Sigma has released 'Sigma X3F Plug-in for Photoshop', a Raw conversion plugin for processing files from its Foveon Merrill and Quattro cameras.

The plugin allows users of the DP Merrill and dp Quattro large sensor compacts, along with Quattro mirrorless camera shooters to bring X3F files into Photoshop without having to use Sigma Photo Pro. The SD1 and SD1 Merrill cameras are also supported.

Both Mac and PC versions of the plugin are available.

As the name suggests, Sigma X3F Plug-in for Photoshop only supports X3F files: X3I files generated by the multi-shot 'Super-fine detail' mode will still need to be process with Sigma Photo Pro. Users of older Foveon camera are advised to use Adobe Camera Raw or SPP.

On Twitter, CEO Kazuto Yamaki described the software as 'a small Christmas present to our camera users', adding 'Ho, ho, ho!'

The download page can be found here