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Iridient Digital Releases RAW Developer 1.5.2
By Mike Pasini, The Imaging Resource
(Wednesday, August 9, 2006 - 22:53 EDT)

Features include support for 10 new cameras, embedded ICC profiles from Raw files, default camera white balance presets and more.

Iridient Digital has released RAW Developer 1.5.2, a maintenance update to its critically acclaimed RAW image conversion software for Mac OS X. Version 1.5.2 adds support for over 10 new camera models including the Nikon D2Xs, the Sony Alpha DSLR-A100, the Pentax K100D and K110D, expanded support for digital backs from Leaf, Sinar, Hasselblad/Imacon and Phase One and more.

Support has been added for direct use of embedded ICC profiles from RAW files produced by Leaf, Sinar, Olympus and the DNG file format. Default camera white balance presets (daylight, tungsten, etc) have been added for Olympus, Pentax and Kodak DCS Pro and ProBack models. As shot camera white balance is now supported for Hasselblad/Imacon digital backs and most all Kodak cameras. New support provided for export of 16 bits/channel and EXIF metadata for Photoshop file format export and improves performance of TIFF file export as well (Mac OS X 10.4 or later only).

RAW Developer 1.5.2 (http://www.iridientdigital.com/products/rawdeveloper.html) is a free update for all currently registered users, new licenses are $99.95. RAW Developer requires Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later, PowerPC G4, G5 or Intel processors are supported.

New Features:

• Support added for use of ICC camera profiles embedded in RAW file formats from Leaf, Sinar, Olympus and DNG format files.
• Adobe RGB (1998) and Lstar-RGB ICC working/output ICC profiles are now bundled with the application.
• File renaming by image shot time, file modification time and/or file creation time (in addition to previous support for dates).
• Support for 16bits/channel Photoshop file format export (Mac OS X 10.4 or later only).
• Support for exporting EXIF metadata to Photoshop file format (Mac OS X 10.4 or later only).
• Support for LZW compressed TIFF file export (Mac OS X 10.4 or later only).
• Support added for Nikon D2Xs.
• Support added for Sony Alpha DSLR-A100.
• Support added for Pentax K100D, K110D, *ist DS2 and *ist DL2.
• Support added for Samsung GX-1S and GX-1L.
• Support added for Epson R-D1s.
• Support added for Phase One lossy compressed format (IIQ-S).
• Support added for new Leaf final/converted compressed format files.
• Support added for Leaf Valeo 6.
• Support added for recent Hasselblad/Imacon backs including CFH-39, CFH, CFV, CF 132, Ixpress 132C and 96C. FFF, DNG and 3FR file formats are all supported now.


• Default white balance preset values added for all Olympus models.
• Default white balance preset values added for all Pentax SLR models.
• As Shot camera white balance support added for Hasselblad/Imacon backs.
• Auto-rotation/image orientation support for Hasselblad/Imacon backs.
• Support for ISO setting metadata from Hasselblad/Imacon backs.
• As Shot camera white balance support added for Kodak cameras including P850, P880, DCS Pro 14N(x), DCS Pro SLR(c/n), ProBack and ProBack645.
• Default white balance preset values added for all Kodak DCS Pro and ProBack models.
• Updated TIFF and Photoshop image export on Mac OS X 10.4 or later. In many cases, particularly with very high megapixel image output, TIFF file export speed should be noticeably improved and new functionality has been added for the Photoshop file format.
• Updated default white balance presets for Phase One backs.
• Updated default settings and profiles for many camera models including ones from Canon, Nikon, Sony, Olympus, Pentax, Fuji, Epson, Leica, Ricoh, Leaf, Hasselblad/Imacon, Sinar, Mamiya and Contax.

Bug Fixes

• Fixed issue with file renaming based on shot date, creation date or modification date metadata which would result in incorrect date value being used when batch processing images.
• EXIF color space metadata tag now correctly set if output color space is sRGB.
• Setting of file creator code on image file export now works correctly with all supported versions of QuickTime and Mac OS X.
• RGB printer ICC profiles can now be selected in Preferences dialog as application global output profile option.
• Fixed issue where global output profile choice would fail to load on application launch when running on Mac OS X 10.3.9.

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