer 2.2 is now available with several major new features, including lens vignetting correction!
This release includes support for lens vignetting corrections including automatic correction from LCP lens profile files, DNG format images with embedded lens metadata and some camera manufacturer's RAW metadata. Manual lens vignetting adjustments are now available as well! This release improves the "Auto Levels" noise reduction option introduced in version 2.1. Many new resampling methods have been added for image resizing on export including various new sharper, smoother and auto options. Greatly improved handling of Job Queue window updates now allows for quick queueing of huge batch jobs with many thousands of images. Various other bug fixes and performance improvements are included as well.
The 8 new RAW cameras include:
Canon: EOS 70D
Sony: DSC-RX100M2 and DSC-RX1R
Panasonic: DMC-GX7, DMC-FZ72 and DMC-FZ70
June 25, 2013
Iridient Developer 2.1.1 is now available with all new, native demosaic processing for the Fuji X-Trans models!!
This release includes support for 14 more RAW camera models, reduces memory usage of the new noise reduction algorithms introduced in version 2.1 by 25% and fixes preview display issues on Retina screens when using custom rotation and/or orientation settings. Odd noise issues with Sigma X3F images, especially from older SD models (particularly hot speckles and/or pink/magenta blocking issues) introduced in the version 2.1 update have been resolved as well.
The 14 new RAW cameras, plus Fuji X-Trans models, include:
Canon: EOS 1D-C
Olympus: E-P5 and E-PL6
Pentax: K-50 and K-500
Samsung: NX300, NX2000 and NX1100
Fuji: X-Pro1, X-E1, X20 and X100S now natively supported by new demosaic process in addition to existing support using Apple RAW libraries.
Leica: X Vario (Typ 107)
Blackmagic Design: Blackmagic Cinema Camera
Ikonoskop: A-Cam dII and A-Cam dII Panchromatic
May 9, 2013
Iridient Developer 2.1 is now available with brand new, state of the art, noise reduction!!
This release introduces 3 all new noise reduction methods which greatly improve the high ISO noise processing while retaining excellent detail and reducing color smearing along object borders! This release also brings support for using Apple's RAW processing as an alternate demosaic option and to enable support for some camera models like the Fuji X-trans which may not yet be supported by my own demosaic processing. In addition this release includes an updated ICC color management processing which now offers support for both Apple ColorSync and LittleCMS v2.4 and black point compensation as well. A new "RAW Color Channel Mixer" monochrome conversion method (now with 6 in all) provides direct access to the RAW sensor color channels direct from the demosaic stage with no prior color processing. Other bug fixes and improvements as well!
Plus support for 22 new RAW camera models including:
Canon: Rebel SL1 (100D, Kiss X7) and Rebel T5i(700D, Kiss X7i)
Nikon: D7100, Coolpix A and Coolpix P330
Panasonic: DMC-G6 and DMC-GF6
Fuji: X-Pro1, X-E1, X20, X100S, F900EXR, HS50EXR, HS35EXR and SL1000. The X-trans based cameras require Apple RAW v4.05 or conversion to DNG Linear format.
Hasselblad: H5D-50, H5D-40, H4D-40 and H4D-31
May 9, 2013
Clear skies, no clouds! At Iridient Digital there are no subscriptions required, ever. In fact I've just extended the FREE upgrade period for Iridient Developer to 18 months!!
February 26, 2013
Iridient Developer 2.0.1 is here!!
This maintenance update cleans up some bugs introduced in version 2.0 including a critical crashing bug with early Mac Intel models (pre SSE4 processors). Also all new with this version is full support for the latest DNG Camera Profile specification from DNG v1.4. DNG Camera Profiles can be loaded from both standalone DCP format files and DNG images. This, in addition to the previous support for ICC camera profiles, custom point based camera tone curves and the older DNG v1.1 style color matrix rendering, extends Iridient Developer's lead in flexible, user configurable support for RAW image color management! This release also includes improvements to the performance of image preview and histogram updates, drag based scrolling of the thumbnail browser and various other improvements and bug fixes.
