Silkypix Developer Studio Pro 7 Review

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The latest version of SILKYPIX Developer Studio Pro 7 for Panasonic E is 7.0 on Mac Informer. It is a perfect match for the General category. The app is developed by SI Agency. Download Silkypix Developer Studio for Windows to edit and process digital photos and convert RAW images with HDR options.

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12-06-2017, 07:16 PM #1
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SILKYPIX Developer Studio Pro 8
I just purchased SILKYPIX Developer Studio Pro 8 a few days ago. Let me start by saying that the only post processing software that I have ever used is the PDCU software that came with my Pentax digital cameras. I am pretty much a total newbie as far as how much a program like this can really do. I figured that since I am already somewhat familiar with what comes with my cameras this would be a best route for me. I do not like any subscription software and when Lightroom went that way I decided not to pursue getting it.
I also liked that it came with three licenses so I can load a version on my daughter in laws computer for her to use. And I can help her learn to use it. It cost me about $177 on sale which was the same as the upgrade price from PDCU to a full blown version so pretty easy on the wallet.
Playing around with it has been a lot of fun. Doing stuff like removing purple fringe, CA etc is great. My older lenses can still contribute. The 'Clarity' tool is pretty interesting too. I like it. There is also a separate sharpening tool. Processing speed on my current laptop is about the same as the PDCU software so no complaints there. Still need to learn how to work on small areas of an image but that is just all part of the process. At my age I have found that I can still learn a few things so all is good.
This is not intended to be a review in any sense. Just my impressions as a total newbie to how complex modern image processing software really is. I am sure that there are plenty of people here with tons of experience using several different software packages and modules who would like or hate how various features work but to me seems pretty intuitive so far.
12-06-2017, 08:18 PM #2
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Congrats on your purchase of Silkypix Developer Pro 8. I have been a user of this software since Developer Pro 6; I use it mainly for RAW development. I am currently using Pro 7. There are several things I like about this software as RAW development tool. Among the first is noise reduction which I don't need to touch the slider at all, the RAW files taken from the camera has the native and recommended adjustment showing on the slider. Another thing which I find convenient is the ease of use on WB adjustment.
12-06-2017, 09:33 PM #3
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Another vote for Silkypix Developer Pro here, using v7
My advice to the OP is try to learn something new each time you use it, using the (?) icons to bring up the manual. Learn how to set up profiles and you will soon find you can batch develop a number of files very quickly. Some of the Japanese-English terms can seem a bit awkward at first, but you will get used to it. one of the things I like is using the Ctrl-C/Ctrl-V functions, so that if I find I need to adjust say white balance on the first file in a series you can easily copy that setting to all the others in one go.
12-08-2017, 04:37 PM - 4 Likes #4

