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10 May 2013
Brian Griffith has updated his Iridient Developer to version 2.1. "This release brings a major overhaul of the noise reduction, color processing updates, a new monochrome conversion method, support for Apple Raw conversion and more," Griffin said.
That "more" includes support for 33 new cameras including the Canon Rebel SL1/T5i, Nikon D7100, Coolpix A/P330, Sony SLT-A58, Olympus XZ-10, Panasonic G6/GF6, Fujifilm X-Pro1/X-E1/X20/X100S/F900EXR/HS50EXR/HS35EXR/SL1000, Ricoh GR and Hasselblad H5D-50/H5D-40/H4D-40 and H4D-31.
The update is $45 for licensed users who bought the program prior to Sept. 16, 2011. New licenses are $75 with 18 months of free upgrades.
Details are in the press release below.
Iridient Digital releases Iridient Developer 2.1 for Mac OS X
PACIFIC GROVE, Calif. -- Iridient Digital, Inc. has released Iridient Developer 2.1 a major update to my critically acclaimed image processing software for Mac OS X.
The Iridient Developer 2.1 update can now be downloaded here: http://www.iridientdigital.com/products/rawdeveloper_download.html
This update features a total overhaul of the noise reduction functionality including three all new, state of the art, noise reduction methods along with optional auto noise adjustment levels based on ISO and other image parameters. These new methods greatly improve high ISO noise processing while retaining excellent image detail and reducing color smearing across object borders!
Iridient Developer now provides support for use of Apple's Raw conversion libraries as an alternate Raw conversion method and as a way to provide support for some unique camera models (such as Fuji's X-trans cameras) that I have not yet found the time to support with my own custom demosaic routines.
A new monochrome conversion option, "Raw Color Channel Mixer" has been introduced which provides direct color mixing of the sensor color planes direct from the demosaic process without any prior color conversion.
This update also features a major refresh of internal color processing routines and adds support for the LittleCMS v2.4 ICC color management engine in addition to Apple's ColorSync. LittleCMS features full ICC v4.3 compatibility and support for the latest ICC floating point profile extensions. The color management changes also now support optional black point compensation.
This release also includes a number of other improvements and bug fixes.
The complete Iridient Developer version history including full release notes for version 2.1 can be viewed at the Web site.
Support has been added for 22 new Raw camera models including Canon Rebel SL1/T5i, Nikon D7100, Coolpix A/P330, Sony SLT-A58, Olympus XZ-10, Panasonic G6/GF6, Fujifilm X-Pro1/X-E1/X20/X100S/F900EXR/HS50EXR/HS35EXR/SL1000, Ricoh GR and Hasselblad H5D-50/H5D-40/H4D-40 and H4D-31.
This release is a paid upgrade for users who originally purchased a license prior to Sept. 16, 2011. You now get at least 18 months of free upgrades, regardless of version designation, when purchasing Iridient Developer. When unregistered Iridient Developer is fully functional, however all exported images will be watermarked.
Upgrades are available to previously licensed users for the discounted price of $45 by requesting a 40 percent discount code from email@example.com. New licenses can be purchased for $75 securely through Iridient Developer by selecting "Purchase..." from the File menu or securely online through the Iridient Web store.
Iridient Developer 2.1 is a 64-bit Intel application and requires a 64-bit capable Intel processor (Core 2 Duo or later) and Mac OS X version 10.6 or later.