Plus support for 7 of the latest new RAW camera models including:
Nikon: 1 J3 and 1 S1
Leica: M (Typ 240)
Sigma: DP3 Merrill
January 17, 2013
Iridient Developer 2.0 is now available.
This major update to RAW Developer brings new support for non-RAW images and a change of name to Iridient Developer. Many great new features including:
- Support for lens corrections including embedded lens metadata from some cameras (Olympus) and RAW formats (DNG), lens profiles (LCP files), automatic and manual chromatic aberration correction and manual distortion correction.
- Newly designed image thumbnail browser with support for live updates.
- Support for star ratings.
- Support for IPTC, XMP and EXIF v2.3 metadata pass through.
- Support for most all standard, non-RAW, image formats including JPEG, TIFF, PNG and more.
- Support for high dynamic range (HDR) image formats including OpenEXR and Radiance.
- Optimized graphics, user interface controls and image rendering for high resolution Retina displays.
- Improved preview display quality including support for deep color dithering on 10.7 (Lion) and later.
- Enhanced full screen support including support for new full screen window controls introduced in 10.7 (Lion).
- Code signed for support of Apple's Gatekeeper security introduced in 10.8 (Mountain Lion).
- Support for touch gestures for zooming and scrolling preview.
- Refined default ICC color profiles for many camera models.
- Numerous performance enhancements including incorporation of Apple's Grand Central Dispatch technology for better utilization of the latest multi-core Intel processors.
- Various bug fixes.
Plus support for 39 new RAW camera models including:
Canon: 6D, Rebel T4i, 650D, Kiss X6i, S110, G15, SX50 HS and EOS-M
Nikon: D600, D5200, P7700, 1 J2 and 1 V2
Olympus: E-PL5, E-PM2 and XZ-2 iHS
Panasonic: DMC-GH3, DMC-G5, DMC-LX7 and DMC-FZ200
Sony: NEX-6, NEX-5R, SLT-A99 and DSC-RX1
Fuji: F800EXR and XF1
Pentax: K-30, K-5 II, K-5 IIs and Q10
Leica: New S (S3), D-Lux 6 and V-Lux 4
Samsung: NX20, NX210, NX1000 and EX2F
Sigma: DP1 Merrill and DP2 Merrill
June 7, 2012
The anxiously awaited RAW Developer 1.9.5 update finally is finished!!
This update brings support for a whole bunch of new camera models that have been released over the past few months! I have also dropped the price for RAW Developer 40%, now only $75!! Support added for 24 new camera models including:
Canon 5D Mark III, 1D X and G1 X.
Nikon D4, D800, D800E and D3200.
Sony SLT-A57, SLT-A37, NEX-F3 and DSC-RX100.
Sigma SD1 and SD1 Merrill.
Leaf Credo 40, 60 and 80.
Leica M Monochrom and X2.
Fuji X-S1, F770EXR/F775EXR and HS30EXR/HS33EXR.
December 23, 2011
Happy Holidays Everyone! The RAW Developer 1.9.4 update makes it out just in time for your holiday photos!
This update brings support for the Panasonic DMC-GX1 and Leica V-Lux 3 models. This release also includes bug fixes for some EXR modes (DR) and image resolution settings for the Fuji X10, updated default color profiles for several recent cameras and a few other bug fixes.
November 26, 2011
RAW Developer 1.9.3 is now available!
This update brings support for many new camera models from Nikon, Canon, Olympus, Panasonic, Sony, Samsung, Ricoh, Fuji and Seitz. This update also features even faster performance for lossless JPEG compression used by many camera models and a few bug fixes now allow support for huge raw images over 140 megapixels in size.
September 2, 2011
RAW Developer 1.9.2 update released!
This update brings support for many new camera models from Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Sony, Leaf, Samsung, Pentax, Sigma and Ricoh! Support for non-RAW DNG format images has been expanded as well and now includes support for more scanner models and DNG files exported from other image processing programs. This update also includes performance enhancements, bug fixes and a new "preview" checkbox for easily toggling between current adjustments and the original camera defaults.
March 31, 2011
RAW Developer 1.9.1 update released!