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I've got SilkyPix Developer Studio Pro 6. (I upgrade from Pro 4). I've tried v7 & v8 but didn't find the changes worthwhile. I paid a lot of money when I first purchased SP Pro 4, but I rationalised it that its support of Pentax colours was good.
When I was shooting junior soccer stills each weekend, (now I mainly shoot junior soccer using video), I'd shoot 1,000-2,000 raw stills a match and cull this down to 250-350 to be developed, so I got to use SP a lot over a 7 year timespan.
Useful hot-keys:
Shift L.Arrow/R.Arrow – switch between fitted display & 100% zoom.
Shift-F1 – 400% – Handy when you're manually correcting CA in a corner of the image.
F11/F12 – Next/Previous raw file.
Ctrl-C/Ctrl-V – Copy & paste development parameters between one or more files.
There is no hot-key for partial-pasting of development parameters, but it's worthwhile to set one:
Settings Shortcut keys settings Function category: Parameters Partial paste of development Parameters – press Ctrl-Shift-V OK.
Here's the screen layout I usually use:
Note: Ctrl-F will bring up the list of directories/folders, here situated on the LHS. You can click on the 'x' near the Top L. of this panel to close it to increase screen space.
Ctrl-Q will toggle the levelling tool. Note: use this tool to draw a line either against a horiz. or vert. edge to level the image. (This is the only program I'm aware of where a horiz. levelling tool will also work against a vert. edge like a door.)
Ctrl-T will toggle between the fitted whole image with crop area and just the fitted crop area.
Ctri-Shift-P will toggle between your current view mode (Thumbnails/Combination/Preview) and Full-Screen Preview.
I've assigned Ctrl-1/2/3 to the blue/green/red tag marks. I use these to indicate which images I'll process further with PSP X7 or which images are particularly good. In Thumbnail view, I've set the Sort Order (View Sort Thumbnails), in ascending order, to:
Delete Mark (use F6 to mark an image for deletion)
User Mark 1 (Blue mark)
User Mark 2 (Green mark)
User Mark 3 (Red mark)
File name
So all my marked stuff comes first.
F8 – Development mark. Use Develop Batch develop selected images to process
F5 – Add to development queue and immediately start to process
Ctrl-S – develop just this image (can use different settings from what has been set to be used for batch processing)
Tone/Contrast is useful to pep up stuff shot under overcast/rainy/foggy/flash lighting/dull lighting. In the Tone settings, Black Level and Contrast Centre are sometimes very useful. Generally, I'll use Exposure Bias to pull the histogram to the RHS, and Contrast to stretch the histogram to both the LHS & RHS, with Black level, if needed.
The Fine Colour Controller is useful to get bluer skies and to improve the weird greeny-yellow colouration you get when shooting back-lit grass etc. Back-lit players can be improved with the Dodge control. I don't use HDR very often, but I use Dodge in virtually every shot.
If the RHS of the histogram is clipped because the amount of expose bias you want to use has pushed the RHS into clipping, you can often compress just the RHS using Highlight Controller Dynamic Range enough to bring the clipped part back into range. But using too high a setting here can produce a colour-cast on skin.
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12-11-2017, 04:56 AM #5
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Does anyone know what Silkypix settings equal to 'Bright' profile of Pentax K-1? I know that Silkypix is a different converter but it seems to me that the 'Bright' profile can be reproduced in Silkypix because PDCU is powered by Silkypix.
12-12-2017, 05:08 PM #6
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I haven‘t tried, but in DCU you can see the sliders and the colour wheel changing when you set the profile. Maybe you can find and set the equivalent sliders in Silkypix?
12-13-2017, 02:21 PM #7
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Originally posted by sbh
I haven‘t tried, but in DCU you can see the sliders and the colour wheel changing when you set the profile. Maybe you can find and set the equivalent sliders in Silkypix?
This was also my first thought about the issue. However, in Silkypix this 'wheel' is absent (actually, as well as in PDCU. in PDCU one can only see changes on the 'wheel' but can't alter them by dragging the corresponding points).
03-28-2018, 05:19 PM #8
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I think I want to migrate from Lightroom CC classic, but I am uncertain how painful it will be to keep the edits I made on my previous pictures with Lightroom. Can anyone offer their experience migrating from Lightroom to Silkypix? Thanks.
03-28-2018, 10:42 PM #9
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Originally posted by halimj7
I think I want to migrate from Lightroom CC classic, but I am uncertain how painful it will be to keep the edits I made on my previous pictures with Lightroom. Can anyone offer their experience migrating from Lightroom to Silkypix? Thanks.
I exported my photos edited in Lightroom as jpegs and now I almost never use Lightroom anymore. Lightroom, no doubt, is easier to use but photos edited in Silkypix have much better colors. So usually, I edit photos in Silkypix and if I need some more minor adjustments, I export a .tiff file from Silkypix and then edit it in Photoshop.
03-29-2018, 03:11 PM #10
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Thanks. I started trying Silkypix out and really like it so far.
03-29-2018, 04:10 PM #11
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03-30-2018, 04:30 AM #12
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Originally posted by monochrome
Yes it does.
03-30-2018, 09:47 AM #13
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DSP8 is a very powerful RAW editor that gives great results, but I find it to be slow, expensive, and less intuitive to use than LR or C1.
03-30-2018, 10:51 AM #14
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Once you get the hang of it, it becomes easier and IMO worth the slight learning curve
05-13-2019, 05:53 PM #15
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I use Silkypix Develoer Studio Pro 9 and have used it since version 1.
I bought it in the joint venture with the UK company and even though they split up, Silkypix allowed me to upgrade at reduced price.
I prefer using Silkypix over other RAW converters.
To me it's intuitive in a degree beyond the competition and it just gives better me.
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Most applications in Mac OS X are bundles that contain all, or at least most, of the files needed to run the application, that is to say, they are self-contained. Thus, different from the program uninstall method of using the control panel in Windows, Mac users can easily drag any unwanted application to the Trash and then the removal process is started. Despite that, you should also be aware that removing an unbundled application by moving it into the Trash leave behind some of its components on your Mac. To fully get rid of SILKYPIX Developer Studio Pro from your Mac, you can manually follow these steps:

