updated 10:45 am EDT, Thu October 20, 2005
Light Crafts today released , its photo editing software tool designed for professional photographers. LightZone views, manages, edits, and corrects digital photographs while working with light values and shapes to imitate the way that photographers think about photographs. StudioZone, a key feature of LightZone, is an image viewer and file browser to print and publish photographs using a true digital negative format. StudioZone also includes a search function with metadata search, and an integrated RAW converter. ZoneFinder, another key feature, analyzes and displays images in shapes and tonal values. LightZone requires Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later, and is available for $250.
ZoneMapper controls and adjusts the light and tonal values of images. RegionMapper simplifies selecting complicated regions of images to provide accurate control over the area being edited. LightZone also offers true non-destructive editing, eliminating the need to store multiple copies of an image. LightZone manipulates color images in a linear color space, allowing more precise calculations for consistent color and predictable results on a display or on paper.