This update include support for several new Fuji models including the X100, F550EXR and HS20EXR. A bug has also been fixed that previously caused issues with loading of some Fuji RAF format images when running in 64-bit mode.
Memory requirements for loading large numbers of images from certain file formats, Pentax PEF in particular, have been greatly reduced and this should improve thumbnail scrolling and general responsiveness of the application when loading hundreds of images with limited RAM.
Several new keyboard shortcuts have been added including the space key for quickly toggling to the hand cursor tool combined with command and option for zooming in/out centered at particular image locations. The home and end keys now also are functional for navigating to top, left and bottom, right. The command key now modifies the page up and page down controls for left or right scrolling too.
February 28, 2011
RAW Developer 1.9 released, now 64-bit!!
This major update brings performance improvements throughout and now runs as a 64-bit application on Mac OS X 10.5 or later with 64-bit capable Intel processors! In some cases file export may be up to 4-6x faster than previous versions! Image loading speed has also been improved particularly for many high megapixel (15MP+) cameras. Support added for 10 new camera models including:
Canon Rebel T3i (600D/Kiss X5) and Rebel T3 (1100D/Kiss X50)
Olympus E-PL2 and XZ-1
Pentax 645D PEF format
Leaf Aptus-II 12 and 12R
Phase One ACHROMATIC+ AND IQ180
December 2, 2010
RAW Developer 1.8.11 update FINALLY released! Massive list of new cameras supported!
This update brings support for 32 new camera models including:
Canon 60D, S95, G12 and CHDK modified G9
Nikon D7000, D3100 and P7000
Pentax K-5, K-r and 645D
Sony DSLR-A390, DSLR-A290, DSLR-A560, DSLR-A580, SLT-A33 and SLT-A55
Panasonic DMC-GH2, DMC-GF2, DMC-LX5, DMC-FZ100 and DMC-FZ45 (FZ40)
Samsung NX100, NX5, TL500 (EX1), TL350 (WB2000)
Leica D-Lux5 and V-Lux2
Sigma SD15, DP1s, DP1x and DP2s
Improvements include greatly improved preview rendering quality, updated toolbar buttons for several controls and updated default profiles for several cameras and several bug fixes.
May 28, 2010
RAW Developer 1.8.10 update released!
This update brings support for 14 new camera models including the Sony NEX-3, NEX-5 and DSLR-A450; Panasonic DMC-G2 and DMC-G10; Fuji S205EXR and HS10/HS11; Leaf Aptus-II 8 and Aptus-II 10R; Sigma DP1, DP1s and DP2; Hasselblad H4D-50; and Casio EX-FH100! Several improvements and bug fixes are included as well!
March 10, 2010
RAW Developer 1.8.9 is now available!
This update brings support for four new camera models including the Canon Rebel T2i (550D/Kiss X4), the Olympus E-PL1, the Samsung NX10 and the Samsung WB5000 (HZ25W). This release also includes several bug fixes for the Phase One P65+ and greatly improves support for this model.
January 18, 2010
The RAW Developer 1.8.8 release is now available!
This update brings support for two new camera models including the Canon 1D Mark IV and Fuji S200EXR. Improvements to the default ICC camera profile for the Canon 1D Mark III have also been made along with minor bug fixes.
December 8, 2009
RAW Developer 1.8.7 update now available!
This update brings support for eight new camera models including the Nikon D3s, the Olympus E-P2 and E-600, the Pentax K-x, the Leica S2 and X1, the Leaf Aptus-II 5 and the Ricoh GXR. This release fixes a bug with camera white balance presets for the Canon 7D with final firmware versions. Improvements to the default ICC camera profiles for the Leica M9 have also been made.
October 9, 2009
RAW Developer 1.8.6 is now available.
This update brings support for nine new camera models including the Nikon D300s, the Canon 7D, G11 and S90, the Sony DSLR-A850, DSLR-A550 and DSLR-A500, the Panasonic DMC-GF1 and the Leica M9. Improvements to the default ICC camera profiles for the Canon 50D and Nikon D300 have also been made.
August 21, 2009
The RAW Developer 1.8.5 update is now available.
