Release Candidate for Bibble 5.2

We're thrilled to be able to announce this Release Candidate of Bibble 5.2. We've been working on this upgrade for a long time, and while we've still got some work left ahead of us, we feel that we're ready to make this available now.

Bibble 5.2 includes major upgrades in a couple areas, and it also includes a huge number of smaller improvements and bug fixes, as well as support for the latest cameras. We've made improvements to the Plugin SDK to allow more control and a broader set of adjustments by plugins. We've closed a huge number of bugs - a set of bugs dealing with Copy Batches, bugs causing crashes in certain conditions, bugs when writing out certain IPTC data to XMP files. We've included a few additional lens calibration parameters, and improved lens recognition for some Olympus cameras.

We've made workflow improvements, like auto-selecting newly created versions and selecting Master Versions when deleting duplicate versions, and added hotkeys to temporarily switch to the pan cursor, or to temporarily disable multi-view locking. We've added the ability to include a Preset on images when you import them, and improved many aspects of hiding, revealing, and switching tabs in the browser panel and the tools panel.

With any change of this size, there are likely to be new issues in here as well. But through our testing and with the help of our Beta community, we feel its time to open this to a broader audience. That's you! When reporting issues or in other posts in our forums about this version, please include "b5.2 rc1" or something similar in the subject so we can all quickly identify the version you are discussing.

New RAW Camera Support Added

Selective Editing Enhancements

Bibble 5

Many other improvements were made to many portions of the application, which include the following:

List of Changes:

  • Added - Support for Nikon D3100, D7000, P7000
  • Added - Support for Canon S95, G12
  • Added - Support for Pentax K-5,K-r
  • Added - Support for Panasonic LX5, GH2, GF2
  • Added - Support for Olympus E-5
  • Added - Support for Ricoh GXR P10
  • Added - PENTAX-F 70-210mm f/4-5.6 smc by user yves77
  • Added - Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17mm 1:2.8 Pancake Lens
  • Added - Crop Preferences panel to add/edit Crop Presets, transparency and grid options
  • Added - Copy Sets to assign hotkeys to copy specific image settings
  • Added - Default Settings preference panel lists default settings and their contents
  • Added - Support for importing metadata from Bibble 4 "bib" files
  • Added - Checkbox for sharpening on basic panel
  • Added - Polish 'Community Translation'
  • Added - Press the spacebar to temporarily switch to the pan cursor
  • Added - Better logic to alt-click & the tag/reject badge (first alt-click always rejects)
  • Added - New version command selects the new version
  • Added - Delete version command selects the master
  • Added - Clicking anywhere on hidden panel opens panel
  • Added - Remember the 'reset job sequence' checkbox setting on batch output
  • Added - Ability to see what settings a Preset contains
  • Added - Ability to apply Presets during Import
  • Added - Modifier-key to temporarily unlock pan-tool in MIV
  • Added - Preference to show only high-quality previews steps when editing
  • Resolved - White balance issue with certain Pentax RAW files
  • Resolved - Improved Canon 7D color rendering and shadow noise
  • Resolved - How & when default files (batches, presets, etc) are copied to a user's folder, with a reset button to update all files
  • Resolved - Slideshow not showing proper crop location
  • Resolved - Issue with Contrast adjustment creating incorrect colors
  • Resolved - IPTC:SupplementalCategory is not written to output
  • Resolved - Cropped area not represented in histogram or curves view
  • Resolved - Send to batch should be available on the thumbnail context menu
  • Resolved - Copy batch on version does not copy
  • Resolved - Copy/pasting lens type - lens correction not applied
  • Resolved - Several issues with Copy Batches failing to copy all images or to name the new images improperly
  • Improved - Significant changes to the Plugin SDK to allow better handling of image geometry transformations
  • Resolved - 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED AF-S DX VR Zoom II calibration fixed