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.
Data export as TIFF Menu -> File -> Export TIFF) This feature allows exporting RGB rendition, composite RAW, or single RAW channel as a TIFF file. For more detailed discussion please see Data Export section in manual.
Better analyses of Canon sRAW data format New settings:
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
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:
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.
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.
Fast Raw Viewer is the first and the only dedicated tool specifically designed and developed for extremely fast display, visual and technical analysis, basic corrections, sorting and setting aside or directly transferring for further processing of RAW images.