This update includes support for the Nikon D3000, the Panasonic DMC-FZ35 and DMC-FZ38 and the Ricoh GR Digital III. This release resolves an issue with Mac OS X version 10.4 systems where the image preview window colors would appear posterized at certain resolutions. A couple other bug fixes are also included.
July 3, 2009
The RAW Developer 1.8.4 update is now available.
This update includes support for the Canon T1i (500D/Kiss X3), Nikon D5000, Olympus E-P1 and E-450, Pentax K-7, Sony DSLR-A230, DSLR-A330, DSLR-A380, Panasonic DMC-GH1, Phase One P40+, Kodak Z980 and DNG format files from non camera or non RAW image sources. Image preview rendering quality has been greatly improved at scale sizes other than 100% (native resolution). The demosaic processing of the unique Fuji SR type sensor featured in the S5 and S3 Pro models has been much improved. Various bug fixes and other improvements are also included.
March 24, 2009
The RAW Developer 1.8.3 update is now available.
This update includes support for the Olympus E-620, Canon SX1 IS, recent Hasselblad backs and RAW files converted by Phocus software and the Casio EX-FH20. GPS metadata export is now supported. The default camera tone curves for the Nikon D3X and Sony DSLR-A900 have been improved and default Nikon white balance presets for many models have been updated to be in sync with the most recent release of Nikon Capture NX2.
December 18, 2008
Happy Holidays! RAW Developer 1.8.2 is now available.
This update includes new default settings and camera ICC profiles for nearly all Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Sony and Pentax models. This release also brings improved rendering of deep shadow regions, several bug fixes and new support for many new cameras including the Canon 5D Mark II and G10, Nikon D3X and P6000, Olympus E-30, Panasonic DMC-G1, Pentax K2000 (K-m), Phase One P65+, Kodak Z1015 IS, Leica D-LUX4 and DNG converted files from the Sigma DP1.
September 22, 2008
The RAW Developer 1.8.1 update has been released.
This update includes several bug fixes and new support for the Canon 50D, Nikon D90, Sony DSLR-A900, Leaf AFi and Aptus series II models, Panasonic DMC-FZ28 and DMC-FX150 and Olympus SP-565UZ.
August 28, 2008
RAW Developer 1.8 is now available!
This release features several all new features including a highlight recovery slider, shadow fine tuning adjustment and variable highlight and shadow tint correction controls. New camera model support includes the Canon Rebel XSi (450D) and Rebel XS (1000D), Nikon D700 and D60, Olympus E-420, E-520 and SP-570UZ, Pentax K20D and K200D, Sony A200, A300 and A350, Leaf AFi 5, AFi 6 and AFi 7, Fuji S100FS, Panasonic DMC-LX3, Ricoh Caplio GX200 and the Samsung GX-20. Improvements to camera tone curves, ICC profiles and default settings for many camera models.
December 20, 2007
Happy holidays! The RAW Developer 1.7.2 update has been released.
This release fixes an issue introduced with the previous 1.7.1 update which could result in hangs or crashes when rapidly switching between images. This release also includes a fix to support for 14 bit, uncompressed format NEF files from the Nikon D300 and D3 models. Several new camera models have been added including the Ricoh GR Digital II, the Panasonic DMC-L10 and all recent Hasselblad backs and cameras. Numerous enhancements and fixes specific to Sigma X3F format files have been made which should further improve default color rendering and additional noise reduction options are now active for Sigma X3F files including the hot/dead pixel filters.
November 27, 2007
The RAW Developer 1.7.1 update has been released.
This release adds support for 17 new camera models including the Canon G9, 40D and 1Ds Mark III; the Nikon D300 and D3; the Olympus E-3 and SP-560 UZ; the Sony DSLR-A700; the Phase One P20+, P21+, P25+ and P30+; the Leaf Aptus 54S and 65S and more. Features improved visual results and processing speed for the Auto 1 and Auto 2 white balance algorithms with many camera models and fixes an issue with the auto white balance options not being applied to exported images for some camera models. Entirely new image processing specifically for X3F format files from the Sigma SD9, SD10 and SD14 brings major improvements to the handling of this unique sensor.
