If you have purchased my Iridient X-Transformer Guide, in this post I will keep track of any issues with the Beta that I have come across that affect the way the advice in the guide works. Please note that as I am not the developer of the software, I can not offer tech support for the software, and if you discover bugs during the beta period you should reach out to the developer.
These notes are only to do with the guide and are not general notes for the software.
Notes - June 2019
There has been some changes to the compression and bit depth settings in X-Transformer. I am working on an update, but for the moment see this blog post for details.
There have been only very minor updates to the software since the original release (mostly bug fixes) and so the guide has not been updated, as there is no major change to functionality, and the information is still the same.
Update October 2017
The final 1.0 release of the software is now available. Guide is updated to reflect that the software is out of beta. There are no major changes to the software since beta 4. The updates to the guide are minor, and remove references to the "beta" version of the software.
Update June 27th 2017
Version 1.2 of the guide has been released with new information covering beta 4 of the software. Here is a list of changes made to the guide.
- Cleaned up the language in several parts of the document to correct some minor grammar and structural issues
- Added instructions for installing the new Lightroom plug-in
- Added instructions for using the new Lightroom plug-in
- Added additional details about the new options in the DNG Options panel
- Added a new workflow for processing files using the plug-in
- removed the “edit in” workflow as the plug-in method replaces this
- Now 37 pages long
- Updated recipe presets to fix typos in the names
Update July 14th 2017
A new beta of the software has been released, and it adds a few significant new features. I will update the guide as soon as possible, but I want to thoroughly test them first, to make sure I understand how everything is working. You can find out more details about the new update here. I will try and have the update out by the end of July, possibly sooner, and I will try to add more details here in the mean time
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Updated Notes & Issues (June 5th, 2017)
There are a few small issues with the recipes. In particular, I recommend in the guide that my personal preference is to use the option to include lens corrections as metadata, but in the recipes I say to apply the lens corrections.
While this is a mistake on my part, it actually doesn't make a major amount of difference, whether you apply them in X-Transformer or in Lightroom. If you prefer to apply them as metadata then you can change this to your personal preference.
Current Notes & Issues (May 19, 2017)
I have released the first update - version 1.1. You can download it now in your account. The new version now has 35 pages, and addresses the previous issues noted below.
Current Issues in version 1.1:
- A few minor typos have creeped through the proofreading process.
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Previous Issues - May 8th 2017
Beta 3 - Mac
I have encountered an issue where setting an explicit directory for outputting images does not perform as expected. You may need to use the "subfolder" method for the moment until this is fixed. This is a known bug and should be fixed in the next beta.
"Edit In" Functionality
X-Transformer has a similar trick to Iridient Developer to get around Lightroom's "edit in" limitations where it only sends a Tiff and not a RAW file. If you set up X-Transformer as an external editor, and it is passed a Tiff file, it will try and find the corresponding RAW file, and then use that.
In the current beta, I have been unable to get this to work properly. It will process a file, but it only connects one file of a batch back to Lightroom (for me, on the mac). It also works by sending back a DNG named as a .TIF file in order to get around Lightroom's limitations. While this does appear to work ok, and is the way it was designed to work, I am personally a bit wary of using this method, as a future Lightroom update could theoretically break this functionality.
I do not have a section on this in the Guide at present, because I can't get it to work properly as yet. It may be included in future versions if I can get it to work.
(If you have this working, please use the comments below to let us know)
A few minor typos made it into the first release of the guide. These will be addressed in the first update which should be released soon. Apologies for the inconvenience.