Iridient Developer
Iridient Developer
3.3.7

4.3

Iridient Developer free download for Mac

Iridient Developer

3.3.7
11 July 2019

Powerful image-editing application.

Overview

Iridient Developer (was RAW Developer) is a powerful image-conversion application designed specifically for 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 conversion convenience and access to basic adjustments for the casual user. Iridient developer supports RAW files from over 620 digital camera models.

What's new in Iridient Developer

Version 3.3.7:
Support added for RAW images from:
  • Fujifilm GFX 100
  • Sony RX0 Mark II (DSC-RX0M2)
  • Olympus TG-6
  • Leica Q2 and M-E (Typ 240)
  • Panasonic DC-G90 (DC-G91, DC-G95, DC-G99) and DC-GX880
  • Hasselblad X1D II 50C and L1D-20c
  • Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10+
  • Nokia 9 PureView
  • Honor 20
  • DJI Mavic 2 Pro
  • OnePlus 6T
New features:
  • A new "Iridient Standard v2" DNG dual illuminant camera profile is now the default camera profile for most models from the past 4-5 years from Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fujifilm and Olympus. The previous default ICC camera profiles remain available in the Input Profile menu.
  • Support added for registration using license files generated from new e-commerce providers. The eSellerate e-commerce service that was previously used for sales and serial number generation was shut down in June, 2019.
Improvements:
  • Iridient Developer is now notarized by Apple for their Gatekeeper security enhancements in macOS 10.14.5 and 10.15.x.
  • PNG export libraries updated (libpng 1.6.37)

25 Iridient Developer Reviews

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Drdul
22 August 2009

Most helpful

RAW Developer is a must-have for me. I shoot with an Olympus E-P1 and a Panasonic LX3, and the RAW files from both of these cameras are corrected for barrel distortion when converted in Adobe Camera Raw, SilkyPix, Olympus Master and most other RAW converters. RAW Developer doesn't apply any corrections, which enables me to apply however much (or little) correction I want in Photoshop, and also enables me to recover additional bits of the image around the edges. The workflow in RAW Developer is similar to Adobe Camera Raw, which makes it easy and fast for me to use. The image preview updates as corrections are applied, and the result is an image that is as good as or better than what I can get from ACR. Image settings are saved in files with a .rdsf extension, so they don't conflict with the .xml files created by ACR. The only other RAW converter I could find that doesn't apply corrections to images during conversion is Raw Photo Processor. I have used RPP several times and even donated to unlock additional features, but I gave up after a while, as I found it just too difficult. The UI is awkward, the documentation doesn't explain things very well, the preview does not update automatically, and I never could get the highlight recovery feature to work properly. In comparison, RAW Developer is a pleasure to use. My only (minor) complaint about RAW Developer is that the documentation is somewhat out of date (it appears to be for version 1.4). As a result, there is no explanation of a few settings, but in most cases I have been able to figure out what they do through trial and error (although I'm at a loss to guess what "TC Shadow" means).
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Version 1.8.5
mzbe
02 December 2015
Absolutely 5 Stars app - ID does some unique things that help image quality that you will not find elsewhere. Examples: - sharpening - this has multiple state of the art sharpening algorithms at your disposal that rival or exceed other leading raw converters (C1, DXO, LR, ...) - noise reduction - works really well - monochrome conversion - one of the few apps (besides AccuRaw Monochrome) that applies a different de-bayering algorithm specifically for monochrome (again with 2 choices of preference, including smooth tonality) What it doesn't do (yet): Missing the powerful color wheels of C1 (to be fair, no other app does those). Missing convenience features from LR (e.g. automatic perspective correction). Missing local adjustments (= if you're using ID, you still need an image editor, e.g. Photoshop, to finalize processing all of your images to your satisfaction. With LR, arguably you could try and get by just with the raw converter). ID doesn't try and do DAM (asset management) and I would score that as a positive. The half assed capabilities in some other tools only slow down my workflow. ID is focused and fast, I hope it stays that way.
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Version 3.0.7
1 answer(s)
siamlotus
siamlotus
21 May 2016
This is a brilliant piece of software. I use this then Lightroom for Fuji RAF files.
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Amazon
20 November 2015
Iridient Raw Developer got excellent image sharpener. Other than that, very high price for what this software is all about. The CaptureOne cost $29.00 for Sony camera users and easily surpass Iridient Raw Developer with futures aimed to professional photographers. If Iridient Raw Developer will lower price it may turn more photographers attention and interest for purchase of this IRD software.
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Version 3.0.6
Alvin-H
29 June 2015
i use it to process fuji xtrans raw, and very satisfied with the results, and developer is very responsive, believe me, I'm not a professional photographer, but i like photography and I think this app is very easy,and i can get sharp picture easily with this app. keep your hard work... love this app
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Version 3.0.3
Drdul
30 October 2014
I've used Iridient Developer as an alternative to Lightroom when I want to recover the entire image captured by the sensor on cameras where lens correction is applied in software. I recently purchased a Canon G7X, and was pleased to see that the beta of version 3 includes support for this new camera. I was surprised, therefore, when I opened a RAW image in Iridient Developer at the default "camera aspect ratio" setting and there were fewer pixels than in the accompanying JPEG from the camera. Even at the "maximum" setting, Iridient Developer gave me fewer pixels on one side of the image than the camera gave me in the JPEG, and I assume Lightroom will give me when support for the G7X is added. I might have paid the upgrade fee (40% discount, which means USD $60 to upgrade), but not if I can't get all the pixels that the sensor recorded.
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Version 3.0.0 beta 3
2 answer(s)
brian-17
brian-17
31 October 2014
Sounds like a bug with the current 3.0 beta, please send me an email to my support address and let me know the exact aspect ratio settings, etc used for your image, ideally if you could provide a sample RAW that shows the problem that would be very helpful.

