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FastRawViewer 1.4.12 Release

FastRawViewer 1.4.12

Camera support:

  • CLAUSS pix500
  • Fujifilm X-T30
  • Nikon Coolpix A1000
  • Olympus E-M1X
  • Sony ILCE-6400

Minor changes

FastRawViewer 1.4.11 Release

FastRawViewer 1.4.11


  • Faster thumbnail reading, especially on slow media/WiFi
  • Run program/Pass image in main menu/context menus has been reworked
  • (Windows only) New Preferences setting: Interface - Set the main menubar colors to match the main window.
  • New setting: Folders panel - gear menu - Show horizontal scrollbar
  • (Windows only) A warning is issued if 'pass image to external program' requires privilege escalation.

A Couple of Bugs Fixed

Red Flowers Photography: Real Problems or Deceptive Previews?

"...Images of red flowers sometimes don't come out very well, seeming oversaturated, and having little detail in certain areas.”

"...In some pictures of red flowers, I can see small white specs on the petals. On other shots, the entire flower appears flat, like one neon blob, lifeless and lacking volume; it can be quite disturbing."

"...When I'm shooting red flowers, I often have a problem: to save the red channel, I usually have to tell the camera to expose below what it considers to be the correct exposure. This results in overall underexposure in the rest of the scene..."

Maybe, the main problem is that the preview you see is not what you got?

FastRawViewer. Grid View. Red Flowers

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.


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