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Iridient Digital has released Iridient Developer 2.1 a major update to its critically acclaimed image processing software for Mac OS X. "This update features a total overhaul of the noise reduction functionality including three all new, state of the art, noise reduction methods along with optional auto noise adjustment levels based on ISO and other image parameters," says programmer Brian Griffith. The application now provides support for use of Apple's raw conversion libraries as an alternate raw conversion method and as a way to provide support for some unique camera models (such as Fuji's X-trans cameras) that Brian has not yet found the time to support with his own custom demosaic routines. A new monochrome conversion option, "Raw Colour Channel Mixer" has also been introduced, which provides direct colour mixing of the sensor colour planes direct from the demosaic process without any prior color conversion. Finally, the update adds support for 22 new camera models from a variety of manufacturers.
Iridient Press Release
Iridient Digital releases Iridient Developer 2.1 for Mac OS X
Pacific Grove, CA, May 9, 2013 -- Iridient Digital, Inc. has released Iridient Developer 2.1 a major update to my critically acclaimed image processing software for Mac OS X.
The Iridient Developer 2.1 update can now be downloaded here: http://www.iridientdigital.com/products/rawdeveloper_download.html
This update features a total overhaul of the noise reduction functionality including three all new, state of the art, noise reduction methods along with optional auto noise adjustment levels based on ISO and other image parameters. These new methods greatly improve high ISO noise processing while retaining excellent image detail and reducing color smearing across object borders!
Iridient Developer now provides support for use of Apple's RAW conversion libraries as an alternate RAW conversion method and as a way to provide support for some unique camera models (such as Fuji's X-trans cameras) that I have not yet found the time to support with my own custom demosaic routines.
A new monochrome (B&W) conversion option, "RAW Color Channel Mixer" has been introduced which provides direct color mixing of the sensor color planes direct from the demosaic process without any prior color conversion.
This update also features a major refresh of internal color processing routines and adds support for the LittleCMS v2.4 ICC color management engine in addition to Apple's ColorSync. LittleCMS features full ICC v4.3 compatibility and support for the latest ICC floating point profile extensions. The color management changes also now support optional black point compensation.
This release also includes a number of other improvements and bug fixes.
The complete Iridient Developer version history including full release notes for version 2.1 can be viewed at the web site here:
Support has been added for 22 new RAW camera models including:
Canon: Rebel SL1 (100D, Kiss X7) and Rebel T5i(700D, Kiss X7i)
Nikon: D7100, Coolpix A and Coolpix P330
Panasonic: DMC-G6 and DMC-GF6
Fuji: X-Pro1, X-E1, X20, X100S, F900EXR, HS50EXR, HS35EXR and SL1000.
Hasselblad: H5D-50, H5D-40, H4D-40 and H4D-31
This release is a paid upgrade for users who originally purchased a license prior to September 16, 2011. You now get at least 18 months of FREE upgrades, regardless of version designation, when purchasing Iridient Developer. When unregistered Iridient Developer is fully functional, however all exported images will be watermarked.
Upgrades are available to previously licensed users for the discounted price of $45 US by requesting a 40% discount code from email@example.com. New licenses can be purchased for $75.00 US securely through Iridient Developer by selecting "Purchase..." from the File menu or securely online through our web store at:
Iridient Developer 2.1 is a 64-bit Intel application and requires a 64-bit capable Intel processor (Core 2 Duo or later) and Mac OS X version 10.6 or later.