Product release announcement: SILKYPIX JPEG Photography 9 (download version)

February 21, 2019
Ichikawa soft laboratory Co., Ltd.

SILKYPIX JPEG Photography 9

Ichikawa soft laboratory Co., Ltd. (Mihama-ku, Chiba-city, Chiba, Japan : Representative Director Yoshikuni Ichikawa) announces the release of digital image adjustment software SILKYPIX JPEG Photography 9 for Windows and macOS on February 21, 2019 (JST) on the ISL Online Store.

Product name SILKYPIX JPEG Photography 9 download version (Windows/macOS)
Release date February 21, 2019 (JST)
Price 5400 JPY (tax included) *Regarding to detail information, please refer below message.
Purchasing site ISL Online Store https://shop.isl.co.jp/?lang=en

Introducing SILKYPIX JPEG Photography 9

SILKYPIX JPEG Photography 9 allows you to adjust JPEG data taken with digital cameras, smart phones, and other devices using its own logic engine SILKYPIX RAW Bridge. It is image editing software which adjusts brightness and color tone while maintaining gradation. SILKYPIX is the best adjustment tool for finishing as a nice-looking photo for blogs and SNS, and printing and finishing uncompromised works.

In SILKYPIX JPEG Photography 9, “Auto Adjust” button which automatically performs correction suitable for the image, “individual adjustment of highlight/shadow” of the highlight part and shadow part of the photograph, “Dehaze” function and other features newly added, and making it more powerful photo adjustment software.

SILKYPIX JPEG Photography Series Value Proposition

SILKYPIX RAW Bridge is an ISL own technology for high quality, precise control of the image enhancement and transformation process.

Although JPEG data uses 8 bit (256 gradations) gradation, it is automatically expanded to 16 bit (65,536 gradations) using SILKYPIX RAW Bridge. By treating JPEG data in a similar way to RAW data, high gradation rich image quality adjustment is possible. In addition, various functions such as exposure bias tools for adjusting the brightness of the picture, color correction, trimming, as well as spotting tools for removing flaws reflected by the sensor are also included. Finish your photo as you imagined.

Low Cost, Powerful JPEG Editing

"SILKYPIX JPEG Photography 9" includes almost all the functions of the SILKYPIX series professional RAW development software "SILKYPIX Developer Studio Pro9", but only supporting JPEG format, making it a flexible and affordable tool.

Easy Editing with Taste Presets

SILKYPIX JPEG Photography includes "tastes", a kind of preset that incorporates useful styles and forms. Choose a taste such as "Landscape" or "Portrait" to make a finished photograph easily that fits your image. In addition, you can save all of your custom, adjusted parameters as a taste preset. Parameters are very useful functions, and you can easily recreate themes and styles across any number of photographs you take.

Process multiple photos at once

If you work with multiple images at the same time (such as images shot with continuous shooting), and adjust the taste and parameters, you can make corrections for all selected images at once.
For example, even if you darken the exposure setting of the camera, if you select that picture and make correction, you can correct all the selected images at once.

Color management

SILKYPIX offers color management for monitor viewing or printing, including a "Printer proof" system that lets you simulate printed results from an ICC profile.
These features support a process from accurate editing for printing.

New features of SILKYPIX JPEG Photography 9

*SILKYPIX JPEG Photography 9 introduces new features not available in previous generations of SILKYPIX.

Adding an automatic adjustment button

We have newly added the "Auto Adjust" button which performs [Auto exposure bias], [Auto White Balance Setting], [Automatic level correction] suitable for each image at the same time. The "Auto Adjust" button is recommended for those who are "to start adjusting photos in the future" or "Photo editing has many adjustable items and do not know what to start from". Also, when adjusting a large amount of images at once, you can improve the efficiency of the adjustment work by utilizing the "Auto Adjust" button.

Adjust brightness of highlight/shadow individually

The “Highlight/Shadow” slider is mounted in the exposure adjustment item. This makes it possible to individually adjust the brightness of light and dark areas in the image. Even in scenes where subjects with dark contrasts are difficult to shoot or exposure scenes might be difficult to control, the brightness adjustment can still be fixed afterwards by individually using the “Highlight/Shadow” slider.

Equipped with Dehaze function

Add the “Dehaze” slider to the adjustment item for the mist removement of hazy images caused by atmospheric moisture or vapor.

