Recent Updates to Bibble 5

Bibble 5

Bibble 5.2.3 - Released Dec 22nd, 2011

Bibble 5.2.3 is a significant update, adding support for 16 new cameras, adding RAW Noise reduction and Impulse Noise removal, adds an Open in External Editor feature, and improves color rendering.

New Camera RAW formats:

  • Olympus E-P3, E-PL3, E-PM1, XZ-1
  • Panasonic G3, GF3
  • Nikon D5100, V1, J1, P7100
  • Leica D-LUX5, V-LUX2
  • Sony NEX-5n, A-77, A-65, NEX-7

Other Changes:

  • Open in External Editor command
  • click the RGB status color well for options
  • 0001579: introduce three colors for Keywords panel
  • Added a Blacks slider for adjusting the Black Point
  • Many crashes have been fixed
  • Memory management and leaks resolved

Bibble 5.2.2 - Released Mar 29th, 2011

Bibble 5.2.2 provides broader RAW file support, improved stability, and resolves minor issues found in previous releases of Bibble 5. Bibble 5.2.2 add support for Canon's sRAW and mRAW formats, Nikon's D1x, and Sony's a290 and a390 cameras, and resolves the issues found below.

List of Changes:

  • Added - support for Sony a290 and a390
  • Added - support for Canon sRAW
  • Added - support for Nikon D1x
  • Added - ability to adjust the display of date formats
  • Resolved - sort date not updated when editing image date
  • Resolved - fixed an issue with Plugins that change the image size
  • Resolved - option to 'Embed IPTC' was not being saved in edited batches
  • Resolved - slideshow was not using the proper cropped image size
  • Improved - small speed improvement while importing, and significant speed improvement when rebuilding previews

Bibble 5.2.1 - Released Feb 17th, 2011

Bibble 5.2.1 brings RAW file support for Canon's latest two dSLR's, the 600D (T3i or Kiss X5) and the 1100D (T3 or Kiss X50). This release also resolves several issues in previous versions of Bibble, as shown below.

List of Changes:

  • Added - support for Canon 600D (T3i or Kiss X5)
  • Added - support for Canon 1100 (T3 or Kiss X50)
  • Resolved - Potential crash when switching crop from locked to unlocked
  • Resolved - Copy Sets and Selective Copy not including all settings for some plugins
  • Resolved - 'Reset' presets to use ProPhoto instead of sRGB
  • Resolved - Crash when processing Noise Ninja charts (profile creation)
  • Resolved - Double clicking on Tint and Temp when no image is selected would crash bibble
  • Resolved - Fix for filenames including "%1" or similar
  • Resolved - Linux realtime / audio group scheduling conflict
  • Resolved - Fix for broken regions when there's a brush region
  • Lens database - Canon EF-S 15-85mm lens wrongly detected as 70-300mm
  • Lens database - Calibration for Lumix G 14mm f/2.5 from forum user ulfs
  • Lens database - Fix Olympus 4/3 Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6
  • Lens database - Minolta lens was incorrectly included in the wrong list
  • Lens database - Pentax K-r support

Bibble 5.2 - Released Jan 20th, 2011

Bibble 5.2 is a major update, adding major new features, 14 new cameras, many small features and improvements, and resolving several issues discovered in previous versions. New cameras supported include Pentax K-5 and K-r, Canon S95 and G12, Nikon D3100, D7000, and P7000, Olympus E-5, E-PL1s, E-PL2 and Panasonic LX5, GH2, and GF2 and Ricoh GXR P10

Selective Editing gained several major improvements in this release as well, including the following:

  • Regions transform with image adjustments This means that regions are updated and change shape when settings to the overall image cause the image to change shape.
  • Copy & Paste of Layers & Regions Now, you can create a layer on one image, and copy & paste that layer with its settings and regions to many other regions. This makes cloning of dust spots on many images quick and easy.
  • Added Layer Opacity to adjust the intensity of all the adjustments made on a layer with one simple slider.
  • Added Region Blending Modes to allow regions to be set as “subtractive” so that they de-select portions of the image to adjust.

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, E-PL1s, E-PL2
  • 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 - Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8
  • Added - Panasonic LX5 lens profile
  • 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
  • Improved - Bibble 5 Lite gets Heal / Clone circle limit increased from 3 to 20
  • Improved - Lens Identification on Nikon bodies
  • Improved - Significant changes to the Plugin SDK to allow better handling of image geometry transformations
  • Resolved - Several sources of instability and crashes
  • Resolved - White balance issue with certain Pentax RAW files
  • Resolved - White balance issue with Canon S90 and S95 cameras
  • Resolved - Improved Canon 7D color rendering and shadow noise
  • Resolved - Improved Panasonic GH1 color rendering
  • 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
  • Resolved - Lock Position and Zoom in Multi-image view doesn't work with keyboard shortcuts
  • Resolved - Importing would never re-prompt the user if the saved catalog ID was Invalid
  • Resolved - Issue with subdir name in Presets
  • Resolved - 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED AF-S DX VR Zoom II calibration fixed

Bibble 5.1.1 - Released Sept 2nd, 2010

Bibble 5.1.1 brings RAW file support for 8 new camera models, and improves automatic lens detection. Several minor releases were made after 5.1.0, continually improving color and stability of Bibble 5 as well.

List of Changes:

  • Added support for Sony a33, a55, a55V, a560
  • Added support for Panasonic FZ40, FZ45, FZ100
  • Added preliminary support for Canon 60D
  • Added support for lens detection on Sony and Panasonic RAW files
  • Fix issue causing crash when printing images with certain plugins applied

Bibble 5.1 - Released June 10th, 2010

This major update add several exciting new features, like Healing & Cloning built into Bibble 5's Layers & Regions tools, and Perfectly Clear - one touch image optimization - build with technology from Athentech. This release also adds Web Gallery output, an auto-contrast feature, and much, much more.

