09 January 2012

LightZone resurgent

My "LightZone, RIP" whinge at the end of last month has brought a comment which, after checking it out, I felt was worth promoting to a post of its own.

Doug Pardee wrote:

Light Crafts ceased operation in September, but the LightZombie Project is a volunteer group that is providing on-going support for LightZone.

We've collected links to re-download the installation files, instructions on recovering lost license keys, and links to help files and various tutorials and such.
We're providing updated Raw file support for recent cameras. We've added support for all recent Canon, Nikon, and Sony DSLRs, plus others as requested. We just added Raw file support for the Canon S100, Nikon 1, Fuji X10, and Sony NEX-7, among others.

We're also doing what we can to provide general support. We've provided a workaround/fix for a problem on Macs when non-ASCII characters appear in a folder or file name.

Communication is another big push. We've got forums, a blog, an open-source project on github including a tech wiki, and a Twitter feed. So far we've got somewhere around 100 registered members and probably a couple hundred more people who follow the activity and/or download files but haven't registered yet.

Drop by our site and check it out.

I've dropped by, myself, and registered too. Although registration isn't a requirement, I urge you to sign up if you make use of the site: these people are doing a good thing, and the least we can do in return is spend a few seconds on recognising the fact.

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