Sigma released a much needed update for it’s RAW developing software Sigma Photo Pro, bringing the version number to 5.1. The update brings, apart from bug fixes, a new tool called the Exposure Picker. But the most important of the update is the improvements in processing. Especially the highlights processing is improved making it easier to achieve more balanced results.

2011.9.22
The Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce that SIGMA Photo Pro 5.1 (Ver.5.1.0) for Windows and SIGMA Photo Pro 5.1 (Ver.5.1.0) for Macintosh is available for download.
Users of DP series and SD series cameras can now download the latest Sigma Photo Pro software.

Benefits of the Sigma Photo Pro software update:

SIGMA Photo Pro 5.1 (Ver.5.1.0) for Windows

“¢ Adds the Exposure Picker function. (Only for X3F files of SD1)
“¢ In processing X3F files from the SD1, Highlight processing is improved.
“¢ Various bugs have been corrected to achieve more stable operation.
“¢ Updated Italian Help menu.

SIGMA Photo Pro 5.1 (Ver.5.1.0) for Macintosh

“¢ Adds the Exposure Picker function. (Only for X3F files of SD1)
“¢ In processing X3F files from the SD1, Highlight processing is improved.
“¢ Correct the phenomenon that the network drive is not recognized when used with Mac OS X 10.7.
“¢ Various bugs have been corrected to achieve more stable operation.
“¢ Updated Italian Help menu.

SIGMA Photo Pro 5.1 (Ver.5.1.0) for Windows and SIGMA Photo Pro 5.1 (Ver.5.1.0) for Macintosh is available for download at the following site. » http://www.sigma-sd.com/SD1/photopro.html

SIGMA SD1 Firmware Ver.1.03 download
Just a few days after the release of Sigma Photo Pro a new firmware for SD1 has been released too. See the quoted release text from Sigma below for details.

2011.10.4
Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce that firmware Ver.1.03 for the SD1 is now available for download.

SIGMA SD1 firmware [Ver.1.03]
Benefits of the firmware update
“¢ Accuracy of Auto White Balance is improved.
“¢ Accuracy of evaluative exposure metering is improved.
“¢ Accuracy of flashgun light control is improved.
“¢ Image quality at high ISO (ISO3200 and ISO6400) is improved (only RAW file).
“¢ Sharpness processing is improved (only RAW file).
“¢ Various bugs have been corrected to achieve more stable operation.

SIGMA SD1 firmware Ver.1.03 is available for download at the following site.

http://www.sigma-sd.com/SD1/firmware.html

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