updated 05:30 pm EDT, Wed May 17, 2006
RAW Developer 1.5 released
Iridient Digital has released RAW Developer 1.5, a major update to its RAW image conversion software for Mac OS X. Version 1.5 is a universal binary application with full native support for both Intel- and PowerPC-based Mac systems. This release also features further improvements to RAW Developer's RAW image demosaic algorithm which improve diagonal edge detail and reduce color noise along high contrast edges. In addition, it adds Richardson-Lucy Deconvolution based sharpening (available on Mac OS X 10.4 or later only) applied in 32 bits/channel floating point CIE LAB color space as well as difference of Gaussian sharpening applied in 32 bits/channel floating point CIE LAB color space. Version 1.5 also features a new toolbar control, current cursor position image coordinates display, a new option for luminance channel-based digital exposure compensation adjustment, CIE LCH(ab) Chroma curves adjustment, and more. RAW Developer 1.5 is a free update for all currently registered users. New licenses are $100. It requires Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later.