“Blurred/sharp periphery” function added

The “Blurred/Sharp periphery” function is added to the effect adjustment item. Using this tool, users are now able to blur the periphery of the specified range and apply sharpness. You can create a close-up effect by blurring the surroundings of the subject that is the main subject in “Blurred periphery”. You can make a good correction using “Sharp periphery”, etc. when shooting with the aperture stop value of the lens and the peripheral resolution drops.

Function enhancement of partial correction tool (Curve / Polygon area selection, Select color to be corrected)

“Curve / polygon area selection” has been added for selecting the correction area of the partial correction tool. “Curve / polygon area selection” can be set by clicking the area to be partially corrected in the image and connecting it by a curve or a straight line. That makes it very easy to select even a complicated area which used to be difficult before.
In addition, it is now possible to click “Select color to be corrected” that allows you to adjust only specific color gamut within the region as a correction target by selecting all correction regions including Circular/Gradual correction filter and brush. By utilizing “Select color to be corrected”, it became possible to select more complicated correction area, and it was also possible to easily create monochrome photographs of only a partial color.

Improvement of noise reduction (Level of shadow noise reduction)

The adjustment item of "Level of shadow noise reduction" has been added to the adjustment item of noise reduction. In the latest SILKYPIX noise reduction, processing of the latter is optimized for each of the bright and dark parts of the image in order to achieve a higher image quality. However, the noise in the dark area may be conspicuous due to the exposure correction and sharp adjustment. Side effects, for example that the entire photo may be blurred will occur if the "noise removal" is strengthened with the "Smoothness" slider. Instead of this procedure setting the "Level of shadow noise reduction" of the new function, dark noise Removal can be applied.

“Search in thumbnail” possible

“Search in the thumbnail” is an easy way to search and display images by designating conditions such as file name, shooting date, comment or rating information from the specified folder.

Further improved operability

Independent arrangement of “initialization button” instantly returning the image to the state before adjustment. Added new color to “User mark” convenient for image selection etc. Added “Open in another application” that allows you to easily transfer images from SILKYPIX to retouching software etc. New construction of “control pallet” which can arrange multiple sub-controls collectively, Items related to operability such as “Customize toolbar” have been improved.

New functions / Improvement lists

  • Automatic adjustment button
  • Exposure bias – Highlight / Shadow slider
  • Tone – Dehaze Slider
  • Effect – Blurred / Sharp periphery
  • Partial correction tool – Curve / Polygon area selection, Select color to be corrected
  • Noise Reduction – Level of shadow noise reduction
  • Search in the thumbnail
  • Independent arrangement of initialization button
  • Add user mark color
  • Open in another application
  • Control Palette
  • Customize toolbar
  • Show / hide information box

SILKYPIX JPEG Photography 9 download version (Windows/macOS) license price

Regular list price

New license 5400 JPY (tax included)

* You can install SILKYPIX JPEG Photography 9 to three different PCs/Macs.

Special Promotion Underway for Sale of SILKYPIX JPEG Photography 9

With the release of “SILKYPIX JPEG Photography 9”, on the ISL Online Store, “SILKYPIX JPEG Photography 9 Release Commemorative Promotion” that can be purchased at special price is in progress.

Special price

New license 2980 JPY (tax included)

For more information on purchase and promotion, click here
https://shop.isl.co.jp/user_data/campaign-jp9-launch-sales.php?lang=en

System requirements

Windows macOS
Microsoft® Windows® 10 / 8.1 / 7 (Service Pack 1 or later) 64-bit version
* It does not correspond to the Windows® 10 tablet mode.
macOS® v10.9 – v10.14
Intel® Core 2 Duo or higher, or AMD Athlon 64 X2 or higher processor Intel® Core 2 Duo or higher processor
4GB or more RAM (8GB or higher recommended) 4GB or more RAM (8GB or higher recommended)
10GB of available hard-disk space or more 10GB of available hard-disk space or more
Display that supports screen resolution of 1024×768 or higher Display that supports screen resolution of 1024×768 or higher
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  • macOS® is a registered trademark by Apple Inc.
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Contact

Company name Ichikawa soft laboratory Co., Ltd.
Location Makuhari Techno garden Bldg. CD5F, 1-3, Nakase, Mihama-ku, Chiba-shi, Chiba-ken 261-8501 Japan
E-mail info_english@isl.co.jp