Iridient Developer has some very nice facilities for raw conversion including some specialty black and white conversion modes and deconvolution sharpening. It is a handy tool to have around, even if Lightroom is your mainstay. Recommended. And there is a demo version available.
Note the support for the Fuji X-Pro1, X-E1, X100S (XTrans sensor).
Developer Brian Griffith responds to my question about Fuji X file processing:
The X-trans images should be pretty good right from the defaults in my tests, especially at low ISO. My tests so far have shown much, much better results than Lightroom 4.4, especially on color smearing and overall detail reproduction. Tough studio test cases really highlight the differences.
Depending on sharpening preferences you can probably pull out even more fine, micro detail compared to the defaults with my Richardson-Lucy based sharpening and if your preferences are more for nice crisp traditional edge sharpening unsharp mask is a popular favorite and my implementation of USM is fantastic too (float precision, CIE LAB derived perceptual color space, etc)!
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:
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
- Sony: SLT-A58
- Olympus: XZ-10
- Panasonic: DMC-G6 and DMC-GF6
- Fuji: X-Pro1, X-E1, X20, X100S, F900EXR, HS50EXR, HS35EXR and SL1000.
- Ricoh: GR
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Feel free to contact me at:
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