Celartem subsidiary Extensis Inc. has released the Pro Photo Raw Image Filter for Portfolio 6. Portfolio 6 is the company’s digital asset management solution. Raw format is often preferred by pro photographers since it preserves color and tonal information in an uncompressed form.
The Pro Photo Raw Image Filter enables Portfolio to create thumbnails and previews from unprocessed raw image files produced by professional digital cameras manufactured by Nikon, Olympus, Kodak, Canon and Fuji. The filter also extracts EXIF metadata from the raw files, and can generate slideshows too.
The Pro Photo Raw Image Filter requires Portfolio 6.1.2 for Mac OS X 10.2 or Portfolio 6.0.1 for Mac OS 9. Right now the filter supports the following cameras: Nikon D1/X/H/100, Fuji S2Pro, Olympus E10/20, Kodak 14N, 760C, 760M, 720X, Pro Back, Pro Back 654C, Pro Back 654M and Canon D30, D60, D10, G1, G2, G3, G5, S30, S40, S45, S50, Pro901S. Extensis indicated that support for additional cameras will be added in the future.
The Pro Photo Raw Image Filter can be obtained by visiting the Extensis Web site. Portfolio 6 costs US$199.95.