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lightzone.jpg Light Crafts Releases LightZone 2.0.6
By Mike Pasini, The Imaging Resource
(Thursday, January 4, 2007 - 18:14 EST)

Custom aspect ratios now supported in the Crop Tool.

Light Crafts has updated LightZone, its Raw image editing software based on the Zone System, to allow custom aspect ratios in the Crop Tool and fix a number of bugs. Highlights of the new release follow:

New Features

• The Crop Tool now allows user-specified, constrained aspect ratios.

Fixes for All Platforms

• Fixed a crash when navigating some folders.

• Fixed the White Balance tool for photos taken under fluorescent light.

• In some cases, better preview images are now generated.

• Fixed a bug where the browser would sometimes not show a thumbnail for a photo if it was the only photo in its folder.

• Saving your work as a multipage TIFF image now correctly includes the tool stack as part of the metadata.

• Fix a bug where deleting a selected region using either the backspace or delete keys would also delete all regions linked to the selected region.

• LightZone can now correctly open and export to JPEG images having color profiles that are greater than 64K in size.

• Fixed incorrect values shown for photometric interpretation metadata for TIFF and DNG images.

• IPTC metadata is now correctly exported to JPEG images.

Fixes for Mac OS X Only

• Bundles (e.g., applications, Aperture's library, etc.) no longer show up in the folder navigator.

• If you have many color profiles installed on your computer, displaying either the save or export dialog boxes was slow. This has been fixed.

Other Changes

• The interface for the Noise Reduction tool has been simplified.


The 13.6-MB Mac download or the 23.0-MB Windows download are both available from the LightZone download page.

Windows users are advised to uninstall previous versions of LightZone 2.0 before installing the new version.

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