Thursday, January 27, 2011

Bibbl Labs releases Bibbl 2 5.

MacBibble Labs announced version 5.2 of its software for RAW workflow. This is the final version of the update sent as a "release candidate" in December and is now available for immediate download. The latest version provides support of raw to fourteen additional cameras including Nikon D7000/D3100, Panasonic DMC-GF 2, Pentax K-5 and Olympus E-PL 2. Lite versions is Pro 5.2 MacBibble includes improvements and bug fixes.

Click here for more information and to download the MacBibble V5.2

Press release:

Selective Editing enhancements, support for new camera RAW formats 14 & much moreAustin, Tx, January 20, 2011: MacBibble Labs, Inc. is pleased to announce the immediate availability of MacBibble 5.2 Pro and MacBibble 5.2 Lite. This free update for all existing customers of 5 MacBibble adds support for 14 new RAW formats, including Nikon D7000, P7000 D3100, and Panasonic by LX5, dei Famosi and GH2 and includes significant improvements already powerful selective Editing features of MacBibble 5, and many other improvements.
"We've been hard at work since we launched MacBibble 5.1 in June," says Jeff Stephens, President of MacBibble Labs, Inc., "and we're thrilled to still be able to provide a free upgrade to all our customers MacBibble 5 with so many improvements".selective Editing improvements
Selective Editing framework of MacBibble 5 receives several important improvements in this version, starting with the addition of copy & paste for levels and regions. This allows photographers to make selective adjustments to an image and then apply those changes selective themselves on many similar images in an instant. Moreover, it is now adjustable, allowing photographers to quickly adjust the strength of many adjustments in a single layer with a single slider opacity level.

Similarly, individual regions can be removed, instead of adding, areas for adjustment layers. This allows better control and adjustment layer selective editing in MacBibble 5. Finally, the regions have been updated to transform and adjust with geometrical changes to a picture-straightening, cropping, or distortion of perspective. MacBibble 5.2 Lite also increases the number of regions Heal & Clone that can be applied on a single image, from 3 to 20 regions.

Extensive support for RAW files, with 14 new models
5.2 MacBibble adds support for 14 new RAW formats, including Nikon P7000 D3100, D7000, S95, G12, Canon, Panasonic by LX5, GH2, dei Famosi, Pentax K-5 K-r, Olympus E-3, and-PL PL-1s, and 2 and the Ricoh GXR P10. This is the sixth update that expands RAW support since MacBibble 5 was released just over a year ago, bringing the total number of RAW formats are supported to 200. Complete list of supported RAW formats here.

Many other areas of improvement
"We are always looking for ways to increase the speed of our customers ' total work, and 5.2 MacBibble offers several significant improvements of workflow to do just that," says Stephens. Copy Set is one such feature, allowing photographers to assign shortcut keys to editable adjustment settings or metadata one or many. By pressing the shortcut key combination only copy those settings from the selected picture-that allows photographers to quickly paste only IPTC data, or just the noise reduction settings or any other setting groups.

The Preferences window in MacBibble gained also features 5, offering several new preference panels to allow photographers to fine-tune 5 MacBibble even more to match how they want to work. With the new panels for copy set, the Default settings and default culture, photographers now have more ways than ever to customize MacBibble to match their workflow.

Also included are many other small improvements that streamline and speed up your workflow with 5 MacBibble. Creating a new version automatically selects the new version, and deleting a version automatically selects the Master version. Clicking anywhere on a closed panel will open that Panel and dragging a tab thumbnails on one of these panels will automatically switch to that tab. Automatic lens ID has been improved for many Nikon bodies.

5.2 MacBibble also solves many problems found in previous versions of 5 MacBibble and brings substantial stability improvements for many of our customers. And MacBibble Labs has further enhanced their RAW plugin SDK, enabling developers of plugins, more flexibility and control. New in MacBibble 5.2, plugins can now make changes as geometric perspective correction and may increase or change the size of the overall image. This allows new types of plugins, as Halo plugin that adds a border to a photo out and much more. "Individually, these are all small changes," continues Stephens, "but all these and many other refinements, large and small, make MacBibble 5.2 the best upgrade we've provided".

Learn more about MacBibble 5
There are more and more ways to learn about 5 MacBibble and perfect your photography workflow using MacBibble 5. Texas photo Workshop continues to offer Photographic Workflow foundations with their online workshop MacBibble 5 dedicated to workflow MacBibble 5. New workshops begin every week or two, with the forthcoming opening of 31 January.

And, just in time for release 5.2 MacBibble, has just launched the first-party publication about 5 MacBibble!Andreas Siegert Leach and Marco Frissen, two long-term members of the community, presenting their MacBibble e-book "The MacBibble Survival Guide" at 200 + page PDF e-book is now available for purchase through their website. The e-book shows you how to get the most out of MacBibble for newcomers, but also in-depth information for more experienced users.

Prices, availability and updates
MacBibble 5.2 Pro and MacBibble 5.2 Lite are available immediately for Windows, Mac and Linux for $ 199.95 and $ 99.95, respectively, from MacBibble Labs customers who have purchased 4 MacBibble since September 2006 are eligible for a free upgrade to 5 MacBibble. 5.2 MacBibble is a free upgrade for all customers of 5 MacBibble currents.

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