Danish digital imaging software specialists Pixmantec
announce the update of the FREE download RAW Workflow management tool RawShooter
essentials 2005 (v.1.1). Central to the release is the support of RAW files from the recently
released Canon EOS350D/Rebel XT
. Pixmantec are dedicated to providing timely support for
all new DSLRs from the major manufacturers and the early support for the much awaited
350D/Rebel XT clearly demonstrates their commitment. Additional functionality provided by
the update includes support for the Windows 2000 operating system in addition to general
enhancements to workflow, quality and hardware compatibility.
Since its release at PMA on February 20th 2005, RawShooter essentials 2005 has seen an
unprecedented number of downloads. User feedback has been extremely positive with the
majority of users supporting the claim that the software produces the best quality output on the
Building on years of experience at the forefront of the imaging industry, RawShooter
essentials 2005 is the first of its genre to offer a complete workflow management solution for
the digital RAW format. With a fully integrated slideshow and image prioritization coupled
with the most sophisticated correction tools available on the market today, RawShooter
essentials 2005 will satisfy all levels of digital photographer. The product is available as a
FREE download from www.pixmantec.com.
RawShooter essentials 2005 is the only product to provide a solution for the two most
common problems faced by DSLR users today, namely editing large numbers of pictures and
converting these into the best quality output with the minimum of time and knowledge.
RawShooter essentials 2005 has a range of sophisticated slider driven correction tools which
use proprietary technology behind the scenes to give the best possible results with minimal
effort. As well as the basic corrections to white balance, exposure compensation and
saturation, the product offers ground breaking noise suppression, sharpening and new scene
adaptive image correction technology. RawShooter essentials 2005 supports in excess of 50
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proprietary RAW camera formats including the Adobe DNG format. It is supplied with a
thorough, workflow-orientated User Guide including worked examples of all its major
Pixmantec are committed to providing cutting edge tools for the digital photographer via theirPHOTOGRAPHERS TOOLBOX concept. RawShooter essentials 2005 is the first in a
long line of planned product releases, each using the core philosophy of providing tools that
are designed specifically for photographers.
"Our goal in designing RawShooter essentials 2005 is to provide users with superior image
quality as well as the fastest workflow ever experienced by digital photographers shooting in
RAW formats", said Michael Jonsson, CTO and Chief Software Architect of Pixmantec.
Pixmantec CEO Kenneth T. Laerke adds, It is our belief that the vast majority of digital
photographers today have limited use for generic graphical software tools. Hence, it is our
ambition to publish easy-to-use, one stop photographic applications enabling the digital
photographer to process their images and get them to their clients and/or share them with
friends and family as simply as possible.
Pixmantec executive consultant, professional wildlife photographer, Andy Rouse says, In
January this year, I took over 6500 images in the Falkland Islands, which would have taken
me months to edit previously. Using RawShooter essentials 2005, I edited this number down
to 1000 images, prioritized the 100 best and converted them to their final format within two
days of my return, something that Ive never managed to do before. The quality is astounding;
several clients have commented on it already and photographers were stunned at the quality
of the huge 3 meter images on display at Focus on Imaging. At the end of the day getting
great quality images in the time pressured environment we live in is what really counts.