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FastRawViewer 1.4.10 Release

Camera support:

  • Fujifilm XF10, X-T3, GFX 50R, DBP680
  • Gitup G3 duo
  • Nikon Z7, Z6, P1000, D3500
  • Old Leaf cameras with RGB TIFF output (Cantare, DCB2, Volare)
  • Panasonic LX100-II
  • Sony HX99 (preliminary support)

New features added

Monochrome2DNG Version 1.0

We are happy to announce that Monochrome2DNG, the the missing application for color cameras converted to "black and white", has been officially released!

The Introductory Price, which is 40% off, is valid until December 31, 2018.

Buy now!

Monochrome2DNG 1.0

Sorting Photos with FastRawViewer

So, the shoot is over and you need to deal with the material you got from it. There's always the allure of sorting photos, setting the ratings and labels directly to the memory card, moving photos to different folders and then just deleting what's unnecessary from the card.

However... writing to a memory card outside the camera is unsafe (USB malfunctions, sudden disconnects, card failure, spontaneous computer reboots - any or all of these may cause a disaster).

We are often asked, how do we deal with these limitations and risks ourselves? Now, we're not saying that this is the only way, but here is what we do: we follow 2-stage workflow for sorting photos, which avoids both writing to a card and wasting time and disk space on copying and ingesting (into Adobe Lightroom) all the files while some of them may be “missed shots”.

FastRawViewer. Sorting Photos

Monochrome2DNG Beta 0.9.2

What's New in Monochrome2DNG Beta 0.9.2

  • This Beta adds crop options:
  • Crop mode
  • Some converters and stacking applications ignore standard soft crop tags, thus "Save cropped area only" option is added.
  • Crop margins
  • Helpful if some unusable areas are left in the corners or close to the edges of the sensor; CFA is only partially removed there, for example.

FastRawViewer 1.4.9

FastRawViewer 1.4.9

Camera support:

  • Leica M10-P
  • Sony RX100-V-A

Minor Changes

Minor Bugs Fixed

FastRawViewer 1.4.8

This new release addresses two reports indicating some problems with opening RAF files from certain Fujifilm cameras on Mac platform, and a few suggestions towards improving user interface.

FastRawViewer 1.4.8

Minor Interface Changes:

  • EXIF Display: 'File Modified' date is now displayed using system locale settings (Short date + Short time)
  • Edit date range dialog (Sort/Filter panel): OK is now 'default button', and it is activated by pressing the Enter key

Minor Bugs Fixed

FastRawViewer 1.4.7 Release

Big thanks to all of the testers for Technology Preview I and II, your feedback was invaluable.

The new version of FastRawViewer 1.4.7 doesn’t require one to turn on the new features through additional hotkeys, everything is already on.

FastRawViewer. 1.4.7.
  • The changes are as follows:
  • With the new new strategy of processing JPEG representations (both embedded and Lone), opening files has become times faster.
  • Processing RAW data on the GPU: rendering is changed instantly with the change of the rendering parameters (WB, Exposure, Contrast); higher-quality demosaicing is applied to Bayer images (that is, for the vast majority of cameras).
  • The interface rendering speed has also increased somewhat.
  • If you prefer the Windows Explorer / Finder-like behavior for selecting files, you can switch to it.
  • Several bugs have been fixed, many minor improvements have been added.
  • New cameras' support added.

FastRawViewer 1.4.6 Release

FastRawViewer 1.4.6

New Cameras Support

  • Fujifilm X-A5, X-A20, X-H1
  • Olympus E-PL9
  • Panasonic GX9, GF10/90, DC-ZS200/TZ200, GH5s, G9 in high-res mode.
  • Preliminary support:
  • Canon 2000D, 4000D
  • Sony A7 III

New Features and Improvements

New Old Approach to Dynamic Range

In today's world, "dynamic range" (DR) has become, in the minds of (many) photographers one of the main characteristics of a digital camera.

Unfortunately, the public data on DR is limited to "DD - ISO sensitivity" graphs and tables. With this, the nature of noise (for example, random noise, banding) isn't accounted for, however the noise character is important for visual quality.

In reality, any practicing photographer knows that the degradation of the image in the shadows (or because of low exposure) happens gradually. With the lowering of exposure, small details disappear, the contrast between bigger details diminishes, color fidelity becomes worse. Depending on the quality demanded of the image (which will depend on presentation size, viewing distance, other viewing conditions such as screen resolution, etc.,), the practical dynamic range for the specific camera will be different, even for the same ISO setting.

Michal Bednarek (Niserin)

SonyPixelShift2DNG, Beta 0.9

New in Beta 0.9

  • Better metadata handling
  • Better font-size autoselection on 1st run
  • 0.9.1: Added DNG ActiveArea tag to set mandatory cropping area
  • 0.9.2: Better handling of file/folder names set in non-default system locale/language

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