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Iridient Celebrates 10 Years With Developer 3.0 Beta 4 Share This on LinkedIn   Share This on Google   Tweet This   Forward This

15 December 2014

Iridient Digital celebrated its 10 year anniversary yeterday with the release last week of Iridient Developer 3.0 beta 4. Through the end of the year, Iridient Developer will be discounted 30 percent to its original 2004 price of $69.95.

"The are many great new features in the 3.0 update," developer Brian Griffith writes, "and feedback so far has been incredibly positive! I'm super excited to have 3.0 all wrapped up soon."

For information on the new features and new camera support see the news release below.

Iridient Celebrates 10 Years With Developer 3.0 Beta 4

PACIFIC GROVE, Calif. -- Iridient Digital, Inc. has released Iridient Developer 3.0 beta 4, a preview of the next major update to the critically acclaimed Raw conversion and photo processing software for Mac OS X.

Iridient Developer 3.0 beta 4 can now be downloaded here:

Some of the major new features now added to version 3.0 include:

  • Several new Raw processing (demosaic) options for both Bayer and X-Trans sensors provide a variety of rendering characteristics from incredibly detailed to smooth, low artifact looks tailored to cover a wide range of subject matter and personal preferences.
  • Monochrome specific Raw processing options for Bayer and X-Trans cameras.
  • Additional monochrome color toning options including Split Toning and Mono Tone.
  • "Iridient Reveal" sharpening method, combines some of the best aspects of my existing deconvolution processing along with several of my more traditional approaches (unsharp mask, high pass and DoG) into one "super" sharpener.
  • "High Pass" sharpening method.
  • Edge Masking now available with all 6 sharpening methods.
  • Clarity adjustment with 4 variants from soft to strong.
  • Fill Light for easily adjusting exposure levels while maximizing overall dynamic range.
  • Neighborhood adaptive Highlights and Shadows adjustments.
  • Refined Brightness Shadows/Midtones/Highlights adjustments, now with better highlight recovery and preservation of extreme highlights and shadows.
  • New Contrast adjustment options including 2 new "smart," adaptive S curve processing methods to better preserve dynamic range and optionally reduce color shifts too.

New Raw cameras models added so far to Iridient Developer 3.0 include:

  • Canon: Canon 7D Mark II, PowerShot G7 x and PowerShot SX60 HS.
  • Nikon: D750.
  • Sony: ILCE-7M2 (A7 II), ILCE-5100 (a5100) and ILCE-QX1 (QX1).
  • Olympus: E-PL7.
  • Fujifilm: X100T and X30.
  • Panasonic: DMC-GM5 and DMC-LX100.
  • 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).
  • Pentax: K-S1 and Q-S1.
  • Leaf: Credo 50.
  • Kodak: PixPro S-1.

The complete list of over 550 supported Raw cameras can be viewed here:

The full Iridient Developer version history including detailed release notes for version 3.0 beta 4 can be viewed at my Web site here

This release is a paid upgrade for users who originally purchased a license prior to April 14, 2013. You get at least 18 months of free upgrades, regardless of version designation, when purchasing Iridient Developer. When used unregistered, in "demo" mode, Iridient Developer is fully functional however all exported images will be watermarked.

Upgrades are available to previously licensed users for the discounted price of $59.40 U.S. by requesting a 40 percent discount code from New licenses can be purchased for $99 U.S. securely through Iridient Developer by selecting "Purchase..." from the File menu or securely online through the Web store at:

Iridient Developer 3.0 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.

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