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Iridient Developer is a powerful RAW image conversion application designed and optimized specifically for Mac OS X. Iridient Developer gives advanced photographers total control over every aspect of their digital camera's output, yet still provides easy drag and drop batch conversion and access to basic adjustments for the casual user. Thanks in part to Dave Coffin's work on the open source RAW decoding program dcraw, RAW developer is able to support files from over 400 RAW capable digital camera models!! Note that although we do use portions of dcraw for decoding RAW image files, essentially the entire image processing pipeline is completely unique to RAW Developer this includes the demosaicing algorithms used for all cameras based on RGB color filters (which is nearly all of them), all color management operations, all other processing adjustments, sharpening, noise reduction and final file format conversion.
Reviews of previous versions of RAW Developer have appeared in magazines including the October, 2006 issue of MACup, the July, 2006 issue of Professional Photographer and the February/March 2006 issue of Leica Fotographie International.
RAW Developer 1.4 was given a "Highly Recommended" rating from Digital Outback Photo. Read the full review here.
RAW Developer 1.4 was also reviewed by photographer Alain Briot who concludes, "Raw Developer is a Raw converter with several unique features not found in other raw converters, an affordable price point, and the ability to deliver high quality raw conversions." Read the full review here.
RAW Developer has also received much praise for the high quality of its RAW image conversions on many internet forums, here are just a couple examples:
-->Just compare the conversions with "RAW Developer" a underrated, smart RC, which produces "filmlike" tiffs.
Indeed. I just tried it and it's pretty darn nice and the developer is on top of his game in providing support. With all the color scientists and engineers at Apple, this one man band kicks Aperture 1.0.1's butt in quality conversions and it's pretty darn fast to boot.
Andrew Rodney, Author "Color Management for Photographers"
I've managed to pull better looking and more detailed images than I have from any other Raw converter, and I've tried them all. I've done side-by-side comparisons with ACR, and I can't tell you how much better Raw Developer files look, the difference is astonishing. I'm very pleased with my purchase, and love the fact that I am supporting a small "developer" who makes such great apps.
And, no, I don't work with or know this developer; I just love this stuff!
Iridient Developer Feature Highlights:
Completely non-destructive image processing.
Fast, High Quality Image Previews
High Quality Image Processing, 16 bits/channel (48bit RGB) or for some operations 32 bits per/channel high dynamic range floating point
Easy, flexible batch conversion
High quality image interpolation alogorithms give excellent image detail with minimal demosaicing artifacts. All image processing operations are performed at 16 bits per channel or greater. RAW Developer 1.5 features improved demosaic processing with further refinements to already exceptional image detail and reduced color noise along high contrast edges.
Advanced Sharpening and Noise Reduction Algorithms
Iridient Developer offers four advanced sharpening methods, including unsharp mask, difference of gaussian, "hybrid" sharpen and Richardson-Lucy Deconvolution (Mac OS X 10.4 or later only). All are processed in 32 bits/channel floating point CIELab color space to avoid color artifacts. Powerful hot/dead pixel filters and noise reduction algorithms help eliminate noise, especially from images taken with long exposures or high ISO settings.
Image File and EXIF Information Window
Iridient Developer offers a meta data information window which displays detailed image file and EXIF information.
Flexible Monochrome (Black And White) Conversion Options
Flexible black and white conversion options including RGB channel mixer, Lab lightness, luma, desaturate, intensity and custom duotones.
Extensive Image Adjustment Options
You're in total control of every step of the conversion process, multiple fully user editable tone curves, customizable color correction matrix, flexible ICC color matching options, exposure compensation, white balance, contrast, saturation and more.
ICC Color Management Support through ColorSync
Ability to specify camera or image specific input profiles, working space profiles for image adjustments and final image output profiles. At this time only RGB color spaces are supported.
Unlimited batch processing
You can continue making image adjustments while other images are converted in the background. Supports, easy drag and drop image conversion with flexible file naming options and support for multiple file formats including JPEG, TIFF, PNG, JPEG2000 and more.
What You See Is What You Get
RAW developer allows you to view and make all image adjustments while viewing a full resolution, fully color managed, 16 bit per channel preview.
Support for IPTC, XMP and EXIF v2.3 metadata
EXIF, IPTC and XMP metadata is supported when exporting to JPEG or TIFF image formats.
Flexible Histogram View
Supports 256, 512 or an extra wide 1024 levels of detail. Viewing modes include RGB, individual R, G, B channels, all three colors at once, CIE Lightness, CIE Luminance, CIE Chroma (ab), luminosity, hue and saturation.
Multithreaded and vector processor (SSE3+) optimized
Takes full advantage of multi-core and multi processor systems and the advanced capibilities of the latest multi-core Intel processors. All image processing is handled by secondary threads so your work is never blocked waiting for processing to complete.
"Processing Disabled" Output Mode
Ability to bypass all image adjustments and all color matching operations for fast, high quality export of linear files intended for further processing with other image processing programs or RAW workflows. Also useful for creating non-color matched output for use in generating custom camera or scene profiles with ICC camera profiling software.