Raw Developer 1.72 released

I know some of you may want to know. Lot’s of Sigma specific issues has been solved.

RAW Developer 1.7.2 is now available here:

Full release notes for the update are here:

Many improvements and fixes in this release specific to Sigma X3F files. Including:
– Fix for hangs when rapidly switching from image to image.
– Fix for crashes due to TIFF files converted from X3F being loaded along with X3F files stored in same folder.
– Fix for sporadic crashes or error messages on some systems due to the default ICC input profile previously used for Sigma Sd9, SD10 and SD14 models. This input profile has been replaced. Note that if you have previously saved image settings that use the “RDv152 RIMM RGB Linear” input profile this profile is still likely to cause issues with RAW Developer 1.7.2.
– Improved handling of camera auto and custom white balance.
– Improved rendering of highly saturated colors, particularly reds and yellows.
– Improved highlight recovery algorithm for X3F format images.
– Support for medium resolution X3F files.
– The hot and dead pixel filters on the SharpNR tab pane are now active for X3F format images.
– The “Pattern noise filter” checkbox on the SharpNR tab pane is now active for X3F format images. This isn’t really a pattern filter with the Sigma’s as that is more a noise issue specific to Bayer sensor cameras, but for Sigma it now enables a fairly aggressive median type noise reduction filter. Not really intended for general use, but in extreme cases of long exposure or desire for a very smooth look (though it can get “painterly”).

Brian Griffith
Iridient Digital

About Carl Rytterfalk

Welcome to my blog! I'm Carl Rytterfalk, a swedish photographer who loves everything that is interesting in the world of photography. In 2002 I fell in love with the three layered Foveon sensor and has since then been an addicted user of Sigma cameras. Though I use Canon and Nikon as well. :)
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4 Responses to Raw Developer 1.72 released

  1. Be sure to check out the two new Sigma specific color profiles. The XDR b&w one is pure magic. All in all RAW Developer keeps amazing me with its quality. Lightroom go home!

  2. Scott Greiff says:

    Sigma, please license this technology and drop SPP. :)

  3. Yeah, I just ran some tests and colors (especially reds) are now better and more true – and everything is now very very stable! I tried to force it into a crash but without luck! :D

    This is now really really really good!

    Will get back with a bit deeper comparison maybe..

  4. Fabio Tiboni says:

    is there possible to have a version for xp?

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