Introduction to the Launch of “SILKYPIX Developer Studio Pro9 for Panasonic” and “SILKYPIX Developer Studio Pro9 for FUJIFILM”

June 18, 2019
Ichikawa Soft Laboratory Co., Ltd.

Ichikawa Soft Laboratory Co., Ltd. (Mihama-ku, Chiba-city, Chiba, Japan: Representative Director Yoshikuni Ichikawa) sells high-quality RAW Development software “SILKYPIX Developer Studio Pro9 for Panasonic” and “SILKYPIX Developer Studio Pro9 for FUJIFILM” for limited periods.

SILKYPIX Developer Studio Pro9 for Panasonic
SILKYPIX Developer Studio Pro9 for FUJIFILM
* Planned launch in late July 2019

About SILKYPIX Developer Studio Series

The SILKYPIX Developer Studio series is a general-purpose RAW Development software*1 for converting RAW images shot with digital cameras into JPEG and TIFF. RAW images capture a wealth of image data with every shot using the camera’s sensors. All this image information reduces the likelihood of image quality deterioration even after image processing adjustments are made, such as in brightness and color. This makes it more than suitable for editing high-quality photographs.
The SILKYPIX Developer Studio series offers features such as are smooth gradation, beautiful color reproduction, high resolution, high dynamic range, and low noise, and which are powered by proprietary video engines.

*1 As of June 18, 2019, the system is compatible with the RAW Development process for digital cameras of the 739 model.

Background of Developing Panasonic Versions and FUJIFILM Versions

In addition to the SILKYPIX Developer Studio series sold by Ichikawa Soft Laboratory, SILKYPX is provided free of charge as bundled RAW Development software to users who use Panasonic and FUJIFILM digital cameras*2 used by many photographers around the world.
Against this backdrop, many people who use bundled-version SILKYPIX have asked for the use of the highlight/shadow individual brightness correction, partial correction, and dehaze functions of the SILKYPIX Developer Studio Pro9. Therefore, as a special project to mark the 15th anniversary of the launch of the SILKYPIX Developer Studio, we developed RAW Development software limited to Panasonic and FUJIFILM cameras at reasonable prices for limited periods of time.

*2 RAW Development Software for Panasonic … “SILKYPIX Developer Studio SE”, RAW Development Software for FUJIFILM … “RAW FILE CONVERTER EX powered by SILKYPIX”

Product Overview

Products name SILKYPIX Developer Studio Pro9 for Panasonic downloaded version (Windows/macOS)
Sales period June 18, 2019 12:00 – September 30, 2019 (JST)
Price 3980 JPY (including tax)
Sale ISL Online Store https://shop.isl.co.jp/?lang=en
URL https://silkypix.isl.co.jp/en/ext/special/dsp9pana/
Other
  • Only Panasonic cameras sold as of June 18, 2019 are available.
    [Important] The camera will not be added or updated.
  • The files that can be developed with this product can only be handled as RAW/JPEG files shot with Panasonic cameras supported by this product and JPEG/TIFF files from RAW images shot with Panasonic digital cameras.
  • Please note that you cannot use RAW images shot with digital cameras other than the compatible models or JPEG/TIFF files that do not have appropriate data.
  • You cannot upgrade to the SILKYPIX normal series from this product.
Products name SILKYPIX Developer Studio Pro9 for FUJIFILM downloaded version (Windows/macOS)
Sales period Planned launch in late July 2019 to September 30, 2019 (JST)
Price 3980 JPY (including tax)
Sale ISL Online Store https://shop.isl.co.jp/?lang=en
URL https://silkypix.isl.co.jp/en/ext/special/dsp9fuji/
Other
  • Only FUJIFILM cameras sold as of the date of release will be available.
    [Important] The camera will not be added or updated.
  • The files that can be developed with this product can only be handled as RAW/JPEG files shot with FUJIFILM cameras supported by this product and JPEG/TIFF files from RAW images shot with FUJIFILM digital cameras.
  • Please note that you cannot use RAW images shot with digital cameras other than the compatible models or JPEG/TIFF files that do not have appropriate data.
  • You cannot upgrade to the SILKYPIX normal series from this product.

