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Bibble's logo. Click here to visit the Bibble Labs website! Bibble updated to v4.3
(Thursday, August 11, 2005 - 17:22 EDT)

A press release today from Bibble Labs, the company behind the popular RAW file converter program Bibble, announces the release of a new version of the software.

Bibble v4.3 includes a wide range of new features, updates and bug-fixes. Key among these are a new straightening tool, improved raw-processing speed, additional highlight recovery controls, and a new plugin interface that allows third-parties to extend or replace Bibble's functionality with their own.

Alongside the release of Bibble v4.3, Bibble Labs has also released a plugin that showcases the new plugin functionality of the software. The BPTLens plugin is designed to remove distortion from images.

Bibble and the BPTLens plugin are both available for Windows, Macintosh and Linux systems. Two versions (Professional and Lite) are available, with Lite allowing you to select one platform on which to use the program, and Professional giving you access to all three platforms with one registration code. Compared to the Lite version, Bibble Pro adds multithreading, work queues, advanced copy and paste functionality, IPTC captioning support, and support for tethered shooting. Bibble Lite currently costs $69 regardless of platform, whilst Bibble Pro costs $129.

Original Source Press Release:

Bibble Labs releases version 4.3 Update with support for D50

Includes support for new plug-in interface to support BPTLens lens distortion plug-in.

Austin Texas (August 11th, 2005) - Bibble Labs today announced the availability of version 4.3 of its popular Raw Workflow software. In addition to adding support for the new Nikon D50, D70s and Espon R-D1 cameras, this version adds a powerful plug-in interface to the program. Simultaneous to the release of Bibble 4.3, Bibble Labs has also released its first free plug-in. Released under the GPL, The BPTLens plugin is designed to quickly and easily remove common types of lens distortion from raw images. By performing its corrections on linear data at the earliest phase of the image pipeline, BPTLens and Bibble are able to deliver the highest quality images possible.

"Thomas Niemann's PTLens program and associated lens database are widely regarded as the defacto standard for quality lens distortion correction" says Eric Hyman, Bibble Labs's president. "Basing BPTlens on Thomas' existing methods and database has allowed us to bring Raw Lens distortion correction to a new level of quality and ease of use."

In addition to a variety of other minor enhancements, Bibble 4.3 has added a straightening tool (arbitrary rotation) and has further optimized its image pipeline to deliver the fastest raw conversions possible.

"Recently one of our competitors released an update in which they claimed their software generated conversions at 'the quickest speed' on the market today. In independent tests, Bibble has always proven to be the quickest way to process raw files. With the release of 4.3, the fastest gets even faster. Running under Windows, Bibble will process massive raw files from Canon Eos 1DM2 or Nikon D2X cameras at a blistering rate that is twice as fast as the nearest competitor," says Hyman.

Bibble 4.3 is a free update to all owners of any prior version of Bibble 4.

Please visit our website at http://www.bibblelabs.com for further details.

About Bibble Labs:
Located in Austin, Texas, Bibble Labs Inc was founded in 2000 to develop technologies and software for high quality processing of raw files from a wide variety of digial cameras. Bibble Labs' stand-alone products are used by thousands of photographers all over the world to quickly and accurately process their raw photos. Bibble Labs' technologies and expertise are increasingly becoming the standard other companies turn to when they wish to embed raw image processing technology in their products. For more information, please visit our website at: http://www.bibblelabs.com. Licensing inquiries may be addressed to [email protected]

Developers interested in developing plug-ins for Bibble 4.3 may address inquiries to [email protected] Please include the word "plugin" in the subject and include a brief description of what you hope to achieve.

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