Silkypix Developer Studio Pro 220.127.116.11
SILKYPIX Developer Studio Pro is a rich-featured application that gives you the possibility of altering image properties. It supports the RAW, JPEG and TIFF formats, and is mainly oriented toward experienced users. The app is wrapped in a professional-looking interface where you can load a picture by using either the file browser or 'drag and drop' method. Too bad it is not possible to apply changes to multiple photographs at the same time. So, you can use some standard graphic editing functions, such as rotate, zoom, loupe, palm, exposure, grayscale, skin coloring and trimming.
Furthermore, you can toggle the thumbnail, combination and preview modes, show the grid to increase accuracy, as well as adjust the white balance and tone the curves. SILKYPIX Developer Studio allows you to manipulate the highlights (e.g. chroma, saturation, luminance), fine colors and lens aberration (e.g. angle, amount, distortion), among others.
Other features of the app revolve around copying development parameters to other cloakrooms, settings for the developed image (e.g. JPEG quality, development policy, default filename for saving) and display options (e.g. control location, thumbnail mode, preview mode), just to name a few.
The graphic editing application requires a very high amount of CPU and system memory to work properly, supports keyboard shortcuts and includes a user manual. We have not experienced any problems in our tests, since SILKYPIX Developer Studio did not freeze, crash or pop up error dialogs. All in all, SILKYPIX Developer Studio should please all users with some experience in image processing tools.
SILKYPIX provides non-destructive editing of images, so your originals remain untouched and intact for years to come.
Development parameters can be organised and stored as individual preferences (Tastes) for instant recall and subsequent application to other images.
Exposure control: Take control of your image's exposure and correct under or over exposed photos after the event, using the exposure adjustment control. This can help save photos that may previously have been deemed unrecoverable.
White balance: Since white colours are recorded differently under different light sources, you can take control of your photo's white balance and say goodbye to irritating colour casts.
Contrast: Flat or overly harsh images can be uninspiring to the eye. Take control of your image's contrast after the event by using the contrast adjustment control and its presets to breathe life back into your photos.
Saturation: Under harsh light, dominant colours can sometimes overshadow passive colours making an image look garish, likewise flat light can make colours look muted. Take control of your image's saturation levels and subdue colours or make them more vibrant. The choice is yours!
Lens correction: Unlike some other RAW converters, SILKYPIX provides aberration, shading and distortion correction functions as standard. So there's no need to buy expensive plug-ins or use a separate application to remove and repair these unwanted visible errors.
Image rotation and perspective correction: SILKYPIX provides comprehensive image rotation, vertical and horizontal perspective correction functions as standard, no 3rd party add-ins required. Take control and banish those leaning buildings and crooked horizons forever!
Trimming: SILKYPIX lets you to non-destructively crop and cut your original images anyway you see fit.
Sharpening: Add precise detail sharpening to your images like you've never seen before using state of the art "Pure Detail" algorithms.
Outputs: Create a JPG for a document or web page, or a TIFF for subsequent creative processing in your favourite image editing software. SILKYPIX gives you full control over images size, compression and bit depth, to tailor your output according to your subsequent media needs.
Printing: SILKYPIX yields professional high quality printed output with additional facilities for image preview, output sharpening and contact sheets. So there's no need to use 3rd party printing applications to get professional results