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The following is an unedited press release, shown as received from the company represented. We've elected to present selected releases without editorial comment, as a way to provide our readers more information without further overtaxing our limited editorial resources. To avoid any possible confusion or conflict of interest, the Imaging Resource will always clearly distinguish between company-provided press releases and our own editorial views and content.

PRESS RELEASE: Iridient Digital Releases RAW Developer 1.7.0 for Mac OS X

Iridient Digital has released RAW Developer 1.7.0, a major update to its critically acclaimed Raw image conversion software for Mac OS X.

This update brings new features including automatic highlight recovery processing, an improved pattern noise filter, full screen image preview support and a new option for use of DNG style camera color rendering in addition to the existing support for ICC camera profiles. It also adds support for 15 new camera models including the Canon 1D Mark III, the Nikon D40X, the Fuji S5 Pro, the Olympus E-410 and E-510, recent digital backs from Phase One, Leaf, Mamiya and more.

Release Notes

New features include:

• Automatic highlight recovery processing applied when using negative exposure compensation adjustment. Greatly reduces the appearance of tinted highlights in many cases.

• Support for DNG metadata (2 color matrix) style camera color rendering in additional to existing support for ICC camera profiles.

• "Scale to Fit" mode now automatically resizes the preview image to fit the window size.

• White balance dropper tool now supports variable sample size from 1 pixel to 7x7 pixels.

• Can now hide the status bar in the image preview window.

• Image preview window now supports full screen mode.

• Support added for processing both types (high and low sensitivity) of pixels from the Fuji SuperCCD SR II (Pro) sensor used in the Fuji S3 Pro and S5 Pro models in wide dynamic range mode (the original SR sensor used in S700, S710 and S20 Pro models was already fully supported in previous RAW Developer releases).

• Support added for automatic use of embedded Leaf develop curves from MOS format files. Camera defaults for all Leaf models are now setup to automatically load these embedded camera tone curves if available.

• Support added for Canon 1D Mark III (sRAW format is not supported yet).

• Support added for Nikon D40X.

• Support added for Olympus E-410, E-510, SP-510 UZ and SP-550 UZ.

• Support added for Fuji S5 Pro.

• Support added for Panasonic DMC-FZ8.

• Support added for Leaf Aptus 75S.

• Support added for Phase One P21 and P45+.

• Support added for Mamiya ZD Digital Back.

• Support added for Sigma SD14.

• Support added for Samsung Pro 815.

• Support added for Ricoh Caplio GX100.

Improvements include:

• Processing speed improvements for Intel processor and dual core processor based Macs.

• Improved precision of curve parsing when loading Leaf develop curve format files into camera tone curve pane.

• Improved pattern noise filter with better pattern detection algorithm and faster processing speed.

• Improved white balance presets and color rendering for most Olympus models.

• Improved parsing of manufacturer maker notes stored in DNG format files.

Bugs fixed in this release:

• Fixes issue with high ISO files from the Olympus E-1.

• Sigma SD9 and SD10 models are now supported on Intel processor based Macs.

• Aperture value was sometimes incorrectly rounded for display in preview and info windows (actual EXIF metadata in files was not affected).

• Leaf embedded ICC camera profiles from MOS format files are now correctly used for exported images when selected in Input Profile menu.


RAW Developer 1.7.0 is a free update for all currently registered users, new licenses are $125.00 US. RAW Developer requires Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later and is a universal binary application which natively supports PowerPC G4, G5 and Intel processors.

The main RAW Developer information page can be found here:

Full release notes for all RAW Developer releases are available here:

The RAW Developer direct download page is available here:

(First posted on Friday, June 29, 2007 at 11:57 EDT)

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