1. Terminate SILKYPIX Developer Studio Pro process(es) via Activity Monitor

Before uninstalling SILKYPIX Developer Studio Pro, you’d better quit this application and end all its processes. If SILKYPIX Developer Studio Pro is frozen, you can press Cmd +Opt + Esc, select SILKYPIX Developer Studio Pro in the pop-up windows and click Force Quit to quit this program (this shortcut for force quit works for the application that appears but not for its hidden processes).

Open Activity Monitor in the Utilities folder in Launchpad, and select All Processes on the drop-down menu at the top of the window. Select the process(es) associated with SILKYPIX Developer Studio Pro in the list, click Quit Process icon in the left corner of the window, and click Quit in the pop-up dialog box (if that doesn’t work, then try Force Quit).

2. Delete SILKYPIX Developer Studio Pro application using the Trash

First of all, make sure to log into your Mac with an administrator account, or you will be asked for a password when you try to delete something.

Open the Applications folder in the Finder (if it doesn’t appear in the sidebar, go to the Menu Bar, open the “Go” menu, and select Applications in the list), search for SILKYPIX Developer Studio Pro application by typing its name in the search field, and then drag it to the Trash (in the dock) to begin the uninstall process. Alternatively you can also click on the SILKYPIX Developer Studio Pro icon/folder and move it to the Trash by pressing Cmd + Del or choosing the File and Move to Trash commands.

For the applications that are installed from the App Store, you can simply go to the Launchpad, search for the application, click and hold its icon with your mouse button (or hold down the Option key), then the icon will wiggle and show the “X” in its left upper corner. Click the “X” and click Delete in the confirmation dialog.

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Search for any files or folders with the program’s name or developer’s name in the ~/Library/Preferences/, ~/Library/Application Support/ and ~/Library/Caches/ folders. Right click on those items and click Move to Trash to delete them.

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  • /Library/Preferences/
  • /Library/Application Support/
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Besides, there may be some kernel extensions or hidden files that are not obvious to find. In that case, you can do a Google search about the components for SILKYPIX Developer Studio Pro Usually kernel extensions are located in in /System/Library/Extensions and end with the extension .kext, while hidden files are mostly located in your home folder. You can use Terminal (inside Applications/Utilities) to list the contents of the directory in question and delete the offending item.

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If you are determined to delete SILKYPIX Developer Studio Pro permanently, the last thing you need to do is emptying the Trash. To completely empty your trash can, you can right click on the Trash in the dock and choose Empty Trash, or simply choose Empty Trash under the Finder menu (Notice: you can not undo this act, so make sure that you haven’t mistakenly deleted anything before doing this act. If you change your mind, before emptying the Trash, you can right click on the items in the Trash and choose Put Back in the list). In case you cannot empty the Trash, reboot your Mac.

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Tips for the app with default uninstall utility:

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