Fuji Photo Film U.S.A. Inc.
has a new Mac OS X compatible software package for the FinePix S2 Pro. Part of the new software package features a new EXIF Extractor and updated versions of the RAW File converter LE, RAW File Converter EX Version 2.0 and Camera Shooting Software Version 2.0.
The new EXIF Extractor extracts the JPEG portion of the RAW data file while the original RAW data file remains untouched. The RAW data file includes pure RAW data in a 1440 x 960 JPEG file. This is useful for professional photographers who need to create sample prints or slide shows of their work as a picture showcase for clients. In addition to the new EXIF Extractor, both Raw File Converter software programs include an improved sensitization control (push/pull), an improved 1/6 EV from 1/3 EV, camera rotation and zooming when previewing pictures.
The US$2,299 FinePix S2 Pro employs Fujifilm’s third generation 6.17 million pixel Super CCD and is capable of producing an image file with 4256 x 2848 (12.1 million) recorded pixels. The S2 Pro can store its high-resolution images in compressed JPEG, uncompressed TIFF-RGB and Fuji’s proprietary CCD Raw mode. Images can be stored on a variety of media via the dual card slots for SmartMedia and CompactFlash (Type I or II and Microdrive compatible.) To get that image data into your Mac, you can choose from the USB 1.1 or the FireWire interface.
Fujifilm will bundle the software upgrade with all new shipments of the FinePix S2 Pro cameras beginning in August. It’s also available as a free download for current FinePix S2 Pro owners from the Fujifilm Web site.