Light Crafts Releases LightZone 1.6.2
Mike Pasini, The Imaging Resource
(Thursday, September 14, 2006 - 15:17 EDT)
The 1.6 update offers a new ToneMapper and improved noise reduction, more Raw support and bug fixes.
Light Crafts this week released an update to LightZone, its cross-platform image editor based on the Zone System. The new version fixes problems with CMYK and Lab color profiles and CMYK TIFFs. Earlier 1.6 updates added support for the Nikon D80 and Olympus Raw formats, replaced the Contrast Mask tool with a new ToneMapper tool, improved the Noise Reduction tool, speed up opening of TIFFs and added black point compensation when exporting or printing. Details follow:
What's New in 1.6
What's new in LightZone 1.6.2?
• Fixed a crash when opening images with CMYK or Lab space color profiles.
• Fixed a problem opening certain CMYK Tiff images.
What's new in LightZone 1.6.1?
• RAW files from the Nikon D80 camera are now supported.
• Fixed a crash on startup for new Intel Macs.
What's new in LightZone 1.6?
• A new ToneMapper tool replaces the Contrast Mask tool.
• Much improved Noise Reduction tool.
• Improved speed of reading/writing TIFF files.
• Improved RAW conversion.
• Olympus RAW files are now supported.
• Added ability to do black point compensation when exporting or printing.
• Non-USA number formats are now supported.
• Fixed a crash related to bad color profiles.
LightZone 1.6.2 for Mac OS X Panther or later is a 10.1-MB download. LightZone 1.6.2 for Windows 2000/XP is a 23.1-MB download. Both are available on the LightZone Download page.