SILKYPIX Developer Studio
SILKYPIX Developer Studio is a rich-featured application that gives you the possibility of altering image properties. It supports the RAW, JPEG and TIFF formats, and is mainly oriented toward experienced users.
The app is wrapped in a professional-looking interface where you can load a picture by using either the file browser or 'drag and drop' method. Too bad it is not possible to apply changes to multiple photographs at the same time.
So, you can use some standard graphic editing functions, such as rotate, zoom, loupe, palm, exposure, grayscale, skin coloring and trimming.
Furthermore, you can toggle the thumbnail, combination and preview modes, show the grid to increase accuracy, as well as adjust the white balance and tone the curves. SILKYPIX Developer Studio allows you to manipulate the highlights (e.g. chroma, saturation, luminance), fine colors and lens aberration (e.g. angle, amount, distortion), among others.
Other features of the app revolve around copying development parameters to other cloakrooms, settings for the developed image (e.g. JPEG quality, development policy, default filename for saving) and display options (e.g. control location, thumbnail mode, preview mode), just to name a few.
The graphic editing application requires a very high amount of CPU and system memory to work properly, supports keyboard shortcuts and includes a user manual. We have not experienced any problems in our tests, since SILKYPIX Developer Studio did not freeze, crash or pop up error dialogs. All in all, SILKYPIX Developer Studio should please all users with some experience in image processing tools.