List of Changes:

  • Added Healing & Cloning
  • Added Perfectly Clear
  • Added Web Gallery output
  • Added Auto-Contrast feature
  • Added ability to install 3rd Party Plugins
  • Added additional support and features to Bibble's Plugin SDK
  • Added support for: Sony a450, NEX-3 and NEX-5
  • Added support for: Panasonic G2, G10
  • Added support for: Olympus E-600, E-450
  • Added support for: Minolta ALPHA-5 DIGITAL, ALPHA SWEET DIGITAL, Alpha-7 DIGITAL,
  • Added lens calibration parameters for: Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
  • Added lens calibration parameters for: recalibration of Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
  • Added lens calibration parameters for: Nikkor 28-70mm f/2.8D IF-ED AF-S Zoom
  • Added lens calibration parameters for: Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX APO IF HSM
  • Added lens calibration parameters for: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM
  • Added lens calibration parameters for: Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Macro 1:1
  • Added lens calibration parameters for: Tamron SP AF 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II LD Aspherical (IF
  • Added lens calibration parameters for: Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II VC LD Aspherical (IF)
  • Added lens calibration parameters for: Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* DT 16-80mm f/3.5-4.5 ZA
  • Issue Resolved: 2-anchor curved regions crash upon resize with mousewheel
  • Issue Resolved: Crash while moving files
  • Issue Resolved: Thumbnail sorting by name is case sensitive
  • Issue Resolved: Noise Ninja not finding bibble default noise profiles
  • Issue Resolved: Import hangs while importing recursively the root of the drive
  • Issue Resolved: Too many tabs causes Bibble to be too large for the screen
  • Issue Resolved: Autolevel ist shown as on in Layer Mode
  • Issue Resolved: Colormanagement jumps to sRGB in Layer Mode
  • Issue Resolved: alt-lang IPTC tags can't contain the | symbol
  • Issue Resolved: applying preset with layer active drops IPTC
  • Issue Resolved: D3 ISO 100 Images severely over exposed
  • Issue Resolved: Improved Canon 7D camera profile
  • Issue Resolved: Add single hotkey to remove left and right panel
  • Issue Resolved: Add a flip option to mirror image
  • Issue Resolved: keywords sometimes dont get exported to IPTC
  • Issue Resolved: Crop tool zoomed in is very slow in Linux
  • Issue Resolved: IPTC keywords not parsed from jpg
  • Issue Resolved: Selctive copy of click white does not copy values
  • Issue Resolved: can't delete all the characters in a new Preset name
  • Issue Resolved: presets sort order: group folders together
  • Issue Resolved: crop misbehaving on 180 degree rotated images
  • Issue Resolved: Histogram not updated after copy curves
  • Issue Resolved: version numbering error after deleting (not last) version
  • Issue Resolved: Metadata not properly updated when changing rating/tag/label
  • Issue Resolved: Range selection may incorrectly select the very first image
  • Issue Resolved: crash when creating new folder in catalog under [Referenced Locations]
  • Issue Resolved: deleting images does not update counts in catalog metadata browser

Bibble 5.0.3 - Released Mar 11th, 2010

This release is focused on adding support for two new, exciting cameras: Canon's new 550D (also known as the EOS Rebel T2i or Kiss X4) and Olympus's new E-PL1

List of Changes:

  • Added support for: Canon 550D (T2i/Kiss X4)
  • Added support for: Olympus E-PL1
  • Added lens calibration parameters for: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
  • Added lens calibration parameters for: Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED AF-S Zoom
  • Added lens calibration parameters for: Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED AF-S Zoom

Bibble 5.0.2 - Released Feb 16th, 2010

Just weeks since our last update, and we're back at it; this time with a huge number of newly supported camera RAW formats. And no release would be complete without at least one new feature, so we've added Soft Proofing, too!

List of Changes:

  • Added support for: Leica: M8, M9, X1, Digital MODUL-R8, Digital MODUL-R9
  • Added support for: Ricoh: GX-100, GX-200, GR Digital II, GR Digital III, GXR
  • Added support for: Sony: a230, a380, a500
  • Added support for: Canon: D30, D60, G2, G3, G5, G6, S40, S45, S50, S60, S70, Pro 1, SX1
  • New Feature: Soft Proofing
  • New Feature: Preference Panel for Renaming Templates
  • Issue Resolved: Crash when using the Download batch
  • Updated Localizations: German & French translations improved
  • Closed several other minor issues

Bibble 5.0.1 - Released Jan 25th, 2010

Just one month after the initial release of Bibble 5 Pro, we are already releasing our first update! Version 5.0.1 adds support for Canon's new flagship camera, the 1D Mark IV and for Olympus' E-P2, and adds a one-click tool to set black / gray / white points, and includes Andrea - the Film Simulation plug-in from Sean Puckett (

List of Changes:

  • Added support for: Olympus E-P2
  • Added support for: Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
  • New Feature: Click Black / Gray / White tool
  • New Feature: Includes the free version of the Andrea - Film Simulation plugin
  • Change: Added the ability to install plugins into the Bibble User Home
  • Issue Resolved: Fixed handling of single quotes in keywords
  • Issue Resolved: Improved white balance for Nikon D2Hs
  • Issue Resolved: Improved color for Pentax RAW files
  • Issue Resolved: Sony ARW files aren't handled properly on PowerPC Macs
  • Issue Resolved: Correct handling of writing lr:hierarchicalSubject XMP tag
  • Issue Resolved: Color Label names are getting translated when written to XMP
  • Issue Resolved: Added the [title] renaming variable
  • Issue Resolved: Prevent crash when undoing creation of new versions
  • Updated Localizations: German & French translations improved