June 28, 2007
RAW Developer 1.7.0 is now available!
This major release adds new automatic highlight recovery processing and support for DNG metadata style camera color rendering in addition to existing support for ICC camera profiles. The white balance dropper tool now supports variable sample size and the image preview window now has a full screen mode. Further image processing speed optimizations have been made for Intel processor and multi-core processor systems. Support for many new camera models has been added including the Canon 1D Mark III, the Nikon D40X, the Olympus E-410, E-510, SP-510 UZ, SP-550 UZ, the Fuji S5 Pro, the Panasonic DMC-FZ8, the Phase One P21 and P45+, the Leaf Aptus 75S, the Sigma SD-14, the Ricoh Caplio GX100, the Samsung Pro 815 and the Mamiya ZD Digital Back.
January 8, 2007
The RAW Developer 1.6.2 update is now available.
This release adds support for the Olympus E-400 and preliminary support for the Sinar eMotion 22 (and Sinar "IA" file format). This release resolves an issue where the image preview cache could become invalidated on image file export which could result in the image preview being displayed as a black frame. A new default camera profile is included for the Leica M8 and color rendering improvements have also been made for the Phase One P30.
December 5, 2006
The RAW Developer 1.6.1 update is now available.
This release fixes several bugs which were introduced in the 1.6 release, including one which could result in lower quality image output in certain cases when using "Process Image and Save As...". This release also adds support for the Nikon D40, Pentax K10D and Samsung GX-10.
November 21, 2006
RAW Developer 1.6 is now available.
This major release adds 3 all new noise reduction filters and an optional "soft look" demosaic process for situations where a little smoother, less critically detailed rendering may be desired. Numerous performance improvements have been made throughout including much faster initial image loading and support for in-memory image preview caching. Camera default settings can now be stored on a per ISO basis (down to 1/3 stop precision) so completely customized adjustments can easily be setup to handle images shot at different ISO settings automatically.
This release features improved support for manufacturer specific camera metadata when using DNG file format. Many cameras now include support for loading additional white balance preset metadata directly from DNG files when the DNG conversion application is able to pass through this information.
Support has been added for 9 new cameras including the Leica M8, Digilux3, D-LUX3, V-LUX1, Panasonic DMC-LX2, DMC-FZ50, DMC-L1, Fuji S6000fd/S6500fd, S9100/S9600 and Kodak P712.
The full release notes can be found here.
September 6, 2006
RAW Developer 1.5.4 is now available.
This update adds support for the Canon Rebel XTi (400D/Kiss X) and Nikon D80 cameras. This release also fixes an issue with the loading of thumbnails from some Sony DSLR-A100 images and an issue with the hot/dead pixel filter which was specific to Intel based systems. Default tonal rendering for some images from recent Hasselblad models (CFV, CFH-39 and H2D) has also been improved.
August 22, 2006
RAW Developer 1.5.3 has been released.
This maintenance update modifies some of the ICC camera input profiles which were updated in the 1.5.2 release. Some of the camera default ICC profiles, though valid and conforming to the ICC specification, included in the 1.5.2 release were incompatible with Mac OS X 10.4.0-10.4.2 and could cause RAW Developer instability on some later Mac OS X 10.4.x systems as well.
August 7, 2006
RAW Developer 1.5.2 is now available.
This maintenance update brings support for 13 new cameras including the Nikon D2Xs, Sony DSLR-A100, Pentax K100D and K110D, recent 16, 22 and 39 megapixel Hasselblad backs, Phase One lossy compressed format files and more (click here for full camera list). This update also addresses issues with file renaming by date metadata when batch processing, global color management profile selection on Mac OS X 10.3.9 systems and makes RGB printer profiles available in the list of global output profiles.
New functionality includes support for selection of ICC camera profiles embedded in RAW file formats from Leaf, Sinar, Olympus and DNG format files and support for file renaming by image shot time, file modification time and/or file creation time metadata. On Mac OS X 10.4 or later image export options have been expanded to include LZW TIFF compression and both 16bits/channel and EXIF metadata support for Photoshop file format.
