Our friend Brian Griffith advises us today that Iridient Developer 3.0 beta 3 is now available for download:
http://www.iridientdigital.com/products/iridientdeveloper_download_v3beta.html

“This is a pre-release version of Iridient Developer 3. it may be unstable or lack features that will be be included in the final release. Some functionality may change before the final 3.0 release. This beta version has not been tested as thoroughly as a final release of the software. It may contain errors and may not function as well as the final version. Please be sure to back up any important images or previously saved Iridient Developer settings before testing this version.”

“There are a few things (like documentation) that have not been finalized in this release. There is a Read Me included in the disk image download that details what’s new and what’s not finished yet.”

“This major update features multiple all new RAW processing (demosaic) methods for both Bayer and X-Trans based cameras. This release includes 4 (3 for X-Trans) new color RAW processing methods plus 3 monochrome specific RAW processing methods in addition to the previous 2 RAW processing methods included in prior versions. Other major new features include a Vibrance adjustment (similar to Saturation, but protects skin tones and other colors from oversaturation), neighborhood adaptive Hightlights/Shadows adjustments, a Fill Light adjustment (similar to Exposure but uses adaptive tone mappping to hold maximum highlight levels and more easily expands the tonal range) and two new Toning methods (mono tone and split tone).”

“In addition to the new features the core processing pipeline has been refined and improved in a number of ways to maximize RAW dynamic range and more easily (automatically) take advantage of some existing capabilities like Highlight Recovery. Adjustments that have been improved include Brightness Shadows/Midtones/Highlights, Contrast (now features two adaptive S curve methods in addition to prior linear adjustment) and Saturation. Many of the improvements to the core processing pipeline apply to standard (TIFF, JPEG, etc) images as well as RAW.”

“Some of the Settings window control panes have also be reorganized to better group commonly used controls together and make some functionality more obvious. I’m afraid the more extensive user interface overhaul that originally was planned for version 3.0 has been postponed to a post 3.0 release… this 3.0 version is already running several months behind schedule and it is difficult to significantly rework the user interface in small chunks, its basically all or nothing, and it’s a substantial bit of work.”

“This release is now being built with the very latest Apple developer tools on the final release of Mac OS X Yosemite (10.10) and should address all user interface issues on Yosemite due to the changes made to the system font and control sizes introduced in this version of Mac OS X.”

This release adds support for 19 of the latest RAW camera models including:
Canon: 7D Mark II, PowerShot G7 X and SX60 HS
Nikon: D750
Olympus: E-PL7
Sony: ILCE-5100 and ILCE-QX1
Panasonic: DMC-LX100 and DMC-GM5
Fujifilm: X100T and X30
Leica: S-E (Typ 006), X-E (Typ 102), X (Type 113), M-P (Typ 240), V-LUX (Typ 114) and D-LUX (Typ 109)
Leaf: Credo 50
Kodak: PixPro S-1

The complete list of over 550 supported RAW cameras can be viewed here:
http://www.iridientdigital.com/products/rawdeveloper_cameras.html

The full Iridient Developer version history including detailed release notes for version 3.0 beta 3 can be viewed at my web site here:
<http://www.iridientdigital.com/products/rawdeveloper_history.html>

To update simply download and install the new “demo” version. The demo is identical to the registered application and your existing registration information should automatically be recognized. Old versions of RAW Developer can then be removed from your system if desired.

If you have purchased a new or upgraded license after April 14, 2013 this update is free. However, this release is a paid upgrade for users who originally purchased a license prior to this date. You now get at least 18 months of FREE upgrades, regardless of version designation, when purchasing Iridient Developer. This release now requires a 64-bit capable Intel processor (Core 2 Duo or later) and Mac OS X version 10.6 or later.

Upgrades are available to previously registered users for the discounted price of just $59.40 US (40% off the full price which is now $99) by requesting a discount code from sales@iridientdigital.com. Please include your current registration information and email when requesting an upgrade code.

The full releases notes for this and all previous releases can be viewed here:
http://www.iridientdigital.com/products/rawdeveloper_history.html

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Brian Griffith
Iridient Digital, Inc.
http://www.iridientdigital.com/

 

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