Iridient Developer
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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 400 digital camera models.
What's New
Version 2.3.4:

New Features:

  • Support added for RAW images from the Nikon D4S, D3300 and P340.
  • Support added for RAW images from the Sony ILCE-6000, ILCE-5000 and ILCE-3500.
  • Support added for RAW images from the Fujifilm FinePix S1.
  • Support added for RAW images from the Samsung NX30.
  • Support added for RAW images from the Nokia Lumia 1520.
  • Support added for RAW images from the DJI Phantom Vision FC200.
  • RAW images processed using the Iridient demosaic stage can now use custom cropping values to allow access to pixels beyond the camera manufacturers standard image size.
  • An option has been added to the export dialog to use the original image folder as the default save to location.
Improvements:
  • Radically improved image caching speeds loading of previously accessed images, especially for RAW images from sensors which require extra early stage processing such as the Fujifilm X-Trans and Sigma Foveon. The image cache can now be set to automatically optimize memory usage based on system wide memory availability in addition to the previously available image count limits.
  • More lenient parsing of IPTC/XMP metadata block in DNG images to allow pass through of IPTC/XMP metadata that may not strictly follow the TIFF or EXIF specification (Leica M240).
  • Better handling of some non-ASCII characters stored in EXIF metadata string fields such as copyright.
Bug Fixes:
  • Fixes potential crashes with Olympus E-M1 and E-M10 RAW images when using 16:9 aspect ratio setting.
  • Fixed default image size for Nikon D5300 to exactly match the camera JPEGs (6000x4000).
  • Fixed baseline exposure levels for extended ISO modes (6400 and 12800) for the Nikon P7000, P7100, P7700, P7800 and P330.
  • Bug fix for Leica M (Typ 240) where 2 rows of garbage pixels could appear at the top of the image when using DNG camera profiles with CLUTs or custom tone curves.
  • Fixed issue with some keyboard commands not working when the image preview window loses focus to the Settings window, including image navigation (left/right arrows) and preview image scrolling (page up/down, home, end).

Version 2.3.4:

New Features:

  • Support added for RAW images from the Nikon D4S, D3300 and P340.
  • Support added for RAW images from the Sony ILCE-6000, ILCE-5000 and ILCE-3500.
  • Support added for RAW images from the Fujifilm FinePix S1.
  • Support added for RAW images from the Samsung NX30.
  • Support added for RAW images from the more...
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.6 or later



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siamlotus commented on 19 Dec 2013
There is a 29% discount on at the developer's site until 27/12/2013 with this coupon : Iridient9
[Version 2.3.2]

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Xenos replied on 02 Feb 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 replied on 02 Feb 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 replied on 02 Feb 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 reviewed on 26 Feb 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.
[Version 2.0.1]


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Drdul reviewed on 11 Feb 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.
[Version 2.0]


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Liam_ARTH reviewed on 10 Sep 2011
Though RAW Dev is still by far the best raw processor, the high upgrade price is too steep imo
[Version 1.9.2]

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Majoru replied on 24 Sep 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 (developer) replied on 08 Jun 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 replied on 17 Dec 2012
Hummm. Still no support for Fuji X-Pro X-E1 series... :-(
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Iridient Digital, Inc (developer) replied on 14 Nov 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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+59
Mjkphoto commented on 31 Mar 2011
$75 is a bit steep for an upgrade price.
[Version 1.9.1]


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+374
Drdul commented on 02 Mar 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.
[Version 1.9.0]


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Bumbleb commented on 31 May 2010
Finally support for my lovely Sigma DP2 camera! Much love to the developer, Brian G!
[Version 1.8.10]


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Tybeck reviewed on 28 Nov 2009
I've used RAW Developer (RD) as my main raw file processor for about the last 2 years. Having tried CaptureOne, ACR, Bibble, Aperture, Lightroom and a several other raw converters, RD had the best mix of speed, quality of output, and easy of use for my needs. There are some features that would be helpful like shadow recovery, flash fill, and a local contrast tool like Vibrancy, but the flexibility and control that RD provides makes up for these absences. Any photo that I can't tweak to my liking in RD can be done in LightZone (another wonderful program).

Stand out features: Speed - this is the fastest raw converter on Mac I've tried. Batch mode - very flexible with excellent scale up features, fast. Only RAW developer I've seen that will allow multiple format output in the same batch session. Controlling exposure sectors with sliders - very intuitive. Copy and Pasting Settings - move all or groups of settings between photos. B&W development - absolutely the best black and white rendering that I have seen in any raw converter.

What this program is not: It is not Expression Media, Aperture or Lightroom, it will not help organize your photos at all. RD does play well with other programs, for example you can open a selection of photos directly in Expression Media, the Finder, or Path Finder in RD. It's more like ACR as stand alone. To my eye it is not that effective with high noise photos. I use NoiseNinja for this.

In brief, if you looking for a fast, clean raw file converter for Mac and won't miss the "one program for everything" approach (like in Lightroom and Aperture) give RAW Developer a serious look.
[Version 1.8.6]


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Jan13 reviewed on 09 Oct 2009
I just test it and as “PURE” RAW processor this software in one simple word “ROCKS” !!!
[Version 1.8.6]


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Drdul reviewed on 22 Aug 2009
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).
[Version 1.8.5]

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Drdul replied on 22 Aug 2009
Ha! I dug through the release notes and discovered that "TC" means "Tint Correction," which is applied separately to shadows and highlights.
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abubassam rated on 12 Mar 2014

[Version 2.3.3]



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Tommy_Gun rated on 09 Jun 2012

[Version 1.9.5]



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Pintofguinness rated on 12 Apr 2011

[Version 1.9.1]



Andfx rated on 01 Mar 2011

[Version 1.9.0]


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Type:Multimedia Design : Image Editing
License:Demo
Date:27 Mar 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price: $75.00
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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 400 digital camera models.


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