V1.1 available for download + Magenta shadows fix + lens exif database + new Windows droplet

November 20, 2013 in Announcement, Mac, Windows by Arvid


I’ve been busy and I am proud to announce the next version of M8raw2dng!

I have managed to correct the magenta color cast in shadow areas and for higher ISO settings. Now the images should show the correct colors (except for very extreme image situations).

As I mainly use a Voigtländer Nokton 35/1.2 (coded as 35/1.4 Summilux-Asph) I was always annoyed that Lightroom doesn’t show the correct lens name and that the guesstimated aperture doesn’t know which values I can select with that lens.

So I added the feature to use a lens database where the relevant information can be stored. You can call it with the parameter -l. The database file is called lensdb.ini and should be located at the same place as the executable. I put my lens and a 50 cron in the file so that you can see how it works (self explaining). It’d be nice if you can send me your updated lensdb files so that I can put the information together… Lightroom does recognize the Lens name, Aperture and Focal Length. Windows doesn’t read the Lens name though. Don’t know why yet.
Tried C1Pro on Mac, it didn’t care for my exif information. :( We’ll see…

The Camera Model will only be changed to “M8RAW Digital Camera” if you choose to embed the M9 color matrix. If you have problems importing the DNGs to your preferred converter, you better don’t use the -c switch.

I updated the windows droplet as the “start it without drag and drop” option didn’t work as intended.

Have fun playing with the new converter and don’t forget to report! ;)