Default white balance preset values are now included for all Olympus models, Pentax SLR models, Kodak DCS Pro and ProBack models. As Shot camera white balance support has been added for all Hasselblad/Imacon backs and Kodak cameras. Defaults settings and camera profiles have been updated for many camera models.
May 25, 2006
RAW Developer 1.5.1 is now available.
This maintenance update fixes an issue with the Color Smoothing adjustment when set to values between 1 and 7. The release also removes a dependency on QuickTime 7 and will now work with QuickTime 6.4 or later on Mac OS X 10.3.9. Warning dialogs regarding features not supported on Mac OS X 10.3 are no longer displayed when the system version is in fact 10.4.
The documentation has also been improved to cover the new sharpening options and Chroma curve features added in the 1.5 release. The new Sinar eMotion75 back is now supported.
May 17, 2006
RAW Developer 1.5 has been released!
This major update adds native support for Intel processor based Macs and is distributed as a universal binary application which is compatible with both PowerPC and Intel based systems.
This release also features new improvements to RAW Developer's demosaic processing which bring further refinement to RAW Developer's already exceptional image quality and provide even better diagonal edge detail and reduced color noise along high contrast edges. Additional new features include two new high quality sharpening methods, a Chroma curve adjustment, multiple new toolbar controls, additional histogram display options and more...
April 4, 2006
The RAW Developer 1.4.7 update is now available for download.
This maintenance update adds support for the Canon 30D and Olympus E-330 cameras. This release also features greatly improved detection and removal of black columns and bad pixels from Phase One digital backs.
April 3, 2006
PayPal support has now been added as a payment choice to our web store. The web store layout has also now been better integrated with the rest of the web site.
March 10, 2006
The RAW Developer 1.4.6 update is now available for download.
This maintenance update adds support for the Nikon D70s, Canon 1D Mark II N and the Leaf Aptus 75 digital back. All supported digital backs from Leaf and Phase One have new camera defaults settings and now include default white balance preset values (Daylight, Tungsten, etc).
This release also fixes issues with the Open Recents menu on Mac OS X 10.3.9. Batch settings image resizing options for maximum/minimum size are now properly remembered across application launches and Nikon file rotation and ISO metadata information is correctly decoded for certain NEF files edited by Picture Project or Nikon Capture.
February 7, 2006
The RAW Developer 1.4.5 update is now available.
This maintenance update fixes an issue specific to Mac OS X 10.3.9 and the previous 1.4.4 release which could cause the preview image and the Settings window to not update properly when switching images. Decoding issues with certain DNG format files have also been resolved and 16 bits/channel scaled image export for the Kodak DSC Pro SLR cameras is now working.
Default camera white balance presets are now included for the Nikon D50, D70, D200, D2X, D2H, D100, D1X and D1H cameras. The White Balance by Color Temperature option is now automatically enabled for these cameras. Support for the Phase One P30 and P45 digital backs has been added and file loading performance for the P25, P30 and P45 files has been greatly improved. Minor improvements were made to the default ICC input profiles for the Canon 5D and Leica DMR.
January 23, 2006
The RAW Developer 1.4.4 update is now available.
This maintenance update fixes a memory leak when exporting to 8 bits/channel formats such as JPEG, properly sizes/crops Nikon D2X high speed crop mode images, allows custom white balance presets to be saved for the Kodak DCS SLR/c and SLR/n cameras, fixes the decoding of some DNG format files and fixes a problem with loading some NEF files edited and saved by Nikon Capture.
A number of improvements have also been made which include expanded documentation on the use of the Batch Window, tone curve channel selections are now remembered across application launches and RGB color sampler values are now updated even if the mouse is not moved.
January 2, 2006
The RAW Developer 1.4.3 update is now available.
This maintenance update resolves issues with cropped image output being positioned incorrectly with certain image rotations and also fixes the decoding of some files from the Fuji E900 camera. This update also contains several improvements including warning dialogs for unsaved settings changes when copying or duplicating images and the opened/closed states of the accessory windows (Histogram, Info and Batch) are now remembered across application launches. The histogram type and bin count options and Info window tab selection are now remembered across application launches as well.