Features of SILKYPIX Developer Studio Pro9 for Panasonic / for FUJIFILM

Dehaze function

Adjusting the hazy image with the “Dehaze” slider removes cloud-like distortions in your image caused by water vapor in the air and leaves the image with just as much clarity as if it were taken on a bright sunny day.

Individual adjustment of brightness of highlight/shadow area of photograph

The Highlight/Shadow sliders in the exposure adjustments allows you to manually adjust the brightness of the bright (highlight) and intensity of dark (shadow) portions of the image. Even when shooting subjects with intense contrast while using exposure compensation, it is sometimes still difficult to control the exposure. Here, simply adjust the “highlight/shadow” individually during RAW development to achieve a result suitable for the image of the Photographer.

Partial correction tool

Partial tone correction can be applied to specified area of the image. For example, brightness and White balance can be partially adjusted. The selection methods of the correction area include “circular correction filter”, “gradual correction filter”, “brush”, etc., and can be corrected by carefully specifying the area.

Blurred / Sharp periphery functions

You can blur or sharpen the periphery of the specified range. Blurred periphery produces a close-up effect by blurring the periphery of your subject. In addition, if the image is shot with the aperture opening value of the lens and the resolution of the peripheral area drops, the “Sharp periphery” can be used to make a good correction.

Auto adjustment button

The Auto adjustment buttons for Auto exposure bias, Auto White Balance Setting, and Automatic Level Correction, which are suitable for the respective images, have been recently added. The Auto adjustment button is recommended for those who are “having a first try at RAW Development” or say “RAW Development has so many adjustment options and don’t know what to do.” In addition, when making adjustments to a large number of images at a time, you can improve the efficiency of editing workflow by using the Auto adjustment button.

Search in thumbnails

Search in thumbnails is a function for searching and displaying images by specifying a condition such as “shooting info” such as File name or Date, comments, or ratings from specified folders. You can also specify multiple folders at the same time, which is a very useful feature for locating the desired image within a larger collection.

Other

These include the independent placement of initialization buttons for instantaneously returning images to their pre-adjusted states, the addition of user-mark colors for image selection, and the easy transfer of images from the SILKYPIX to retouching software.

SILKYPIX Developer Studio Pro9 for Panasonic / for FUJIFILM System requirements

Windows macOS
64-bit version of Microsoft® Windows® 10 / 8.1 / 7 (Service Pack 1 and later)
* The tablet mode is not supported for Microsoft® Windows® 10 tablet mode.
* It does not support the 32-bit OS.
macOS® v10.9 – v10.14
Intel® Core 2 Duo or more, or AMD Athlon 64 X2 or more processor Intel® Core 2 Duo or more processors (required for 64 bits)
RAM of 4 GB or more (recommended for 8 GB or more) RAM of 4 GB or more (recommended for 8 GB or more)
Hard disk with a free space of 10 GB or more Hard disk with a free space of 10 GB or more
1,024×768 Displays that support the above screen resolutions 1,024×768 Displays that support the above screen resolutions

* You can register SILKYPIX Developer Studio Pro9 for Panasonic / for FUJIFILM to three different PCs/Macs.

  • SILKYPIX® is a registered trademark of Ichikawa Soft Laboratory Co., Ltd.
  • Windows® is a registered trademark of Microsoft®.
  • macOS® is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc.
  • Intel® is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation.
  • Other company names and product names are generally trademarks and registered trademarks of each company.

Contact

Company name Ichikawa Soft Laboratory Co., Ltd.
Location Makuhari Technogarden Bldg. CD5F, 1-3, Nakase, Mihama-ku, Chiba-shi, Chiba 261-8501 Japan
E-mail info_english@isl.co.jp