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Iridient Developer is a powerful RAW image conversion application designed and optimized specifically for Mac 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 batch conversion and access to basic adjustments for the casual user. Thanks in part to Dave Coffin's work on the open source RAW decoding program dcraw, RAW developer is able to support files from over 400 RAW capable digital camera models!! Note that although we do use portions of dcraw for decoding RAW image files, essentially the entire image processing pipeline is completely unique to RAW Developer this includes the demosaicing algorithms used for all cameras based on RGB color filters (which is nearly all of them), all color management operations, all other processing adjustments, sharpening, noise reduction and final file format conversion. Iridient Developer 2.0 changes: New Features:
- Support for lens corrections including embedded lens metadata from some cameras (Olympus) and RAW formats (DNG), lens profiles (LCP files), automatic and manual chromatic aberration correction and manual distortion correction.
- Newly designed image thumbnail browser with support for live updates.
- Support for star ratings.
- Support for IPTC, XMP and EXIF v2.3 metadata pass through.
- Support for most all standard, non-RAW, image formats including JPEG, TIFF, PNG and more.
- Support for high dynamic range (HDR) image formats including OpenEXR and Radiance.
- Optimized graphics, user interface controls and image rendering for high resolution Retina displays.
- Enhanced full screen support including support for new full screen window controls introduced in 10.7 (Lion).
- Code signed for support of Apple's Gatekeeper security introduced in 10.8 (Mountain Lion).
- Support for touch gestures for zooming and scrolling preview.
- Support added for the Canon 6D, Rebel T4i (650D, Kiss X6i), EOS-M, S110, G15 and SX50 HS.
- Support added for the Nikon D5200, D600, P7700, 1 V2 and 1 J2.
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From Epson: New Epson Ultimicron Brings Benefits for Camera Enthusiasts - Epson begins volume production of panel for electronic viewfinders - - TOKYO, Japan, January 22, 2013 -
Seiko Epson Corporation ("Epson," TSE: 6724) today announced that it has begun volume production of its latest Ultimicron panel. These high-temperature polysilicon (HTPS) TFT color panels bring to life the electronic viewfinders used in mid- to high-end digital interchangeable lens system cameras. The new panel will be exhibited at Epson's booth at CP+ 2013 in Yokohama, Japan, from January 31 to February 3.
Measuring just 0.48 of an inch diagonally, the latest in the Ultimicron series offers XGA (1024 x 768) resolution in red, green and blue for a total of 2.36 megapixels. The new panel is equal in size to a 0.47-inch SVGA panel, but offers higher resolution. In addition, Epson has increased the surface luminance to 520 cd/m2, allowing photographers sufficient visibility in any environment, from the brightest sunlight to the darkness of evening.
The Ultimicron series is positioned to meet growing demand among camera enthusiasts of all levels and abilities for superb quality electronic viewfinders. Advantages and features
Small 0.48-inch diagonal screen contributes to compact, thin cameras
- High resolution
High pixel density with XGA resolution (1024 x RGB x 768, 2.36 megapixels)
- No color breakup
Use of a color filter ensures that it is not affected by the color breakup that can occur with fast-moving subjects and panning shots when using a field-sequential color system.
Achieves brightness of 520 cd/m2
New panel specifications
|Name ||L3F04X-80300C |
|LCD type ||TN mode, organic alignment layer |
|Color display system ||Color filter (RGB stripe) |
|Effective pixels ||1024 x RGB x 768 (XGA) |
|Panel size (diagonal) ||0.48 inch (1.2 cm) |
|Pixel pitch ||9.6 μm (3.2 x RGB) x 9.6 μm |
|Color space ||92% of sRGB |
|Backlight ||Yes |
|Surface luminance ||520 cd/m2 |
|Displayable colors ||Approx. 16.77 million colors |
Electronic viewfinders and Epson's Ultimicron
Electronic viewfinders are employed mainly as the finders - the small windows used to view the subject of a photo - in digital single-lens reflex cameras and camcorders using LCD screens. Epson's Ultimicron electronic viewfinders have the advantages of both high resolution and of being highly compact. This makes it easy for manufacturers to make the camera compact, and for users to focus the camera when taking pictures.
Camera using an Epson Ultimicron electronic viewfinder.
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TOKYO - Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the January 28 launch of "NIKON IMAGE SPACE ", a new image sharing and storage space.
"NIKON IMAGE SPACE" top page
"NIKON IMAGE SPACE" is a free online service for sharing images open not only to users of Nikon digital cameras, but anyone who enjoys taking photos or recording movies.
This service makes it easy for camera enthusiasts to upload, view, organize, and share their photos and movies of once-in-a-lifetime moments with greater convenience through sequential operation, which is achieved by high speed operation of the system, an intuitive user interface (UI), a clear window layout, and a simple operation flow.
Nikon has offered its image sharing and storage service, my Picturetown, since August 2007. my Picturetown has been used by a great many people in the world either for free of charge or for a fee with some special privileges. However, with a complete overhaul of the service, we are taking this opportunity to change the name from my Picturetown to "NIKON IMAGE SPACE."*
*my Picturetown user account information and images will be automatically transferred to "NIKON IMAGE SPACE".
Nikon will continue to offer users ways to enjoy their digital images through "NIKON IMAGE SPACE". "NIKON IMAGE SPACE":
*The site will be available on January 28, 2013 at 20:00 Japan time.Further information on "NIKON IMAGE SPACE" will be presented at the Nikon Imaging Japan booth at the CP+ 2013 camera and photo imaging show to be held January 31–February 3, 2013 at the Pacifico Yokohama (Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan). "NIKON IMAGE SPACE" primary features
- Two types of free accounts
"NIKON IMAGE SPACE" offers users a choice between two types of free accounts. Basic accounts are available to anyone. Users of Nikon digital cameras have the additional option of upgrading to a Special account, using a dedicated application to verify Nikon digital cameras. While both types of accounts are free of charge, the maximum storage space is 2 GB for Basic accounts and 20 GB for Special accounts. Special accounts also offer more advanced functions, including the ability to apply a password when sharing images, and a function that restricts image download.
- Improved usability
Significant changes in window design make sequential image operations, from upload to viewing to organizing to sharing, smoother. In addition, a relaxing background color has been adopted for a more pleasing image display, and image layout has been adjusted for ease of use.
- Greater performance as a Web system
Operation has been improved with faster system processing capabilities. "NIKON IMAGE SPACE" offers smoother, more natural operation with faster image upload and download, as well as faster response when images are manipulated.
- Greater collaboration with social networking sites
Greater collaboration with social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter expands the possibilities for sharing photos of your own special moments, and posting images from "NIKON IMAGE SPACE" is easier than ever.
*Facebook® is a registered trademark of Facebook, Inc.
*Products, brand names and service names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
Flickr user "RawSniper1
" has figured out an ingenious way to keep up with his lens cap when it isn't on his camera - he simply snaps it to his camera strap using two pieces of Legos.
I'm not sure how durable this solution is, but it is certainly one of the cheapest solutions I've seen!
You can get your Legos