December 30, 2005
The RAW Developer 1.4.2 update is now available.
This maintenance update includes fixes for several issues, new camera default settings and profiles for the Nikon D200 and Sony DSC-R1 and support for the Leica D-Lux2, Panasonic LX-1, Ricoh GR Digital and Pentax *ist DL.
December 20, 2005
The RAW Developer 1.4.1 update is now available.
This update fixes a bug with the "Send to Batch" button and adds support for the Nikon D200, Sony DSC-R1, Fuji S5200 and Fuji S5600.
December 8, 2005
RAW Developer 1.4 has been released!!
This MAJOR update brings over 50 new features, a wide variety of improvements and support for over 20 new cameras including the Canon 5D, Minolta Dynax/Maxxum 5D, Nikon D50, Olympus E-500, Fuji S9000/S9500 and Panasonic FZ30.
April 25, 2005
RAW Developer 1.2.3 has been released.
This maintenance release brings full Mac OS X 10.4 "Tiger" compatibility. Also includes full support for as-shot white balance for the Nikon D2X and all Fuji cameras including S2 and S3 Pro! Support has been added for the Nikon D2Hs and processing improvements specifically for the Fuji S20Pro and F700 are also included.
March 30, 2005
RAW Developer 1.2.2 has been released.
This maintenance release fixes issues with the loading of some Kodak DCS Pro SLR files and adds support for reduced size (3.5 & 6 megapixel) Kodak DCS Pro SLR images as well. Adds new support for the Sinar Sinarback 54, the Fuji F710, Fuji F800 and Nikon E900. Also includes white balance improvements for the Canon S60 and Contax N DIGITAL. A big thanks to everyone who sent in sample RAW files!
March 14, 2005
RAW Developer 1.2.1 has been released.
We promised you it was a very high priority, support for the Canon Digital Rebel XT (350D/Kiss N) has now been added! Also includes some fixes for issues with the Minolta 7D and white balance improvements for the Epson R-D1, Pentax *ist D and Nikon E8400/E8700/E8800. A big thanks to everyone who sent in sample RAW files!
March 9, 2005
RAW Developer 1.2 is now available!
This major update brings numerous enhancements to RAW Developer and is a free update for all registered users.
Preview rendering speed has been GREATLY improved. For example on a 1.3GHz G4 an 8 megapixel image preview update has dropped from nearly 3 seconds to less than 1 second. You'll see identical performance (updates in less than 1 second) with images as large as 22 megapixels and at any preview size/scale. On G5 systems preview updates occur nearly instantly.
Image loading speed for many cameras has been improved as well. Depending on the camera model image loading time has been reduced by as much as 25%.
Improvements have been made to our demosaic algorithm to reduce moire and noise while still retaining outstanding fine detail performance.
Expanded EXIF meta data support and an all new information window for detailed display of image file and EXIF information.
Improved "As-Shot" white balance determination for several cameras including all recent Canon's with CR2 format files and several Minolta models as well.
Improved support for auto rotation of images. Thumbnails as well as the main image are now automatically rotated for all cameras that provide orientation information.
Overall memory usage has been reduced.
Support for Adobe DNG files has been added as well as native support for many additional cameras including the Nikon D2X, Nikon E8400, Epson R-D1, Leaf Valeo (now all 11, 17 and 22 megapixel models), Leaf Volare, Imacon Ixpress (now both 16 and 22 megapixel models), Fuji S3Pro, Olympus C70Z/C7000Z, Minolta DiMAGE A200, Minolta DYNAX/MAXXUM 7D, Pentax Optio 33WR and Casio Exilim Pro 700.
December 24, 2004
RAW Developer 1.1.1 has been released. This maintenance release fixes issues that could result in preference file corruption. In addition support for the Olympus E-300 has been added.
December 14, 2004
We are very pleased to announce the release of RAW Developer 1.1. An all new RAW image conversion application for photographers using Mac OS X. With an extensive feature list and high image quality, RAW Developer puts you in total control of your digital camera's output.