Pixmantec announce RawShooter essentials

The First Of A New Generation Of RAW Workflow Management Tools For Digital Photographers

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Pixmantec RawShooterWe bumped into Andy Rouse at Focus and he explained he'd been working as Executive Consultant with a new Danish company on a Raw converter. I've just picked up the press release as follows:

Danish digital imaging specialists Pixmantec announce the release of the much anticipated RAW Workflow management tool RawShooter essentials 2005. Building on years of experience at the forefront of the imaging industry, the product is the first of its genre to offer a complete workflow management solution for the digital RAW format. With a fully integrated slideshow, 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. The unique full-screen slideshow display helps select images with its unique ability to prioritise them. 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 over 50+ proprietary RAW camera formats as well as the Adobe DNG format and is supplied with a thorough, workflow-orientated User Guide including worked examples of all its major features.

Pixmantec are committed to providing cutting edge tools for the digital photographer via their ‘PHOTOGRAPHERS 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 camera 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, “I have become increasingly frustrated over the past year at having to use several products in my RAW workflow to perform what is essentially a very simple task. With RawShooter essentials 2005 I can now do everything in one place. Last month, I took over 6500 images in the Falkland Islands, which would have taken me months to edit. Now, using RawShooter essentials 2005, I edited this number down to 1000 images, prioritized the best and converted them to their final format within two days of my return, something that I’ve never managed to do before. My clients and agents are some of the most demanding in the world and they have noticed the increase in quality that RawShooter essentials 2005 has provided to my images.”

Pixmantec in brief….
Pixmantec is located in Copenhagen, Denmark. The company was founded in 2004 by Michael Jonsson and Kenneth T. Laerke. In 2005, Pixmantec is planning to launch several digital imaging software applications on the Windows platform only split into separate product lines each supporting individual digital image file formats (JPEG / RAW Adobe DNG). The software applications are designed for both professional photographers and amateurs given the recent explosion in sales of digital cameras and associated software in both consumer sectors. The tools provided by Pixmantec for image editing are based on patent-pending proprietary technologies.

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I tried this as an alternative to the Canon File Viewer and Digital Photo Professional. I found the sharpening ability better, and the approach taken to shot manipulation more intuitive. Recovering a totally underexposed file was more intuitive.

I like it. I like the price!
I tried this as an alternative to the Canon File Viewer and Digital Photo Professional. I found the sharpening ability better, and the approach taken to shot manipulation more intuitive. Recovering a totally underexposed file was more intuitive.

I like it. I like the price!
Just started using last week
Its great
I found the Canon Software very complicated and also did not give the results
Also I have been using Photo Shop CS to convert my RAW,for the last year , it was good but this programe is outstanding
its like suddenly getting the camera and lenses I always wanted
The results are so much better & with a fraction of the hassel.

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