Iridient Digital Adds Leica T Support in v2.4

Iridient Digital has released Iridient Developer 2.4, a major update to its RAW converter and image processing software for Mac OS X. This update includes a number of new features to provide better integration with other photo management tools, in particular Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Apple Aperture. Among several new features is support for the new Leica T. Read more below for the press release.

Leica T Image Shuttle App for iOS

The Image Shuttle iOS app for the upcoming Leica T (Type 701) camera is already available on the Apple iTunes App Store. It is not yet listed for the Android platform. Very similar to the Leica C Image Shuttle App. With it, you can control the Leica T with your iPhone or iPad. Read more below for the functions supported and screenshots.

Apple iOS Never to Support Leica DNG?

In an interesting piece about "Why Photosmith dumped iOS's built-in raw-photo support" we learn that the developers of the Lightroom companion app for iPad opted to build in their own raw-photo support to get better control, avoid Apple bugs, and support more cameras... Such as Leica, among others. Apparently, Apple's API and camera support are lacking; difficult to work with and buggy as well. If you're shooting a Leica, check out Photosmith!

Then you get to practical stuff like the fact that they don't support Leica DNG images and probably never will...

Pixelmator Finally Comes of Age in v3.1

More than half of our visitors are Mac users; so many are probably familiar with Pixelmator. From the start, it's been a real breath of fresh air and compared well against Adobe Photoshop on many levels, but fell short in several key areas. Namely, 16-bit (per channel) file support. Finally, with today's release of Pixelmator v3.1 ("Marble") this support is available! Macworld gives us a rundown of this new version in their "New Pixelmator update targets the Mac Pro" report. Pixelmator is available for a very reasonable $29.99 USD.


Adobe Releases ACR 8.3 and LR 5.3

Today Adobe has released the final versions of Camera Raw and DNG Converter 8.3, along with Lightroom 5.3. Different versions for ACR 8.3 are available for Photoshop CC and Photoshop CS6 - either from their Website (download links below) or through the Adobe Updater. DNG Converter is available for free for users of older versions of Photoshop. The latest versions brings support for 20 cameras, including the Nikon Df and Nokia Lumia 1020 that weren't in the RC versions. The latest version is the first to offer color profiles for Olympus cameras. Nothing for Leica shooters this time around. Read more below for additional details and download links.

Leica Image Shuttle App v2.2 Released

Quick news item - Leica has released an update to their Image Shuttle app supporting the Leica M (Type 240) at v2.2. It is available for download in the Leica Owners' Area of the site.