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perfectRAW 0.70 Alpha – First perfectRAW Interface

Posted in PerfectRAW by John Roshka on August 12, 2009

It’s been a while since my last post. I’ve been busy with finding a job (still looking) and had a small trip to Serbia.

What I do every day is checking how perfectRAW is developing. There are no major improvements so far, at least for me as a advanced user of PerfectRAW. For people who are getting used to it I would tell that the team is working on a great new interpolation algorithm named Amazed and Egon, who’s working on the interface has done some great job bringing PerfectRAW on a new level.

perfectRAW 0.70 Alpha is ready to be downloaded in tested.

From the PerfectRAW forums:

“Best of all, after many headaches to keep all versions on all operating systems at the same level, I can finally bring the download links to prove that anyone with desire

Things that work:
– Open a raw file: We will disclose some default settings, and without applying gamma (will be very dark).
– Button “Use GPU: apply gamma (with what should happen to look good) using only the graphics card and not the CPU. In some cases, integrated Intel cards as this will not work (the button will have no effect) but in no case should the application error. This is to see what percentage of graphs can be useful for accelerating the development and thus more or less prioritize the passage of modules of code to the GPU.
– Zoom buttons “1:1” and “Fit”: They should go smoothly on any PC.
– Exit button: doing the same.
– Management of the image: Moves by clicking and dragging with your mouse (if the image is larger than the window). Is extended with the mouse wheel (or the zoom buttons on the toolbar). Turn by moving the mouse wheel while holding the right mouse button. The rotation of the image is accelerated by the graphics card anyway.
– Controls disconnect: Click on the title bar can be desencajar of the main window and leave floating.
– Menu of preferences from “Actions” -> “Preferences.” Has no action, just to verify that it looks good on all platforms and resolutions.

Things that do not work or are not implemented yet:
– You can not change the options shown. The panels which puts Exposure, Demosaicing … They are just testing, do not have any functionality.
You can still save the image revealed. Furthermore, with the parameters fixed, Why? Future versions will be saved in JPG, TIFF8 and TIFF16, at least.
– No restrictions on size of panel. In the future will have maximum sizes / minimum, but not now. And if you close a panel, can not be re-drawn. In these versions may choose to display panels and save / load your location or select depending on whether the photo is portrait or landscape.”

The link for download can be found HERE – PerfectRAW 0.70 Alpha

This image was processed with PerfectRAW only. What I did in PerfectRAW was added 0.75 exposure and 3 preservation, thus I opened the shadows and brought back the highlights. Also, used AFD interpolation algorythm to get more detail in the branches. I used this image on purpose for you to notice the great detail PerfectRAW preserves in the pine needles. Click on the image to see it bigger.


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  1. Manuel Llorens said, on August 30, 2009 at 12:14 AM

    Thanks John for keeping English people informed about pR development!

    We are slowly coming back from Spanish holidays and we will start programming again in a couple of weeks. I hope pR 1.0 could be released as soon as posible.


  2. John Roshka said, on August 30, 2009 at 11:26 AM

    Thanks for stepping by, Manuel.

    I really enjoy working with perfectRAW, especially when the shot is complicated and also for getting the best from the raw image. It’s fast and the main sliders exposure and preservation are everything it needs to get the right exposure quickly and good. Also, the save view features gives me the opportunity to save a small jpg for showing to others or sending over mail.

    We are looking forward for your updates…

    All the best,


  3. iainisbald said, on November 17, 2009 at 6:46 AM

    PerfectRAW looks very exciting. Thank you to every one who is involved with the project. I, too, am keeping up with the posts on ojodigital. I tried to register there to say thanks, but I could not figure it out even with google translate.

    Also, thanks John for the English info.

  4. John Roshka said, on November 18, 2009 at 8:59 PM

    Thanks for the comment, Iainisbald. PerfectRAW is indeed a very nice tool to get the most of your RAW files. Hopefully in some short time we will see the version 1.0 and thus we could foresee the future of PerfectRAW.

    Try this link if you want to register on

    Thanks and Good Luck!

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