The "camera aspect ratio" option definitely should match up exactly with the camera JPEG output and "maximum" should always show every last RAW pixel whether the camera crops them out by default or not.
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Drdul
Drdul
16 November 2014
I've been corresponding with the dev, who is looking into the specific problem I had with one G7X image. In the meantime, he explained that I can recover the full image with no lens corrections by going to the Lens tab and unchecking "Enable Lens Profile." This works, and now I have a whole bunch more pixels than I would get in Lightroom or any other software that automatically applies the embedded lens correction.
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siamlotus
19 December 2013
There is a 29% discount on at the developer's site until 27/12/2013 with this coupon : Iridient9
Like (4)
Version 2.3.2
3 answer(s)
Xenos
Xenos
02 February 2014
could you please make a difference between reviews and comments ??? the longer the more these inappropriate posts are annoying rather than helpful
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Xenos
Xenos
02 February 2014
ok, after some first discomfort recognized this WAS indeed a comment, so my concern goes in the 1st place to MU not separating reviews and comments
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siamlotus
siamlotus
02 February 2014
So it is inappropriate and annoying when someone informs users of MacUpdate that there is a discount on certain software ?
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Andrew-D-Rodney
27 February 2013
Gorgeous film like rendering makes this the go to raw converter for difficult images and I often use it to compare the quality of other converters. The new dot release now supports DNG profiles which is a feature I use for nearly every image (in Lightroom. ). I still use LR 90% of the time and 100% for my DAM but now and then, I have to feed a raw to ID and I'm always very pleased by the results. Developer is very responsive to suggestions. If processing raw files is part of your livelyhood, the upgrade price isn't an issue one lick.
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Version 2.0.1
Drdul
11 February 2013
Version 2 is worth the upgrade. The upgrade price is now a more reasonable $45 (and the full price of the app is now a more reasonable $75). For me, the big selling feature is the addition of controls to correct chromatic aberration (which the previous version was missing), as I have a couple of images with bad CA that I could not satisfactorily convert with the previous version. I can still process images from my Olympus and Panasonic cameras without applying the lens correction information that's included in the raw file (and that other apps like Adobe Camera Raw and Lightroom apply automatically). And it looks like for some lenses I would be able to apply a lens profile with the built-in chromatic aberration correction but without the built-in distortion correction, but so far none of my lenses offer me this option (the check box for CA is grayed out). The reason I'm only giving Irident Developer 4 stars instead of 5 is that it doesn't offer any localized adjustments. All adjustments apply to the entire image.
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Version 2.0
Liam-
10 September 2011
Though RAW Dev is still by far the best raw processor, the high upgrade price is too steep imo
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Version 1.9.2
4 answer(s)
Majoru
Majoru
24 September 2011
For me it is a worthwhile update. I've been using Raw Developer for several years with free upgrades, so the upgrade price seems fair to me. The new version has much improved performance, and that alone is worth the upgrade price. Admittedly, Aperture has become much cheaper than it used to be. I haven't used it so I can't compare. But I like software that does one thing and does it well, and that is Raw Developer.
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Iridient Digital, Inc
Iridient Digital, Inc
09 June 2012
Good news, I've just dropped the full price on RAW Developer to $75! So the upgrade price is now just $45.
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Arombauts
Arombauts
17 December 2012
Hummm. Still no support for Fuji X-Pro X-E1 series... :-(
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Iridient Digital, Inc
Iridient Digital, Inc
14 November 2013
All Fujifilm X-Trans models are now supported with custom RAW processing which gives terrific results for these unique cameras!
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Mjkphoto
01 April 2011
$75 is a bit steep for an upgrade price.
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Version 1.9.1
Drdul
02 March 2011
FYI: Version 1.9.0 is a $75 upgrade for anyone who purchased RAW Developer prior to November 2009. That includes me, so I'm gonna keep using the old version before I decide whether the upgrade is worth $75.
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Version 1.9.0
$99.00

4.3

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.9.0 or later
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