Since the release of Bibble version 5.1 a little under a month ago, Bibble Labs has progressed through six updates to reach version 5.1.0f. Versions 5.1.0a fixed two potential crash bugs, improved plugin upgrade handling on Windows computers, and corrected a display issue when using improperly formatted crop preference files. V5.1.0b fixed crashes when displaying dialog boxes on 64-bit Linux systems. Bibble 5.1.0c changed web gallery captions to allow HTML, and to display IPTC entries only if the tag had contents, as well as fixing sepia presets, making a couple of changes to IPTC tag input formatting, correcting an issue that could prevent multiple 5.1-style plugins from loading, and correction a possible hang during batch processing.
Bibble 5.1.0d also fixed further possible hangs when batch processing JPEG images, as well as several issues relating to batch processing job names and catalog import, plus a problem deleting keywords containing Russian characters. V5.1.0e corrected an issue that stopped Bibble Lite working after July 1st 2010, and brought what Bibble Labs described as a "dramatic" performance improvement when using Exposure, Contrast and Highlights tools. It also corrected crashes when batch downsizing images or using Heal regions, and when processing newer Canon Raw files. It further improved color and profiling for the Panasonic GH1, copy and paste of lens correction parameters, and several UI issues with metadata hotkeys, the crop tool menu, the Noise Ninja tool, the straighten cursor, and the lens correction tool. Finally, the latest v5.1.0f release corrects a bug introduced in v5.1.0e that could stop image processing or preview from functioning.
Bibble 5 Pro first debuted at the end of December 2009, and supports Windows XP, Vista and 7, Mac OS X 10.4 or greater, as well as both Linux Fedora Core 6 or later, and Ubuntu 6.06 or later. The program can accept Raw files from a wide variety of manufacturers, including Canon (except sRaw), Kodak, Leica, Minolta, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Pentax, Ricoh, Samsung, and Sony, as well as RGB JPEG or TIFF files at resolutions of 30 megapixels or below, with a maximum dimension of 10,240 pixels on the longer side. The full list of supported file types can be found on the Bibble 5 specs page.
For new customers, a trial version of Bibble 5 Pro can be found in the Bibble Labs Download Center. Bibble 5 Pro can be purchased immediately, priced at US$199.95 for a license that covers all three operating systems. Bibble 5 Lite is also available, priced at $99.95 for a single-platform license. The Lite version reduces the number of open catalogs / images, layers per image, heal / clone regions, regions per layer, metadata sets, and custom color wells. It also drops advanced import options such as arbitrary stacks or metadata sorting, registered Noise Ninja support, the ability to watch folders for images to process, background printing support, the ability to specify default settings by camera model, the ability to create multiple output images in batches, full metadata editing, soft proofing, and the ability to specify both working and output color spaces.
More details can be found on the Bibble Labs website.