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Bibble 4.9 - This upgrade to the Bibble 4 product line includes the frequently requested Clone / Spot Healing tool, sensor defect correction, image rating and support for the latest cameras. Provided as a free upgrade download for all current Bibble 4 customers, version 4.9 represents the ultimate version of Bibble 4.
Bibble Labs, Inc announces the immediate availability of version 4.9 of Bibble Pro and Bibble Lite. Digital photographers have been asking for a single tool to perform all their image adjustments - not several tools for specific jobs. Adding Noise Ninja technology and one-touch image optimization with Perfectly Clear in releases 4.6 and 4.7 went a long way to building a single tool for all digital darkroom needs; and with the Cloning & Healing tool in 4.9, Bibble Pro and Bibble Lite now offer the most complete and self contained workflow. "Many customers were telling us that cloning to remove blemishes and dust spots was the only correction they needed to perform in another application" says Eric Hyman, president and CEO of Bibble Labs. "Including Cloning and Healing, lens distortion correction, and stuck-pixel removal in one RAW-enabled application makes Bibble Pro and Lite the one-stop-shop for the digital darkroom."
"Supporting new cameras is critical" says Hyman. "Folks buy these brand-new cameras, shoot RAW, and then have a limited range of software to choose from. Great image manipulation tools don't matter if your camera is not supported." Bibble 4.9 adds support for all the newest popular cameras including the Sony A100, Nikon D80, Canon 400D XTi, Panasonic FZ-50, LX2, L1, Leica's DMR and Leaf’s line of Aptus and Valeo digital backs. Version 4.9 also includes sensor defect correction to remove "hot" or "stuck" pixels, updated Web Gallery output, 5-Star image rating and includes French, German and Dutch translations. Users of the recently discontinued Raw Shooter Professional will be pleased to find an included importer for moving their ratings and other simple settings into Bibble.
Bibble Labs also officially announces the development of Bibble 5.0, planned to be the company's next major release. Bibble 5 is based upon 2 years of customer feedback from Bibble 4 and improves upon all aspects of the program, including workflow, speed, and image quality. Bibble 5 will support all current operating systems and platforms as well as 64-bit operating systems. Specific details regarding cost, availability and upgrade options will be announced at a later date, however anyone who purchases Bibble 4.9 will receive a free upgrade to Bibble 5 when it is released, even though Bibble 5 is expected to be offered at a higher price than Bibble 4.
Bibble is available in both "Pro" and "Lite" versions for Windows, Macintosh (PPC/Intel as a Universal Binary) and Linux.