PictureFlow, authors of the YarcPlus (Windows only) Canon RAW conversion utility has today launched version 1.5 which adds EOS-D60 support and increases the performance of EOS-D30 RAW conversion by 20%. YarcPlus also provides a fast platform for browsing and selecting images for conversion. Other facilities include a proprietary Artifact Reduction Filter, batch conversion, JPEG extraction and even command line parameters for use in an automated setup. YarcPlus uses the Canon SDK to perform its RAW conversion. YarcPlus is priced at $35, evaluation downloads are available. (EOS-1D support coming later this week)

Click here to visit the YarcPlus web site
(evaluation download available)

YarcPlus v1.5 features

  • Supports all Canon RAW formats (except 1D..coming this week)
  • 20%+ faster conversion of D30 files
  • Speed Optimized viewing engine...perfect for large D60 files.
  • Fit to Window and 100% views for best viewing and White Point selection
  • Artifact Reduction Filter for highest quality
  • Picked White Point Selection
  • Batch Processing with Gray Card WB
  • Lossless Rotation
  • Optional Command Line Batch Mode for automated and script driven workflows
  • Conversion to lossless PNG format (D60 8-bit conversion is 8MB instead of 18MB as a TIFF)
  • Assign any ICC/ICM profile to converted TIFFs
  • Instant JPEG Extraction
  • File names of converted pictures can be tagged with conversion settings
  • User Presets for fast selection of conversion parameter "sets"
  • Files from multiple folders can be viewed and/or converted in one session
  • Conversion Preview display always accessable
  • Full support from Windows Explorer. Right click to launch multiple files and/or folder into YarcPlus


Example of YarcPlus v1.5 browsing EOS-D60 RAW files

Click here to visit the YarcPlus web site
(evaluation download available)