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RawDigger 0.9.19 Beta

Changes

New features

  • Exporting Bayer RAW data as single channel (grayscale) TIFFs. This feature is most useful for exporting data obtained from DIY black and white cameras with removed CFAs (maxmax.com and similar methods).
  • It is now possible to switch off auto exposure compensation for RGB render display
    Preferences - Display Options - Automatic exposure correction for RGB render

Changes and improvements

  • The last set of Selection Grid parameters are now automatically saved and reused when the program is restarted.
  • The user can now control the set of folders that is displayed in the sidebar of the "Save.." dialogues (that is, export of RAW data and saving the measurement tables). Preferences - Misc Options - Sidebar folders in "Save.." dialogues:
    • Remember the list of used folders ("traditional" behavior) to display the list of previously used folders.
    • Standard list: include only Desktop, Documents, Pictures, TEMP, and Home folder.
    • Home Folder only

    (This change has been implemented to address user complaints such as: If the list of used folders contains a slow or a disconnected (networked) disk, the "Save.." dialogues are very slow.)

  • For CGATS file export, the fields that can potentially contain a space are now enclosed in single quotes.
  • RAW/RGB data can be exported as an Uncompressed TIFF. For compressed TIFFS, the compression factor is increased (files are smaller).
  • Floating point numbers now contain no less than 4 significant digits (with the exception of percentages of over and underexposed pixels, where only 3 significant digits are used).
  • New Setting
    Preferences - Misc Options - Disable check for updates at startup
    Enabling this setting prevents RawDigger from checking updates when starting the program.
    Consequently, the scripts noCheckUpdates.reg for Windows platform and noCheckUpdates.sh for OS X platform are not provided anymore.
  • LibRaw has been updated, adding support for the following cameras: Panasonic LF1, Panasonic GX7, Fujifilm X-M1, Canon EOS 70D, Sony RX100II, Sony RX1R, Olympus E-P5.

RawDigger 0.9.17 Beta

Changes

New functionality and major improvements

  • New Preferences parameter:

    Data Processing -> Selection/Sample stats: discard abnormal pixel values

    If the checkbox is set statistics for Selection and Sample discards 10% of highest and 10% of lowermost pixel values to filter off dust, scratches, small specular reflections, and other target/sensor defects

RawDigger 0.9.16

Changes

New functionality and major improvements

  • Support for non-Bayer RAW files (sRAW, linear DNG, multishot mode).
    Before display, YCC-coded files are converted to RGB through LibRaw/RawSpeed.
  • Support for lossy-compressed DNG format (introduced in Lightroom 4).
  • Correct processing of the files containing 1 to 3 channels:
    • the correct number of columns (and rows) is displayed in the tables;
    • unused histogram slots are displayed as grey rectangles;

RawDigger 0.9.15

Changes

New functionality and major improvements

  • Data conversion while saving the table of measurements:
    • The table for flat field calculation can be saved
    • Normalization using the saved table for flat field calculation can be applied.
    • White balance calculation for a user-selected patch can be performed.
    • Normalization based on user-selected brightest patch and gamma compensation can be applied.

RawDigger 0.9.14

Changes

New functionality and major improvements

  • The list of recently opened files is moved to a separate sub-menu and now has slots for 25 files.
  • Added convenience for processing color targets for profiling and field (non-)uniformity analysis (Selection Grid).
  • Added an option to filter out bad pixels in raw files produced by Panasonic cameras.
  • Changed the display of metadata in raw files:

RawDigger 0.9.13

Changes

New functionality and major improvements

  • Improved: Most of the time-consuming operations are now performed using parallel processing, to the effect that opening a file and computing statistics and histogram is 3 to 5 time faster if performed on a 4-core processor.
  • New: Display of blown-out and underexposed areas. The values for under-   and overexposure can be adjusted through 
    Preferences -> Over/Under Exposure
    Please see the manual for the detailed description.
  • New: Open Next or Previous file in the current directory.
    This can be done either through File menu or using the hotkeys: Ctrl + Arrow Right, Ctrl + Arrow Left on a Windows platform; Cmd + Arrow Right, Cmd + Arrow Left on OS X.
    The sorting order for these commands is set in
    Preferences - Misc Options - File sort order for Next/Previous.
  • New: To open Raw files RawDigger now defaults to RawSpeed library, which is much faster than the standard one. The user can change this default through
    Preferences -> Data Processing -> Use RawSpeed library for file decoding.
    If using RawSpeed the following options can't be changed:
    • Data Processing -> Sony ARW2 Hack is always On,
    • Data Processing -> Linear Raw Curve is always Off.

    In order to set these options differently the user needs to switch off the option to use RawSpeed library. This is because RawSpeed library does not support all the options standard processing does.

  • New: On a Windows platform the user has the control to allow and disallow running multiple instances of the program, using
    Preferences - Misc Options - Run single Program instance.
    If single instance mode is On, starting a new RawDigger process results in the following:
    1. The new process passes the file name that was used to start it (if the file name was passed to to the process as a command-line parameter) to the already existing process.
    2. New process is terminated normally.

    The user can force mode off if RawDigger is started with newinstance parameter like: RawDigger -newinstance [file name]. This will cause the new RawDigger process to start; the process started like that will not accept file names from other RawDigger processes. On an OS X platform new RawDigger instances can be started via Terminal.

RawDigger 0.9.11

Changes

  • Program work has become faster:
    • Processing of parameter changes (Data Processing) has been optimized:
      • the file is reopened only if Linear Raw Curve or ARW2 Hack are changed and only if changes in these settings are significant for the current open file.
      • when Black Level settings are changed, no re-reading of RAW file takes place.
    • Multithreaded RGB rendering (for dual-core and multicore CPUs),program speed increases up to sixfold on quad-core CPU with HyperThreading switched on
    • Multithread subtraction of black level.
    • Accelerated calculation of image statistics.
  • Work with Clipboard:
    • the EXIF data can be copied to Clipboard
    • the selected rows from the Samples table can be copied to Clipboard
  • Bug fixes:
    • When Autoscale was set to On and the black level exceeded the maximum value in the image, the program crashed in an attempt to show the raw image.
    • When Reset Black Level on File load was set to On, indication of black level on the button in the program status bar did not change when the next file was opened.
    • The Cancel button in the file opening progress dialog did not function.
  • Cosmetic changes:
    • Image size limit at which RGB rendering is switched off is set by the user. The standard values are 90Mpix for 64-bit systems and 30Mpix for 32-bit ones.
    • Histogram: vertical lines corresponding to fractional values are also drawn to the right of the rightmost integer value; the fractional lines are not drawn outside the histogram field.
    • When the black level is set automatically, the set level is indicated on the black level setting button in the bottom status line.

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