It's here! Bibble 5.2 and our book "The Bibble Survival Guide"

Today, Bibble Labs released version 5.2 of their awesome raw workflow software. (Press Release)
This version has a lot of improvements and new features, like:
- support for 14 new raw camera formats
- new regional editing features, like layer transparancy, subtractive overlapping regions, rotation and distortion correction, etc
- more options for Heal & Clone tools
- copy sets, selective copying
- more advanced Preset options
and lots, lots more.

together with Bibble 5.2 we announced our book "The Bibble Survival Guide", your definite guide to everything Bibble. This 200+ pages PDF ebook (no DRM!) has extensive information for both new and experienced users of Bibble. Check out the site for information, samples and purchase.

Het is er! Bibble 5.2 en ons boek "The Bibble Survival Guide"

Vandaag heeft Bibble Labs versie 5.2 van hun raw workflow software aangekondigd. (persbericht). 

Deze versie heeft weer een hele hoop nieuwe functies en verbeteringen zoals:
- ondersteuning voor 14 nieuwe RAW camera formats
- geavanceerde tools voor lagen en regio's. Transparantie, overlappende lagen, rotatie, etc
- Heal & Clone uitbreidingen
- verbeteringen in de workflow en bugfixes

en nog veel meer.

Tegenlijk hebben Andreas en ik ons boek "The Bibble Survival Guide" uitgebracht. Een 200+ pagina's tellende e-book (non-DRM pdf) waarin uitgebreide informatie staat over hoe je Bibble op de meest optimale manier kan inzetten in je raw workflow. Een voorproefje kan op de site gedownload worden, ook staat er een inhoudsopgave.

Still working on the Flamenco images. Which one is best now?

Left is the "regular" image. Right is the same image (very roughly, may need some finetuning) edited with my "Hi-Pass tinted" Preset in Bibble 5. Personally I like the latter (right) one.

Which one would you use?

edit: well, guess the decision is made. The client (and model) has opted for the right one. No more doubts. Let's get working on the book.

Sean M. Puckett (@catbear) releases Andrea 1.0 plugin for Bibble 5 (@bibblelabs)

The plugins from Sean Puckett are legendary in the Bibble scene. My personal favorite has always been Andy PRO. This was a very extensive film plugin that accurately simulated a lot of the better known, and not so well-known black&white and color films.

Now, finally, shortly after the release of Bibble 5 Pro, the successor of Andy Pro is here. With a new name, and rewritten from the ground up: Andrea. The plugin is available to try for free, with a limited choice of films. The full version unlocks the full list.

What is new in Andrea apart from that it is B5 compatible is that it will also implement colour film simulation with more films to choose from. Now, only the slide films are available, but soon you can expect more choices including negative films.

Some samples (before/after) below:
Original version:

With Andrea, using ADOX KB50 film in D76 developer 4min at 68F printed on Fomaspeed paper grade 3:

I love the flexibility this plugin offers, without losing the ease of use.

Another sample, original version:

With Andrea, using Kodak HS infrared film in D19 printed on Agfa Bromira-speed paper grade 0:

Original:

Andrea, Kodak Tech Pan 25 in Technidol 11min on Agfa Record-Rapid paper grade 2:

And finally, a color slide film sample, original:

Kodak Kodachrome 40:

If you like the plugin, please support Sean by purchasing the full version!

PS: the plugin does not add vignetting, that is done in Bibble 5 itself (but I like it, so I add it ;-))