Brian Griffith, author of Iridient Developer (free 30-day demo available) writes:
Major news is new native, custom demosaic processing for the Fuji X-Trans (X-Pro1, X-E1, X100S and X20) based cameras in addition to the previous support based on Apple's RAW libraries. I think I now offer 2 of the best X-Trans processing options available anywhere, plus by using Adobe DNG Linear conversion you can have access to Adobe's demosaic processing option as well (though I find it well behind the other two in most regards).
Still various pros and cons to each of the X-Trans demosaic options and the sensor is a tough one to support well without artifacts or color smearing or both... The Apple option, which is still available, in Iridient Developer certainly seems more immune to some noise issues such as scenes with high contrast edges that should chromatic aberration type effects, but I think my demosaic definitely has an edge in overall rendering especially with fine detail and sharpness. My demosaic also seems to handle some other (moire-ish noise??) X-Trans color issues better than Apple's processing.
Combined with the "RAW Color Channel Mixer" monochrome conversion that was introduced in version 2.1 for black and white work I think this new X-Trans demosaic option definitely has some strengths compared to my prior support based on Apple's RAW library which I felt overall to be generally better than either Adobe's or Capture One's most recent efforts with the X-Trans.
Iridient Digital releases Iridient Developer 2.1.1 for Mac OS X
Pacific Grove, CA, June 25, 2013 -- Iridient Digital, Inc. has released Iridient Developer 2.1.1, an update to our photo processing software for Mac OS X.
The Iridient Developer 2.1.1 update can now be downloaded here:
This release features all new, native demosaic processing for the Fuji X-Trans (X-Pro1, X-E1, X100S and X20) cameras! This is in addition to the existing support for these cameras using either Apple's RAW libraries or Adobe DNG (linear) format conversion. The new demosaic method provides improved fine detail rendering, even better sharpness and other advantages over Apple's conversion. That said the Apple conversion still offers good results and is still available for an alternate conversion method.
This update greatly reduces (by 25%) the memory usage of the new noise reduction methods introduced in version 2.1. This should help boost performance on older systems with lower amounts of RAM and/or slower memory access speeds.
This release also includes a number of improvements to preview drawing for Retina displays, better handling of touch gestures for preview scrolling on older laptops and other bug fixes.
Support has been added for 14 new RAW cameras, plus native support for Fuji X-Trans models:
Canon: EOS 1D-C
Olympus: E-P5 and E-PL6
Pentax: K-50 and K-500
Samsung: NX300, NX2000 and NX1100
Fuji: X-Pro1, X-E1, X20 and X100S now natively supported by new demosaic process in addition to existing support using Apple RAW libraries.
Leica: X Vario (Typ 107)
Blackmagic Design: Blackmagic Cinema Camera
Ikonoskop: A-Cam dII and A-Cam dII Panchromatic
The complete Iridient Developer version history including full release notes for version 2.1.1 can be viewed at the web site.
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 email@example.com. 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 2.1.1 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.
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