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RawShooter Essentials updated to v1.1.2
(Friday, April 15, 2005 - 08:19 EDT)

Copenhagen, Denmark-based Pixmantec ApS has released an update to its 'RawShooter essentials' software for Windows PCs.

Available as a free download from the company's website, 'RawShooter essentials' now offers support for RAW files from the Nikon Coolpix 8400 and Canon PowerShot G2, as well as preliminary support for the Nikon D2Hs. Other changes apparently include:
  • Improved mapping WB to Kelvin scale
  • Ability to change background brightness for Thumbnails and preview area
  • Improved/faster thumbnail extraction and proxy creation
  • Improved color rendering (Minolta/Nikon)
  • Optionally Prepend priority # to output
  • Star-icon to show that a file was recently converted is now persistent
  • New keyboard short-cuts:
    • Alt+Up/Down to adjust EV level
    • Alt+Shift+Up/Down to adjust Fill-Light level
    • Shift+Up/Down to adjust Shadow Contrast level
    • Ctrl+R/E to rotate Clockwise/counter-clockwise
    • Alt+Z/X to Reset/Restore corrections
  • Using 1,2,3,F without Ctrl during slideshow will automatically advance to next image
  • Updated User Guide
  • Various cosmetic improvements
Pixmantec also released a list of bugs in the previous version that have been corrected in v1.1.2:
  • Using scroll wheel in Processing parameters cause crash
  • Inconsistent format of Maker/Model string in EXIF
  • Launching RSE in 16 bit Display color mode cause crash
  • Monitor ICC profile is sometimes not detected
  • User Guide sometimes unable to open or appears broken
  • Running RSE as a User with restricted OS privileges cause crash
  • Thumbnails sometimes appears garbled
  • Copy Corrections sometimes fail
  • Other stability related improvements
  • Minolta: Inconsistent interpretation of As Shot WB
  • Nikon D2X: images shot in "cropped" mode show with purple edge
  • Olympus: Some images appear clipped in the dark
  • Pentax: Some images appear clipped in the dark
  • Nikon: Some NEF files is not recognized after being saved in Nikon Capture
  • RebelXT/350D: A 128 pixels wide band sometimes appear at the bottom
  • Some DNG files (from supported cameras) is not recognized

The company does note that one known bug remains in the current version, whereby the AsShot white balance setting will be incorrectly interpreted for the Nikon D2X and D2Hs digital SLRs. For more information, visit the Pixmantec website.

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