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Bibble 5's logo. Click here to visit the Bibble website! Bibble Pro 5.0.1 update released
(Friday, January 29, 2010 - 16:19 EST)

Bibble Labs has today announced an update to the latest release of its RAW file converter, Bibble.

Bibble 5 Pro first debuted at the end of December, and today's update adds support for two new camera models, as well as thirteen new calibrated lenses, improved color reproduction from several cameras, and a new black / gray / white point tool. There's also a newly bundled free version of the Andrea film simulation plugin. The newly supported cameras are Canon's EOS-1D Mark IV and Olympus' E-P2, while color has been improved for the Canon PowerShot G11 and S90, as well as the Pentax K10D, K20D, K2000, K-x and K-m.

Courtesy of the folks at Bibble Labs (with a little reordering for readability), the full list of changes in Bibble Pro 5.0.1 is as follows:

  • Added support for Canon 1D Mark IV

  • Added support for Olympus E-P2

  • Added click white/gray/black on curves

  • Improved color for Canon G11, S90, Pentax k10d, K20d, K2000, K-x, K-m

  • Includes the free version of Sean Puckett's Andrea Plugin ( http://nexi.com/andrea )

  • white balance update for 1Ds

  • New method of loading TIFs

  • lens database: if we need to guess a lens, only select a lens if we have a real good guess

  • disable edit menu items if no thumbs are selected

  • Lots of improvements with image drag & drop for move & copy

  • Preview sharpening at all zoom levels! Yeah!

  • Lens calibrations

    • Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM from forum user "Klonk"

    • Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM from forum user "Klonk"

    • Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS from forum user "Chris850"

    • Tokina AT-X 107 DX Fisheye -AF 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 from forum user "-cr"

    • Canon s90 from forum user "jaymzz"

    • Lumix G Vario 7-14mm f/4 from forum user "zoz"

    • Lumix G Vario 45-200mm f/4.0-5.6 from forum user "zoz"

    • Lumix G Vario 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6 from forum user "matadoerle"

    • Lumix G 20mm f/1.7 from forum user "matadoerle"

    • Lumix G Vario 14-140mm f/4.0-5.8 from forum user "zoz"

    • Leica DG Macro-Elmarit 45mm f/2.8 from forum user "zoz"

    • Zuiko Digital 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 from forum user "Fraenzken"

    • Fix for Sony A550, E-P2, Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di, Pentax K-m

  • Bugs fixed

    • [-Other-] Choice of monitor profile is broken under Mac OS 10.6.2 Snow Leopard

    • [User Interface] auto-detect monitor profiles

    • [RAW File support] iso100 from d700 rendered like iso200 +1 stop

    • [User Interface] before and after switched for histogram in curves tool

    • [Localization] The delete Master windows has a little more to translate

    • [User Interface] color select box problem after clicking on cancel

    • [Asset Management] UNDO create version crashes bibble

    • [RAW File support] Copy batch crashes after some files

    • [Printing] when printing to PDF an enpty window comes up

    • [User Interface] Color management preferences panel needs tweaked

    • [RAW File support] check White balance with D2Hs

    • [Commands] Settings changes don't clear metadata settings when NULL strings are used

    • [RAW File support] Nikon D2Hs white balance presets are off.

    • [Localization] German localization bug

    • [Commands] check single quotes in keywords

    • [RAW File support] Olympus E-620 profile

    • Plugin install location changed to user home

    • [Localization] The Version context menu is back in English

    • [Printing] Title not expanded in printing

    • [Editing Tools] Curves still miss Click white/grey/black

    • [User Interface] Changing the interface language breaks the Before/After histogram combo

    • [User Interface] Font sizes inconsistent when using small fonts

    • [Localization] Still not enough place on the batch pref on Linux

    • [User Interface] History window should remember it's position

    • [Asset Management] Portrait Professional adjusted JPG files cause Bibble5 AM crash on import

    • [Asset Management] Importing by moving files into the catalog doesn't import settings from the file system

    • [User Interface] Edit boxes are invisible if they don't have a value

    • [User Interface] Versions should not be allowed to be moved/copied to the root of a catalog

    • [Documentation] Docs need to mention image size constraint

    • [-Other-] windows: can not create a subdir if given a network path

    • [User Interface] Click size combo in preferences isn't remembering it's value between sessions

    • [-Other-] White Balance - color temperature display problem

    • [RAW File support] Sony ARW files aren't parsed properly on PowerPC Macs

    • [-Other-] Crash with Undo Versions

    • [-Other-] [opath] fails on Ref Loc images

    • [User Interface] The XMP group isn't on the Edit menu

    • [-Other-] Label names are getting translated when they are written to the XMP

    • [-Other-] lr:hierarchicalSubject is written incorrectly

    • [Batch Processing] Download Queues prompt for a Library import location even when "Import into Catalog" is disabled

Bibble 5 Pro 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, 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 not currently available for purchase, and Bibble 4 Lite is no longer available on the company's website, leaving the Pro version as the only option available to new customers for the time being.

More details can be found on the Bibble Labs website.

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