RAW Developer is a powerful RAW image conversion application designed
and optimized specifically for Mac OS X. RAW Developer gives advanced
photographers total control over every aspect of their digital camera’s
output, yet still provides easy drag and drop batch conversion and
access to basic adjustments for the casual user. Thanks in large part
to Dave Coffin’s work on the open source RAW decoding program dcraw, RAW developer is able to support files from over 150 digital camera models.
Note that although we do use portions of dcraw for decoding RAW image
files, essentially the entire image processing pipeline is completely
unique to RAW Developer this includes the demosaicing algorithms used
for all cameras based on RGB color filters (which is nearly all of
them), all color management operations, all other processing
adjustments, sharpening, noise reduction and final file format
conversion.The last version was RAW Developer 1.8.6
Reviews of RAW Developer have appeared in magazines including the October, 2006 issue of MACup, the July, 2006 issue of Professional Photographer and the February/March 2006 issue of Leica Fotographie International.
The RAW Developer 1.8.7 demo is fully functional and is not time or
usage limited, however all exported images will be watermarked.
To update from a previous release of RAW Developer simply download
and install the new version. Previous versions can then be removed from
your system. This release is a free update for all currently registered
users and should automatically recognize your existing registration
New licenses can be purchased for $125.00US securely using RAW
Developer itself by selecting "Purchase…" from the File menu or
securely online through our web store. All purchases of RAW Developer include at least 15 months of free upgrades, including both major and minor updates