Raw Photo Processor For Mac Publisher's description
from Andrey Tverdokhleb
A Raw converter for Mac OS X (10.4,10.5 and 10.6 only)
A Raw converter for Mac OS X (10.4,10.5 and 10.6 only), supporting almost all available digital Raw formats made for photographers by a photographer-software engineer with unmeasurable amount of help and tutoring from my friend, professional photographer Iliah Borg. We just got fed up with those converters made by programmers for their upper management :)
Think of RPP as a development machine in terms of film photography - first you have to develop your roll right, then do whatever you want with it. So this is NOT a full featured photo processing package, you may need Photoshop or some other tool to apply sharpness, cropping and so on. RPP is easy to integrate with other tool though, f.e. it has Adobe Lightroom plugin and can work directly with Photoshop. See вЂњIntegrationвЂќ chapter in вЂњHow to useвЂќ page. You may use RPP for these carefully chosen operations:
вЂў4-channel white balance - this is probably the most important operation in Raw processing and it has to be applied at very early stages. RPP supports various ways of working with white balance - automatic detection, вЂњas shotвЂќ (taken from camera), custom white balance from neutral areas and color tone adjustments on вЂњcold - warmвЂќ scale.
вЂўLinear and compressed exposure compensations - another very sensitive step, should use high precision math to preserve shadows and highlights and it is almost impossible to make it properly during post-processing in Photoshop. Compressed compensation allows to preserve highlights in more film-like style instead of clipping used in traditional linear exposure compensation.
вЂўBuilt-in support for camera profiling with excellent free and open sourced ArgyllCMS.
вЂўSaturation - very tricky operation, because it has to account for specifics in human's color perception and traditionally it's implemented with very crude methods. I'm trying to keep up with Color Science and using a lot more sophisticated approach.
вЂўBrightness and contrast - these represent my and Iliah BorgвЂ™s attempts to create tone curve adjustments based on actual film density measurements in different development modes. Having done this, you should finally be able to obtain that dearly-looking film-like tonality in your pictures.
вЂўInterpolation - RPP supports 3 methods at the moment. VCDMF, AHDMF and Half. Actually Half is not interpolation - this is a half resolution recombination when four single-colored pixels (RGBG) combined to one RGB, very fast, color accurate, but at price of lost resolution.
вЂўHighlights recovery - a simple tool to restore clipped channels if present (e.g. the "pink sky" problem).
вЂўLocal Contrast - a tool based on HiRaLoAm technique by Dan Margulis to give your images more contrast without heavy impact on overall tonality as with regular contrast.
вЂўMonochrome mode - a scientific way to produce black&white, sepia and other kinds of monochrome pictures based on measurements of actual photo papers made by Iliah Borg.
вЂўCalibrated histogram with eV, L* and Adams Zone system scales.
What's New in This Release:Added support for Nikon D4, D800; Olympus E-M5, E-PL3, E-PM1; Panasonic GX1; Canon G1X, 5DmkIII;
Relocated and regrouped most of menu items to menus Controls and Settings.
Added new mechanism for multifile settings export and import (see chapter Workflow Helpers).
Added support for 8/16-bit sRGB TIFF output.
Double click on image now disables "Zoom to fit" and postions clicked part in the center of the window.
Better UI handling of low resolution images.
Added support for HD 709 output with studio swing.
Added Deselect item to the Controls menu.
System Requirements:PPC / Intel, Mac OS X 10.4 or later.
Program Release Status: Minor Update
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall