I noticed the special order page is still up. I emailed them to ask if the pricing is still going to apply on the 3.0.2 version; the saving on the standard edition will be about $US25 which is a pretty good saving. Awaiting their reply to see if the deal still applies on the new version.
Has anyone found out if we get a discount on upgrading our license from 2.0 to 3.0?
I would be curious too-wouldn't mind upgrading but its a little steep at the moment.
Yeah I'm interested in finding out the verdict on this as well.
I haven't herad anything on this yet....
And I dont know if anyone else saw the question a few page sback about Andy's recomended settings and if the dashes in their were minus the number or just hyphens....anyone know?
I rang up Switzerland this morning and the order page has been updated to include the upgrade to V3, with a 50% discount on the upgrade http://www.colour-science.com/IE/IEregister2.htm
If you have a Version 2 professional license, you can upgrade to Version 3 with a 50% discount (=45$ instead of 90$).
Thanks for taking care of this Andy. It's a bit of a shame they've decided not to offer the discounted upgrade to Home and Standard versions.
swcolleen - Yes, the dashes do indicated negative numbers.
Thank you for the "Dash" question. One more though-is it just in the -20 or the tope numbers too? Those looked more like dashes so it was hard to know!
shadow enhancement: 60
highlight enhancement: 100
contrast highlights: 0
contrast shadows: -20
all the rest: 0
Huh, the pro version is so inexpensive, and so good, that I never considered that to be an issue, I'm sorry
I'll discuss it with Frank when I see him at PMA.
But really, the Pro version rocks.
Does anyone who has done the upgrade to ver3 have any feedback on it? Is it an improvement? Not very different? I am currently running the professional version of 2.57 and with the discount would definately upgrade but I found very little on their webpage about the new improvements and what is really new so any feedback would be really appreciated!
Write to colour-science and ask them for the deets - they'll get back to you
Oh, ok. I guess I was just hoping someone who was actually using it not just selling it would have some experience or info to add. Thanks.
If you color correct your own images - use "True." Using "Auto" would run them through another set of color correction.
According to the website these are the improvements:
"V 3.0.06 Bug fix: noise removal was not applied when saving the image with previous versionV 3.0.05
Bug fix: the last version sometimes did not start if Image Editor found an old licence on the PCV 3.0.04
Several new RAW file formats (Nikon D30 and D300 ...) added.
New edge preserving noise removal added (beta implementation)
Bug fix: the last versions always wanted a major upgrade of the licence even if the software was started for the first time in test mode.V 3.0.02
Several new RAW file formats added."
I purchased the new version partly because I was hoping the Canon 40D would be supported. Unfortunately, it is not directly supported.
I use the Adobe DNG converter and then read the DNG files into i2e and that works fine.
It's hard to quantize the other improvements but i2e just seems "smarter" than previous versions in figuring out what to sharpen and what to soften. I'm seeing IMO a slight improvement. It could be more a result of the new method of edge detection for noise reduction.