SILKYPIX Developer Studio Pro

SILKYPIX Developer Studio Pro

It generates a high-resolution picture from the RAW data of a digital camera
5.0  (1 vote)
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SILKYPIX Developer Studio Pro offers is a full-featured image editor designed to work directly with the digital photographs in RAW format that most high-end digital cameras generate. Among the camera makes supported you will find Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Konica Minolta, Pentax, Kodak, and Sony.

RAW image files refer to those digital photographs that some cameras produce applying the highest levels of quality and excellence they are capable of. RAW photographs are, of course, uncompressed, and they make use of the full range of functions available in the camera in order to produce images with the highest quality possible. However, not all image editors are capable of opening and displaying RAW image files, which are usually created using proprietary formats that vary with each manufacturer. SILKYPIX Developer Studio Pro not only opens and displays those images, but it also allows you to edit, enhance, and retouch them, as well as save them in more mainstream image formats, such as JPG and TIFF.

Its support for nearly twenty of the most widely used camera makes, and for more than a hundred different models, is certainly one of its main assets, matched only by its extensive catalog of editing tools and enhancing effects. The program not only offers you anything you need to “develop” your photographs and apply to them the most common correction functions (contrast, tone, color, white balance, sharpness, exposure, etc.), but it also gives you an extensive list of “tastes”. A “taste” can be a filter, an effect, or a combination of them that gives your images a certain appearance – for instance, you can add a double tone effect, a monochrome finish, or a specific DCP (Digital Cross Processing) to any or all of your pictures with just one click.

The resulting photographs can be saved as either JPG or TIFF image files with different compression rates and various levels of quality. This will allow you to tag your photo collection (using IPTC or EXIF tags) and to share your favorite shots with others.

Francisco Martínez
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Pros

  • Supports a wide variety of RAW formats from the best known camera makes
  • Extensive list of editing functions
  • EXIF support
  • Various levels of output quality

Cons

  • None
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